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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 2024 should be submitted by March 12, 2024 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. Please do not create a single PDF of the entire application, complete each field as requested. The fillable coversheet with appropriate signatures should be uploaded at that time.

  • A student-authored description of the research project
    • including a title,
    • research question,
    • project objectives and goals,
    • preliminary findings/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 discipline.
    • 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: Roughly 280 hours
      • Part-time option: Roughly 140 hours
    • 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.


  • Current enrolled NKU graduate or undergraduate students continuing in the fall semester within the same program.
Fine Print and Exclusions
  • Students cannot be enrolled in more than 3 credit hours during their summer fellowship (exceptions can be made for part-time fellowships).
  • Students cannot receive academic credit and payment for the same work.
  • Students must be enrolled in an x92 course during the course of the fellowship for zero credit hours as a marker in the system.
  • Students work with their mentors and departments to follow university guidelines for spending their budgeted supplies.  

Submit your application