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Grant Opportunities

CUR Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) awards summer fellowships to the students of faculty members interested in mentoring an undergraduate student at primarily undergraduate institutions. CUR fellowships provide a unique opportunity for undergraduate students and their faculty mentors to engage in approximately ten weeks of full-time research at their home institution.

The grant must be submitted by a faculty mentor. For more information, please visit the Council on Undergraduate Research.       

The Janice Chastain Houk Award for Undergraduate Research at Winthrop University

The Janice Chastain Houk Award for Undergraduate Research was created in 2007 by her husband and sons to honor her life and memory. Two rewards will be presented annually, one to a Biology student and one to a Political Science student.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Programs

Undergraduates: NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

Graduates: The National Science Foundation awards over 1,000 fellowships each year to outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Benefits include an annual stipend, annual cost-of-education allowance, and a foreign travel allowance. The program operates on a revolving cycle. The application is available beginning in August, with deadlines in November (varying by field) and announcement of awards each March. For more information, please visit the FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Sigma Xi: Grants-in-Aid of Research Program

Awarding research support to undergraduate and graduate students for 80 years. Most grants range from a few hundred dollars to $1,000. Vision related or astronomy related research projects may be awarded up to $2,500. Students can apply online.

Submission deadline is October 15th. Applicants will be notified about funding by the end of December.


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