Buffett Supplemental Undergraduate Grant

Buffett Supplemental Undergraduate Grant

About

The Buffett Institute encourages undergraduate involvement in the intellectual life of the University and around the world. The Buffett Supplemental Undergraduate Grant program is designed to provide supplemental funding to Northwestern undergraduates to complete or enhance research, internships, conference presentation, project work, or other non-traditional experiences. 

Buffett Supplemental Undergraduate Grants are awarded up to $2,000. Applicants who have already been awarded grants offered by Northwestern such as Undergraduate Research Grants, SIGP and Weinberg Grants for Research will be given priority. The focus of the proposed activity must be relevant to contemporary global issues.

In order for your proposal to be considered it must be submitted by November 15 or May 15. 

Basic Information

Opportunity Type: 

  • Grant or Fellowship

Opportunity Timeframe: 

  • Academic Year and/or Full Year, Northwestern Fall Quarter, Northwestern Winter Quarter, Northwestern Spring Quarter, Northwestern Summer Session, Short Term (Less than 1 quarter)

Opportunity Start Year: 

2015

Opportunity Location: 

  • Anywhere, International

Opportunity Regions: 

  • Location Varies

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Requirements & Prerequisites

Participants: 

  • Undergraduate Students

Language Requirement: 

No

Academic Information

Course Credit Availability: 

  • No

Keyword Descriptors: 

  • academic year grant, summer grant, undergraduate grants, research grants, Internship, unpaid internship, international development, international affairs, asset-based community development, community based participatory research, international travel, conference travel, conference, independent projects. project-based grant

Financial Information

Funding Availability: 

  • Yes

Compensation: 

Up to $2,000 grant

Type of Payment Available: 

  • Grant for Expenses

Contact Information

Sponsors & Partners

NU Sponsor: 

Buffett Institute for Global Studies

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Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

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Similar Opportunities

The Summer Internship Grant Program was established to support Northwestern students participating in unpaid internships and summer experiences. A primary focus is as a funding source for undergraduate Northwestern students who have accepted (or are planning on securing) an unpaid internship in an industry that traditionally does not pay their interns. However, it is also a career development program to enrich important learning opportunities as students engage in their internship settings.

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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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Northwestern Run Opportunity: 

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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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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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Awards are made for up to $1000 to assist Weinberg undergraduates in pursuing original research or creative work under the close supervision of a faculty member during the academic year. Grants can help cover the costs of consumable supplies (but not lab equipment or facilities costs), data collection, travel, and other expenses directly related to the research or creative project. Applicants must typically apply for a URG Summer Grant first.

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Awards are made to Weinberg sophomores and juniors of a $3500 stipend to cover research and living expenses for an eight-week summer period. To accept this stipend students 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.) Applicants typically apply for a URG Summer Grant first. Pro-rated grants for six or seven weeks may be considered for funding.

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