What’s your obsession? Particle Physics? History of Dance? Early American political poetry? 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 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring. Often, the summer project will culminate in the student’s Senior Honors Thesis.

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; Mr. George and Ms. Susan Kokulis; Mr. John L. Kokulis; Ms. Ashleigh Nelson; 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 Undergraduate Education.

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 here.

Recommendations for the 2015 program should be emailed directly to anne.moore@tufts.edu with the student's name in the subject line or sent as hard copies to Anne Moore, Department of Undergraduate Education. A read-only PDF of the online application can be found here.

View the list of 2015 Scholars, Mentors and Projects
2014 Scholars, Mentors, and Projects
2013 Scholars, Mentors, & Projects
2012 Scholars, Mentors, & Projects
2011 Scholars, Mentors, & Projects
2010 Scholars, Mentors, & Projects

To learn more about opportunities for research and scholarship, please email or call Anne Moore (anne.moore@tufts.edu; 617-627-5808)

If you have already conducted research or scholarship at Tufts, show it off! The Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium is held annually in April.                    

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                   2015 Application Time Line

Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 12:00 Noon Applications due
March 9 - 20 Selection Committee Meetings
Week of March 23 Applicants notified of status
Friday, April 10 Deadline to confirm acceptance of award;
waitlisted applicants notified



Fall 2013 Summer Scholars Poster Session


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