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Reed Sponsored & Summer Grants

These Reed-sponsored opportunities support a range of activities, including independent research, joint research with faculty, travel, creative projects, internships, conference funding and more. Each description includes the point of contact as well as relevant details and application information.

Anthropology Student Research Fund
Funded by the the Department of Anthropology's Harper-Ellis endowment, the Student Research Fund is meant to enhance research opportunities for anthropology majors by providing modest support for research expenses. The funds may be used to support: thesis-related research, including conference travel; course-related projects or projects related to anthropology; and conference presentations.
Anthropology Summer Internship Pilot
For 2015-16, the Department of Anthropology is piloting an Anthropology Summer Internship Program. Funded by the Department's Harper-Ellis endowment, the program will offer 2-3 students the opportunity to complement and enrich their studies in anthropology with a summer internship related to anthropological concerns. Award amounts for all 2016 recipients will be $4000 for a minimum of 8 weeks of full-time engagement at a chosen organization or institution.
Career Advancement Fund
Students can apply to receive funding of up to $500 in support of a range of professional development pursuits.
Davis Projects for Peace
Davis Projects for Peace invites students to design grassroots projects - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.
Eddings Opportunity Grants for English Majors
Apply through Department
Eddings Opportunity Grants are funded as part of a generous bequest from David Eddings, class of 1954, and are dedicated to the support of English majors’ research, scholarship, and writing.
Elizabeth Ducey Summer Internships in Public Policy
The Ducey Internship Program has been established to provide students with the opportunity to spend a summer working and researching full-time in a policy making organization. We give you money to work an unpaid policy summer internship. Administered by the political science department.
Environmental Studies Summer Experience Fellowship
Environmental Studies Fellowships are intended to support continuing Reed students pursuing environmentally-themed summer opportunities. These opportunities might include internships at nonprofit agencies or field research internships/training (on or off-campus). Award amount is $4000 stipend for a minimum 10 weeks fulltime engagement, with up to $1000 additional funds for budgeted travel and supplies.
Esther Hyatt Wender Fund for Collaborative Research in Psychology
Funding is available from the Esther Hyatt Wender Fund to facilitate and financially support summer research in psychology by teams of Reed College faculty and students.
Evan Rose Fund
The purpose of this program is to support a summer research project or internship related to urban planning. The fellowship will provide the student with a stipend of $4,000, and also provides for expenses related to the project of up to $1,000.
Financial Services Fellowship
The Financial Services Fellowship is an award that gives students who are interested in financial services a hands-on experience through an intensive trip to New York City during spring break. Students will meet with people representing a wide range of roles in this industry, including journalists, sales and trading analysts, investment professionals, hedge fund managers, financial analysts and more.
Friedman Japanese-American Studies Summer Research Grant
The Friedman Japanese-American Studies Summer Research Grant seeks to promote the study of Japanese American history, literature, society or similar topics specifically relevant to Americans of Japanese descent. This grant will support research conducted during the summer break
Friedman Program Winners
The Friedman Japanese-American Studies Summer Research Grant seeks to promote the study of Japanese American history, literature, society or similar topics specifically relevant to Americans of Japanese descent. This grant will support research conducted during the summer break. Annual winners of the award are listed on this page.
Initiative Grants in Undergraduate Research
Apply through Undergraduate Research Committee
The purpose of this program is to enhance thesis research opportunities for students by providing modest support for research expenses. Administered by the Undergraduate Research Committee.
Jim Kahan Music Performance Summer Fellowship
A generous gift from Jim Kahan '64 has made possible one or more stipends of up to a total of $4,500 to enable students to develop or make a major contribution to a music, dance, or theater performance during summer 2017.
Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Fellowships
Four $1800 scholarships to support independent work in creative writing, visual arts, theater, dance and music will be awarded again this year. Recipients will present the results of their summer projects next fall. If your questions about the scholarship are not answered by the responses to the frequently asked questions below, contact Michael Knutson via email.
Louis and Annette Kaufman Music Achievement Awards
Apply through Department
The Kaufman Music Achievement Award supports excellence in music performance at Reed. Recipients of the Award will receive free music lessons for a year, and the award may be renewed for up to four years.
Maggie Geselbracht Fellowship Fund
The Geselbracht Fellowship is intended to support female students at Reed in pursuing special projects in chemistry during the summer months. The projects must be conducted under the guidance of a mentor, and may be pursued either on- or off-campus. Award amount is $4500 stipend for a minimum 10-week fulltime engagement. In addition, up to $1000 in additional funds are available to support presentation of the student’s work at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society.
Marsh Cronyn Fellowship Fund
Cronyn Fellowships are intended to support Reed students pursuing special projects in chemistry during the summer months. The projects must be conducted under the guidance of a mentor, and may be pursued either on- or off-campus.
