Freshman Research Initiative (FRI)

Summer Fellowships

First Year Summer Research Funding

Many students can work with their research streams over the summer on fellowships or as a volunteer researcher. During this time, students can get a head start on their projects, and are granted a higher degree of independence and responsibility.


FRI students and ARI students (including international students) participating in their first summer research experience (following their first spring semester with the program).

Fellowship Application

**FRI alumni conducting more advanced summer projects in or outside of stream labs should apply to the Advanced Summer Research Fellowship.

FRI Fellowship Information

  • Stipend. Support can be for full or part time research placements, determined by the availability of each type of position in your stream. 
    • Full-time fellowships (~35-40h/week) | $4000.
    • Half-time fellowships (~15-20h/week) | $2000.
  • Dates. The exact dates and hours committed to research each week will be arranged with your Research Educator.
  • Housing.  Need-based awards to assist with summer housing are available. You will be contacted if you are eligible for this award.
  • Apply by March 19, 2024.


Fellowship Application


For questions or more information, please reach out to our Advanced Research Coordinator.

Dr. Tony Gonzalez