Brandeis Funding OpportunitiesThe URCC Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Application is now available.
Visit the URCC web page for each fellowship for more information.
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Brandeis undergraduates can apply for funding to support research and creative projects, find paid research assistant jobs, and messages potential faculty mentors using the new Brandeis ForagerOne platform.
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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. In these pages, you can find out more about funding opportunities, including the Provost's Undergraduate Research Funds and Schiff Undergraduate Fellows Program.
A different option: Students can work as a paid hourly research assistant. Students can search for open student research assistant jobs opportunities in Workday. Students can apply to these positions as soon as they are posted, and jobs are posted throughout the year
- Fisher Explorer Grants: Up to $750 (based on expenses) for Brandeis seniors pursuing projects in one or more of the three departments in the Creative Arts: Fine Arts, Music, and Theater Arts.
February 8 (Deadline Extension)
- Brenda Meehan Social Justice-in-Action Grants: Up to $1,500 grant for research/project supplies to create an event to bring together academic and activist perspectives on public policy issues, such as healthcare, immigration, harassment, criminal justice reform, and climate change. Applications due by 9:00 PM ET.
- Division of Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs): Fellowships to support undergraduate research in Brandeis science laboratories during the summer months, including projects in any Division of Science department allocated through a single application.
- Jane's Travel and Research Grant: Grants of up to $3,500 to undergraduate Brandeis students to conduct research in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latin American Diaspora in the United States.
- Frances Taylor Eizenstat '65 Undergraduate Israel Travel Grant: Grants of $2,500 each awarded to undergraduates from any Brandeis department pursuing academic or career interests in Israel
- Greenberg Scholar Grant Program: Grants ranging from $200 to $1,500 to be used for research-related expenses, such as essential hardware or software, digital recorders, travel or other justifiable expenses that facilitate the gathering or analysis of evidence to support a high-quality honors thesis.
- Lurie Undergraduate Fellowship for Disability Policy: Program open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a strong interest in disability policy.
- Gilda Slifka Internship Program: An eight-week paid summer program for undergraduate students with an interest in the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute’s mission of Jews and gender.
- Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (summer 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). Applications due by 5 PM ET.
- Phoebe Rothman Giddon Brandeis Alumna Undergraduate Research Fellowship: Up to $5,000 awarded to Brandeis undergraduate students who have or are currently taking at least one course in the Brandeis Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Department and who, with the assistance and advice of a University Faculty member, propose to research health issues as they intersect with women’s, gender, and sexuality concerns. Applications due by 5 PM ET.
- David & Lola Swede P'89 Research Fellowship for Jewish Studies: Stipend for otherwise unpaid academic research projects on topics related to Judaism and/or the Jewish people. Applications due by 5 PM ET.
- Ilene Gordon Wittels Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Social Psychology: Stipend to enhance research opportunities for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors working in Psychology Labs with a focus on social or developmental topics.
- Rapaporte Foundation Summer Internship Grants: Grants of $4,000 to support an otherwise unpaid summer internship in an organization or project that is directly connected to the academic goals of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, for students who will be returning to Brandeis the following year and who are under financial necessity to earn summer income.
- Eugene C. Black Internship Prize: Stipend for declared history majors and minors who are conducting a summer history-related internship.
- World of Work Fellowships: Fellowships to financially support rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have secured unpaid internships over the summer.
- The Tauber Institute Undergraduate Research Awards: Grants up to $2,000 to rising seniors planning to conduct thesis research in any discipline related to Jewish Studies, to support travel expenses (such as visits to archives), purchase of materials (such as microfilm), and costs of data collection and processing.
- Jerome A. Schiff Undergraduate Fellowships: Funding to sophomores, juniors or seniors together with a faculty mentor to perform an innovative research or pedagogical project primarily during the upcoming academic year, although projects can start in the summer. First year students may apply, but must have strong support from their proposed mentor. Applications due by 5:00 PM ET
2023 Deadlines TBDPrevious deadline: March 2, 2022 Previous deadline: April 10, 2022 Previous deadline: April 13, 2022 Previous deadline: April 29, 2022
Ongoing Funding Opportunities for Grants and Fellowships
Anne Carter Economics Honors Research Fund: Fund to assist economics majors in their research for the Economics Senior Honors Thesis Program, to help offset data, travel, and other eligible expenses.
- Arts Engagement BIPOC Creator Grants: Grants for undergraduate students in any course of study whose creative work amplifies the voices of BIPOC people. Funds can be used to procure resources such as equipment, materials, studio time, lessons, workshops and so forth for creative arts disciplines such as (but not limited to) music, photography, curating, filmmaking, design, poetry, spoken word, etc.
- Micro-Grants for Social Justice (Begins July 22 of each year): Grants to promote meaningful conversations, engagement, and critical explorations of race, Black-Jewish relations, Jews of color, and other relevant topics. May be used to support academic research, creative projects, and educational initiatives (i.e., reading groups).
- Student-Scholar Partnership Program: On-campus paid hourly research assistantships 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.
- WGS Micro Grants for Social Justice: Up to $200 microgrants to support student-led community projects and individual student initiatives for social change and racial justice.
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- Jerome A. Schiff Undergraduate Fellows Program
- David & Lola Swede P'89 Research Fellowship for Jewish Studies
- Phoebe Rothman Giddon Brandeis Alumna Undergraduate Research Fellowship
- Fisher Explorer Grants
- Lurie Undergraduate Fellowship in Disability Policy
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