PRISM Research Grants

Provides funds for independent academic research project for Summer 2014. Grant amounts will vary but do not exceed $1500

PRISM Research Grants offer undergraduate students the funding to develop independent academic research projects. Students must develop a research proposal, which stresses not only the personal interest of the student, but how the project is linked to their academic and career interests. Successful applicants will be able to present a clear view of the scope and purpose of their project.

The grants cannot be used to support work as a faculty research assistant or an unpaid internship experience.

Deadline Information

Deadline: Sunday, April 8, 2018


All PRISM Summer Research Grant recipients will be required to complete a short post-experience survey upon returning to the College and will be required to present their work to a symposium for PRISM majors.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Must be majoring in one of the 13 majors served by PRISM: Anthropology, Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Comparative Human Development, Creative Writing, English Language and Literature, History, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, Linguistics, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Philosophy/Allied Fields, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • Must secure a faculty sponsor for the project they are requesting funds for and in addition must also have the faculty sponsor write a letter of support.
  • Research projects may be based domestically or internationally. 
  • First-, second-, and third-year students in the College may apply.
  • Applicants who have received a Metcalf Fellowship for summer 2016 may not apply for a PRISM Summer Research Grant for the same position or project.
  • Applicants are welcome to pursue other sources of funding to supplement any PRISM funding received.

Application Process

A complete application contains the following materials:

  • Cover sheet
  • Research proposal
  • Itemized Budget
  • Letter of support from faculty sponsor
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Declaration of Intention to Major Form (if necessary)

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions before the end of May. 

Faculty Contact

Facutly Name: 
Jeannette Daly: