The Institute 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.

ISEN collaborates with the Office of Undergraduate Research through the URG program to provide summer research grants for undergraduates studying sustainability and energy topics.  Summer grants provide an unrestricted $3,500 to cover research and living expenses for full-time summer projects. Please note: Students must place ISEN in the proposal's short title when applying through the Provost’s website to allow for quick identification as an ISEN proposal.

Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Grant or Fellowship

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Northwestern Summer Session

Opportunity Start Year: 


Opportunity Location: 

  • Anywhere, Chicago Campus, Evanston Campus, Qatar Campus, Domestic, International

Location Map: 

Requirements & Prerequisites


  • Undergraduate Students

Language Requirement: 


Academic Information

Course Credit Availability: 

  • No

Subject Area(s): 

  • Any, Computing and Mathematics, Creative/Performing Arts, Engineering, Humanities, Journalism, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Keyword Descriptors: 

  • Sustainability, energy, wind, solar, climate change, carbon sequestration, energy efficiency, conversion, harvesting and storage, policy, biofuels, environment, global warming, electricity, smart grid, transmission, green, conservation, behavior, recyclin

Financial Information

Funding Availability: 

  • Yes


$3,500 plus additional support for international projects

Type of Payment Available: 

  • Stipend

Contact Information

Sponsors & Partners

NU Sponsor: 

Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern
Office of Undergraduate Research

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

Elective Topic: