Funding Opportunities

Brandeis undergraduates can apply for funding to support their research and creative scholarship. In these pages, you can find out more about funding opportunities, including the Provost's Undergraduate Research Funds and Schiff Undergraduate Fellows Program.

undergrad and mentor


Find Funding

New this year, Brandeis is making it easier for applicants to keep track of deadlines for research funding programs. Many internal (Brandeis) grants and other applications are now aligning deadlines, and thus due dates for programs you have seen in the past may have changed.

Links to Fall Opportunities

Paid Research Assistant Jobs; Apply through Workday

Student-Scholar Partnership Program

On-campus paid hourly research assistantship allowing any undergraduate student who shares interest in a project a current Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) scholar is conducting can work side-by-side the scholar as a research partner; these opportunities now posted to Workday (search for “womens studies research ctr” under student job opportunities)

HBI Student Research Assistant Program

Provides research assistance to a Hadassah-Brandeis Institute scholar-in-residence; openings are posted on the Brandeis Student Employment website

October 1, 2020 confirmed Deadlines for Grants/Fellowships

Greenberg Scholar Grant Program
Scholarship for politics majors who are writing a senior thesis, especially those who plan to accrue research-related expenses to support the production of high-quality original work

HBI Undergraduate Grant in Jewish Gender Studies
Up to $500 will be given each fall to a Brandeis undergraduate to support a research project in the field of Jewish gender studies

Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf and Ari Hahn Peace Awards
Funding to support projects designed by any Brandeis student as part of work toward peace, conflict resolution, and coexistence, including travel funding and project expenses

Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (academic year and senior thesis funding)
Funding open to students from all disciplines with a strong faculty mentor to oversee their research project, including senior theses, academic-year research, summer work, or conference presentations (including remote ones)

Rena J. Olshansky Grant to Support Research on Jewish Family Life
Research grant of $500 for the student project deemed best able to contribute new knowledge or understanding of any aspect of Jewish family life past or present (including in fields as diverse as sociology, history, anthropology, religion, education, American studies, Israel or middle eastern studies, biblical studies, literature, or the arts)

Richard Saber Undergraduate Research Grant
Grant of $500 to support undergraduates in all years who are conducting projects, including senior theses, related to women and/or gender, although they do not have to be enrolled in the women’s gender, and sexuality studies program

Other Fall Deadlines

Crown Center Travel & Study Grants (October 15, 2020)
Grants to support first-years, sophomores, and juniors pursuing independent research projects or language study related to the Middle East, funding, travel, and research expenses

Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program (November TBD)
Program for Brandeis rising junior and seniors from any academic discipline and Heller students to support travel, food, lodging, and bills related to summer work in citizen leadership

Jane's Travel Grant (November 1, 2020)
Grant to support any Brandeis student (although LALS majors/minors receive priority) conducting research or a project related in Latin America or related to Latinx studies, with funding for research expenses (travel, room, board, photocopying, etc.) and certain service programs. Jane's Travel Grant application link. (Brandeis login required)

Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellowship (October 26, 2020)
Community service fellowship to support any Brandeis students needing funding for research/project supplies to be used in the spring term

Pilot funding for innovative projects that involve the environment, education, computer science, healthcare, economic solutions, or social needs, designed by collaborations among Brandeis students, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or staff