UGAR application deadlines

Check the eligibility criteria for each program before applying. Late applications are not accepted. If you have questions about programs or application processes, contact UGAR before the application deadline.

COVID-19: Implications for UGAR programs

This information will be updated as College policies continue to evolve. Monitor College emails for the most current information on changing policies that may apply to UGAR programs.

Research Scholar programs 
(Presidential Scholars, Sophomore Research Scholars, Junior Research Scholars)

  • Spring term application deadlines: unchanged at this point
  • Spring term research: funding only for remote research (deadline for all requests: April 3, 2020)
    • Current Scholars: if you have not already completed 3 terms of research, you may email "undergraduate research" to request a third term for the spring
    • Students not currently in any of the Scholars programs: submit this online application form (be sure to note eligibility guidelines on application form)
  • Summer term research: TBD (will depend on whether the campus reopens to students)

Research grants and fellowships
(Leave term grants, honors thesis grants, conference travel grants, Senior Fellowships, E.E. Just Fellowships, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships)

  • Spring term application deadlines: unchanged at this point
  • Restrictions: 
    • No funding for travel (domestic or international) in spring and summer terms
    • If summer term is shifted to remote learning, no funding will be awarded for summer research on campus

Full-time and thesis research

Research grants

Applications for leave term and honors thesis research are accepted in the 5th week of the term immediately before the research term (due by 11:59pm):

  • April 29, 2020 (for summer term research)
  • July 22, 2020 (for fall term research)
  • October 14, 2020 (for winter term research)
  • February 3, 2021 (for spring term research)

** NOTE: you must submit the recommendation request form at least one week prior to the application deadline

Part-time assistantships

Research assistantships

Applications are accepted quarterly for Sophomore and Junior Research Scholars to conduct research in the following term (due by 11:59pm one week before the last day of classes):

  • May 27, 2020 (for summer term research)
  • August 19, 2020 (for fall term research)
  • November 11, 2020 (for winter term research)
  • February 26. 2021 (for spring term research)

Presidential Scholarships

Students will be notified of their eligibility to apply for Presidential Scholarships in winter of sophomore year. Applications are due in spring term of sophomore year:

  • Next deadline: April 29, 2020 (due by 11:59pm)
    • The application link, at the bottom of the Presidential Scholars application webpage, will be live as of February 4, 2020

Conference funding

Applications for conference funding are accepted on a rolling basis. Students must submit applications at least two weeks before the conference.

Stamps Scholarships

Students apply for the Stamps Scholars program in the winter of sophomore year.

Application deadline: February 15

Senior Fellowships

Students apply for the Senior Fellowship two terms prior to the start of the proposed fellowship. The standard cycle is to apply in spring of junior year for Senior Fellowships to begin in fall of senior year:

  • Next application deadline: April 16, 2020
    • for fall 2020 start

Note: Students must submit the Senior Fellowship interest form no later than the 6th week of the term, one term prior to the term of application (which would be winter for the standard application cycle)

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships

Applications for the MMUF program are accepted each year on February 15.