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New Undergraduate Research and Fellowship Opportunities

Summer PEAK Experiences Awards Applications Now Open!

Ascent and Summit Award Applications Due April 1, 2021

Do you have students or mentees who would like to spend part of the summer doing a research or creative project? Encourage them to apply for a PEAK Experiences Award. They can get started by:

  • Checking out this spring’s impressive projects to get inspired by their peers’ work.
  • Reviewing the award descriptions, deciding which one is right for them, and reading the application guidelines carefully.
  • Drafting the application, leaving time to consult with mentors and revise.

Click here to view all PEAK award descriptions and application procedures!

Postgraduate Opportunities

Making Your RISE Presentation

You’ve submitted a RISE abstract, now it’s time to get started on the fun part — your presentation. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll talk you through putting together a visually dynamic, compelling, short video presentation that you’ll share with judges and the world at RISE. We’ll also get your prepped with what to expect during the LIVE Q & A that will happen during the day of RISE. All workshops contain the same information.

Fellowships Fair

Join the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships for our Spring Fellowship Fair! Come learn more about the great — and funded! — opportunities to live, study, and research in the United States and abroad. Students and faculty will share their insights about our upcoming fellowship cycles, the main awards our office supports, and what you can do to prepare to become the strongest possible applicant.

Knight-Hennessy and Schwarzman Scholarships Information Session

The Knight-Hennessy and Schwarzman Scholarships seek 21st-century leaders who will tackle the world’s biggest challenges in all fields of endeavor with a boost from a fully-funded Stanford graduate education (Knight-Hennessy) or a yearlong, funded master’s, taught in English, at Beijing’s Tsinghua University (Schwarzman).

Fulbright Fellowship Information Session

Globally-minded Huskies looking to study, research, or teach English abroad the year following your graduation – come learn about the Fulbright Fellowship! We will be answering any questions you have about the award and helping you think through the construction of your strongest possible application. If you can’t make it, contact to be enrolled in our Fulbright Canvas course (graduating seniors only or alumni only please).

Distinguished UK & Ireland Awards Information Session

Learn more about the RhodesMarshall and Mitchell Scholarships. These awards recognize service, leadership, and intellect — and fund post-baccalaureate study in the UK and Ireland. Great opportunity for change-makers across the disciplines. If you can’t make it, contact to be enrolled in our Distinguished UK & Ireland Awards Canvas course (graduating seniors only or alumni only please).

Getting Ready for RISE

We hope you’re as excited as we are! In this final RISE workshop, we’ll share best practices about how to get comfortable handling the tough questions the RISE Judges and attendees will be tossing your way. A fun, interactive session to help you calm your nerves and be your best for April 15.

RISE 2021 Virtual Expo

RISE, the Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Entrepreneurial Expo, was born a decade ago, as a showcase for the research and creative projects being undertaken by Northeastern’s solution-focused, leading-edge students, faculty, and staff. Through the years, the Expo has grown into the largest event of its kind in the nation, as nearly 400 presenters, over 100 judges, and 1000+ attendees join us for this annual event. In 2021, RISE:2021 will be a born-virtual event, utilizing best-in-class conference software to enable the live conversations and connections that have been the hallmark of RISE for so long.

Making a Graduate School Plan

In this intensive workshop, we’ll walk through the steps of identifying a right fit graduate program and help you plan out the who, what, when, where, and how of applying to graduate schools. Bring a laptop if you have one, a notebook, and come prepared with some thoughts about what’s next! If you can’t make it, contact to access our Canvas workshop site (graduating seniors only or alumni only please).

Other Opportunities

Sandbox: Student-Led Software Solutions for Research and Creative Endeavor

What is Sandbox?

  • Sandbox is Northeastern’s student-led software consultancy. We strive to build impactful software for clients and the Northeastern community while learning together as a team. Every semester, we look for new and exciting projects for our developers and designers to work on.

What does Sandbox do?

  • Our student developers and designers work closely with our clients to deliver high quality software solutions to problems. Many of our previous clients were researchers for whom we’ve built a wide variety of web and mobile applications.

If you’re a researcher in need of a custom-built web or mobile application, you can work with Sandbox to build the tool you’re looking for!

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