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Opportunities for Undergraduates

Calendar of Deadlines

TypeOpportunityWhat it isWho can applyDeadlineAdvisor
Grants

Academic Opportunities Grant

Conference Grant

Life of the Mind Grant

Venture Grant

Funding for individual academic- or research-related projects and experiences

Colorado College students

varies varies
Ritt Kellogg Memorial Fund Grants

Expedition grants fund group expeditions of at least 12 days in the field

Education grants offset costs of relevant training courses for students planning a RKMF expedition

Colorado College students

January

Grace Brofman, Program Coordinator
Sheffer Grant for Roman Catholic Studies

Funding for individual research projects that contribute to understanding of Roman Catholicism

Colorado College students

rolling

Mike Siddoway, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Internships/Service Campus Pride Fellowships and Internships

Full-time positions (available in fall, spring, and summer) working on social justice resources for campus organizers

Freshmen through juniors

Fall: Aug 1

Spring: Jan 1

Summer fellow/intern: March 25/May 1

Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
DAAD RISE and DAAD SIP programs in Germany

RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

SIP: Study and Internship Program

Sophomores through seniors

U.S. citizens

December-January Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Davis Projects for Peace Design a grassroots project for the summer  - anywhere in the world - which promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties

Undergraduate students

Projects can be proposed by a single student or by a group of students

Block 4 (internal deadline)

Mid-February (national deadline)

Mike Siddoway, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Geoscience Policy Internship with American Geosciences Institute 12-week summer or 14-week fall or spring internship representing geoscience policy interests in work with Congress and federal agencies

Students enrolled in a geoscience or geo-engineering program

U.S. citizens

Spring: Oct 15

Summer: March 15

Fall: April 15

Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Humanity in Action 5 weeks developing human rights and social justice projects in Europe

Sophomores through alumni

U.S. & EU citizens

January Jordan Radke, CCE Assistant Director
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Up to $9500/year for 2 years of academic study at Colorado College plus a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA facility or partner

Sophomores

GPA of 3.0 or higher

Majors in a biological, physical, or social science related to NOAA's work

U.S. citizens

January 31 Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) 10-week paid internship with a Colorado non-profit

Freshmen through juniors

U.S. citizens

January Lani Hinkle, PIFP Director
Smithsonian Internships Partial- or full-year paid internships with a museum or research institute in Washington, D.C., affiliated with the Smithsonian 

Freshmen through alums

U.S. citizens

International students

Varies Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Summer Institutes and Projects Amgen Scholars Program

Funding for a summer research experience at 1 of 10 U.S. institutions; each institution's experience, funding, and application is unique

Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher

separate programs exist for citizens of the U.S and Europe

citizens of any country can apply to the Japan program

varies; usually February

Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Critical Language Scholarship

Provides funding for 8- to 10-week long summer programs focusing on "critical need languages"

Sophomores and juniors

U.S. citizens

November Heather Powell Browne, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study
DAAD RISE and DAAD SIP programs in Germany

RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

SIP: Study and Internship Program

Sophomores through seniors

U.S. citizens

December-January Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Davis Fellows for Peace Tuition, room, and board for a summer at any Middlebury Language School

U.S. citizens

International students

January Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Davis Projects for Peace Design a grassroots project for the summer  - anywhere in the world - which promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties

Undergraduate students

Projects can be proposed by a single student or by a group of students

Block 4 (internal deadline)

Mid-February (national deadline)

Mike Siddoway, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Humanity in Action 5 weeks developing human rights and social justice projects in Europe

Sophomores through alumni

U.S. & EU citizens

January Jordan Radke, CCE Assistant Director
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Up to $9500/year for 2 years of academic study at Colorado College plus a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA facility or partner

Sophomores

GPA of 3.0 or higher

Majors in a biological, physical, or social science related to NOAA's work

U.S. citizens

January 31 Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) Funding to work during the summer in the science or social science research program of an institution designated as an REU Site (in the U.S. or abroad); experiences, funding, and applications vary by site

U.S. citizens or permanent residents

varies Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) 10-week paid internship with a Colorado non-profit

Freshmen through juniors

U.S. citizens

January Lani Hinkle, PIFP Director
Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship 7 weeks of graduate school prep for public-service fields

Sophomores and juniors

U.S. citizens

November Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program 6-week summer program on foreign relations, political economy, and writing documents related to international affairs

Sophomores and juniors

U.S. citizens

February Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Smithsonian Internships Partial- or full-year paid internships with a museum or research institute in Washington, D.C., affiliated with the Smithsonian 

