Brandeis Funding Opportunities
Find Research, Funding Jobs, and Faculty Mentors with our new searchable database!
Brandeis undergraduates can apply for funding to suppor research and creative projects, find paid research assistant jobs, and messages potential faculty mentors using the new Brandeis ForagerOne platform.
Find Additional 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. 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
- Crown Center Travel & Study Grant: Up to $5,000 grant for current Brandeis first years, sophomores, juniors, as well as current Brandeis graduate students. Seniors and graduate students in their last year may apply for grants to be used prior to graduation. Any field of study may be considered, but the research must be related to the Middle East.
- 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. Students majoring in Fine Arts, Music, or Theater Arts will have funding priority, but Seniors with other majors who are conducting creative arts projects are eligible to apply.
- HBI Undergraduate Grant in Jewish Gender Studies : Up to $500 will be awarded 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: Up to $3,000 awarded to Brandeis undergraduate and graduate students who wish to work on peace, conflict resolution, and coexistence projects.
- 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.
- Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (academic year and senior thesis funding): Up to $250 to support Brandeis undergraduate research or creative scholarship in all disciplines, including all areas of the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and interdisciplinary projects. Each student must have a Brandeis faculty mentor who will oversee their research project.
- Rena J. Olshansky Grant to Support Research on Jewish Family Life: Grant to support an undergraduate or graduate project deemed best able to contribute new knowledge or understanding of any aspect of Jewish family life past or present. Research is encouraged 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 awarded every fall to a Brandeis undergraduate to support a research project in the field of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
- Rich/Collins Community Leadership and Impact Fellowship: Mini-grants of $600-$4,000 awarded to Brandeis undergraduate students to design and implement their own community impact projects in partnership with their local community.
- 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.
- Jane's Travel Grant: 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 program.
- SPARK: 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.
- The Davis Projects for Peace: The Davis Projects for Peace initiative encourages students to design grassroots projects for peace anywhere in the world that they will then implement during the summer of 2022.
- 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.
- 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
- Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (academic year and senior thesis funding): Funding open to current Brandeis undergraduates from all disciplines with a strong faculty mentor to oversee their research project, including senior theses and academic-year research.
- Mortimer Hayes-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship : Fellowship supports students in the visual and fine arts, including art history, conservation, studio art and photography, for travel and living expenses outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii
- HBI Undergraduate Grant in Jewish Gender Studies : Up to $500 will be given each fall and spring to a Brandeis undergraduate to support a research project in the field of Jewish gender studies.
- Brenda Meehan Social Justice-in-Action Grants : 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
- SPROUT: Funding for research that has the potential for commercialization, open to collaborations among Brandeis students, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, or staff
- 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
- 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
Eugene C. Black Internship Prize: Stipend for declared history majors and minors who are conducting a summer history-related internship
The Eunice M. Lebowitz Cohen Fellowship in Classical Studies: Fellowship for the upcoming academic year allowing any classics major (and in some cases minors) to create their own research or project in conjunction with a classics studies professor
Ilene Gordon Wittels Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Social Psychology: Stipend to work in a social psychology lab, supporting rising Brandeis sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are already working in the lab to continue their work during the summer
- Jane Kahn '77 Undergraduate Research Fellowship: Fellowship for current Brandeis undergraduates whose research examines current and emerging issues in criminal justice reform and the rights of individuals with mental illness, disability, and socio-psychological factors frequently associated with incarceration
- Jane's Travel Grant: 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
Jerome A. Schiff Undergraduate Fellowships: Funding to sophomores, juniors or seniors together with a faculty sponsor to perform an innovative research or pedagogical project primarily during the upcoming academic year, although projects can start in the summer
Lurie Undergraduate Fellowship for Disability Policy: Program open to sophomores, junior, and seniors with a strong interest in disability policy
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)
Rapaporte Foundation Summer Internship Grants: Grants of $4000 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
- Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Program for Brandeis rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors doing materials research with a commitment from a Brandeis MRSEC faculty member to serve as a mentor in the summer (although no prior lab experience is required)
- The Tauber Institute Undergraduate Research Awards: Grants up to $2000 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
- 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
- World of Work Fellowships: Fellowships to financially support rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have secured unpaid internships over the summer
- Brandeis-India Fellows Program: Support for students conducting research in India and/or interning with an Indian organization, including travel, research, lectureships, events, scholarships and fellowships
- WGS Micro Grants for Asian American and Pacific Islander Social Justice: Five $200 microgrants to support undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in summer projects in pursuit of social change and justice.
- Remis Summer Study Grants in Fine Art and Music: Fund for summer research and project supplies for first-year, sophomore, and junior students with an interest in or commitment to the fine arts, including students not majoring in those fields
- Arts Engagement BIPOC Microgrants: Arts Engagement BIPOC microgrants support Brandeis undergraduates whose creative work amplifies the voices of BIPOC people. The grants of up to $250 may be used for 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.
Rolling Deadlines 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
Tauber Institute Micro-Grants for Social Justice (Begins July 22 of each year): Rolling grants for all Brandeis students to support academic research, creative projects, and education initiatives to promote meaningful conversations, engagement, and critical explorations of race, Black-Jewish relations, Jews of color, and other relevant topics. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available.
- 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)