Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (Summer URG)

Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (Summer URG)


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 eight weeks long, and students may not do any outside work during this time period (no internships, classes, or part time jobs).

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

All Northwestern undergraduate students returning to school in the fall are eligible for these grants (graduating seniors are ineligible).

The new Summer URG-Advanced program provides the opportunity for students to receive a second summer of 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.


Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Grant or Fellowship, Group/Team

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Northwestern Summer Session

Opportunity Start Year: 


Opportunity Location: 

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

Opportunity Regions: 

  • Location Varies

Location Map: 

Requirements & Prerequisites


  • Undergraduate Students

Other Limits on Participation: 

Must be a Northwestern student returning to school in the fall as an undergraduate student

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: 

  • undergraduate research, independent projects, grants, Creative arts, creative writing, Lab Research

Financial Information

Funding Availability: 

  • Yes


$3,500 - additional funds available for international projects

Type of Payment Available: 

  • Stipend

Contact Information

Sponsors & Partners

NU Sponsor: 

Office of Undergraduate Research

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

Elective Topic: 

Similar Opportunities

Awards are typically made to Weinberg sophomores and juniors of a $3,000 stipend to cover research and living expenses for an eight-week summer period.  To accept this stipend, you must agree to take on no other internship, paid work, or research grant during the eight-week period, nor be enrolled in courses for any part of this period.  (Limited volunteer work is allowed.)  [Note: Applicants typically must first apply for a Summer URG from the Office of the Provost before applying for a Weinberg Summer Grant.]

Contact Information

Wildcard Group

Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

Global Opportunity: 

Elective Topic: