Carnegie Mellon University

Scholarships & Funding

Get Started Now! SURG, ISURG and SURG/CW for Spring 2019

Deadline for Spring 2019 SURG proposals: Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Research support is available through the Undergraduate Research Office for all disciplines – the humanities, social sciences and arts, business, computer science, engineering and the sciences.

NOTE: SURG Proposal Writing Sessions
Sunday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. GHC 4215
Thursday, Oct. 4, 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Baker Hall 237B

Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) are open to ALL undergraduates in any discipline, freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Grants are available of up to $500 for single entries and up to $1,000 for group entries to cover project expenses, including but not limited to supplies and materials, time on laboratory equipment or travel to another city for archival research.

Submit Application

It is strongly recommended that you attend the SURG Proposal Writing Sessions. Proposal quality is the primary factor in selection. Please contact URO Director Stephanie Wallach or URO Assistant Director Richelle Bernazzoli, no later than Oct. 22 if you wish to have a draft of your proposal reviewed. To make an appointment, please visit our site (Choose “Appointments with Consultants Not in Your Major,” then “Undergraduate Research and Fellowship/Scholarship Appointments”).

Tartans Abroad Award for Winter Break 2018-19

Application deadline:  Wednesday, Oct. 31 by 11:59 p.m.

CMU’s Tartans Abroad Award application for Winter Break 2018-19 is live! If you plan to study abroad over the 2018-19 Winter Break, please consider applying.

You can find more information on our website. All applications must be submitted through the CMU Study Abroad Portal. Please be sure to follow these step-by-step instructions to ensure the successful submission of your application.

If you have any questions at all, please email

An ACES scholarship could be yours!

Application deadline: Nov. 15.

If your friends come to you for edits on their papers and you receive frequent compliments on your writing, a scholarship may be yours (and scholarships can open doors to even more opportunities!). Editing – the craft of making other people’s writing better – is a great skill to have. You deserve to be rewarded for your achievements.

ACES: The Society for Editing awards six cash scholarships each year worth a total of $11,500, plus financial support for the winners to attend our annual conference. You can hone your skills and mingle with professionals who edit everything – breaking news, business presentations, magazines online and in print, academic and government publications, websites, newsletters, books and more.

The scholarships are open to college juniors, seniors and graduate students. The application process is simple (though the standards are high) and the deadline is Nov. 15.

Learn more and apply today 

DoD SMART Scholarship for Service Program

Deadline to apply: Dec. 1, 2018

The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.

SMART Scholars will receive:

  • A full tuition scholarship while in school
  • An annual stipend
  • Summer research internships
  • A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility

Learn more and apply