Research Awards


If you have any questions please contact the following individuals:

Chemistry Projects: Rachel Stanley rstanle2  
  Karen Blake kblake ext. 3022
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, or Neuroscience Projects:

Mary Helen McCollister

Sarah Schwartz




ext. 3153


Other Projects: Susan Lange slange2 ext. 3000
  Ayana McCoy amccoy3  


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The following funds support the Science Center Summer Research Program. 

Students accepted to the program are assigned to work with a Wellesley College faculty member, and the awards listed below support their research.  Assignment of funds is made by the Summer Research Selection Committee, chaired by the Science Center Director.  For more information on grants given to do research at specific programs and universities, see  Summer Research Opportunities.

Awards Supported by the Office of the Provost and Dean of the College
Amabel Boyce James '74 Fund for Summer Research in the Sciences
Named for Amabel Boyce James (Wellesley College Class of 1974). These awards are given to rising sophomores and juniors to encourage early interest in science. Students work under the supervision of a Wellesley College faculty member.
The Janina A. Longtine '76 Endowed Fund for Summer Research in the Natural Sciences
Named for Janina A. Longtine (Wellesley College Class of 1976). These awards are given to students doing research in the natural sciences under the supervision of a Wellesley College faculty member.
Georgeanne Miller Mulhern Faculty/Student Research Fund in the Sciences 
(not available in 2012)
Awards to do research in either zoology or plant science. These awards may be for work with a Wellesley faculty member, or at an off-campus site.
Claudine Malone '63 Summer Science Research Scholars Gift  
Science Reserve Fund
(not available in 2012)
Awards to support research in any department in the sciences and mathematics.
Roberta Day Staley and Karl A. Staley Summer Awards for Cancer-Related Research
Awards to sophomores or juniors majoring in any discipline (including social sciences and humanities) to undertake cancer-related research. The awards may be used to conduct research with a Wellesley faculty member, or at an off-campus site.
'Wellesley Summer' Grants
Awards for Wellesley students, majoring in any department in the Science Center, to work with Wellesley faculty on campus.
Barbara Peterson Ruhlman '54 Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies
Awards for Wellesley students from any department, to work on projects that are interdisciplinary in nature.
Frost Fund for Environmental Studies and Science
Sallie Etherton Cummins '58 Summer Science Research Fellowship
Awards for research in any science field.
Mary M. and Edward B. Allen Fellows
Awards for research in Biological Chemistry, including microbiology.
George and Adelaide McCague Keller Science Fund  
Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation  
Susan Todd Horton Class of 1910 Trust  
T.T. and W.F Chao Summer Scholars Program in Natural Sciences  
Wellesley College Office of the President  
Awards Supported by Departmental Funds
Sara Langer Awards for Research in Geosciences Awards to support students doing summer research in geology on or off-campus. The work may be under the supervision of a Wellesley faculty member or a faculty member of another institution. It is expected that this summer work will culminate in a Geology 350 or 370 in the following academic year.
Hubel Neuroscience Summer Research Fellowship  
Patterson Fund for Neuroscience  
Eleanor R. Webster Prize in Chemistry  
Charlotte Bragg Fund  
Molly McClelland Bloomfield '66 Research Scholars Gift  
Awards Supported by External Funding Sources


(National Science Foundation-Research Experiences for Undergraduates)


Keck Northeastern Astronomy Fund  
Massachusetts Space Grant Research Awards Awards for students to conduct space-science related research with a Wellesley faculty member.
Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions  
Individual Faculty Awards Awards to faculty from federal agencies (NASA, NIH, NSF, etc.), which provide support for a summer student.

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