Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (ASH) Scholars Program

The Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (ASH) Scholars Program is jointly sponsored by the Honors College and Office of Undergraduate Research to support undergraduate teams of students in the arts, humanities, or social science disciplines, who work as members of a faculty-led research or design teams. The ASH Scholars Program employs the Team Approach of research, scholarship, design, and/or artistry, in academic areas where teams may not be the typical mode of scholarly work. It seeks to integrate undergraduates into the professional processes and creates a model for faculty-undergraduate research teams at MU. We take a broad view of ‘research’ and embrace all scholarly work appropriate to the disciplinary norms in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  Please see the website for currently funded ASH Scholar Team descriptions.


Applications are accepted from all MU undergraduates in good academic standing.


Applications are available online.

All applications must be submitted in one PDF attachment by email with the subject line of Last Name, First Name – ASH Scholars Application to:

  • Documenting Luyia Project: Dr. Michael Marlo at
  • Art of Death Project: Dr. Alexandria Lewis at
  • Close Relationships Project: Dr. Amanda Rose at

The application is due by Monday, July 16, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their status the week of August 6, 2018.


ASH Scholars receive a $2000 scholarship in exchange for ten hours of research or artistry, in a one-year experience (fall and spring semester).

For more information, visit the ASH Scholars website.