PRISM Research Grants
PRISM Research Grants offer undergraduate students the funding to support faculty-mentored research projects in the summer. 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 for an unpaid internship experience.
Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021
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.
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 mentor 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.
- Second-, and third-year students in the College may apply.
- Applicants who have received a Metcalf Fellowship may not apply for a PRISM Summer Research Grant for the same position or project.
See website for PRISM application: http://ccrf.uchicago.edu/undergraduate-research/prism-program.