Research and Funding
Information on funding for undergraduate research initiatives as well as information on scholarships and grants can be found here:
The Peter C. Dozzi Pittsburgh Internship Initiative
This scholarship money, made available through a generous gift from Mr. Peter C. Dozzi, is for students who will be staying in the Pittsburgh Region to complete a summer internship experience. This scholarship was envisioned an incentive to keep Carnegie Mellon talent in and around the Pittsburgh Region after graduation. Click here for more information.
Summer Internship Experience Fund
The CMU Summer Internship Experience Fund is available to current undergraduate students who are participating in off-campus, low paying or unpaid internships located in the United States during the summer. Click here for more information.
Olitsky Family Foundation Internship Grant
The Olitsky Family Foundation Internship Grant is designed to support early career experiences for students with emotional and cognitive differences. This grant is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, and preference will be given to those who have engaged with the Olitsky Career Readiness Program and/or CMU's Office of Disability Resources. Click here to learn more!
Finding Research Opportunities
- Meet with your advisor to see if they know of any faculty members with openings in their lab
- Contact professors from your classes or professors you know who are doing research in the areas that you are interested in pursuing. Faculty members do not always post their openings on Handshake
- Teaching assistants may also be able to refer you to faculty members who have openings
- National Science Foundation
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research and Training Opportunities
- Gap-year Quick Tips [pdf] - see “research” section at top of document for links to opportunities, not just for a gap year