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Travel Grants

Langer grants will be given annually to students participating in the Global Social Impact Fellowship to support students' out­-of-pocket expenses related to their projects and fieldwork. Preference will be given to students working on creative inquiry projects with international impact. Recipients will be selected through an application process with oversight from the Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry and Director of the Mountaintop Initiative in accordance with University policy at the time of the awards. The number and amount of the grants will be based on the funds available.

The Ron Ulrich grant offers $3,000 per student majoring or minoring in Africana Studies for travel to Ghana on credit bearing, Lehigh faculty-led programs or individual research (non-credit bearing) supervised by Africana Studies faculty. Travel must be during the summer or winter session. Upon completion of travel students will be required to give a short presentation to the Bethlehem community as part of the AAS Public Humanities Initiative.  The students' time in Africa must also include exposure to the business community so they can better understand the marketplace and wealth creation.

The AAS program travel grant offers $500 for AAS majors and $250 for AAS minors for travel to Africa broadly defined. Available for credit and non-credit bearing programs. Travel does not need to be affiliated with Lehigh University. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

The fund is for CAS students approved for a short-term (winter or summer session) credit bearing courses led by a Lehigh faculty member(s) to enhance their learning experience. To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need. Applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis and the application deadline dates are by: Mid November (Winter programs) and Mid April (Summer programs).

This symposium is held each spring. Each year, the event helps student-competitors, nominated by their departments, learn how to express the significance and complexity of their work and answer questions posed by faculty, students, and visitors. The top finishers, judged by a panel of academic and industry researchers, win travel stipends to attend professional conferences - yet another opportunity to promote their work and practice the art of communication.

Small grants (a maximum of $250) are available to assist Lehigh graduate students to attend a professional conference. Grants (a maximum of $500) are available to assist Lehigh graduate students who present a paper at a professional conference. The graduate student’s studies should focus on the eighteenth century, in any discipline.

The Global Studies Travel Grant is intended for Lehigh undergraduate students planning to undertake travel for research or study pertaining to global issues, culture, and/or language learning. Preference will be given to applicants completing requirements for Global Studies majors and minors. Grants may be applied to tuition, travel, and/or living expenses. Grants may range from $500 to $1500

Are you attending or presenting at a conference this year related to health? The Health, Medicine, and Society Program offers student travel grants to help fund your trip. The HMS Student Travel Grant is available to any HMS major or minor who has either 1) already booked travel for a conference, or 2) will be presenting at a conference. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Awards will be given on a merit basis as funds are available.

The John Franchini grant offers $5,000 to College of Arts and Sciences students deemed as high need by the office of financial aid for credit-bearing travel abroad.  Preference will be given to applications for Lehigh faculty-led, credit-bearing study abroad programs.

The LALS program offers this new travel grant to students studying in Latin America or conducting research in Latino communities in the United States. Preference will be given to LALS Major and Minors.

To support your study abroad summer or semester trips, the MLL department awards merit-based travel grants to qualified students twice a year. We strongly encourage study abroad as a means of strengthening language skills and acquiring new cultural appreciation and global experience. Spending a summer, a semester, or a full year abroad is an amazing, life-changing experience that you will never forget! Fund are granted based on merit.

The Asian Studies program offers study abroad travel grants to eligible students in all the undergraduate colleges twice a year. Students are encouraged to spend a summer, semester, or year in an approved study program in China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, South Asia, or the Pacific.

This fund was established to allow students to take advantage of opportunities to participate in academics and co-curricular experiences by providing funding to cover their out-of-pocket expenses. It provides financial assistance to individual students to further their personal, professional and educational development for experiences like: training seminars, conferences, workshops, on and off campus educational or skill development seminars/programs, educational trips, etc.



Research Grants

The College of Arts and Sciences offers funding to encourage students to engage in independent inquiry, artistic creation, and scholarship, under faculty supervision. Travel, research supplies and other valid expenses may be reimbursed up to the limit of an individual grant. Grants will normally fall into a range from $100 to $1,500. Research should be completed within one year of receipt of the award.

The College of Arts and Sciences awards approximately 25 grants of up to $1,500 to support graduate student research. Research activities in all disciplines and of many kinds are eligible for support. Priority will be given to student-led projects and to projects without other sources of funding. Please note that these research grants will not be allocated to support conference funding/travel. Within 12 months of the award, all successful applicants will be asked to submit a final report.

In close collaboration with their selected faculty mentors, Clare Luce Boothe Research Scholars conduct advanced-level research during summers and regular semesters. Scholars collaborate directly with faculty, research scientists, and grad students, dramatically enriching the academic value of their experience.Research Scholars receive the following: full-time summer (10-week) fellowships of $450 per week, part-time (6-10 hours a week) academic year research grants of $2,000, and annual research accounts up to $1,500 for conference travel, lab fees, and supplies.

All Lehigh students are eligible to receive a Student Research Grant to support individual research projects furthering their education. The Grants are based on the student-demonstrated significance of the project and its relationship to his/her education goals. Preference is given to undergraduates, but graduate students with meritorious projects outside their thesis work are also considered. The Grants normally do not exceed $500 and usually are smaller.

