Office of Undergraduate Research

and Creative Scholarship

Full-Time Summer Research

These sponsorship opportunities enable undergraduate students to participate in full-time research and creative scholarship over the summer at Cal Lutheran. For detailed information on each fellowship, explore the options below.

Students—you must have a faculty research mentor that has committed to working with you in the summer, should you receive the fellowship, to be eligible to submit a proposal.

If you and your faculty research mentor are ready to submit your proposal and application, click the button below. Please be sure to read all of the instructions below and work with your faculty research mentor on your proposal before you submit it.

 

Questions? Email ourcs@callutheran.edu or schedule an office hours appointment .


ALLIES in STEM

ALLIES in STEM welcomes applications for:

  • Cal Lutheran STEM faculty-mentored research lasting 8 weeks. Students receive a $4,400 stipend, $500 for research supplies, $1,000 stipend for faculty mentors. 
  • STEM Internship funding support which varies by opportunity. 
  • The School For Field Studies, ALLIES in STEM fellowship covers one session with program cost and travel is fully funded. The cost of vaccinations/ medications, travel documents, study abroad fee ($200) are not covered by ALLIES. Students do not receive an additional stipend.
  • Other opportunities to be identified by ALLIES in STEM.

These opportunities are open to Cal Lutheran STEM Majors who identify with one or more of the following items:

  • Have the designation of STEM Scholar, students who participated in the STEM Academy
  • Have the designation of ALLIES in STEM Peer Academic Leader (PAL)
  • Identify as Hispanic/Latinx
  • Be Pell-Eligible
  • Identify from a group traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields.

If you have any questions or want to discuss interest in any of these opportunities, please contact Dr. Lorenzo Ramirez lorenzoramirez@callutheran.edu.

Learn more and apply through ALLIES in STEM

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.

Learn more and Apply for STEM Research Abroad Fellowship

Aperture Transfer Student Research Fellowship

Students who have transferred to Cal Lutheran after their first or second year in the Natural Science Division can apply for one of four Aperture Transfer Student Research Fellowships. These are paid research fellowships that enable students to work with a Science Division faculty mentor full-time for eight weeks during the summer.  Each Cal Lutheran Aperture Fellow will be matched with a novice research student from Oxnard College. The advanced student will help mentor the younger student, and they will work on the project together.  The faculty mentor will serve to guide and mentor both students as a pair.

Students receive up to $4,000 of support and can apply for additional funding for supplies. Faculty compensation is $3,000 per pair. In addition to the Research Fellowship, a student may apply to receive up to $500 for professional travel, supplemented by OURCS in the following academic year.

The deadline for the summer fellowships is March 1. If March 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications are due by 5:00 pm the following Monday. 

SPRING 2018: The Aperture Fellowship Application is slightly different than the one above. Please use this portal to apply for the Aperture Fellowship: Aperture fellowship application

Learn more and Apply for Aperture Transfer Student Research Fellowship

Swenson Science Summer Research Fellowships (Natural Sciences)

Cal Lutheran students in the Natural Science Division can apply for one of 15 Swenson Science Summer Research Fellowships. These are paid research fellowships that enable students to work one-on-one with a Science Division faculty mentor full-time for 8 weeks during the summer.

Students receive up to $4,000 of support and additional funding for supplies (up to $500). Faculty compensation is $500 per student. In addition to the Research Fellowship, a student may apply to receive up to $500 for professional travel, supplemented by OURCS.

The deadline for the summer fellowships is March 1. If March 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications are due by 5:00 pm the following Monday.

Learn more and apply for Swenson Science Summer Research Fellowship 

John Stauffer Research Fellows Program in the Chemical Sciences

The research focus of this summer program is based on theoretical perspectives and real-world applications from the Chemical Sciences. Through research application and integration, highly effective and high-impact learning will be most likely to occur in undergraduate students and, by extension, in the chemistry faculty who embrace and embody "engaged" learning.

Up to 4 nominated students may apply for a research fellowship to participate in 8 weeks of full-time, faculty-mentored summer research in the Chemical Sciences. Students receive up to $4,000 of support and additional funding for supplies (up to $500) and professional travel (up to $500). There is no faculty compensation.

The deadline for the summer fellowships is March 1. If March 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications are due by 5:00 pm the following Monday.

Learn more and apply for the John Stauffer Research Fellows Program

Overton Summer Research Program in Economics

The Overton Summer Research Program in Economics is an exciting opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to pursue their research interests in economics. Students work one-on-one with members of the M.S. Economics faculty to develop, quantify, and prepare original research. Participants are members of an active student research community that fosters collaboration and innovation across disciplines.

Students receive up to $3,600 for 9 weeks of full-time mentored research. Additional funding is available by application  through the OURCS for professional travel and supplies.

The deadline for the summer awards is March 1. If March 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications are due by 5:00 pm the following Monday.

Learn more and apply for the Overton Summer Research Program

Pearson Scholars Summer Program for Leadership and Engagement in a Global Society (Global Studies)

The Pearson Scholars for Leadership and Engagement in a Global Society program is available to 1 to 2 students in the Global Studies program.  During a 10 to 12 week intensive summer program, Pearson Scholars participate in experiential learning opportunities – "domestic immersion" projects – that expose students to global issues and diverse communities in Los Angeles (and possibly other global cities), and give students the opportunity to be agents of change in society through civic engagement. 

Learn more and apply for the Pearsons Research Fellowship

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) (For All Other Disciplines)

The SURF program is a university-supported program that supports undergraduate research and creative scholarship in disciplines not supported by our other research programs. In particular, it supports projects that are NOT in the Natural Science Division, the Economics Department, or the Global Studies program.

Up to 5 awards may be given for each summer. The goal of these fellowships is to have students engage in research or creative scholarship that is full-time, faculty-mentored, novel, and presentable outside the university. Projects across a broad range of disciplines are desired, but all must meet the criteria of engaging students in the scholarly process of a field. Creative work projects must be able to provide ample focus on the scholarly process, not just the outcome.

Students receive up to $4,000 of support and additional funding for supplies (up to $500). Faculty compensation is $500 per student. In addition to the Research Fellowship, a student may apply to  receive up to $500 for professional travel, supplemented by OURCS.

The deadline for the summer fellowships is March 1. If March 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications are due by 5:00 pm the following Monday.

Learn more and apply for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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