Summer Science Fellowships

The goal of the Summer Science Fellowship is to broaden participation of historically underrepresented groups (based on gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or disability) in the sciences and math. Carleton Summer Science Fellows have the opportunity to work in a research lab either at Carleton or at another institution for at least two summers with a stipend of $4,600 each summer. Summer Science Fellows participate in group meetings and activities both before and after the summer research experience and are expected to enroll in the 1 credit Science Fellows Research Colloquium both in the spring before and the fall following their research experience.

What does the award fund? Per student, a summer stipend and funds for research supplies. Each summer, this program funds a cohort of 4 new Science Fellows, plus student Fellows in previous cohorts. Each Science Fellow is assured two summers of research support. Students can use the funding to work with Carleton faculty, or with scientific investigators elsewhere.

Student eligibility: Must be a first- or second-year Carleton student with a strong excitement and interest in graduate study in fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, math/stats, physics, or psychology. By the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, students must have completed at least one introductory science course with a lab, or students interested in Computer Science, Math, Stats must have completed at least one course in those fields. Students who identify as members of the following groups are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and math fields
  • Students from low-income backgrounds
  • Students who attended under-resourced high schools
  • Students who are in the first-generation in their family to attend college

Contact: Amy Csizmar Dalal, Science Fellows Mentor (Computer Science Department)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 5 PM

Application Process: Interested students should fill out the application form completely and submit before the due date.

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