For Students

Have you ever wanted to conduct research with your professors? Work with a team of fellow undergraduates on a group research project? Maybe publish your results in a journal, present them to a group for feedback, and put this experience on your résumé for graduate school? And receive credit and a small stipend to assist you along the way?

Brooklyn College has an opportunity for funded undergraduate research projects in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation. This program allows you to connect with a faculty mentor, advance your studies, and help you stand out when applying for jobs or graduate school. It also comes with a stipend.

The program supports three forms of research, which allow different levels of student access and engagement:

  1. A Team Project: Faculty apply with a team of up to four transfer students with a specific research project to be conducted by a team of students. The faculty member writes up the proposal and explains the independent research that each student will conduct as part of the team.
  2. Student-Faculty Research: Faculty and student(s) apply to work on a joint research project in the professor’s current area of research, exploring an aspect of that research. The proposal will outline the specific research project the student will pursue independently with faculty guidance over the semester.
  3. Independent Student Researcher: A student applies with a sponsoring faculty member to work on an independent research project of the student’s own creation. In the proposal, students need to demonstrate some knowledge of the topic and have done previous research or have interest in the area and outline how the research will be conducted.

Brooklyn. All in.