The goal of the Summer Science Fellowship is to broaden the participation of historically underrepresented groups (based on gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or disability) in the sciences and math.

Carleton Summer Science Fellows have the opportunity to work in a research lab either at Carleton or at another institution for at least two summers with payment of $550/week for full-time work for up to 10 weeks. Summer Science Fellows participate in group meetings and activities both before and after the summer research experience and are expected to enroll in the 1 credit Science Fellows Research Colloquium both in the spring before and the fall following their research experience.

What does the award fund?

Each summer, this program funds a cohort of new Science Fellows, plus student Fellows in previous cohorts. Each Science Fellow is assured two summers of research support. Students can use the funding to work with Carleton faculty, or with scientific investigators elsewhere.

Student eligibility

You must be a first- or second-year Carleton student with a strong interest in graduate study in fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, statistics, physics, or psychology. By the end of the 2023-2024 academic year, students must have completed at least one introductory science course with a lab, or students interested in computer science, mathematics, and/or statistics must have completed at least one course in that field.

Students who identify as members of the following groups are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science and math fields
  • Students from low-income backgrounds
  • Students who attended under-resourced high schools
  • Students who are in the first generation in their family to attend college

Contact: Rob Thompson, Summer Science Fellowship Director

Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024 Extended to Monday February 12, 2024!

Application Process: Interested students should complete and submit the application form by the due date.

We encourage you to compose your answers to the longer questions in a word processor and to cut and paste the resulting text into this form. This gives you access to conveniences like spell checking as well as the opportunity to save and reflect on your work before submitting.

NOTE: The application asks you to upload an unofficial copy of your Carleton transcript. To do so, go to the Hub and view your transcript, then save the page as a PDF (usually something like Print > Save as PDF will do the trick).

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