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:

Meredith English Monaghan
Director of Academic Fellowships

781-736-3470

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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

Professor Daniel Pomeranz-Krummel, Yehonatan Meschede-Krasa '15

Professor Daniel Pomeranz-Krummel, Yehonatan Meschede-Krasa '15

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 current and 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.

Duration:

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).

Application Requirements:

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

Campus Deadline:
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Notification:
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:
Info Sheet and Application

Rocky Rciehman '13, Professor Susan Dibble

Rocky Reichman '13, Professor Susan Dibble

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

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