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CAS Summer Undergraduate Fellowships for Projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

American University’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is pleased to announce the 2024 CAS Summer Undergraduate Fellowships for Projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences.

All CAS majors are eligible to apply. For CAS STEM majors, these awards are co-sponsored by the NASA District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium (DCSGC) and the CAS STEM departments.

The fellowships will support student-initiated research and creative activities completed under the direction of faculty mentors. The fellowships provide $5,000 awards to students and $500 stipends to faculty mentors, who will provide mentorship over the summer to help students develop and execute research, scholarly or artistic projects. Please note that these awards may be taxable. Student awardees must have declared CAS majors and faculty mentors must be full-time CAS faculty during the period of the award.

Students may receive only one summer award (including Provost's Summer Scholars and Artist Award and other departmental awards) and are required to work on their research project for 35 hours/week for 8 weeks in Summer 2024. Any summer session courses taken by students must fall outside the period designated for their research or creative project.

Applications are due by Monday, March 25, 2024 at 5:00 PM, EDT and students will be notified of decisions by Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Applications require the following components:

  • Online application form (see links below)
  • A 1-3 page project proposal: Your project proposal should include 1) motivation/background for the project; 2) a project plan and timeline that includes discussion of preparation and feasibility; 3) a plan for how the results of your research will be disseminated; and 4) a statement about how this project advances your academic, professional, and/or personal goals. The proposal should be 1-3 pages long and in .doc/docx format.
  • A letter of support/recommendation from your proposed faculty mentor.

Students from STEM majors (including Applied Mathematics, Audio Technology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computational Science, Data Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Public Health, and Statistics) apply here.

Students from all other CAS majors apply here.

Questions: Contact CAS Undergrad Studies


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