Student Research & Travel Awards
The University of Puget Sound offers many opportunities for students to engage in research and travel, whether in the natural sciences, in the social sciences, in the arts, or in the humanities. Most major programs of study either require or provide the option for a research-based thesis in the senior year. This site provides information and assistance on the numerous opportunities for students to apply for awards, grants, and stipends for support of their research projects and travels.
Student Research Opportunities
- Research Awards for 2013-2014. These awards provide up to $500 to support direct costs (e.g., materials, supplies) related to student research projects. Fall deadline, November 8, 2013; Spring deadline, April 9, 2014.
- Travel Awards for 2013-2014. For students presenting research at a professional conference, these awards provide up to $500 for travel expenses. Applications accepted on rolling basis through April 15, 2014.
- Summer 2014 Research Grants in Science and Mathematics. Awarded on a competitive basis, these funds provide a $3,250 or $3,750 stipend to support students engaged in independent research in science or mathematics for at least 10 weeks, fulltime, during the summer. Deadline for summer 2014 is March 12, 2014. McCormick applications are due 1 week earlier, March 5, 2014.
- Summer 2014 Research Grants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Awarded on a competitive basis, these funds provide a $3,250 or $3,750 stipend to support students engaged in independent research in the arts, humanities, or social sciences for at least 10 weeks, fulltime, during the summer. Deadline for summer 2014 is March 10, 2014.
On-Campus Housing for Summer Research Scholars
If selected, one additional benefit of your Summer Research Scholar award is on-campus housing on Theme Row, offered at a significantly reduced rate. Each house will support 4-5 students, with rooms rented at $300 per month prorated by week, including utilities. (Compared to housing prices during the academic year, this constitutes a $1000 summer benefit.)
Interested students should contact Lisa Hutchinson with a request to add their name to the waiting list of possible candidates. Please note, housing reservations will be made for students upon confirmation of their Summer Research Scholar status and are contingent upon availability.