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.
Students interested in applying need to complete the online application (click "Start an Application" at the top of the page) and have your letter of sponsorship submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the deadline shown. Once you open an application, you will be able to access and view the list of faculty projects currently accepting applications.
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 email@example.com by the deadline provided.
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 within the application portal.)