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The Summer Research Fund

The Summer Research Fund is an opportunity for students to work with a Tulane professor on a scholarly project for six weeks during the summer. 

It is great for all students interested in research, regardless of their experience; for students new to research or already working with a faculty mentor. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors across Tulane’s five schools are welcome to apply. You can earn up to $1000 for housing, $1000 for your research costs, and $1000 for your PI/professor involved in your research.


Funding includes housing and a stipend, so students can focus on this enhanced academic experience. The program supports six weeks of research on the Tulane campus, supervised by a Tulane faculty member.Students meet as a community periodically throughout the six–week period to reflect upon the research process and provide support for one another. 

Requirements and Eligibility

  • You must submit a cover letter that is no more than 1000 words and a letter of support from the faculty member or principal investigator you plan to collaborate with. For application deadlines and further instructions, see the NTC Grants webpage.
  • You must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing and conduct.

Summer 2023

Application Timeline

  • Tuesday, January 17: Application opens
  • Wednesday, March 15: Deadline for submissions
  • Friday, April 7: Decisions announced

Program Schedule

Dates are Subject to Change

  • Orientation: Thursday, April 27th, 12:30-1:30PM
  • 1st Didactic Session: Wednesday, June 21st, 12:00-1:30PM
  • 2nd Didactic Session: Wednesday, July 19th, 12:00-1:30PM
  • Final Didactic Session: Wednesday, August 2nd, 12:00-1:30PM

Application Link