About the Award
The Harbaugh award is funded by UTC Academic Affairs, the Office for URaCE, the Vice Chancellor for Research, and the UTC Division of Diversity & Engagement. The award was established in 2021 to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in study abroad and research experiences at UTC. Four $7,500 awards will be granted to undergraduate students in 2022.
Application deadline for the UTC Summer in Paris program
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Student Application Deadline
Sunday, March 6, 2022
- Who Should Apply
Undergraduate students who plan to participate in the UTC in Paris 2022: A Summer in the City of Lights (runs from July 1-31, 2022) (see program information below). Students across all disciplines are encouraged to apply. In addition, students with a strong desire to pursue graduate studies, and research-centered careers are strongly encouraged to apply. Students who are currently engaged in undergraduate research (working on a project under the direction of a UTC faculty member) are encouraged to apply; however, prior research experience is NOT a prerequisite.
The ideal candidate for the award will have a passion for research, and a general idea for a research/creative project they would like to develop over the summer. Awardees will continue the summer research project under the direction of a faculty mentor during the 2022 fall semester, and will share findings at the 2022 UTC UR Conference ( August 2022), and the 2023 ReSEARCH Dialogues Conference.
First-generation college students, and students from underrepresented and underserved populations at UTC are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Research Criteria
Harbaugh awardees will complete the following research-related activities as part of the Paris program experience.
- Learn about the research process. Training will be delivered virtually via Canvas training modules. Awardees will complete training between May and late June (prior to departure to Paris).
- Compose a draft research proposal (which will include a bibliography)during the summer. (What is the issue/topic to be explored, what research questions will be pursued, how will the questions be answered). Awardees will receive a proposal template as part of the research training. Awardees will submit their research proposals during the second week of the fall semester.
- Engage in UR during the Fall 2022 semester ( and spring 2023 if applicable).
- Present findings at the UR Conference in Aug 2022, and the 2023 ReSEARCH Dialogues Conference.
- Eligibility Criteria
Award applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Be an active, currently enrolled, full-time, degree-seeking UTC undergraduate student in good academic standing.
- Have a 2.8 UTC GPA or higher.
- Have a graduate date of spring 2023 or later. This will allow time to engage in research and share findings.
- Be registered for at least 9 credit hours during the Fall 2022 semester.
- Complete freshman year by spring 2022
- Accepted to participate in the UTC in Paris 2022: A Summer in the City of Lights program (runs from July 1-31, 2022)
- What the Award Covers
The award ($7,500) will be applied to offset the major costs associated with the UTC Paris program including housing, airfare, tuition, and additional costs.
- Award Terms and Conditions
Award recipients must:
- Be accepted to UTC in Paris 2022: A Summer in the City of Lights program (runs from July 1-31, 2022)
- Successfully complete the research elements including the pre-departure training, proposal, presentations, etc.
- Attend mandatory award pre-departure orientations and trainings in
- Complete pre-departure training modules (administered via Canvas) between May - June 2022.
- Submit post experience reflections and surveys.
- Cover costs associated with securing a passport (if applicable). If awardee has a current passport, they will be required to cover a program related cost up to $200.
*Since this award covers a substantial portion of the program costs it may not be combined with other awards.
*Note that this award will be applied to program costs. No funds will be transferred to the awardee.
- Application Instructions: Preparing Your Application
BEFORE YOU APPLY…
Review the above terms and conditions, eligibility, and award responsibilities thoroughly.
Required Application Materials:
- Award Interest Statement. The statement should convey the applicant’s interest in the UTC Paris program, and academic research. It should also address how the applicant views the benefits of participation in relation to future academic goals, and career aspirations. The statement should be double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font. Set all margins to one inch. Please see addition statement instructions below.
- CV or resume.
- The names and contact information for 2 professional references. Acceptable references include UTC faculty and staff, current supervisors, or similar professionals.
Save items 1 and 2 as PDF or Microsoft Word files. You will submit these two items with the electronic application.
The statement should address the 4 items listed below.
- Background Information: Include your major, academic interests, extra/co-curricular activities, involvement in clubs and organizations, and any other non-academic information or accomplishments you wish to share. You may also include details about your life experience and background that make you a perfect candidate for this opportunity.
- Why do you want to study abroad in Paris, and what do you hope to learn about yourself through this experience.
- Explain your interest in undergraduate research, and describe the topic/issue you would like to focus on if you receive this award. You may share more details if applicable.
- How do you see this experience (study abroad and undergraduate research) “fitting in” with current and future academic and professional goals?
- How to Apply
- Prepare and gather the application materials listed above.
- Submit the online application
Applications must be submitted by 11:45 PM on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Applicants will receive a confirmation message once an application has been submitted. Late submissions will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Follow this link to apply for the Dr. Jane Harbaugh Research Experience Award
- Review and Selection
Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel composed of UTC faculty and administrators, and each will be evaluated using a standardized rubric. Awardees will be notified of the outcome via email in April.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office for URaCE.
- UTC in Paris 2022: A Summer in the City of Lights (July 1-31, 2022)
The Rollins College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences are teaming up to return to Paris, France! This 5-week study abroad program will be led by Dr. Michaël Bonnal (Economics) and Dr. Casey Casebier (Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures).
The program is open to all majors, there are no pre-requisites, there is no language requirement, and need-based and merit scholarships are available for qualified applicants.
While in Paris, students may select from General Education classes or upper-level classes in Economics, History, Humanities and French. All participants will enroll in an experiential learning class that includes excursions to Parisian neighborhoods and visits to museums, monuments, government institutions that were designed especially for this program.
Students will stay at Cité Universitaire, an international student dormitory where they will meet young people from around the world.
Tuition rates vary (6-9 UTC credits), but the affordable program fee includes housing, health insurance, plus all experiential learning fees for excursions in Paris and day trips to the Normandy landing beaches and the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.
The application deadline for the UTC Summer in Paris program is February 15, 2022.
Credit: Chattanooga Times Free Press
Harbaugh joined the faculty at the University of Chattanooga (UC) in 1957. She then completed a post-doctorate program at Harvard University in East Asian Studies from 1961–1962, and by 1965 was named head of the history department at UC.
She became the first woman appointed as a dean at UC, was later named vice chancellor for academic affairs, and ultimately served as UTC's associate provost for undergraduate and special programs until she retired in 2001.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Harbaugh earned her A.B. degree at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and then her A.M. and Ph.D., specializing in diplomatic history, Europe, and the Middle East, from Tufts's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In 1956, Harbaugh was awarded a grant by the Rockefeller Foundation for post-doctorate studies at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies.
Jane Harbaugh’s 43-year career made her one of the longest-serving faculty members and administrators at UTC.
Credit: UTC News Releases
Harbaugh’s career was an impressive one, too. She served as Guerry Professor of history and chairman of the department (1958-1969); dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1969-1975); vice chancellor for academic affairs (1975-1982); and associate provost (1982-2001). In addition to her work at UTC, Harbaugh served as a postdoctoral fellow in East Asian studies at Harvard University and was the recipient of a Rockefeller Research Grant at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Here she is pictured in an issue of the University Echo from 1962.