House Life

Applying to become a College House Research Fellow

"This is the only program on campus where you get to lead your own research journey in any field, push yourself to get the job done, and gain access to so many resources to support yourself along the way. I tell everyone to apply." -current Research Fellow  

Apply online

Click here to access the application form


All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors currently living in a College House are eligible. (Houses may have additional eligibility rules; check with your House for details.) A research proposal in any academic field, and at any stage of development, may qualify for this research fellowship; research beginners are welcome to apply as long as they have an interesting idea and lots of enthusiasm. Each House will determine its own specific procedure for selecting its research fellow — a procedure that will be advertised by each House. Selected research fellows must be available to participate in the 18-month program without interruptions.

More information about the expectations and responsibilities of a College House Research Fellow can be found here:
Cohort Blue (Starting Spring 2019): Fellowship Expectations and Responsibilities PDF

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Frequently Asked Questions

I am brand new to research - is the College House Research Program for me?

Yes!  This program is designed for researchers at all levels.  It can serve in many ways as an introduction.  It can also serve as a capstone for those who have already started a project.  This community of researchers learn from each other.   

I am currently serving as a College House Research Fellow. Can I reapply for another term?

No. In order to maximize the reach of the College House Research Program, we are limiting the Fellowships to one term per person. You can reapply if not selected the first time around.

Are current GAs, RAs or House Managers eligible to apply to become a College House Research Fellow?
College House Research Fellowships are for undergraduate students only, so GAs are ineligible to apply.  RA and House Manager staff are welcome to apply, however.
How many College House Research Fellows are assigned to each House?
There is one Research Fellow per House.  Harnwell, Harrison, and Rodin get to select one or two Research Fellows based on the occupancy of their buildings.  Each House may have additional research programs available for residents.  Visit your House Office for more details.
If selected, how can I use my fellowship funds?
The College House Research Fellowship is flexible.  You receive three installments (less applicable taxes).  Many RFs use their funds to support travel, supplies, living costs, and so on.  
When do I apply?
Visit your House Office and/or reach out to your House Fellows for specific information.  Each House has a window of time to set their deadlines and select a new RF.
If selected, does the RF position impact my ability to receive other fellowships and/or funding through CURF.
No. You can apply for as many opportunities that make sense for your research journey. Learn more on the CURF website.