Mary Barnard Academy of American Poets Prize Contest
Apply through Department
A $100 prize is endowed by Reed College in honor of Mary Barnard for the best poem or group of poems submitted by a Reed undergraduate.
McGill Lawrence Internships
The McGill Lawrence Internship Award offers you the opportunity to complement your academic studies with a summer internship in the public or non-profit sector. This award focuses on work that cultivates an environment of understanding and respect for multicultural issues at Reed.
National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST)
Spend your summer working elbow to elbow with researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners. Gain valuable hands-on experience, work with cutting-edge technology, meet peers from across the nation, sample the Washington, DC (or Boulder, CO) area
Opportunity Fellowship
Apply through Undergraduate Research Committee
The Opportunity Fellowship provides funding for a student to work with a faculty member at another institution or lab for 10 weeks over the summer or attend an intensive seminar or workshop. The purpose of this program is to expose Reed students to new environments and opportunities not available on campus. Mentorship should be at the forefront of the project.
Opportunity Grants
Apply through Undergraduate Research Committee
The purpose of this program is to provide support to undergraduate students in pursuit of academically valuable and pertinent opportunities that arise. The most common use of this grant is to present research at a conference. Administered by the Undergraduate Research Committee.
Paul Siegel Salmon Restoration Internship
Apply through Independent Application Process
The Paul Siegel Salmon Restoration Internship is a ten-week full time internship at the Mendocino Land Trust made possible by Reed alumnus, Paul Siegel. The internship comes with a $5,000 award.
President’s Summer Fellowship
The President’s Summer Fellowship offers you a chance to think big and tackle a summer project that combines intellectual pursuit, imagination, adventure, personal transformation, and service to the greater good.
Reed College Science Research Fellowship for Faculty-Student Collaborative Research
Apply through Undergraduate Research Committee
Funding is available from the Reed College Science Research Fellowship (RCSRF) to facilitate and financially support summer research by teams of Reed College faculty and students. Administered by the Undergraduate Research Committee.
Rothchild Recipients
The Music Department of Reed College will sponsor a stipend of up to $1800 for music study during the summer.
Rothchild Summer Stipend for Music Study
The Music Department of Reed College will sponsor a stipend of up to $1800 for music study during the summer.
Ruby-Lankford Grant Program for Faculty-Student Collaborative Research in the Humanities
Apply through Undergraduate Research Committee
The goal of this grant program is to spur and support interactive summer research engagement of students and faculty. Funds are directed toward initiatives in History, Literature, and the Humanities. Proposals are expected to be directed explicitly at scholarly research and not at course development. Administered by the Undergraduate Research Committee.
Simpson Fund for Economics Majors
The Simpson Fund is managed within the economics department. The late William Simpson graduated from Reed in 1942 and went on to a distinguished academic career as an economist. Prior to his death in 1995, Mr. Simpson and his wife Ruth endowed a substantial fund to be used exclusively for the benefit of the Reed Economics Department. The economics faculty has set aside a large share of the Simpson Fund for student support. Examples of the kinds of activities supported by the Simpson Fund in the past are acquisition of costly data for thesis use, partial reimbursement for essential thesis-related travel expenses, and fees and partial travel costs for attending or presenting research at academic conferences. The department may also contribute to registration fees for students who attend academic conferences if the budget allows.
Social Justice Research and Education Fund
The newly announced 2017 Social Justice Research and Education Fund offers funding to support any summer internship opportunity. The Social Justice Research and Education Fund especially encourages applications from students from historically underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds.
Student Opportunity Subsidy (SOS) Grant
Reed Student Senate is funding summer opportunities through the Student Opportunity Subsidy program. Student Opportunity Subsidies are need-aware and can be used to fund unpaid internships, summer research, participation in an academic conference, other constructive summer activities.
Summer Collaborative Research Grants in the Social Sciences (Corbett and Goldhammer)
The Corbett and Goldhammer Grant Programs are intended to support collaborative research projects by Reed faculty and students. Under unusual circumstances, more than one student may be involved in a single project with a faculty member, but one-to-one is the normal format. For information on student and faculty stipends, please contact the Chairs of Economics or Political Science.
Summer Experience Award
The Summer Experience Award offers Reed students on an F-1 visa the opportunity to complement their academic studies with a summer internship focused on an area of interest and possible future employment.
Summer Internship Awards
The Summer Internship Awards offer funding to support any summer internship opportunity: public, private, not-for profit, business, entrepreneurial, etc.
Winter International Travel Fellowship
The Fellowship for Winter International Travel offers you a chance to pursue a passion, a professional development experience, or a service opportunity - complementing your Reed academic career with the opportunity to expand your boundaries beyond Reed, beyond the U.S. and into the world! Where will your dreams take you?

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