Fund Your Creative Activity or Research

There are many potential sources of financial support for undergraduate students conducting research and involved in creative activities. Some opportunities are university-based and others are offered by external agencies. 

Undergraduate Research Award

The Undergraduate Research Award is designed to support the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton University faculty member, and you must currently be enrolled in independent study credit or honors thesis credit at Binghamton. Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300.

Summer Scholars and Artists Program

The Summer Scholars and Artists Fellowship allows undergraduates to engage in special research, scholarship or creative activities during the summer. The fellowship supports the student's original research or creative project through a stipend, enabling recipients to engage in primary research or creative activities with guidance from faculty mentors. Proposals from students in all academic disciplines, departments and colleges are welcome.

  • Supports undergraduate students in at least eight weeks of full-time scholarly activity
  • Consists of a $3,500 student award and a $1,000 faculty award
  • Provides free on-campus housing for eight weeks

Scholarships and Other Award Resources (SOAR) Database

Scholarships and Other Award Resources (SOAR) is a searchable online database of funding opportunities for current students at all levels as well as recent graduates. Opportunities include scholarships, fellowships, funding for study/research abroad, internships, essay contests, etc.