Freshmen through alums

U.S. citizens

International students

Varies Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
US-UK Fulbright 3- to 6-week-long programs on culture and history of the United Kingdom

Freshmen and sophomores

U.S. citizens

February Roy Jo Sartin, Writing Center Specialist
Study/Research Abroad Amgen Scholars Program in Japan

Funding for a summer research experience in Japan

Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher

separate programs exist for citizens of the U.S and Europe

citizens of any country can apply to the Japan program

varies; usually February

Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Boren Scholarship Provides funding ($8000-$20,000) for study abroad programs focusing on "less commonly taught languages" 

Freshmen through juniors

U.S. citizens

Block 5 Heather Powell Browne, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study
Critical Language Scholarship

Provides funding for 8- to 10-week long summer programs focusing on "critical need languages"

Sophomores and juniors

U.S. citizens

November Heather Powell Browne, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study
DAAD RISE and DAAD SIP programs in Germany

RISE: Research Internships in Science and Engineering

SIP: Study and Internship Program

Sophomores through seniors

U.S. citizens

December-January Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (ASIA) Provides need-based funding for study abroad programs in Asia

Undergraduate students with minimum GPA of 2.8

Demonstrated financial need via the FAFSA

U.S. citizens or permanent residents

March 1 for summer, April 4 for fall Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Gilman Scholarship Provides funding for study abroad programs of at least 4 weeks in length

Freshmen through juniors

Pell Grant recipients

2 cycles: March, October Heather Powell Browne, Assistant Director of Off-Campus Study
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) Funding to work during the summer in the science or social science research program of an institution designated as an REU Site (in the U.S. or abroad); experiences, funding, and applications vary by site

U.S. citizens or permanent residents

varies Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
US-UK Fulbright 3- to 6-week-long programs on culture and history of the United Kingdom

Freshmen and sophomores

U.S. citizens

February Roy Jo Sartin, Writing Center Specialist
Study/Research in the U.S. Amgen Scholars Program

Funding for a summer research experience at 1 of 10 U.S. institutions; each institution's experience, funding, and application is unique

Sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or higher

separate programs exist for citizens of the U.S and Europe

citizens of any country can apply to the Japan program

varies; usually February

Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Davis Fellows for Peace Tuition, room, and board for a summer at any Middlebury Language School

U.S. citizens

International students

January Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Goldwater Scholarship $7500 for research-based study in a STEM field

Sophomores and juniors

U.S. citizens

Block 2 Rebecca Barnes, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
National Collegiate Athletic Association Sports Journalism Scholarship $3000 for senior year of studies for those with a future career goal in sports journalism

Juniors

Block 3 Pedro de Araujo, Associate Dean of the College
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Up to $9500/year for 2 years of academic study at Colorado College plus a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA facility or partner

Sophomores

GPA of 3.0 or higher

Majors in a biological, physical, or social science related to NOAA's work

U.S. citizens

January 31 Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) Funding to work during the summer in the science or social science research program of an institution designated as an REU Site (in the U.S. or abroad); experiences, funding, and applications vary by site

U.S. citizens or permanent residents

varies Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship 7 weeks of graduate school prep for public-service fields

Sophomores and juniors

U.S. citizens

November Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Smithsonian Internships Partial- or full-year paid internships with a museum or research institute in Washington, D.C., affiliated with the Smithsonian 

Freshmen through alums

U.S. citizens

International students

Varies Jennifer O'Bryant, Advising and Fellowships Specialist
Udall Scholarship $7000 for students planning a career in environment, tribal public policy, or American Indian health care Sophomores and juniors Block 5 Christina Leza, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Funding for specific majors at CC Anthropology 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 Owen Cramer, Professor of Classics
Economics & Business Van Skilling Award
Feminist & Gender Studies funds for research or events
French, Italian, & Arabic Languages

Madre Merrill Fund 

Jeanne Gibbs Fund for French studies abroad

Teresa Latimer, Academic Administrative Assistant

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 Stormy Burns, Academic Administrative Assistant
Physics funding for research for majors Physics Department
Political Science funding for research for majors Jessica Pauls, Academic Administrative Assistant
Psychology

research funding:

Sabine Fund for Psychology majors

Vernon Smith Fund for Neuroscience majors

Lori Driscoll, Associate Professor
Religion

Sheffer Fund for research in Roman Catholic studies

Southwest Studies Benezet Research Grants for majors or minors
Sociology

O'Connor Grants for research and travel for majors

other funding for research, events, and programs

Spanish Madre Merrill Fund Teresa Latimer, Academic Administrative Assistant