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Students can apply online for a number of Office of the Provost's Grants for academic projects and initiatives. Academic departments and interdisciplinary programs also have various funding programs for students. Have a project that you need additional support for? Explore the many special project, internships, study abroad, and emergency grants.

Funding Specifically for Summer Research

General Funding Sources

  • Emergencies
    Resources for when life emergencies happen
    • Student Life Emergency Fund
    • Dabb Fund for American Indian Students (Contact Southwest Studies)

Research grants and awards administered by departments

Please contact the department staff assistant and/or the department chair for current information on how to apply for these funds. This list may not be comprehensive because of new awards and grants. Be sure to visit the department's webpage, and contact the faculty members in the department for additional opportunities and information.

OpportunityWhat it is
Anthropology funds for research for majors
Art funds for research for majors
Asian Studies funds for research for majors and non-majors
Biology funds for research in Molecular Biology and in Organismal Biology & Ecology
Classics Hartwell Fund provides majors with fund for study or travel
Economics & Business Van Skilling Award
English Awards for English majors
Feminist & Gender Studies funds for research or events
Film and Media Studies Documentary Exploration Grant
French, Italian, & Arabic Languages

Madre Merrill Fund 

Jeanne Gibbs Fund for French studies abroad

Geology funding for research or internships for majors
German, Russian, & East Asian Languages funding for travel or tuition for some study abroad in Germany
History research funds and summer assistantships
Music scholarships for music lessons for majors and minors
Physics funding for research for majors
Political Science funding for research for majors

research funding:

Sabine Fund for Psychology majors

Vernon Smith Fund for Neuroscience majors


Sheffer Fund for research in Roman Catholic studies

Southwest Studies Benezet Research Grants for majors or minors

O'Connor Grants for research and travel for majors

other funding for research, events, and programs

Spanish Madre Merrill Fund