Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grants
Northwestern’s Associate Provost for Academic Education administers Undergraduate Research Grants that are open to undergraduate students throughout the university.
ACADEMIC YEAR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS provide up to $1,000 to pay for research expenses toward an independent academic or creative project in any field. The project must be connected to an independent study or thesis seminar.
SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS provide a $3,500 stipend to cover living and research expenses for eight weeks of full-time independent academic and creative work, in all fields of study, under faculty supervision.
UNDERGRADUATE LANGUAGE GRANTS provide up to $5,000 (up to 75% of total expenses) towards the cost of intensive summer language study either in the US or abroad.
ARE YOU UNDERTAKING RESEARCH FOR THE FIRST TIME AND NEED SOME HELP?
The UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT PROGRAM pairs inexperienced students with faculty who are in need of assistance on their own research projects.
The ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES WORKSHOP helps students how to figure out what research looks like in their discipline, brainstorm and develop their own ideas, and then either write a solid proposal for the Summer URG or for working with a faculty mentor on a Summer URAP.
The PEER RESEARCH MENTOR PROGRAM connects students undertaking research for the first time with a community of their peers and a mentor.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PRESENTING YOUR RESEARCH?
CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS fund 50% of your expenses (up to $500) to present your research or original creative work at a conference.
Apply to the UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & ARTS EXPOSITION, the annual forum for original research and creative work by Northwestern undergraduates, where prizes are awarded for the best poster, oral presentation, and creative arts entry.
For additional information, see the Office of Undergraduate Research website.
For departmental advice, please contact Prof. Francesca Tataranni.