PRISM Research Grants

Provides funds for faculty-mentored summer research projects to PRISM-eligible majors

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 Information

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.

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 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.

Application Process

See website for PRISM application:

Faculty Contact

Facutly Name: 
Tracy Nyerges: