Summer Research Opportunities

Grants from a variety of college-administered sources are available to support research by students in each of the three divisions during the summer.  All continuing students are eligible to apply for summer research support; however priority is generally given to students who are currently completing their junior year.  Graduating seniors are not eligible.

The criteria for the individual fellowships and grants are outlined in a call for proposals for each fund.  Students may submit proposals for field research, internships, archival research, creative arts, work in preparation or research leading to thesis preparation or honors preparation, faculty-student collaborative research, and independent research.  Under certain circumstances, students seeking special training and mentorship, or volunteer opportunities may qualify for a grant. 

Students are encouraged to apply for all grants appropriate to their projects to increase the likelihood of success in obtaining funding in support of their work.  However, a student may not receive more than the equivalent of one full stipend ($4,350) during a single summer.

Research grants and fellowships are intended to relieve the student of the need to work during the summer, allowing the opportunity to engage in full time research. Therefore, a condition of the acceptance of any fellowship or research grant is the understanding that the student will not pursue other work on campus during the summer.  Each student receiving a fellowship or grant in support of summer research is required to submit a report at the end of the summer about the research activities. 

Applications are submitted to the appropriate Division (Humanities, Social Sciences, or Natural Sciences and Engineering) and upon the recommendation of the Division Selection Committee grants are awarded by the Office of the Provost.  Announcements of the availability of the various grants are made late in the fall semester, along with instructions for procedures for application.

Division of the Humanities:

  • Art
  • Asian Studies
  • Classics
  • English Literature
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Music and Dance
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theater

Division of the Social Sciences: 

  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology

Division of the Natural Sciences & Engineering:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy

Sources of funding in support of student research:

  • Bailyn Summer Research Fellowship
  • David Baltimore/Broad Foundation Endowment
  • Monroe C. Beardsley Research Fellowship and Internship
  • Sam Carpenter Summer Fellowship
  • The Class of 1962 Student Summer Fellowship
  • Joel Dean Summer Research Fellowships
  • Deborah A. DeMott '70 Student Research & Internship
  • Anne and Alexander Faber Travel Fund
  • The Haskin Fernald Student Summer Fellowship
  • David E. Fisher '79 and Arthur S. Gabinet '79 Summer Internship
  • Hannay Summer Research 
  • Sam Hayes III Research Grant
  • Hopkins International Public Policy Internship
  • William L. Huganir Summer Research Stipend on Population Issues
  • The Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellowships
  • Project Japan Summer Research Fellowship
  • Giles K. '72 and Barbara Guss Kemp Student Fellowship
  • Eugene M. Lang Summer Initiative Fellowships
  • Genevieve Ching-Wen Lee Grant
  • Lenfest Student Fellowship
  • Joanna Rudge Long '56 Award in Conflict Resolution
  • Julia and Frank Lyman Student Research Fellowship
  • Penelope Mason Summer Research
  • Norman Meinkoth Premedical Research Fund
  • The Arthur S. Obermayer '52 International Summer Internship
  • Pasternack Summer Research
  • Price Summer Research
  • J. Roland Pennock Fellowships in Public Affairs
  • Simon Preisler Student Research and Internship
  • Public Policy Concentration Internship Funding
  • James H. Scheuer Summer Internship in Environmental Studies
  • The Somayyah Siddiqi Fellowship
  • David G. Smith Internship in Health and Social Policy
  • Somayyah Siddiqi Fellowship
  • Solodar Family Science and Engineering Summer Research Fund
  • Starfield Student Research Grant
  • Summer Peace Studies Internships
  • Surdna Summer Research
  • Pat Tarble Summer Research