Student Fellowships & Awards

The Center for Life Beyond Reed, Division of Student Services

Reed College Science Research Fellowship for Faculty-Student Collaborative Research

Proposal Overview

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. The Reed College Science Research Fellowship was created through the generosity and thoughtfulness of Reed alumni who were elected members of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research. Application is open to faculty/student research teams proposing to work on problems of substantial scientific merit. Awards are not intended for curriculum development.


These funds are available to students and faculty who will be returning to Reed for the academic year following the summer grant period. Student applicants must be in good academic standing.

Application Procedure

The proposal should introduce the research area in adequate detail to make the explicitly stated hypothesis unambiguous. Methodology must be outlined, but need not be minutely detailed. Of considerable importance in the evaluation process will be a discussion of the significance to the central hypothesis of alternative outcomes to the proposed experiments. (Do not exceed 5 pages including references.)


Describe the salient features of the proposal in terms easily understood by an educated, but not scientifically trained reader.


The RCSRF Awards are limited to $4500. Of this total, $4000 is specified as stipend for the student intern for 10 weeks. The remainder is available for research supplies. These should be listed on a separate budget page and accompanied by a justification for any item(s) that are not routine and obvious for the sort of study proposed.


The completed proposal should be sent in electronic form by the faculty member, who will be considered the Principal Investigator, to Jolie Griffin at Applications are due April 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm.