The sources and the criteria for the various fellowships and grants are outlined below:
Coordinator: Deb Bergstrand, Department of Mathematics & Statistics and Chair, Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering (email@example.com or x5703)
View the list of opportunities available through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Division.
View the list of NSE Department Meetings for information for students to learn more about summer research projects for the upcoming summer.
The standard fellowship for a research project lasting ten weeks is $4,800. These research grants and fellowships are intended to allow students to engage in full-time research and to relieve students of the need to seek other employment during the summer. Therefore, a condition of the acceptance of any fellowship is that the student agrees to engage in full-time research for ten weeks and not to pursue other paid work on campus during the summer.
Moreover, a student may not receive more than the equivalent of one full stipend ($4,800) during a single summer from any combination of College sources. This includes scholarship awards and other Swarthmore College fellowship programs, for example, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, Evans Scholars, and the Summer Social Action Award (S2A2). Students who receive financial aid or fellowships from non-Swarthmore sources should also check whether the terms of their awards limit their eligibility for a Swarthmore summer stipend.
Although all students working on NSE projects over the summer are welcome, those students who remain at Swarthmore for on-campus work are encouraged to participate in one of the College's summer initiatives, the Science for Kids program.
Furthermore, all students receiving a summer research fellowship (including HHMI fellowships) are required to submit a report at the end of the summer about their research activities. Students should submit their reports to Debbie Thompson in the Office of the Provost no later than the first Friday after classes begin for the Fall Semester. You will receive an email at the end of the summer with instructions on how to submit your report.
Students receiving summer research fellowships from any of these sources are expected to cooperate with requests from College offices to participate in surveys designed to assess their research experience.