Departmental Research Opportunities

Research Fellowships

Faculty/Student Research: The Towsley Endowment provides financial support for Carleton students working with Carleton science and math faculty on campus (or in the field) during summer and over winter break. For more information, please see the application. Filled out by faculty.

Kolenkow-Reitz Fellowship: The Kolenkow-Reitz fellowship provides research support for Carleton students working with non-Carleton science and math faculty at another institution during the summer or over winter break. For more information, please see the application. Filled out by students.

Summer Science Fellowship: The goal of the Summer Science Fellowship is to broaden participation of historically underrepresented groups (including gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or disability) in the sciences and math. For more information, please see the application. Filled out by students.

Paglia Post-Bac Research Fellowship: The goal of this fellowship is to enable graduating seniors with a strong interest in a career in scientific research to experience working life in a lab/research group at a U.S. Research One (R1) institution for a period of one year (for international students) or two years (for US citizens or permanent residents). Graduating seniors with a major in a discipline represented on Carleton’s STEM Board (Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology) are eligible to apply. Find out more about the expectations, eligibility requirements, and application process. Application deadline is 5 PM on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Learn about other student fellowship opportunities at Carleton.

Additional Student Research Support

Housing Scholarship

Students who receive need-based financial aid during the academic year are eligible to apply for scholarship funds to help defray the cost of housing during their summer research experience at Carleton. The maximum award for ten weeks of housing will be $1000. For more information, please see the application. Filled out by student.

Conference Travel Support

Students whose research results will be presented at a conference are eligible to apply for funding from the Towsley Fund for travel to the conference. Typical awards will be $500. Students who receive need-based financial aid during the academic year are eligible to apply for additional scholarship funding for conference travel and attendance. 

Travel costs may include airfare*, lodging, conference registration fees, ground transportation, and modest meals**.  Itemized receipts, including the last four digits of the credit card used (where applicable), are required for reimbursement.  For more information, please see the application. Filled out by student.

*Airfare: Coach class only, booked as far in advance as possible to lower rate. Add-ons that increase the cost are considered a personal expense.  **Meals that are included with conference registration should be eaten at the conference venue and not requested for additional reimbursement.  Eligible meals should be nutritious (i.e. not candy, dessert, etc.) and cost about $8-$20 per meal, depending on the meal and location.