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Grants & Fellowships

University- and College-wide Opportunities

Students in Biological Sciences have the opportunity to apply for a broad range of grants and fellowships. The Office of Undergraduate Research has a comprehensive search engine designed to help students seeking research funding. Some of the most popular grants are:

Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grants (Academic Year)
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Grants
Northwestern University Summer Research Grants
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Summer Grants

Biological Sciences Summer Grants

Each year, Biological Sciences awards several grants, ranging from $1750 to $3500, to undergraduate students, to enable them to begin or continue their research over the summer. These grants are available to Biological Sciences Majors only. Students should contact Professor Chris Petersen preferably by April 15th.

2021 BioSci Summer Research Grant Winners
2021 WCAS BioSci Summer Research Grant Winners

External Summer Research Opportunities

National Institutes of Health
Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences 

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Department of Microbiology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) 

The University of Texas Southwestern Summer SURF Program 

Weizmann Institute of Science