Fall and Spring Semester Funding

Support for student term-time research is available for Amherst College students for up to $1,000 in the form of grants from the Gregory S. Call Student Research Fund; the Nicholas Curtis Heaney Memorial Fund, which provides travel support for students doing honors theses in order to broaden the student's personal and cultural horizons as part of their research experience; the Doelling Undergraduate Research Fund, which supports an undergraduate engaged in performing scientific research in biological/life sciences under the guidance of a faculty member; the Linden Family Fund, which provides support for students engaged in research projects, with a preference for thesis work in History; and the Wolansky Family Research Fund, which provides support for students engaged in research projects, with a preference for thesis work and majoring in American studies, history, political science or English.

Application deadlines are December 6 (for students submitting fall and interterm proposals) and February 14 (for students submitting spring proposals). Applications are awarded on an on-going basis throughout the semester up until the deadline.  In the student application process, the student must provide 1) a proposal requesting funds and how the funding relates to their research 2) a detailed budget (inclusive of a detailed travel budget, if applicable), and 3) their faculty sponsor/research advisor's name and email adress.  An email will be sent automatically to the professor asking for a letter of recommendation.  The application will not be considered for an award until all of these components have been received.  Due to the high volume of requests, please know that students who request funds to attend a conference will be considered only if they are presenting their research at the conference.  Please review the Reimbursement Policy for Student Research Grant Expenses, if applicable.

If your project involves international travel, you must include with your proposal a signed International Travel Waiver of Liability. If you are under 18 years old, both you and your parents must sign the waiver.  International travelers must also submit a signed statement that you have registered your trip with the Amherst College Travel Registry. Please visit the Study Abroad website for information on Health and Emergency Medical Assistance.

Contact Emily Jacobson with any questions.

Summer Funding

Limited funding is available through the Gregory S. Call Student Research Program to enable Amherst College students to join the community of scholars engaged in on-campus research projects during the summer. The summer research award is for a period of 6-8 weeks and includes a stipend of $480 per week, campus housing and meals (14/week at Valentine).  Please be specific in the number of weeks you are requesting. Priority will go to current juniors with proposals leading into thesis work. Funding is also available for research-related summer travel up to $1,000, although preference is given to those conducting on-campus research. Students receiving on-campus research awards are not eligible for the research-related summer travel funding. In addition, students receiving on-campus research awards must live on campus.  Please note that summer student housing is typically not available until the second week of June. The online application proposal must outline a clearly defined project and have the strong support of the faculty member with whom the student will work directly.

If your project involves international travel, you must include with your proposal a signed International Travel Waiver of LiabilityInternational travelers must also submit a signed statement that you have registered your trip with the Amherst College Travel Registry. Please visit the Study Abroad website for information on Health and Emergency Medical Assistance.

The deadline for submission of proposals is April 10.  Please contact Emily Jacobson if you need additional time.

Please note that if you receive funding to conduct summer research, you are not eligible for other employment at Amherst College during that time period, including summer internship funding.

Contact Emily Jacobson with any questions.

The Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund

Support for senior projects is available in the form of grants from the Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund. The Alpha Delta Phi Fund is designed to support senior essay writing, special topics, and other comparable independent projects. All seniors in the humanities and social sciences may submit an application, but first priority is reserved for English majors and others working in literary studies, creative writing, theater and dance, or film. Monies from the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund can be used for senior projects having to do with the moving image specifically, whether essays, theses, or production projects. Awards are intended for seniors who are working on projects that are integral to their coursework or are part of independent study for credit that is supervised and evaluated by a faculty member.

The Alpha Delta Phi Fund and the David P. Patchel Memorial Fund may be used to subsidize a variety of activities such as: purchase or rental of equipment, supplies, or materials; short-term travel funds for research purposes; and funds to defray the costs of interviews. Students are expected to absorb normal costs for their work. These grants are for expenses over and above the purchase of books and routine supplies equivalent to the usual costs of a regular course. Grants generally do not exceed $1,200, however, domestic travel grants may be awarded up to $1,500 and international travel grants may be awarded up to $2,000. Students who receive the maximum amount of funding in one semester may only reapply for additional funding in exceptional circumstances.  Please use these links for applications: Fall Application Spring Application The deadlines for these applications are: November 8 and February 7. Application Procedures

If your project involves international travel, you must include with your proposal a signed International Travel Waiver of Liability.  If you are under 18 years old, both you and your parents must sign the waiver.  International travelers must also submit a signed statement that you have registered your trip with the Amherst College Travel Registry. Please visit the Study Abroad website for information on Health and Emergency Medical Assistance.

Contact Emily Jacobson with any questions.

Amherst College Undergraduate Folger Fellowships

Schupf Scholars Program  (log in required)