Undergraduate Student Support

The Undergraduate Research Network (UGRN)

UGRN is a web-based tool used to facilitate matching faculty-led projects with highly qualified Economics undergraduate students. Faculty will post their projects and economics majors will apply to work on a specific project. As part of the student application process, students will complete a profile that will allow faculty to quickly evaluate the student’s skill set.  MITRE provides funding that faculty may use to hire economics majors.

Individual Student Support

Students enrolled in Economics 495 and carrying out related Honors research activity can apply for grants from MITRE to support their research. These awards require a letter of support from a supervising faculty member indicating the role of such support in completing a research project. MITRE Undergraduate Research Grants can be used to cover research-related expenses such as travel and purchases of data, software, and supplies.