FUNDING

Summer URGs provide a $3,500 stipend to cover living expenses for eight weeks of full-time research on an independent academic or creative project, in all fields of study, under faculty supervision. Independent research grants center around a research question the student seeks to answer through the proposed methodology; the student is involved in multiple aspects of the research process including data collection, analysis, and synthesis of results (regardless of what methodology is used to answer the proposed question).

Check out last year’s 2020 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 all fields of study, under faculty supervision. The project must be connected to an independent study or thesis seminar for at least one quarter during the academic year. Independent research grants center around a research question the student seeks to answer through the proposed methodology; the student is involved in multiple aspects of the research process including data collection, analysis, and synthesis of results (regardless of what methodology is used to answer the proposed question).

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 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! Mandy 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!

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.