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Weinberg Designated Funds and Special Grants

Weinberg College offers a number of special research scholarships, fellowships, and grants to Weinberg undergraduates. These special awards are made possible through the generosity of alumni donors. These special awards do not require a prior application to URG for funding.

Weinberg special research awards include:

Katherine L. Krieghbaum Scholarships

New Krieghbaum Scholarship application and award policies are being developed. Policies for the 2015-16 academic year will be posted when available.

Herskovits Undergraduate Fellowship Program

This program provides funding for research involving use of Northwestern’s renowned Africana collection. These fellowships are administered by Weinberg College’s undergraduate program, the Program of African Studies, and the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. Contact the Program of African Studies at 847-491-7323 for additional information.

Posner Summer Fellowship Program

This program, (previously known as Davee Summer Fellowships) provide summer research funds for students from underrepresented groups who are at earlier stages than students eligible for most other funding sources. Fellowship winners will typically be freshmen and sophomores, and their research plans may be more preliminary. For more information, contact Associate Dean Mary Finn (mfinn@northwestern.edu).

Lane Environmental Studies Grants

These grants provide funding for research on environmental issues. If you are applying for research during the academic year, your application is subject to the requirements, policies, and deadlines of a Weinberg College Academic Year Grant; please use the application form for the Weinberg Academic Research Grant. If you are applying for research during the summer, your application is subject to the requirements, policies, and deadlines of a Weinberg College Summer Research Grant; please use the application form for the Weinberg Summer Research Grant.  Note: a prior application to the URG committee is not required. In addition to applying online, please send notice of your application to Professor William Haarlow, Director of Weinberg College Undergraduate Research, at wcas-stugrnt@northwestern.edu with a subject line that says, “Lane Environmental Research” and your last name.

Sion Asia-related Research Grants

These grants provide funding for research on Asia-related topics. If you are applying for research during the academic year, your application is subject to the requirements, policies, and deadlines of a Weinberg College Academic Year Grant; please use the application form for the Weinberg Academic Research Grant. If you are applying for research during the summer, your application is subject to the requirements, policies, and deadlines of a Weinberg College Summer Research Grant; please use the application form for the Weinberg Summer Research Grant. Note: a prior application to the URG committee is not required. In addition to applying online, please send notice of your application to Professor William Haarlow, Director of Weinberg College Undergraduate Research, at wcas-stugrnt@northwestern.edu with a subject line that says, “ Sion-Asia Research” and your last name.

Radulovacki Global Health Research Grants

The Radulovacki Scholars Program for Global Health Research is designed to create public health research opportunities for Weinberg College undergraduates. Awards are based on quality of the research proposal, relevant previous experience, and academic merit. This fellowship, administered by the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, funds strong, well-prepared, and creative projects for Weinberg students only. Check the International Program Development & Global Health Studies website for the annual March deadline. Please apply online via the Northwestern University Study Abroad Online Application.

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