Summer Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work

Conducting research is a transformative experience that creates space for students to engage in a high level and independent work with a strong support system, connecting academic learning to career goals. Students who engage in research benefit by expanding their understanding of their field, developing relationships with faculty mentors, and growing their professional skills. Find out more about research opportunities below.

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2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works Awards - Important Deadlines: 

Summer Research 2021 - Arts, humanities, & social Sciences (AHSS)

AHSS GENERAL AWARDS APPLICATION 3/7, 11:59PM AHSS DISTINGUISHED awards application 3/18, 11:59PM

Summer Research 2021 - Sciences & Mathematics (SM)

SM General Awards Application 3/3, 11:59PM SM DISTINGUISHED Awards Application 3/17, 11:59PM

UNIVERSITY ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE STUDENT AWARDS

UEC STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS (FUNDS TO SUPPORT EXPENSES) 4/6, 11:59PM UEC Student Travel Awards 4/15, 11:59PM

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Program Overview

Program OVERVIEW & policies

Summer Research awards & grants are designed to provide students special opportunities to engage in scholarly research in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, etc.). Student participants will work with a faculty mentor to assist the faculty member in an ongoing research project or work collaboratively with the mentor in designing a new project of mutual interest.

Conditions for accepting a Summer Research award or grant are as followed:
  • Students are required to attend and complete various events listed in the timeline
  • Students agree to devote 10 weeks, full-time to the research project during Summer 2021; any employment or summer coursework is not permitted
  • Students will need to be expected to be enrolled Fall 2021 at University of Puget Sound

PROGRAM timeline

Complete an online training course in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Must be completed before initial research stipend can be released
Summer Research Scholars Cohort June 7, June 28 and July 19 from 12-1pm
Presentation Requirement Early September 2021 (More information coming)
Submit final poster presentation Late September 2021 (More information coming)

View all research opportunities below:

Funding for Sciences & Mathematics

The Summer Research Program in the Sciences and Mathematics is designed to encourage and support research projects conducted by Puget Sound students and their faculty mentors in the natural sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, or exercise science. This grant program seeks to foster imagination, creativity, and accomplishment.

Funding for Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

This grant program offers students the opportunity to engage in independent research during the summer in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Stipends of $3,250 and $3,750 are awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate research interest and ability.

Research Advisor Recommendation Forms

The Research Advisor recommendation form is to be completed when a student applies for a general Summer Grant. If the student also applies for a McCormick, Agricola or Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Award, which requires that the student writes a more extensive proposal, you can submit the same recommendation that was provided for the general award and provide answers to the supplementary questions in Part 2 within the form.

Sciences & Mathematics - Due March 3, 2021 11:59PM

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences - Due March 7, 2021 11:59PM

University Enrichment Committee Student Awards

UEC Student Research Awards
Open to all students who wish to conduct research, these awards provide up to $500 to help cover direct research costs. 

UEC Student Travel Awards
Proposals are invited for travel funding for full-time students whose independent work has been accepted for presentation at regional or national conferences.