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Jerome A. Schiff Undergraduate Fellows Program
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.
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 program runs for a full academic year. Some summer work is possible in the case of special circumstances (e.g. faculty member on leave; student abroad for one semester). Students and mentors participate in panel discussions and a work-in-progress showcase each year. Additional programming for student fellows may be coordinated within departments (students often present their work in the department, as well as to a larger campus audience).
Proposed program of investigation, letter of recommendation, strong academic record.
March 9th, 2016
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.