Most fellowships are funded directly by Colgate. Additional fellowships receive funding from corporate or foundation grants, individual donors, or individual faculty research grants.
Summertime research often results in the presentation of papers at professional meetings or publication in journals, with undergraduates as co-authors and exhibitors. Students and faculty from all academic departments and divisions
There are two ways for students to pursue research on campus over the summer, outlined below.
There are two ways (outlined below) for students to pursue research on campus over the summer:
- Faculty-initiated fellowships
- Student-initiated fellowships
Students may also be interested in paid research opportunities outside of Colgate.
- Pathway to Science
Over 800 programs - REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergraduates.
NASA-supported internships, fellowships, and scholarships
- Ocean Sciences
Research opportunities in ocean sciences
Opportunities specifically in engineering fields.
If you are a faculty member interested in applying for funding to support student researchers over the summer, please see the summer research information page for faculty
This type of funding envisions research projects supervised by faculty mentors but proposed by students. This research does not need to be related to the faculty member’s research, but the faculty mentor must agree to supervise the student for the duration of the project. Students apply for funding in consultation with faculty mentors. Information about applying and application deadlines may be found at the student-initiated summer research page