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Scholarships & Funding

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) and Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG)

Proposal deadline: Friday, March 22

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) are open to ALL undergraduates interested in any form of research. Awards are $3,500 for eight to 10 weeks of full-time summer research on campus in any field of study. Summer Research Fellowships are very competitive and include support materials, as per the website description. Students may work alone or in a group, but must apply for the fellowship as an individual - no group awards are available. There are two types of proposals: Type I for students in the Creative Arts and Humanities who will submit a research-based “making” project; and Type II for all other students submitting proposals.

Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) are open to ALL undergraduates in any discipline, from first years to seniors. Grants are available of up to $500 for single entries and up to $1,000 for group entries to cover such things as the costs of supplies and materials, time on laboratory equipment or travel to another city for data.

It is strongly suggested that you participate in one of the SURG/SURF Application Workshops:

Thursday, Feb. 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., GHC 5222
Sunday, Feb. 24, 5 to 6 p.m., GHC 4211

Learn more and apply

CIEE Grants for Study Abroad

Nominations are due by Monday, April 15

CIEE is offering grants for their Fall 2019 Open Campus study abroad programs. These grants are available to students doing any 3-block Open Campus program, regardless of location or combinations.

  • A single location = $4,000 grant
  • Two or more locations = $6,000 grant

For information and nominations, please visit CIEE Grants. Students can also design their own program from the 12 locations, seven academic tracks and academic project options available in fall 2019.

If you’re interested, please make a study abroad appointment through the CMU Study Abroad Portal at your earliest convenience to discuss this opportunity further.

If you have any questions, please contact

Friedman Internships: Learn and Intern in Washington D.C.

Application deadline: Friday, March 1

All Carnegie Mellon undergraduate and graduate students from any college or school who have a strong academic record and would value the opportunity to spend a summer gaining firsthand policy experience in a public or private sector in Washington D.C. are invited to apply. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Students are responsible for finding their own internships. Grants of up to $3,500 are available. Internships usually cover a 10-week period.

Learn more and apply

Please contact Emily Half with any questions.

Heinz College Paid Summer Fellowships

Application Deadline: Monday, April 1

Students currently in their junior year of college (from any major) are eligible to apply to two distinct summer fellowships hosted by CMU's Heinz College:

IT Lab: Summer Security Intensive (SSI)

  • Priority Application Deadline: Friday, Feb. 1
  • Final Application Deadline: Monday, April 1
  • Program Begins: Thursday, June 13
  • Program Ends: Saturday, Aug. 3

To learn more, please click on the above links, or contact David Eber via email or at 412-268-3347.