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George Washington University
Center for Undergraduate
Fellowships and Research
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GW Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Field: Open
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: Open
Eligibility Year: Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors
GW Deadline: April 15, 2013
National Deadline: April 15, 2013

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship (formerly the OVPR Fellowship) offers support for undergraduate student-initiated research carried out in collaboration with, and under the guidance of, at least one faculty mentor. Research should undertake a significant, focused examination of an idea or an area of inquiry and result in work that could merit presentation or publication in a scholarly venue. The Undergraduate Research Fellowship may take place over a period of time ranging from weeks to across semesters as long as it is completed within a single academic year. Total funding for each fellowship will be $10,000.


GW IBE Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Field: Biomedical Research
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Sophomores/Juniors
GW Deadline: April 20, 2012
National Deadline: April 20, 2012

The IBE Undergraduate Research Fellowship offers opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in meaningful biomedical engineering research in collaboration with faculty researchers in engineering, science, and medicine. The experience is designed to expose the students to a variety of exciting biomedical engineering research going on at GW and to prepare them for future studies and employment in biomedical engineering. The applicant must have an IBE affiliated faculty member, who agrees to serve as the mentor (see www.ibe.gwu.edu for a list of IBE affiliated faculty). It is expected that the student and the mentor will arrive at a mutually agreeable understanding on the expectations of the research. The successful student will receive a $5,000 Fellowship.


GW School of Media and Public Affairs / Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting International Reporting Fellowship

Field: Journalism
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: Open
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: February 28, 2012
National Deadline: February 28, 2013

All SMPA undergraduates (including current seniors!) are now eligible to receive up to $4,000 to report on a story of your choice.Our partner, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, is interested in reporting projects that focus on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media. They see great value in covering systemic crises like environmental issues and struggles for resources, human rights abuses, post-conflict reconstruction, or brewing ethnic tensions. They are interested in the stories that would typically not make the headlines without Pulitzer Center's support.


GW Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement (SURE) Awards

Field: Open
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: Open
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: January 17, 2013
National Deadline: January 17, 2013

Thanks to a generous endowment from GWU professors Carol and Lee Sigelman, George Washington University is pleased to offer research enhancement grants of up to $500 available to GW undergraduate students to promote and provide support for their research experiences. The GW SURE Awards are available to support the scientific, scholarly, and artistic activities of students in all undergraduate programs at GWU (including the humanities, the arts, Science/Engineering, business, and public health). They include (but are not limited to) the purchase of equipment or supplies necessary for a research project; support of conference presentation through coverage of registration or associated travel costs; support of travel to libraries or archives; and videography costs associated with the documentation of performances.


GW Luther Rice Collaborative Fellowship

Field: Open
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: Open
Eligibility Year: Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors
GW Deadline: January 31, 2012-March 26, 2012
National Deadline: January 31, 2013-March 25, 2013

Luther Rice Collaborative Fellowships are part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences comprehensive undergraduate initiative to promote discovery- and inquiry-based education throughout the undergraduate experience at GW. The Rice Fellowships offer support for student-initiated research carried out in collaboration with, and under the guidance of, at least one faculty mentor. (ONLY OPEN TO COLUMBIAN COLLEGE MAJORS)


GW George Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Field: Open
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: Open
Eligibility Year: Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors
GW Deadline: January 31, 2013-March 25, 2013
National Deadline: January 31, 2013-March 25, 2013

The Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides either academic year or summer funding to undergraduate students in all school of the University who submit a joint proposal with a faculty member to conduct research, scholarship, or creative activity in the humanities and creative arts, social sciences, sciences and engineering, or professional fields.


National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU)

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Internship
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: June 1, 2012/August 22, 2012
National Deadline: June 1, 2012/August 22, 2012

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.


DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: Europe
Eligibility Year: Juniors/Seniors
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: Opens December 6, 2012

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer.


EPA Star Fellowship Program

Field: Environmental Studies
Type: Graduate School
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Seniors/Recent Graduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: November 8, 2011

EPA's STAR graduate fellowship program supports master's and doctoral candidates in environmental studies.


GW Harlan Trust Summer Research Program

Field: Biology
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: N/A

Thanks to a $9 million bequest to help launch the Wilbur V. (Bill) Harlan Scholarship Trust, undergraduate and graduate students in biology researching a variety of topics can receive funding for their summer research at GW and will have access to merit-based scholarships and a state-of-the-art greenhouse.


GW Lewis N.Cotlow Field Research Fellowships

Field: Research
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: Open
Eligibility Year: Open
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: March 1, 2013

Since 1990, the Lewis N. Cotlow Field Research Fund has supported anthropological research around the world by GW students. It was created by a $150,000 bequest from the estate of Lewis Cotlow, an explorer, author, and filmmaker who attended GW. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students at the George Washington University are eligible to apply. Preference is given to continuing students, to students in anthropology majors or concentrations, and to those who have done well in anthropology. Among the work the Cotlow Fund has supported are studies of children's folklore in San Francisco; ceramic production in South Africa; a neo-pagan movement in California; HIV/AIDS education in Thailand; Massai cultural change; and tracking seasonal variability in the ancient Near East.


GW School of Business Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Field: Business
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: Open

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) initiative in the School of Business cultivates and supports research partnerships between undergraduate students and School of Business faculty members. REUs provide an opportunity for undergraduate students, to work as part of the team on a faculty member's research project or to participate in a case competition requiring intensive research. REUs engage undergraduates more fully in the learning process and enable undergraduates to gain an appreciation of the role of research in business.


GW Kiev Judaica Collection research Fellowship

Field: Judaic Studies
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Open
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: June 30, 2012

The Gelman Library of the George Washington University is pleased to invite applications for the biennial Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Fellowship Program provides stipends for short-term research and writing at the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection, housed in the Kiev Room within the Gelman Library. Applicants for the Fellowship Program must be conducting research in the field of 18th-20th century Jewish history, Hebrew literature, Jewish art or Hebrew booklore. Candidates may come from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, graphic arts, history, religion, comparative literature, bibliography or any relevant area of Judaic studies.


GW Kiev Writing Prize

Field: Judaic Studies
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: May 1, 2013

he annual Kiev Writing Prize recognizes exceptional work by an undergraduate student who uses The Gelman Library's I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection substantially in preparation of a research paper. The prize, in the amount of $500.00 is funded by the Kiev Family Trust. The Prize is open to undergraduates from all colleges and universities.


Lunar and Planetary Science Summer Internship Program

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors/Recent Graduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: Janauary 20, 2012

The Lunar and Planetary Institute invites undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit to experience cutting-edge research working one-on-one with a scientist at the LPI or at the NASA Johnson Space Center on a research project of current interest in lunar and planetary science.


MIDAS Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: March 1, 2013

The University of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) National Center of Excellence is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for undergraduate students in the field of computational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases. Through this ten-week Summer Research Program, participants will gain an appreciation of major research questions being raised at the intersection of public health, biological science, and computer technology. Participants selected for this program will work with MIDAS Investigators, experienced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting exciting interdisciplinary research projects in this dynamic field. This intensive research-based experience will prepare applicants interested in working at the interface of mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics, epidemiology, public health and biological sciences for the rigors of scientific research and graduate education.


NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Freshmen/Sophomores
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: January 15, 2012

The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program offers our nation's research leaders of tomorrow exceptional funding in the sciences and engineering. Students awarded scholarships under this program will be provided an internship opportunity at a NASA center performing aeronautical research between their junior and senior year.


NASA Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: January 30, 2012

Undergraduates majoring in geology or related fields take part in an 8-week summer internship program, in which qualified students get to work with a NASA-funded planetary scientist at the scientist's home institution. In the past, sites have included NASA Ames Research Center, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the U.S.G.S. Astrogeology Branch in Flagstaff, Arizona, and many others.


NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program(USRP)

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: March 16, 2012

NASA USRP is an internship program that offers NASA research and development opportunities to undergraduate students. USRP internship opportunities give students the ultimate workforce preparatory experience for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP)

Field: Biomedical Research
Type: Internship
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates/Recent Graduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: March 1, 2013

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. Awards cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.


National Institutes of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST-SURF)-Boulder

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Internship
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: August 3, 2012

The NIST SURF is designed to provide hands-on research experience for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering.


National Institutes of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NIST-SURF)-Gaitherburg

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Internship
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: February 15, 2012

The NIST SURF is designed to provide hands-on research experience for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering.


