Office of Undergraduate Research

and Creative Scholarship

Funding Opportunities

Full Time Summer Research Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for undergraduate students to be involved in full-time, paid research and creative scholarship over the summer at Cal Lutheran.

Full-Time Summer Research

STEM Research Abroad Fellowship


Cal Lutheran students in STEM disciplines, including psychology and public health, can apply for one of two Study Abroad Summer STEM Research Fellowships. Each fellowship ranges in length from six to eight weeks and combines an academically rigorous, full time research experience at a top university with a rewarding cultural experience in one of five countries.

The fellowship covers the cost of participating in an Arcadia University STEM Research Program. The opportunity is co-sponsored by OURCS and the Study Abroad Center.

Details about the STEM Research Abroad Fellowship 



Grants of up to $500 to assist undergraduate students in carrying out their novel research and creative activities during the academic year.

Details about the Small Supplies Grants



Partial support for undergraduate students to present at professional conferences/meetings.

Details about the Undergraduate Professional Presentation Travel (UPPT) Grants

Religion Majors

Undergraduate students who have declared a major or minor in the Religion Department can apply for a Foster Family Foundation grant of up to $500 to support research activities.

Foster Family Foundation Grant

Social Sciences

The Culver Mentor and Research Fellows program is an endowed program that supports undergraduate research and creative scholarship in the disciplines of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division.  Specifically, these grants support projects in Communication, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Political Science, and Sociology. The application should be written and sent by the faculty on the project. Each faculty who is selected invites 2-5 outstanding students to work with them as Culver Research Fellows.

Culver Behavioral Science Fellowship