What’s your obsession? Particle
Physics? History of Dance? Early American political
Crepidula Fornicata? Kant? Spend this summer
working closely with a faculty mentor and a cohort
of like-minded nerds from across the disciplines in
Tufts’ SUMMER SCHOLARS program.
The Summer Scholars program
funds rising juniors and seniors to pursue ten-week
independent research projects in which each student
works closely with a faculty mentor to create a
poster that s/he will present at a poster session in
the fall. Summer Scholars then present the next
stage of their research at the
Research Symposium in the spring. Often, the summer
project will culminate in the student’s
The Tufts Summer Scholars Program is funded by the
Office of the Provost and by generous gifts from:
Mr. Andrew Bendetson in honor of Laura and Martin
Bendetson; Steven J. Eliopoulos A89 and Joyce J.
Eliopoulos; Dr. Kimberly and Mr. Robert Gatof; Mr.
Thomas C. Jackson; Mr. George and Ms. Susan Kokulis;
Mr. John L. Kokulis; Mr. Christopher A. and Mrs. Sue
and the Board of Trustees in honor of former
Chairman, Mr. Nathan Gantcher.
The Program is also supported by the Schwartz-Paddock Family Fellowships in the Visual and
Performing Arts, the Helen and Werner
Lob Student Research Fund in Economics, the Hopkins
Summer Scholar Fund, and
the Christopher Columbus Discovery Summer Scholarships
for research spanning disciplinary boundaries.
Summer Scholars is administered by the Office of
Applications are welcomed from all
Tufts undergraduates in any discipline meeting the
requirements listed on the Student Information page.
Our official policy on student travel can be found
Applications are due
at 12 PM, Monday March 3, 2014.
Recommendations should be emailed directly to
email@example.com with the student's name in
the subject line or sent as hard copies to Anne
Moore, Department of Undergraduate Education. A copy
of the online application can be found
View the list of
Mentors & Projects
To learn more about opportunities
for research and scholarship, please email or call
If you have already conducted
research or scholarship at Tufts, show it off! The
Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
Symposium is held
annually in April.
2014 Application Time Line
March 4, 2014 @ 12:00 Noon
||Selection Committee Meetings
||Applicants notified of status
||Deadline to confirm
acceptance of award;
Fall 2013 Summer Scholars