The Council of the Institute reviews proposals for research grants from Lehigh faculty and students in October and March of each year. Grants are for a maximum of $2,500. Funds may be used to defray travel cost to libraries and manuscript depositories, copying, and other expenses directly related to research.

For activities related to the eighteenth century in undergraduate classes. Maximum grant: $200. Grants will be approved for field trips, speakers, admissions to museums, etc., and curricular materials. No deadlines.

Up to $200 for travel, copying, admission fees, etc. The faculty member supervising the research must approve the application. No deadlines.

Grant funds are available to sophomore and junior undergraduate students to support experiential learning activities in health (preferably off campus).  Students who meet the qualifications and whose proposals are accepted by the committee may be awarded a fellowship of up to $5000.  An experiential learning activity is an independent, hands-on research or real world experience that advances the student’s understanding of health or health care. This experience must take place between mid-May and mid-August.

The Humanities Center welcomes proposals for one research grant of $4,000. The grant will support an advanced ABD student in English or History, ideally for the completion of his/her dissertation project during the academic year. Evaluated on merit and significance of proposed research project.

Made possible by a generous gift from Dale S. Strohl ’58, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Arts and Sciences offers funding to encourage students to engage in independent inquiry, artistic creation, and scholarship, under faculty supervision. The Dale S. Strohl ’58 Awards support research in the Humanities and Social Sciences for students working with any Lehigh faculty member. These grants are intended to expand the experiences, perspectives, and skills of our students through involvement in research. Travel, research supplies and other valid expenses may be reimbursed up to the limit of an individual grant. Proposed research projects must be independent and outside the requirements of a Lehigh-led study abroad experience, summer course, or other formalized experience.  Undergraduate Research Grants may fund up to $3,000 and, if possible, should be combined with funding from other sources (i.e., from faculty advisors, department chairs, center directors…).  Research should be completed within one year of receipt of the award. The grant recipient will then submit a brief report on the results of the project.

The GreenFund was created to provide financial resources to members of the Lehigh community who want to create a greener, more environmentally sustainable campus. One-time grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to students, faculty, and staff to facilitate green projects. Applications will be reviewed by the GreenFund working group. The working group includes members of LEAG, as well as student, faculty, and staff representatives.

If you are an undergraduate student in engineering interested in continuing your work on a faculty-led research project over the summer, check with your faculty sponsor to see if your lab qualifies for the Lehigh Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This program provides each student $450 per week for 10 weeks over the Summer. However, faculty research sponsors must support other undergraduate researchers over the summer through externally-funded programs. Student support will occur on a one for one match basis.

The Gipson Institute expects to award one fellowship annually to a PhD candidate enrolled at Lehigh University for dissertation research and writing in any field of eighteenth-century studies. The fellowship is for one academic year and includes a stipend of approximately $22,000. 

Undergraduate physics and related majors currently in their sophomore or junior year are invited to apply.  The Lehigh Physics Undergraduate Research Program is intended for students who plan to pursue graduate study in physics or related fields.  The stipend for the full 10-week program will be $6000.  The work will be supervised by Lehigh faculty and will run from May 29 - August 4, 2018.  Free housing is also available to participants.

Rapidly Accelerated Research Experience is a focused pre-admission-to-graduation science immersion program. The program incorporates four dimensions that are essential for success: an innovative curriculum, a strong sense of identity as part of a community of scholars, addressing cultural issues that can contribute to low success and retention rates, and an understanding of the commitment required to excel in STEM.  RARE is a multi-level, structured, comprehensive four-year approach. RARE students will be housed together in a residential community alongside other students interested in STEM.

BDSI research teams are led by faculty from different disciplines and include graduate and undergraduate students working together on a common research project. The ten week summer program includes: an intensive research experience for students, research discussion groups, interdisciplinary research workshops for writing and presentation skills research seminars, and social activities.

Students from all majors and colleges to engage in creative, independent research and scholarship under faculty supervision that focuses on the intersection of energy, environment, policy, economics and sustainability. These grants are inteded to fund paid summer fellowships for 6 or 10 weeks. Research and spending must be concluded by mid August and present work in September.

Environmental Initiative Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Humanitarian Engineering is open to undergraduate students in all majors and all Colleges. Research and scholarship is under the supervision and mentorship of Lehigh faculty members. Projects are generally related to improving housing, energy, agriculture, or water in underdeveloped regions. These grants are intended to fund paid summer fellowships of 8-weeks duration (June-August). Project results will be showcased in a research symposium held each September. 

8. The Pyramid Foundation

Graduate Fellowship

These funds are awarded to an Environmental Policy Design student studying in the interdisciplinary STEPS Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Funds have traditionally been used to support a student(s) involved in a summer research project, typically related to their M.A. thesis. The fellowship pays for a summer stipend as well as for research materials and/or expenses. The EPD Program typically issues a request for proposals during the spring semester of each year.



Howard Hughes Medical Institute Programs

Students selected for the program will participate in research-focused phage genomics courses in which the genomes of novel bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria), isolated from local soil samples, are characterized by sequencing, gene annotation methods, and molecular genetic analyses. Students will learn a variety of techniques that span several disciplines, including microbiology, molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. Research results from Lehigh students will be disseminated to other faculty and students in the SEA-PHAGES Program, creating a nationwide community of scholars in pursuit of understanding how mycobacteriophage genomes are organized. 



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