Is the NEURUS Exchange Fellows program designed for graduate students only?
No. The program is open to masters, doctoral and honors undergraduate students that wish to make a research-based semester length international exchange to one of the partner institutions.
I have to complete a master's project or thesis in order to graduate. Can I use the program's paper to fulfill that requirement?
Yes. Just work with your home institution program director to ensure your project will be approved.
Will I have to find my own housing?
No. The host university will work with you to find housing. In some cases, you can be accommodated in university housing. Often, off-campus apartments are a better housing alternative.
What are the dates of the exchange?
Because each university is on a slightly different calendar, the program does not set specific dates of arrival and departure. Students will work out the timing of the exchange with their home and host universities. Students must be present in their host countries for dates that overlap with the continental seminar.
Students wishing to participate in the NEURUS Exchange Fellows program are required to propose and conduct original research on a topic of their choosing, within the areas of expertise of the program faculty. Every applicant must submit a description of their proposed study topic, how that topic fits within the aims and goals of NEURUS, how the proposed region for the research is a suitable context in which to examine the principal study questions, and which resources (faculty, courses, institutes, internship hosts, etc.) at the proposed host university and region might be effectively drawn upon. Since the project is expected to fit within the degree requirements of the home university, students should seek approval of their project ideas with home university professors and advisors.
Applicants are to indicate the faculty at the host institution from whom they propose to seek guidance. After discussing their ideas with home institution program directors, applicants may be encouraged to contact the program directors at the proposed host university to discuss research topics. These contacts should be made prior to the submission of an application to participate in the NEURUS Exchange Fellows program.
While proposals to participate in the NEURUS Exchange Fellows program should adhere to the specific requirements of the home university, the following are general guidelines for the preparation of a NEURUS-based research proposal.
Specific versus Universal Findings
Methods of Inquiry