RESEARCH

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Opportunities for Undergraduate Students




Internal Opportunities


Research and Programs

ASHTON GRAYBIEL SPATIAL ORIENTATION LABORATORY RESEARCH PROJECTS
Provides undergraduates with the opportunity to participate in larger conversations, such as those relating to spatial orientation, sensory motor adaptation, and space motion sickness in space flight and parabolic flight.

COHEN CENTER FOR MODERN JEWISH STUDIES: SUMMER RESEARCH ASSISTANT/ INTERNSHIPS
Engage in bold research focused on Judaism and the Jewish community.

JEROME A. SCHIFF UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS PROGRAM
Provides sophomores, juniors and seniors with the opportunity to pair up with a faculty mentor, to create and implement an innovative research pursuit.

HADASSAH-BRANDEIS INSTITUTE: SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AND RESEARCH PAPER PRIZE
Enables undergraduates to explore topics relating to Judaism, the Jewish community and gender.

PROVOST'S UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FUND
Offers funding for students engaged in summer research projects, or traveling to conferences to present their work.

SCHUSTER INSTITUTE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: RESEARCH ASSISTANTS AND INTERNS
Allows students to conduct daily research for in-depth investigative articles.   

WOMEN'S STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER
Provides undergraduate students with a paid internship to work actively with established professionals in their field of interest.

DIVISION OF SCIENCE SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
Enables rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in the summer to complete research. Eligibility is contingent on lab work.

JORDAN-DREYER SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CHEMISTRY
Provides a stipend to facilitate chemistry research, along with a commitment from a Chemistry faculty member.

WORLD OF WORK FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Offers financial awards for students who wish to pursue summer internships with organizations that may not be able to provide a salary.

SORENSON FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Provides students the opportunity to spend the summer working on issues that matter to them in the organization of their choice.

Grants

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (pdf)
Finances international research and service opportunities.

JANE'S RESEARCH ESSAY PRIZE
Recognizes research completed on topics relating to Latin American, Caribbean or Latino studies.

JANE'S TRAVEL GRANTS
Assists with travel costs for research endeavors in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latin American Diaspora in the United States.

MORTIMER HAYS-BRANDEIS TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
Funds visual and fine arts pursuits outside the continental United States.

SCHUSTERMAN CENTER FOR ISRAEL STUDIES
Provides various travel grants for undergraduate students to study Israel.

SPROUT GRANTS
Offers an opportunity to research and fund possibly patentable and commercial products.

PHOEBE GIDDON '56 AND DR. DONALD GIDDON GRANT FOR RESEARCH ON
WOMEN AND HEALTH

Highlights the best undergraduate or graduate project that seeks new or further understanding of women and health.

GILLER-SAGAN WGS SENIOR PAPER PRIZE
Honors the finest undergraduate senior thesis in Women's and Gender Studies.

ESTHER KARTIGANER '59 PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AND
WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES

Is awarded annually for either an excellent undergraduate journalism project on women/gender or research project about women/gender in the field of journalism.

CHRIS LERMAN PRIZE FOR ESSAYS ON EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN
Highlights significant work on the achievement and endeavors of extraordinary women.

RAPAPORTE FOUNDATION SUMMER INTERNSHIP GRANTS
Provides funding to undergraduates pursuing unpaid summer internship at an organization or project that supports women, girls or gender equity.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN FESTIVAL OF THE CREATIVE ARTS
Advances the arts by offering grants to support creative and innovative projects.

THE CROWN CENTER SUMMER TRAVEL AND STUDY GRANTS
Covers research expenses and can also "fund study at a foreign institution or cover tuition fees for a relevant Middle Eastern language program."  

THE ELI J. SEGAL CITIZEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Encourages emerging leaders to engage in a lifetime of civic leadership and service over the course of an internship.

MRSEC
Funds undergraduate scientific research and advancement.

BIO REU
Offers undergraduates research opportunities, with summer stipends, through the NSF.

UNDERGRADUATE TRAINEESHIPS IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
Provide intensive undergraduate training in computational neuroscience for students interested in eventually pursuing graduate research.



External Opportunities


Research and Programs

THE COUNCIL ON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Facilitates the matching of undergraduates who have research experience and an interest in graduate school with graduate programs that seek these students.

HHMI EXROP
Enables scientific research upon receipt of faculty nomination and acceptance into the program.

Grants

BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
Recognizes sophomores and juniors with research extensive experience who are planning to pursue research-based careers in mathematics, engineering and the sciences.

DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE
Support initiatives and projects that work towards global peace.

BRONFMAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
Enables students to work towards change and sustained relations between the Jewish communities in Israel and North America.

RHODES SCHOLARSHIP
Provides exceptional seniors and recent alumni with the opportunity to pursue graduate study at Oxford.

THE MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP
Provides exceptional seniors and recent alumni with the opportunity to pursue graduate study anywhere in the United Kingdom.

WINSTON CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP
Covers all University and College tuition and fees to study science, technology, mathematics or engineering, for nine to twelve months at the University of Cambridge in England.

BOREN SCHOLARSHIP
Provides funding to U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.

BEINECKE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Supports graduate study in the social sciences, humanities and arts.

UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND-IIPP FELLOWS PROGRAM
Focuses on global public policy, service and research and offers a pro-active and culturally sensitive approach to minority education.

HARRY S. TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Supports graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM
Provides funding to study, research, or teach English for one year in a country outside of the U.S.

THE GATES CAMBRIDGE TRUST
Reinforces academic excellence by offering funding for graduate study (1-4 years) at the University of Cambridge in England.

CARNEGIE JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM
Provides a salary and benefits for recent alums for a year-long research fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. to research international relations and U.S. foreign policy.

GEORGE J. MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP
Allows for strong academics and leaders to pursue graduate study in Ireland, for any discipline and focus.

ADDITIONAL EXTERNAL SCHOLARSHIPS (pdf)
Suggests additional, multidisciplinary scholarship opportunities for undergraduates.

UDALL SCHOLARSHIP
Applies to sophomores and juniors with a desire to make a difference, pursuing either Native American Studies or environmental studies.