The Undergraduate Program


Senior Thesis Funding Opportunities

 

Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities Summer Research Fellowship

  • Eligibility: Preference given to CC and GS junior history majors conducting research for the senior thesis, but applications from other students conducting historical research are welcome. 
  • Award amount:  $2,500-$5,500
  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2021, at 10 AM
  • Brief description of the grant

The Columbia Research Initiative on the Global History of Sexualities (CRIGHS), with the generous support of Paul D. Lerner, CC ‘83, and Stephen Reis, provides 1-2 summer research fellowships to support 4-8 weeks of research in LGBTQ history and the history of sexuality.   Students wishing to conduct research in New York may wish to consult the CRIGHS research guide.  Application materials are due March 15, 2021. 

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Columbia funds are prohibited for travel including research that will be conducted in conjunction with travel. We will evaluate the situation early in 2021 and will decide whether it is possible to reinstate this program in summer 2021.

Edwin Robbins Summer Research Fellowship

Eligibility: Junior majors (Columbia College ONLY) who intend to write a thesis 

Award: Up to $2,500

The department offers two fellowships of up to $2,500 each year to support summer research in preparation for writing a senior thesis. Interested students must identify a faculty member willing to supervise the research project and submit a proposal of no more than 1,500 words.

In the application please submit 2 plans:

  1. To use in travel during July and August (on the condition that travel restrictions will be lifted)
  2. To be used for research expenses in local libraries (no-travel) such as scanning, photocopying etc.


*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Columbia funds are prohibited for travel including research that will be conducted in conjunction with travel. Applications are accepted for remote research, or a project that takes place where the applicant is currently located.

CC/GS Senior Thesis Funding

Eligibility: Seniors (Columbia College and General Studies) who are enrolled in a senior thesis seminar or independent senior thesis section in the fall term

Award: Varies

Columbia College and the School of General Studies both offer grants towards writing senior theses. Grant amounts normally range from $50 to $250 (with grants up to $500 occasionally granted) and cover expenses like photocopying and traveling. The two schools have different deadlines, which vary year to year and will be communicated to thesis students by October of their Senior Fall, but the applications can be found below, for student interested in completing the form ahead of time. 

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Columbia funds are prohibited for travel including research that will be conducted in conjunction with travel. Applications are accepted for remote research, or a project that takes place where the applicant is currently located.


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