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Applying to become a College House Research Fellow

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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 in each House.

More information about the expectations and responsibilities of a College House Research Fellow can be found here:

Cohort Red (Starting Spring 2018): Fellowship Expectations and Responsibilities PDF
Cohort Blue (Starting Spring 2017):  Fellowship Expectations and Responsibilities PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

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

A. 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.    

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

A: 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.

Q: Are current GAs, RAs or House Managers eligible to apply to become a College House Research Fellow?

A: 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.

Q. How many College House Research Fellows are assigned to each House?

A. 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.

Q. If selected, how can I use my fellowship funds?

A. The College House Reserach Fellowship is flexible.  You receive three installments (less applicable taxes).  Many RFs use their funds to support travel, supplies, living costs, and so on.  

Q. When do I apply?

A. 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.

Q: If selected, does the RF position impact my ability to receive other fellowships and/or funding through CURF.

A: No. You can apply for as many opportunities that make sense for your research journey. Learn more on the CURF website.