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Research & Fellowships Opportunities

University Fellowships Committee

Program Who can apply? Brief Description Coordinator
Advanced Study Grants Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors These are awarded for summer research or projects that promise to accelerate dramatically the applicant's academic progress. The intent of this program is to encourage undergraduates to acquire skills that will make more sophisticated research and study possible during their junior and senior years. Proposed projects must be independent, student-designed projects.  Prof. Alice Behnegar
Thesis Research Grants Seniors Thesis Research Grants are offered to seniors undertaking a thesis or Scholar of the College project to cover research expenses related to the completion of the project. These grants may be used, for instance, to visit archives, gather additional relevant data, conduct interviews, etc. Prof. Jason Cavallari
Undergraduate Research Fellowships Varies by school The purpose of this program is to provide undergraduate students with a substantial research experience while also assisting full-time faculty to further their research projects and offering laboratory, library, archival, technological, or other appropriate experience.

MCAS: Dean William Petri

CSOM: Dean Richard Keeley

LSOE: Dean Audrey Friedman

CSON: Dean Sean Clarke

McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant BC study abroad applicants The McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grant is available to BC undergraduate students who plan to study on BC summer or semester and year programs abroad, and are also recipients of BC institutional financial aid at the time of application, as well as for the period they are abroad Ms. Christina Hatzipetros
Mizna Fellowship All BC undergraduates Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to Boston College students including freshmen, for whom travel may be an introduction to the world of Islamic scholarship and to seniors who seek to expand their understandings of Islamic cultures, history, language and societies in order to author a distinguished senior thesis. Ms. Christina Hatzipetros
Omar A. Aggad Travel & Research Fellowship All BC undergraduates The Omar A. Aggad Travel and Research Fellowship was established through the generous gift of a Boston College family to inspire BC graduate and undergraduate students to expand their understandings of the Arab world, and of the relationships between Arab societies and the West.  Prof. Kathy Bailey
Center for Human Rights & International Justice Summer Research Grants Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors The purpose of the grants is to help support Boston College students from various disciplines who are interested in pursuing research in the field of human rights and international justice.  The Center aims to nurture a new generation of human rights scholars and practitioners, and to foster innovative and interdisciplinary scholarship about human rights work. Assistant Director Timothy Karcz
Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship Sophomores, Juniors The Amanda V. Houston Traveling Fellowship provides up to $3000 toward domestic or international travel for either an Independent Research Project under the supervision of a faculty member or a Research Paper attached to an approved course in a BC recognized study abroad program.  Projects must significantly focus on African or African Diaspora communities. Assistant Director Richard Paul
Matthew R. Copithorne Scholarship Seniors The Copithorne Scholarship provides a small amount of funds for Boston College graduates who will be attending a graduate program at Harvard University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, without restriction of field. Prof. Jason Cavallari
John A. Lyons Fellowship Seniors born in Massachusetts Provides funds for Boston College graduates to study any of the Social, Natural, or Applied Sciences at MIT. The Lyons Fellowships established by this bequest include payment of tuition (but not fees) and a generous monthly stipend.  To be eligible for the Lyons Fellowship, a BC applicant must have been born in Massachusetts and be admitted to a graduate degree program at MIT. Dean of MIT Graduate School
Conference Travel Grants All BC undergraduates Provides funds to help defray the costs for undergraduates to present original research at academic conferences.  Can provide up to 50% of anticipated expenses. Prof. Jason Cavallari
       
Program Category Who can apply? Brief Description Coordinator
Beckman Scholars Program Undergraduate Research   Provides 15-month support for a mentored research project in the natural sciences. Applications are by institutional invitation only.  
Beinecke Memorial Scholarship Graduate School Funding

Juniors

(US Citizens only)

Awarded to students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Financial need is a considerable factor in evaluation of applications. Prof. Sarah Ross
David L. Boren NSEP Scholarship Study Abroad

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors

(US Citizens only)

The NSEP offers more than 300 merit-based scholarships each year for the study of languages, cultures, and world regions not commonly represented in American international education, specifically those outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Ms. Christina Hatzipetros
Churchill Scholarship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College.  
Michel David-Weill Scholarship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Michel David-Weill Scholarship covers tuition and living expenses for a two-year Master's program at Sciences Po in Paris, France. Prof. Jason Cavallari
Ford Foundation Fellowships Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Ford Foundation Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. Prof. Karen Miller
J. William Fulbright Scholars Program Graduate School/Research Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs in over 90 countries. Prof. Paul Christensen
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program Postgraduate Research Internship

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Junior Fellows program at the Carnegie Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Ten Fellows are appointed each year to work at the Endowment on a full-time basis for a period of one year.  Prof. Jason Cavallari
Gates Cambridge Scholarship Graduate School Funding Seniors Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.  
German Chancellor Fellowship Postgraduate Research/Professional Development

Seniors

(US, Brazil, China, Russia, India citizens only)

