Undergraduate Research

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Each year, Northwestern University and the Circumnavigators Club Foundation jointly award a fellowship worth up to $9000 for an around-the-world travel research project over the three-month period between the junior and senior year. Students apply during the fall quarter, submitting a proposal and preliminary itinerary according to the guidelines listed on the web site. The winner prepares for the research project during the winter/spring quarters of his or her junior year and spends the three summer months in actual travel and on-the-scene study.

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Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grants (Academic Year URGs) fund independent academic and creative work in all fields of study.  Under faculty supervision, URG winners immerse themselves in novel scholarly projects in the laboratory, the library, or the studio, on campus and around the world.

All undergraduate students are eligible for these grants.

Grants provide up to $1,000 of support for research expenses, such as lab materials, travel to archives or field sites, study participant compensation among many others.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (Summer URGs) fund independent academic and creative work in all fields of study.  Under faculty supervision, URG winners immerse themselves in novel scholarly projects in the laboratory, the library, or the studio, on campus and around the world.  Projects must be at least eight weeks long, and students may not do any outside work during this time period.

Grants provide a $3,500 stipend with additional travel funds available for international projects.

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The Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN) is dedicated to the growth and support of education, research and outreach for energy and sustainability across the Northwestern community. ISEN’s mission is to catalyze the development of transformational science, technology, education and policy for sustainability and energy.

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Northwestern University encourages its undergraduates not only to carry out scholarly and creative projects but also to present research results or perform productions at recognized regional, national, and international conferences or meetings. Participation in scholarly conferences provides an important opportunity for students to communicate research findings to others in the field, network with other researchers, and expand an understanding of the scope and nature of academic research.

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Jointly funded by Northwestern University and the Circumnavigators Club Foundation, the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant Program offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  The winner will receive a $9,000 award to travel to at least five different countries (excluding the U.S.

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