Funding for Unpaid Positions

Funding for research apprenticeships is competitive.

Summer research programs and research-based on-campus jobs or work-study positions are typically paid.

However, if you come across an opportunity that has no funding connected to it, consider these options:

  • Each academic department at UC has an Undergraduate Director who oversees academic programming for undergraduate majors. Identify this person in your department and inquire about funding opportunities. Sometimes there is money and sometimes there isn’t. It never hurts to ask.
  • The Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides up to $700 to help cover the costs of supplies, presenting at conferences, publication, and travel to field sites.
  • Arts and Humanities majors:
  • Student Affairs Lead and Grow Grant offers $25 to $300 to current part-time or full-time registered students at UC's Clifton campus. Other restrictions apply.
  • Research Fellowship for Engineering Majors: Engineering majors with two or more co-op experiences may apply for a research fellowship. Locate the application in PAL or contact Dr. Gautam Pillay, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, for more information.