Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars

Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Grants are competitive, open-discipline awards that support summer scholarly undergraduate research and creative inquiry experiences for University of Chicago College students at the University of Chicago or another research institution in the United States.

Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars receive a grant of $5,500 and participate in CCRF programming to enhance their experience and build a cross-disciplinary research community. 


Read more about the eligibility, scholar benefits and expectations before applying to the Quad Undergraduate Research Scholars Program:


What is scholarly undergraduate research? Undergraduate research is a faculty-mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge; it is a meaningful scholarly activity that is guided by a faculty mentor or other research mentor(s), aids in the development of research tools, and enriches the student's academic experience by helping them develop a greater understanding of their chosen discipline(s) and its research methodologies.


Click here to access the application.

Application deadline: April 1, 2024

(All applications will be reviewed after the deadline, not on a rolling basis.)


Questions or concerns? Please contact a member of our undergraduate research team at ccrf-research@uchicago.edu.


The Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Scholars Program is made possible by our generous donors including the Hoeft family, as well as through the Dean's Fund for Undergraduate Research and the College. The program is managed by the College Center for Research & Fellowships (CCRF).


Pictured: Bernadette Miao, 2020-2021 College Summer Research Scholars awardee, who took this photo of U2OS cells under fluorescence imaging on the 60x objective of the Tian Lab’s Nikon Ti2-E. (8/3/21).