Students should consider applying for a fellowship or prestigious award as a way to fund their research. These externally-funded, merit-based scholarships and fellowships can help finance a research project, showcase a student’s work, and bring recognition to the student and the University. Awards and fellowships are also beneficial to employment prospects or admission to a Ph.D. program.
Scholarships and fellowships are highly competitive, however, and often come with a list of requirements and application processes. This means students who wish to apply for fellowships or awards should begin the process early and seek guidance throughout. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to offer this type of assistance.