The Undergraduate Dean’s Office provides small awards of up to $450 to students seeking financial support for faculty-mentored research, scholarly projects, or academic conference travel. These awards can be used at any time during the academic year, over the summer, or over breaks.
Awards are open to all current undergraduate students who are (1) enrolled at the College at the time of application, and (2) enrolled during the period when the research, project, or conference travel will take place (or in the case of a summer project or conference, in the following Fall semester).
While students are encouraged to apply for funding, there is no guarantee that all funding requests will be approved. If approved, students will only receive funding for one award in a semester, and two total awards during their undergraduate career.
Only complete applications will be reviewed by the Dean’s Office. An application is considered completed when both the student application and the faculty letter of support have been received. Please follow the links below for more information and to apply:
Academic Year Funding awards are processed as fellowships. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and the disbursement of funds can take several additional weeks. Click here for the AY Funding calendar for 2019-20.
Academic Year Funding awards are considered taxable income. Students with “non-resident alien” status receiving awards that apply to activities that take place in the United States, scholarships, and/or grants in excess of tuition and fees will be required to pay U.S. federal income tax. The tax will appear on the student’s monthly statement account by November for the Fall semester and on the April statement for the Spring semester. A student may be eligible for a refund the following tax year after filing a U.S. federal return.
For guidance on filing your federal tax return, please contact Patti Lausch, Assistant Direct for International Student and Scholar Services and Advising, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For guidance on how the tax fellowship is calculated, please contact Christine Eigenbrot at email@example.com. You can also view the Student Employee Taxation of Wages Information Sheet.
Other Academic Year Funding Opportunities
- Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
- Career and Civic Engagement Center mini-grants for co-curricular experiences
Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowship
Through the Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellowship, up to 15 students are selected each summer and have the opportunity to spend the summer conducting independent research. Students receive fellowships of $4,500 while they do research that can either be the beginning of the senior thesis or a project that stands alone, but is relevant to their intellectual interests.
Bryn Mawr's web section covering fellowships offers a wealth of application, process, and deadline information for Bryn Mawr students. Fellowship opportunities include those for students before the senior year, fellowships for seniors and alumnae, and fellowships for graduate students.
A number of scholarships are available for students who want to study abroad over the summer at other institutions. Opportunities for summer study abroad are also offered through Bryn Mawr-administered programs: Institut d'Etudes Françaises d'Avignon, the Russian Language Institute, and the International Summer School in China.