There are many research opportunities available to you at Georgetown University through various departments, initiatives, fellowships, and research centers. The list below includes many, but not all, of research experiences found on campus. Please contact Lauren Tuckley, Research Resource Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with questions.
We also encourage you to seek out a faculty member with similar research interests with which to collaborate; Research Resource is currently designing a searchable database deigned to assist you in finding a mentor. We anticipate launching our database in the Spring of 2012.
GEORGETOWN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (GUROP)
The Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP) offers motivated students the opportunity to learn the discipline and experience the rewards of scholarly research by working with faculty on their research projects. Students spend a minimum of 60 hours per semester/summer working with a faculty mentor on that faculty member's research. After the successful completion of the program, students will receive designation of their participation on their transcript. For more information, please visit the GUROP web page.
In addition, it is recommended that students review the follow link regarding best practices in writing professional e-mail before soliciting faculty mentorships.
The LISA J. RAINES FELLOWSHIP for INDEPENDENT SUMMER RESEARCH
The Lisa J. Raines and Summer Research Fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity for Georgetown sophomores and juniors wishing to conduct independent summer research. Each recipient of a Raines or AAP will receive a total of $5000 for the summer—$2500 at the beginning of the summer and the other $2500 once the project is completed. The experience is invaluable—from creating the project, drafting the timeline, sustaining independent work, writing up the research and eventually presenting the findings. The skills gained through securing and completing a summer research grant are immeasurably helpful for a strong undergraduate record, future graduate school admissions and study, and post-graduate fellowships.
The MORTARA FELLOWS
The School of Foreign Service and the Mortara Center for International Studies jointly invite engaged and motivated freshmen to take part in the university’s newest research initiative. A select group of the finest students in the School of Foreign Service will have the opportunity to partner with professors as research-assistants and co-authors on complex research projects throughout their undergraduate career.
Proseminar faculty nominate talented freshmen in their classes at the end of the students’ first semester. Once nominated, students are invited to complete an application form. A faculty panel manages the selection process, pairing students with professors with similar academic interests. If admitted, students will begin their research fellowship in February.
For more information, please visit the Mortara Fellows' website.
GEORGETOWN RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM
Interested in participating in exciting research at Georgetown? The Georgetown Research Volunteers Program connects Georgetown students with researchers as volunteers for studies happening on campus. To participate, please go to here and click on “request an account here” on the bottom left side of the page.
Your participation could be the key to new discovery in cutting edge research happening right here at Georgetown! Contact Ashley Kempczynski at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Kalmanovitz Initiative Undergraduate Fellows Program aims to educate and empower students through institutional support of academic exploration on issues of labor and the working poor as well as through mentorship by Georgetown alumni and others in the DC community engaged in social justice work. For more information, contact Sarah David Heydemann or visit their website.
Apply now for the 2013 Kalmanovitz Practitioner Fellowship! For more information, please visit their website.
The John and Pat Figge Undergraduate Student Research Fellowships was launched in 2009-2010. The interdisciplinary, inter-faith fellowships give undergraduates an opportunity to "reflect on the human problems of today" on topics of their choice. The fellowship reflects the Ignatian values of being contemplative in action and fostering inter-religious understanding and cura personalis. For more information, contact Matthew Gladden or visit their website.
UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS SEMINARS at the BERKLEY CENTER
The Undergraduate Fellows Program combines a four-credit seminar with a collaborative research project that addresses issues at the intersection of religion, culture, society and politics. Along with the in-depth reading, writing, and dialogue typical of an upper-level seminar, student fellows conduct original research and formulate policy recommendations culminating in a written report. The program is part of the Doyle Engaging Difference Initiative. For more information on the Undergraduate Fellows Seminars at The Berkley Center, please visit their website.
THE EDUCATION and SOCIAL JUSTICE PROJECT: International Summer Research Fellowships at the BERKLEY CENTER and the CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
The project provides select students with summer research fellowships to travel abroad for in-depth examinations of innovative initiatives, with a focus on the work of Jesuit secondary and post-secondary institutions. Under faculty supervision, the students gather information through interviews, analyze best practices, and share their reports and conclusions with a wider global audience. For more information, please see this web page.
PROGRAM for JEWISH CIVILIZATION
A certificate or minor in Jewish civilization allows undergraduates to obtain an interdisciplinary perspective on Judaism and the Jewish people with a special emphasis on Jewish civilization and its interrelationship with other cultures. The program is open to students both in the SFS and the College and is intended for students from all religious backgrounds, those either with a strong background in Judaism or none at all. Students are required to to conduct research on a topic related to Jewish civilization under the supervision of a faculty member associated with the Program. Upon completion, seniors will make a 15 minute presentation of their research at the annual senior thesis colloquium, where a prize is awarded to the outstanding paper. For more information, please visit their website or contact Barbara Wolf.
"on the roots of American Democracy"
The Student Fellows program enables Georgetown undergraduate students that are strongly interested in the Tocqueville Forum more deeply to explore the themes and questions of at the heart of the American democracy. Membership is selective, and admission reflects an accomplishment. Student Fellows will be given many opportunities to learn about America's founding principles and their roots in the Western tradition.
The Utraque Unum is the Tocqueville Forum's undergraduate journal, written and edited primarily by student fellows. The purpose of the journal is not only to acquaint students with the tasks of serious writing and editing, but also to allow them to think through complex problems in politics, in culture, and in Georgetown University life. For more information, please visit their website.
THE CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE: THE DAVID F. ANDRETTA SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
The Center for Social Justice administers the David Andretta Research award which provides one undergraduate student with $5,000 to spend a summer conducting social justice research abroad. The summer of 2012 will be the award's inaugural year. Please review the eligibility and application criteria or contact Jane E. Genster for further information.
ZUKOWSKI-KOLLENG UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
The Biology Department offers two undergraduate research fellowships: 1) the Zukowski Fellowship, which has been made possible through generous gift from Dr. Mark M. Zukowski, a 1971 graduate of the Biology Department at Georgetown University, and 2) the Kolleng Fellowship, which has been made possible through a generous gift from Mr. John Kolleng, a 1977 graduate of the Biology Department at Georgetown. Both Fellowships are open to Biology majors who are currently in their sophomore, junior and senior years and will provide a research award of $2,500 and up to a $1,000 living allowance.
See the Biology department website for more information.
BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, and FELLOWSHIPS
Please see the Biology Department's database for more information on opportunities-- not all scholarships are limited to biology majors!
HOWARD HUGHES UNIVERSITY PROGRAM
The Georgetown University Howard Hughes Program is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) university through grants to undergraduate students. The program includes a four-year research intensive curriculum for Georgetown undergraduates who intend to pursue a career in research and an innovative pre-college program that supports progress of underrepresented DC high school students toward enrolling in college science programs.
Incoming first year students who have been accepted to Georgetown College and who have indicated Biology, Chemistry, or Physics as their major are eligible to apply to the Georgetown Hughes Research Scholars Program. In addition, any science major may apply to the program at any time during their undergraduate years as interest in pursuing Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degrees after college emerge. Research and Teaching Scholars programs are also available.
Interested students should visit Georgetown's Howard Hughes Scholarship website for more information about each individual opportunity.
Announcements for Research Resources
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