Grant Opportunities

The Ilene Gordon Wittels Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Social Psychology

This fellowship program was established to enhance research opportunities for undergraduate students working in Psychology Labs with a focus on social or developmental topics. The Summer Research Fellowship will run from June 3 to August 9, 2024.

Students who will be rising Brandeis sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Summer 2024, and working in a developmental or social psychology lab as of January 1, 2024 are eligible to apply. Recipients must be Psychology majors and are expected to be in residence during the period mentioned above.  

  • Award amount: $5,000
  • Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2024 at 5 pm.
  • Awardees will be announced by Friday, April 12, 2024


Two letters of recommendation from faculty members are required, one of which should be from the supervisor of your summer lab work. Letters of recommendation and transcripts should be sent by email to

For general questions, please contact Phil Gnatowski, Psychology Department Administrator, at .

Previous Recipients

  • Qihao Xie (2023, Gutchess Lab)
  • Rynn Parrack (2022, Gutchess Lab)
  • Ji Won Yoon (2019, SIM Lab)
  • Amanda Weydt (2018, Knight Lab)
  • Rachel Portnoy (2017, Knight Lab)
  • Caroline Kaye (2017, Snyder Lab)
  • Chloe Newlon (2016, Gutchess Lab)
  • Dena Goldblatt (2015, Rohleder Lab)
  • Nicole Cardona (2014, Knight Lab)
  • Clara Gray (2014, Wolf Lab)