Note: Our database is still in its early stages and focuses primarily on grants available to Berkeley students.
This page is intended to provide a comprehensive list of travel and research grants available to undergraduates. Whether your research hasn’t yet begun or has already been completed, there is something here for everyone. Need to travel to a conference to present your thesis? Still trying to find funds for that special project? We have the grants you need.
You can also access this list in spreadsheet format, which allows viewers to filter and sort grants according to field of study and deadline.
1) “Getting Started in Undergraduate Research” (Finding a mentor, finding a program to apply to, working productively with a mentor)
2) “Writing a Research Proposal”
RESEARCH AND TRAVEL GRANTS @ CAL
URAP: Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program 01/23/2012
Over 1100 undergraduates placed as apprentices with about 200 faculty members every semester.
HAAS SCHOLARS PROGRAM (for all majors) 02/15/2012
Up to $12,600 to pursue an independent project in ANY MAJOR.
STRONACH BACCALAUREATE PRIZE (JUDITH LEE STRONACH)–up to $25,000 to carry out a humanistic research, creative, or publish service project after graduation. Apply senior year. 03/01/2012
SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS/L&S
$3500 to carry out an independent research project in any L&S major.
ASUC Academic Opportunity Fund (all majors) –up to $500, quick decision, good for attending conferences
HISTORY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANT (for history majors’ senior theses)
Student Opportunity Funds (SOF)— all majors (similar to ASUC Academic Opportunity Fund, for all majors)
SPONSORED PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (SPUR – CNR)–faculty initiated 01/23/2012
European Union Center of Excellence Summer 2012 Senior Thesis Research Fellowship 02/01/2012 5 p.m.
SROP: Summer Research Opportunities Program (arts/humanities, social science, physical science) 02/01/2012
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (pre-PhD, pref. 2 yrs to go) 02/08/2012 (estimated deadline)
PERCY UNDERGRADUATE GRANT FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS RESEARCH–$ for Indep. Projects on American Politics 02/08/2012
HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS 02/23/2012
UCDC (internship in DC w/ associated research) 02/29/2012
CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER (indep. projects, 2 deadlines/year) 03/05/2012
LESLIE LIPSON SCHOLARSHIP AND PRIZE PROGRAM (sophomores) 03/09/2012
GROUP Summer Apprenticeships (Townsend Center for the Humanities) 04/01/2012
SPONSORED PROJECTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (SPUR – CNR)–student initiated 04/03/2012
GREATER GOOD SCIENCE CENTER UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP 04/16/2012 (estimated deadline)
CENTER FOR LATINO POLICY RESEARCH MINI-GRANT PROGRAM 04/16/2012(estimated deadline)
MCNAIR SCHOLARS PROGRAM (all majors, pre-PhD) 10/11/2012 (estimated deadline)
Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues Undergraduate Mini-grant Program 10/22/2012 (estimated deadline)
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Undergrad Research Grant 11/02/2012 (estimated deadline)
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS 11/15/2012 (estimated deadline)
CENTER FOR THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RIGHT-WING MOVEMENTS UNDERGRADUATE MINI-GRANT 11/15/2012 (estimated deadline)
Berkeley Big Ideas–Emerging and Neglected Diseases Competition 11/21/2012 (estimated deadline)
Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholars (for AB540 students) 12/10/2012 (estimated deadline)