The college offers two grants to students to help assist with the cost of conducting research. Both awards enable the student, under the supervision of a faculty member, to conduct an empirical research project that attempts to advance our knowledge in some particular area. Both awards are in the form of stipends; that is, direct payments to the awardees that are to free them from other work responsibilities so that they can concentrate on their research projects.
Surdna Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowships (see the College Course Catalogue for more details) are awarded annually to eight seniors. You must apply in February of your junior year. The application is written, in part, by the student, and in part, by the faculty member who is supervising the project. The stipend can be used to cover part-time research during the academic year or full-time research during the summer (8 weeks). Information about applying for a Surdna is sent to all juniors and seniors by the Faculty Research Committee.
Edward E. Langbein. Sr. Summer Research Grant (see the College Course Catalogue for more details) is awarded annually to one graduating senior to enable him/her to participate in summer research that is directed toward his/her major field or lifework. As with the Surdna, the application is written jointly by the student and the supervising professor. Information about applying for a Langbein is sent to all juniors and seniors by the Faculty Research Committee.
Psychology Department Award Frederic Peter Amstutz Memorial Prize Fund was established in memory of Frederic Peter Amstutz '85 by members of his family. This prize is awarded to a graduating senior major in recognition of the achievement of distinction in the major, including honors. This past year, William Soares received the award.