GS Summer Research Fellowships

New York, ,
United States
Term: Summer

Provides funding for General Studies students to pursue research with a faculty mentor in a variety of disciplines over the summer.

GS Summer Research Fellowships provide funds for students to join a faculty project currently accepting applications from undergraduate students for the summer as a research assistant or as an assistant in on-going laboratory projects.

The intent of this funding is to give students the opportunity to pursue their intellectual goals, gain valuable research experience, and cultivate stronger relationships with academic experts in their field.

Research experiences must last for six consecutive weeks during the summer, the timing for the research to occur must be agreed upon by the faculty supervisor and researcher. Awards cannot be used for the completion of formal coursework, structured internships, or a self-designed independent research project. Fellows will be required to present their research in poster format at the annual undergraduate research symposium in the Fall, and may be asked to speak at information sessions for interested prospective applicants.

Eligibility is limited to current Columbia General Studies undergraduate students.

Consider applying for a summer research project with Columbia Faculty this summer. Click here to learn more and see the current list of projects for Summer 2022.


Students interested in applying need to complete the online application (click "Start an Application" at the top of the page) no later than the deadline shown.

Please note, a letter of reference from a faculty member who can comment on your academic abilities, professionalism, and may comment on your suitability for the experience should be emailed directly to by the deadline provided as well.

Students should plan to meet with a URF or GS Fellowship advisor prior to submitting their application for funding. On the application, be sure to list the name of the project and why you are interested in that area of research. (The list of currently available faculty projects is accessible via the link above.)

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Columbia General Studies, First Year, Junior, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Summer Opportunity
New York, ,
United States

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 14, 2022