Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant (Academic Year URG)
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 Northwestern 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. There is additional support for project that take place internationally.
Projects must take place within an independent study or a thesis seminar during the academic year.
There are five deadlines every year: three is fall quarter and two in winter quarter. See the AY URG website for specific deadlines for the current year.
The new AYURG-Advanced program provides the opportunity for students to receive a second yearof funding. It can be for a continuation of the previous project or an entirely new one. WCAS students must receive a WCAS grant as well before they are eligible for this program. More info can be found HERE.
- Grant or Fellowship
- Academic Year and/or Full Year, Northwestern Fall Quarter, Northwestern Winter Quarter, Northwestern Spring Quarter
Opportunity Start Year:
- Anywhere, Chicago Campus, Evanston Campus, Qatar Campus, Domestic, International
- Location Varies
Requirements & Prerequisites
- Undergraduate Students
Other Limits on Participation:
Must be a Northwestern undergrad enrolled in an independent study or a thesis seminar
Course Credit Availability:
- Any, Computing and Mathematics, Creative/Performing Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Journalism, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences
- undergraduate research, independent research, grant, academic year
Type of Payment Available:
- Grant for Expenses