Fellowship FYI

Want to learn more about the Schiff Undergraduate Fellows Program and the Undergraduate Research Fund? Contact the Office of Academic Services for an appointment with:

Elizabeth Rotolo

Assistant Director of Academic Fellowships


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Jerome A. Schiff Undergraduate Fellows Program

Anna Khazan '13, Professor Jason Pontrello, Ariana Boltax '14

Anna Khazan '13, Professor Jason Pontrello, Ariana Boltax '14

Aysha Malik '14, Sara Shahanaghi '14, Professor Charles McClendon

Aysha Malik '14, Sara Shahanaghi '14, Professor Charles McClendon

Who: Brandeis University sophomores, juniors or seniors together with a faculty sponsor apply to perform an innovative research or pedagogical project. For inspiration, check out a list of the past Schiff Fellows, their Faculty Mentors, and their projects.

Eligibility Limitations:
Schiff Fellows generally apply as sophomores or juniors. First year students may apply, but must have strong support from their proposed mentor.

Amount of Award:

$2,000 stipend for each Schiff Fellow (non-US citizens are subject to special tax deductions). Each Faculty Mentor also receives a stipend of $500 towards his or her own research.


The project should span the entire academic year. Depending on the nature of your project, your time commitment may fluctuate or remain consistent throughout the year. Some Fellows begin their work in the summer and use a portion of their stipend to finance lodging on campus.

Application Requirements:

Proposed program of investigation, letter of recommendation, strong academic record.

Campus Deadline:
March 7th, 2017

Schiff fellows will be notified in early April and are expected to commit to their award shortly thereafter. A reception is held each year for outgoing and incoming Schiff fellows and their mentors.

Applications for next year's Schiff Fellowship will be available in December 2017.