Research Grant and Scholars Programs

Important policy note: Students on a leave of absence from the College are ineligible for College-based research funding, as well as general undergraduate research advising from CCRF staff. All grant recipients are expected to abide by all current University COVID-19 and travel policies.


The Quad Faculty Research Grant (formerly the faculty College Research Fellows program) fosters excellence in scholarly research and creative inquiry by sponsoring academic-year research positions for undergraduates with UChicago faculty members of any rank or other senior scholars with University arts and research institutes (see eligibility below). The Quad Faculty Research Grant program connects faculty and senior scholars with talented College students to support their research projects. It gives undergraduates the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with faculty mentors and to develop their research skills. Faculty apply before autumn quarter for a grant to support undergraduate researchers during the academic year.
 
Application Deadline: September 13, 2021
 
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Quad Undergraduate Research Grants are competitive, open-discipline awards intended to enhance the educational experience of University of Chicago College students by supporting scholarly undergraduate research and creative inquiry experiences through active participation in faculty-driven research. These awards are designed to support the student in securing vital undergraduate research experiences with faculty by reducing their financial burden during the academic year. 
 
Application Deadlines:
  • Autumn Quarter Deadline: October 11, 2021
  • Winter Quarter Deadline: January 10, 2022 
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Quad Summer Undergraduate Research Grants are competitive, open-discipline awards intended to enhance the educational experience of University of Chicago College students by supporting summer scholarly undergraduate research and creative inquiry experiences through active participation in faculty-driven research. These awards are designed to support the student in securing vital undergraduate research experiences with faculty by reducing their financial burden during the summer.
 
Application Deadline: April 11, 2022
 
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Dean's Fund for Undergraduate Research
The Dean's Fund for Undergraduate Research supports current undergraduates in the College engaged in scholarly research mentored by a faculty and/or other research mentor(s). 
Application Deadlines:
  • Autumn Quarter Deadline: TBD
  • Winter Quarter Deadline: TBD
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The Dean's Fund for Undergraduate Research CONFERENCE supports current undergraduates in the College engaged in scholarly research mentored by a faculty and/or other research mentor(s). It specifically supports conference participation and travel if a student is attending to present a research poster or to give an oral presentation. 
 

Applications accepted on a rolling basis to accomodate various conference dates, but application must be submitted at least three weeks in advance of conference travel or participation. 

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