The University of Puget Sound offers many opportunities for students to engage in research and travel, whether in the natural sciences, the social sciences, or the arts and humanities. Many major programs of study require or provide the option for a research-based thesis in the senior year. This page provides information about how students can apply for conference travel awards, research grants, and summer research stipends to support their research projects or research-related travel.

UEC Student Research Awards. These awards provide up to $500 to support direct costs (e.g., materials, supplies) related to student research projects. Fall deadlines, September 15 (early bird) and November 1; Spring deadline, April 6.
Submit an application online

Summer Research Grants in Science and Mathematics. Awarded on a competitive basis, these funds provide a stipend to support students conducting independent research in science or mathematics for at least 10 weeks, full-time, during the summer. Deadline is March 6.
Submit an application online

Summer Research Grants in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Awarded on a competitive basis, these funds provide a stipend to support students conducting independent research in the arts, humanities, or social sciences for at least 10 weeks, full time, during the summer. Deadline is March 6.
Submit an application online

UEC Conference Travel Awards. 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 each year.
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On-Campus Housing for Summer Research Students

Summer Research Scholars are eligible to reside in campus housing while conducting research. Information about summer research housing is available on the Residence Life Summer Housing webpage.

Please note, housing reservations will be made for students only after confirmation of their Summer Research Scholar status and are contingent upon availability.