Research Awards

The following funds support the Science Center Summer Research Program. 

Students accepted to the program are assigned to work with a Wellesley College faculty member, and the awards listed below support their research.  Assignment of funds is made by the Summer Research Selection Committee, chaired by the Science Center Director.  For more information on grants given to do research at specific programs and universities, see  Summer Research Opportunities.

Awards Supported by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College
Amabel Boyce James '74 Fund for Summer Research in the Sciences
Named for Amabel Boyce James (Wellesley College Class of 1974). These awards are given to rising sophomores and juniors to encourage early interest in science. Students work under the supervision of a Wellesley College faculty member.
The Janina A. Longtine '76 Endowed Fund for Summer Research in the Natural Sciences
Named for Janina A. Longtine (Wellesley College Class of 1976). These awards are given to students doing research in the natural sciences under the supervision of a Wellesley College faculty member.
Georgeanne Miller Mulhern Faculty/Student Research Fund in the Sciences 
(not available in 2012)
Awards to do research in either zoology or plant science. These awards may be for work with a Wellesley faculty member, or at an off-campus site.
Claudine Malone '63 Summer Science Research Scholars Gift  
Science Reserve Fund
(not available in 2012)
Awards to support research in any department in the sciences and mathematics.
Roberta Day Staley and Karl A. Staley Summer Awards for Cancer-Related Research
Awards to sophomores or juniors majoring in any discipline (including social sciences and humanities) to undertake cancer-related research. The awards may be used to conduct research with a Wellesley faculty member, or at an off-campus site.
'Wellesley Summer' Grants
Awards for Wellesley students, majoring in any department in the Science Center, to work with Wellesley faculty on campus.
Barbara Peterson Ruhlman '54 Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies
Awards for Wellesley students from any department, to work on projects that are interdisciplinary in nature.
Frost Fund for Environmental Studies and Science
 
Sallie Etherton Cummins '58 Summer Science Research Fellowship
Awards for research in any science field.
Mary M. and Edward B. Allen Fellows
Awards for research in Biological Chemistry, including microbiology.
George and Adelaide McCague Keller Science Fund  
Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation  
Susan Todd Horton Class of 1910 Trust  
T.T. and W.F Chao Summer Scholars Program in Natural Sciences  
Wellesley College Office of the President  
Awards Supported by Departmental Funds
Sara Langer Awards for Research in Geosciences Awards to support students doing summer research in geology on or off-campus. The work may be under the supervision of a Wellesley faculty member or a faculty member of another institution. It is expected that this summer work will culminate in a Geology 350 or 370 in the following academic year.
Hubel Neuroscience Summer Research Fellowship  
Patterson Fund for Neuroscience  
Eleanor R. Webster Prize in Chemistry  
Charlotte Bragg Fund  
Molly McClelland Bloomfield '66 Research Scholars Gift  
Awards Supported by External Funding Sources

NSF-REU

(National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates)

Chemistry/Physics/Geosciences

Awards to work with faculty in the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Geosciences. First-year students are eligible to apply; graduating seniors are not eligible. The applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Those planning to teach science at the pre-college level are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Chris Arumainayagam (ext. 3326) or Karen Blake (ext. 3022).
Keck Northeastern Astronomy Fund  
Massachusetts Space Grant Research Awards Awards for students to conduct space-science related research with a Wellesley faculty member.
Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions  
Individual Faculty Awards Awards to faculty from federal agencies (NASA, NIH, NSF, etc.), which provide support for a summer student.

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Questions?

If you have any questions please contact the following individuals:

Chemistry Projects: Chris Arumainayagam SCI E202 ext. 3326
  Karen Blake SCI S466 ext. 3022
Biological Sciences Projects: Yui Suzuki SCI E102 ext. 3100
  Karin Thomason SCI Mini-Focus ext. 3154
Other Projects: JoNan Bilodeau SCI Mini-Focus ext. 3000
  Cathy Summa SCI E402 ext. 3000

 

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EVENTS

13th Annual Martha Davenport Heard lecture
Tuesday, Sept. 30th, 4:15PM, S396
"Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic': The mathematics of text analysis"
Dr. Daniel Rockmore, Dartmouth College
Refreshments at 3:45 in S362
Science Faculty Seminar
Wednesday, October 29th, 12:30PM, S277
Dr. Barb Beltz, Neuroscience Program
"Cells from the immune system generate adult-born neurons"
(Event for faculty and staff only)
 

 

Contact

Contact Us

Science Center
 

Carol Gagosian, Science Center Office

Administrative Assistant

x 3075  cgagosia@wellesley.edu

 

JoNan Bilodeau, Science Center Office

Manager

​x 3000  jbilodea@wellesley.edu

 

 

Office hours: M-F 8.30AM - 4.30PM