National Institute for Standards and Technology American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program (NIST-ARRA)

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: September 1, 2012

The NIST-ARRA Fellowships provide opportunities to qualified undergraduate students and graduate students at U.S. universities and colleges, and to postdoctoral researchers, in fields of science and engineering that contribute to NIST’s measurement science programs. Applicants apply to programs administered by either the University of Maryland or The University of Colorado at Boulder. The University of Maryland-administered portion of the program will place successful applicants in positions at either NIST's campus at Gaithersburg, Md., or the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., which is a unique partnership involving NIST, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other of governmental and academic agencies. Fellows selected by the University of Colorado will be placed at NIST's Boulder, Colo. laboratories.


National Institute for Standards and Technology American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Measurement Science and Engineering Fellowship Program (NIST-ARRA)

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: September 1, 2012

The NIST-ARRA Fellowships provide opportunities to qualified undergraduate students and graduate students at U.S. universities and colleges, and to postdoctoral researchers, in fields of science and engineering that contribute to NIST’s measurement science programs. Applicants apply to programs administered by either the University of Maryland or The University of Colorado at Boulder. The University of Maryland-administered portion of the program will place successful applicants in positions at either NIST's campus at Gaithersburg, Md., or the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) in Charleston, S.C., which is a unique partnership involving NIST, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other of governmental and academic agencies. Fellows selected by the University of Colorado will be placed at NIST's Boulder, Colo. laboratories.


Newton Fellowship

Field: Open
Type: Research
Region: Europe
Eligibility Year: Recent Graduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: April 16, 2012

The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions.


NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Sophomores
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: February 17, 2013

The purposes of the program are to: (1) increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities; (2) increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy; (3) recruit and prepare students for public service careers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and, (4) recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.


Overseas Research Student Awards Scheme

Field: Open
Type: Study/Work Abroad
Region: Europe
Eligibility Year: Recent Graduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: Open

ORSAS awards offer international postgraduate students the opportunity to carry out a broad range of research at well-established UK academic institutions of worldwide recognition. ORSAS award holders make a valuable contribution, not only to the British research base, but also to economic, scientific, educational and other aspects of life in their own country. Meanwhile, their involvement in British academic life and the wider cultural experiences offered in the UK contribute to their personal development and can help increase their future opportunities.


Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: Europe
Eligibility Year: Juniors/Seniors
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: Decmeber 16, 2012

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. The foundation’s goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.


Paul W. Zuccaire Summer Internship Program

Field: Medicine
Type: Special Focus
Region: Europe
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: December 16, 2011

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institut Pasteur. The foundation's goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.


UNCF - MERCK Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship

Field: Science/Engineering
Type: Special Focus
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Juniors
GW Deadline: N/A
National Deadline: Opens September 15, 2012

UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to help African American undergraduate students who are interested in science to further their science education and potentially pursue science careers. The UNCF Merck awards provide tuition support and opportunities for research experience in a state-of-the-art research facility.


GW Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars Program

Field: International Affairs
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: Open
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: November 22, 2011
National Deadline: April 16, 2012

The Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars Program is an exciting independent research opportunity for promising Elliott School undergraduates. Research experience adds challenge and depth to undergraduate education and opens doors for students to share their findings through publication and conference participation and to conduct further research through grants, fellowships and graduate study. This program promotes these goals by offering students support and guidance as they conduct independent research on contemporary international affairs topics. ( ONLY OPEN TO ELLIOTT SCHOOL STUDENTS)


GW IERES Millar Undergraduate Thesis Research Grants

Field: International Affairs
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Undergraduates
GW Deadline: Open
National Deadline: Open

GW undergraduates writing senior theses on topics in European and Eurasian studies are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $4,000 to conduct research in Europe or Eurasia for their thesis. This research can be conducted during the summer proceeding the student's senior year or during the senior year itself.


GW Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES)

Field: International Affairs
Type: GW Internal Award
Region: US
Eligibility Year: Open
GW Deadline: Open
National Deadline: Open

Each semester the Institute offers space for GW undergraduate and graduate students to be residential Fellows at IERES. Students whose research concerns Europe and/or Eurasia are welcome to apply at the beginning of each semester. They should send a CV and a letter expressing their interest, describing their research project and explaining why they think their research could benefit from interaction with the faculty, visiting scholars and others at IERES. Applications should be sent to gzalasky@gwu.edu.