University of Rochester

The HOUR Program

The HOUR Program offers students a chance to collaborate with department faculty on their scholarly work. Each semester, students may apply to assist members of the History faculty who would like help on their research projects. This program provides real, valuable research experience working with a wide variety of historic documents and evidence. Students may receive compensation in the form of either:

  • an hourly rate of $10, up to $300 (30 hours) a semester or during the summer, payable at the conclusion of the project

    OR

  • credit for HIS 395 (Independent Research), providing the student completes a substantial writing assignment based on his or her research. If you choose this option, you must register for this course online and devise a syllabus with the professor with whom you work.

Please fill out an application and submit it on-line or print it and submit it to the History Department office in 364 Rush Rhees Library. If you want to work with a professor from whom you have not taken a course, you must also submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you. Letters of recommendations can be sent to the History Department office or submitted electronically to history.department@rochester.edu.

Continue to HOUR Application

Currently Offered HOUR Projects

For a list of current projects, please contact the History Department at history.department@rochester.edu