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Funding for Undergrad Research

GW has several opportunities for funding such work (and the Department of Psychology will soon offer its own). Existing opportunities for funding include:

Department Opportunities:

Thanks to an anonymous alumna donor, is launching a new program of small grants of up to $500 to support undergraduate research and service experiences--experiences that can teach you skills and position you for graduate study or jobs. Details are attached. There are several deadlines each year: January for Spring, April for summer, and September for Fall funding. For details and application: Psychology Undergraduate Research and Service Grants Application

Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research (see as a generally useful resource):

GW-Funded Research Fellowships:

GW funds several fellowships, which are available to current students and which support intensive research experiences under the mentorship of university faculty.

The following are undergraduate research fellowships, which the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research administers:

GW Career Center:

The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service offers ideas about community service:

  • The Knapp Fellowship, offered through the Nashman Center, provides $10,000 to one project or funds split between multiple projects for a group project that aims to change the world (or some part of it). Applications will open in October and be due in January--dates forthcoming.


Psi Chi List of External Grants and Awards for Undergraduates - Psi Chi offers a variety of awards and grants to undergraduate members. We encourage you to apply for multiple grants and awards throughout your college career because you will learn from the process. Each time you complete an application, you will gain experience and insight. Application portals open approximately 30 days before the deadline.

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