Are you interested in using your education and knowledge to help find solutions for nonprofits and community organizations while gaining valuable experience? Fellowship assignments last approximately three months. Cohort One begins September 2021 and ends January 2022. Cohort Two begins February 2022 and ends June 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fall 2021 deadline: September 10
Spring 2022 application window: November 8 - December 3
Step 2: Students tell us about themselves via a short, online form. The form generally takes between 5 - 10 minutes to complete.
Step 3: Matches are then determined based on project requirements and students’ availability, skillset, experience and interests.
Step 4: Contingency notifications are sent out via email to all students who have matched with a project. The purpose of the contingency notification is to verify that each matched student is still interested and able to work on the project them have been matched to. Students have a short window to respond to the contingency match notification - either accepting or denying the match.
Step 5: Organization notifications are sent out via email to all matched organizations. Organizations receive information on the student they have been matched to and have the choice to accept or deny their match.
Step 6: Official match notifications are then sent out to the students who both accepted their contingency match and were accepted by their match organization. CONNECT then begins coordinating the initial project kick-off meeting at this time.
Yes! CONNECT fellowships are issued to all participating students to recognize program participation. The fellowship is a one-time payment that will be issued two-thirds of the way through the program. For additional information regarding CONNECT fellowships, please reach out to Chelsea O’Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funds disbursed to students are applied to bars and outstanding cash and tuition loans (whether they are currently due or not) because these are considered demand notes. For students with financial aid that includes cash and tuition loans, the funds from the CONNECT fellowship may be applied toward these loans, rather than received as cash.
Please be aware that there is a mandatory 14 percent tax withholding on any scholarship/fellowship payment to a nonresident, including students.
If you have questions about how receiving your CONNECT research fellowship could affect your financial aid, please contact the University of Houston Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 713-743-1010 or visit their website at https://uh.edu/about/offices/enrollment-services/financial-aid/