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards up to ten German Chancellor Scholarships each year to young U.S. citizens from any profession or field of study who show outstanding potential for future leadership. Selected scholars represent the private, public, not-for-profit, cultural, and academic sectors. The program, designed to strengthen U.S.–German ties, provides for a stay of one year in Germany for professional development, study, or research. Prof. Michael Resler
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Study Abroad

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors

(US Citizens only)

The Gilman Scholarship Program awards funds to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Ms. Christina Hatzipetros
Barry Goldwater Scholarship Undergraduate Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors

(US Citizens only)

The Excellence in Education Foundation has established a scholarship fund named for former Senator Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona, to support the undergraduate study of students who demonstrate talent and interest in Mathematics or the Natural Sciences. The purpose of the scholarships is to strengthen the training of American students in Science and Mathematics and to encourage talented students to pursue graduate study, teaching, and research in these areas. Prof. Mary Roberts
Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship Internship

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship was established by the College of William and Mary to inspire the best of a new generation to pursue careers in public service. The Awards are offered annually to three outstanding undergraduates from across the nation. Each Fellowship winner will spend a summer in an internship position with the U.S. Department of State in London, Paris, or Washington, DC.  Prof. Hiroshi Nakazato
Fannie & John Hertz Fellowship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation supports graduate study toward the Ph.D. degree in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. These fields include applied mathematics, statistics, and quantitative aspects of modern biology.  
Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Undergraduate Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors

(US Citizens only)

A fund of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities.

Prof. Noah Snyder
Harriet G. Jenkins Fellowship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program aims to increase the U.S. talent pool of underrepresented groups, including women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, who receive Master's and Doctoral degrees in the STEM fields of natural sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  
Lilly Graduate Fellowship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Lilly Graduate Fellows Program supports, during the course of their graduate education, exceptionally well qualified young men and women who have bachelor degrees from LFP Network schools (of which BC is one) and who are interested in becoming teacher-scholars at church-related colleges and universities in the United States. Prof. Patrick Byrne
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation invites applications from graduating seniors who have a demonstrated commitment to a career teaching American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. They are intended to strengthen teaching in the nation's secondary schools about the history, principles, and development of constitutional government in the United States. Prof. Patrick McQuillan
George C. Marshall Scholarship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Marshall Scholarship provides tuition, fees, travel allowance, and stipend to enable graduates of American colleges and universities to study for a degree at a university in the United Kingdom for a period of at least two years. These scholarships were initiated to encourage future intellectual and political leaders of the United States to study at any university in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) and thereby expand their understanding of British culture and policies. Prof. Rein Uritam
George J. Mitchell Scholarship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

Mitchell Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland, for one academic year of graduate study. Prof. Robert Savage
National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnership Program Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The mission of the GPP is to establish and foster dynamic doctoral training partnerships with national and international universities and institutions dedicated to quality education in biomedical basic and clinical research while providing the infrastructure and community support needed by the students and researchers in these partnerships.  
National Science Foundation Multiple purposes Variable The NSF provides funding for multiple types of undergraduate and graduate programs for students in most fields of science and engineering.  
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The program provides funding to participants as they are preparing academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically under-represented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are especially encouraged to apply. Prof. Hiroshi Nakazato
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically under-represented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Prof. Hiroshi Nakazato
Rhodes Scholarship Graduate School Funding

Seniors

(US Citizens only)

The Rhodes Scholarship Program was established through a bequest of the late Cecil Rhodes, to give promising young leaders and scholars the opportunity to study for two to three years at Oxford University, UK in any academic field. Prof. Jason Cavallari
FAO Schwarz Foundation Fellowship Postgraduate Research/Professional Development Seniors A two-year Fellowship program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field. The Fellows will work within established youth development and educational organizations providing both direct service to youth as well as initiating new projects and initiatives to strengthen the host organization.  
Schwarzman Scholarship Graduate School Funding Seniors A fully-funded one-year Master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Designed for students with a particular interest in leadership and recognition of China's place in geopolitical affairs. Prof. Jason Cavallari
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Postgraduate Research/Professional Development

Seniors

(US Citizens preferred)

The Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Scoville Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. Dean Candace Hetzner
Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Graduate School Funding Seniors The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. "New Americans" are described as current US green card holders, naturalized citizens, or the sons and daughters of parents who are both naturalized citizens. Prof. Kenji Hayao
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Undergraduate Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors

(US Citizens only)

These scholarships are for students of any academic discipline who have a strong record of academic accomplishment, demonstrated leadership ability, and commitment to public service. A stated interest in pursuing graduate study and careers in public service are central to the Truman Foundation. Prof. Kenji Hayao
Morris K. & Stewart L. Udall Scholarship Undergraduate Scholarship

Sophomores, Juniors

(US Citizens or permanent residents only)

The scholarships are for undergraduates who intend to pursue careers related to environmental public policy, and for Native American and Alaskan Native students who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy. Prof. Noah Snyder