Business Research Fellows

Business Research Fellows

business research fellows

The Business Research Fellows are an elite group of Heider College of Business students focused on the improvement of self and society. Students in this branch of the Heider Fellows Program are encouraged to think critically on issues facing the world we live in, and more importantly, on what we can do to effectively change them.

As a Business Research Fellow, you will receive hands on guidance and mentoring from faculty and upperclassmen, exclusive Macroeconomics and Microeconomics classes specifically tooled for this program, and the opportunity to surround yourself with a like-minded group of driven students. Throughout the program, Business Research Fellows are presented myriad opportunities to participate in research groups, reading groups, colloquia, and other events. By senior year, the skills and expertise gained will lead to the completion of an individual research project. Upon graduation, Business Research Fellows are uniquely prepared to enter any workplace or graduate program. 

Other Key Elements Include:

  • Stipends for summer or semester travel related to research activities
  • Priority registration for classes (a fan favorite)
  • A Commitment to service through the Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility
  • A tight-knit group of like minded individuals striving for success
  • Designated Ratio Studiorum Program

Research Fellows must complete the following requirements each academic year in order to remain in good standing. 

- A minimum of 3.7 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT test score of 27 or SAT test score of 1260 (Math + Critical Reading). Submit application by Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM (in your local time zone).

- Attend Special Programs Day on January 27, 2019.

- Maintain a minimum of 3.3 cumulative GPA to remain in good academic standing as a Fellow; those that drop below this GPA will have one semester to improve academic standing

- Demonstrate commitment to service through the Dean’s Honor Roll for Social Responsibility for 8 consecutive semesters

- Participation with the Annual Heider College of Business Special Programs Day Weekend

- Complete minimum service of 25 hours/semester


- Priority Registration

- IEI Faculty Academic Advisor

- Research Fellows RSP Section, featuring guest lecture series

- Introductory Microeconomics and Macroeconomics – section reserved for Research Fellows

- Priority Registration

- IEI Faculty Academic Advisor

- Participation in policy focused reading group for Research Fellows

- Opportunity to join research and interest orientated silos 

- Priority Registration

- Mentoring & learning plan for research project

- Priority application for Institute for Economic Inquiry activities
   - Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Reading Group
   - Gail Werner Robertson Research Fellow Program

- Career Trip to Washington DC

- Development of research project for University Research Day

- Senior cocktail reception

- Senior project capstone course

- Honors ceremony with honors cord at graduation