Funding for Research

Grants and Summer Stipends

All Barnard students have access to subsidized summer housing in a Barnard dormitory, assuming you are working full-time in a scientific laboratory.  Below are some programs that offer stipends for summer research.

Summer Research Institute (SRI)

Eligibility: Barnard students working full-time with Barnard faculty

Process: Students must indicate their interest in participating in the 2019 SRI by filling out this form no later than January 31st. More information about SRI can be found by clicking on the title link above. Students interested in conducting research through the Biology department at Barnard are expected to identify and directly contact a faculty research mentor to determine whether they are able to work full-time in his/her lab over the summer. They are also expected to find a source of funding for the summer. The department does not pair students with mentors. After finding a research mentor, questions specific to SRI can be directed to Professor Jon Snow (

Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program

Eligibility: Students at Barnard, CU or elsewhere must work full-time with established Amgen mentor

Process: Applications are due February 1st at 5 pm. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Eligibility: Students from Barnard or CU or must work with established SURF mentor

Process: Applications are due February 1st at 5 pm.

Beyond Barnard Funding & External Fellowships

Beyond Barnard provides information on internship funding resources and select, competitve research fellowships

Individual Faculty Grants

Some Biology faculty have research grants that provide summer stipends for Barnard students.

Small Grants from the Barnard Biology Department

There are several funds (Donald and Nancy Ritchie, Edna Henry Bennett, Maura Shannon Barrett, and Herbert Maule Richards) that we use to support small summer grants.  If you have a project in mind, then please submit a 1-2 page proposal to the Biology Office (1203 Altschul) on or before March 22, 2019.  This proposal should include:

  1.    A brief description of your plans and their importance to your studies.
  2.    A detailed budget which indicates the minimum amount of money that you will need.