DePauw offers financial support to students pursuing research, scholarship and creative activities during the academic year and the summer.
Attending Undergraduate Conferences
Students who have been accepted to present a paper or poster at a conference may apply for funding [application coming] to help with travel, housing and meals. Support comes from a variety of funds, including the:
Student Research & Artistic Grant
J. William Asher and Anne F. Harris Endowed Fund in the Humanities
J. William and Dorothy A. Asher Endowed Fund in the Social Sciences
J. William Asher and the Melanie J. Norton Endowed Fund in the Sciences
J. William and Katherine C. Asher Endowed Research Fund for Psychological Science
Students who wish to attend a professional conference, but have not been accepted to present may apply for funding to help with travel, housing and meals from the Hubbard Center Pre-Professional Development Fund.
Student Research or Creative Projects
Students pursue research and creative projects as part of their senior seminars, in independent study classes, as part of an off-campus study program, and as part of the summer research program. Students also pursue competitive opportunities off campus during their academic career and after graduation., the
Summer Research Program
Upperclass students can engage in 8-10 week collaborative research with faculty members during the summer. Faculty members submit an application for a Student-Faculty Summer Research Grant. Students are selected by faculty members and are expected to submit a statement as part of that application.
Collaborative Research with Faculty
Students of all class years wishing to pursue collaborative research projects with faculty members that take place during the academic year or that do not last 8-10 weeks in the summer can apply for funding [application coming] supported by a number of endowed funds, including the J. William Asher and Anne F. Harris Endowed Fund in the Humanities, the . William and Dorothy A. Asher Endowed Fund in the Social Sciences, the J. William Asher and the Melanie J. Norton Endowed Fund in the Sciences, the J. William and Katherine C. Asher Endowed Research Fund for Psychological Science, the Douglas B. White Memorial Travel Grant, and the Frank W. Howes Student Summer Grant.
Competitive Opportunities Off Campus
Students regularly pursue competitive opportunities as part of their undergraduate experience as well as after they graduate. These include competitive fellowships, such as the Goldwater and Udall Scholarships, research experiences for undergraduates (REUs), and a variety of supervised research internships. Some students also pursue research as part of semester study abroad programs, such as Euroscholars, School for Field Studies and School for International Training.