The Sapir Scholars Program pairs undergraduate students with advanced graduate students in the Linguistics Department who will mentor and supervise them as they serve as research assistants to the graduate students’ own research projects. The undergraduate student receives a stipend of $500 for the quarter. The graduate student gets help with his or her research, and experience as an official undergraduate mentor and supervisor.
Appointment as a Sapir Scholar is generally a recognition for our more advanced majors (third or fourth year in the College); students who are only minoring in Linguistics or who have had only one or two courses so far should be chosen only if they have other qualifications that make them particularly well suited to a project.
Graduate students who have worked with a Sapir Scholar in the past may apply again, though the committee may give preference to applications from graduate students who have not previously been selected. If you are currently working with a Sapir Scholar and would like to continue working with that individual, please indicate that in your email.