OUR Grants & Programs

Summer URGs provide a $3,500 stipend to cover living and research expenses for eight weeks of full-time independent academic and creative work, in all fields of study, under faculty supervision.

Check out last year's 2019 SURG winners! 

 

Academic Year URGs provide up to $1,000 to pay for your research expenses to do an independent academic or creative project in any field. The project must be connected to an independent study or thesis seminar.

 

The Undergraduate Research Assistant Program pairs inexperienced students with faculty who are in need of assistance on their own research projects. In doing so, students who do not have sufficient research experience to design and carry out their own URG project gain first-hand mentored knowledge of research practices in their discipline, while faculty who would not otherwise be able to hire Research Assistants (RAs) get help with their own projects. Faculty can apply with a particular student(s) in mind, or the Office of Undergraduate Research can assist in finding a student for them by running a search. We also want you to consider the ethical implications of this project, so please review these Principles of Ethical Research.

ULGs provide up to $5,000 (up to 75% of total expenses) towards the cost of intensive summer language study either in the US or abroad. The program’s goal is to fund students for whom this language training is central to the achievement of specific academic or professional goals.

CTGs fund 50% of your expenses (up to $500) to present your research or original creative work at a conference.

 

A once-in-a-lifetime $9,500 grant to spend the summer travelling the world, researching a topic of your choice.


Congratulations 2020 winner Mandy Davis! Chris is a Weinberg student majoring in science in human culture and psychology, and her project is called "The Gender Equality Paradox: A Counterintuitive Global Trend of Women in Tech."  While she wasn't able to take the trip, we are hopeful she will be able to go next summer!

 

Every year we run a program called the Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Workshops. Of the students who participated last year, all but one got funded to do a project that they created with a Summer Undergraduate Research Grant!  These projects included people writing plays, art history, journalism, and education research to name but a few!  Now, it is your turn!

The Office of Undergraduate Research Peer Research Mentor Program connects students undertaking research for the first time with a community of their peers and a mentor.

 

What do the Peer research mentors do?

If you have questions about how to get started in lab-based research, the Science Research Workshop (SRW) program has been created just for you!  

 

Previously, students were limited to a single Academic Year URG, but with this new program, they are eligible for additional funding for the continuation of projects or brand new ones.  Academic Year URG Advanced are for students who have already received an Academic Year URG from the Office of Undergraduate Research.  This program mirrors the AY URG program, and simply provides you with an additional funding opportunity.  

Previously, students were limited to a single Summer URG, but with this new program, they are eligible for additional funding for the continuation of projects or brand new ones.  Summer URG Advanced are for students who have already received an Summer URG from the Office of Undergraduate Research.  This program mirrors the Summer URG program, and simply provides you with an additional funding opportunity.  

DEADLINE: 

2020 Academic Year URAP Deadline: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

2021 Summer URAP deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021

 

Students looking for a Research Assistant position should reach out to faculty they’d like to work with well ahead of the deadline, or they can wait until the open job search begins. Students have the best chance of success if a faculty member designates them as the pre-selected student at time of application; otherwise, there is no guarantee that there will be job searches in the student’s area of study, and they will be competing against other student applicants for the open position.