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Provide summer funding (and possibly supplies) for student research and creative activity.
There are a number of summer fellowships available across campus - this common application includes the Greaves (for STEM students), Dorothy Westerman Herrmann (DWH) and ISRCA Summer fellowships (for registered NKU undergraduate or graduate student).  Students who submit an application will be considered for any fellowship they qualify for during the review process.

Funding Amounts

  • Stipends are paid in installments over the course of the summer.
  • Full-time stipends are for $3500; with a part-time option of $1750       
  • Maximum supplies budget request is $500 for summer research fellowships


Applications for Summer 2023 should be submitted by March 15, 2023 by 4pm   

What goes in the application?

Students will log into Qualtrics using their NKU username and password at the link below and submit the following into specific fields.  The filable coversheet with appropriate signatures should be uploaded at that time.

  • A project abstract (limit 100 words)
  • A student-authored description of the research project
    • including a title,
    • research question,
    • project objectives and goals,
    • previous literature (max 500 words with in-text citations),
    • what procedures will be used (remember the review committee is composed of members outside your discipline),
    • and expected impact on your displine.
    • Estimated Timeline of work (i.e. weekly schedule of work expected to occur each week, this will vary depending on full or part-time option)
      • Full-time option: 16 weeks
      • Part-time option 1: full-time over 8 weeks
      • Part-time option 2: part-time over 16 weeks   
    • Detailed budget request for any necessary supplies (max budget is $500). If no supplies requested, please indicate in the application.

Students are encouraged to work closely with their faculty mentor during the writing of the proposal. Students are encouraged to remember that they are writing for an audience outside of their fields.

Projects are not transferable between students.