Apply for the Cisneros Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Cisneros Institute Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
August 18, 2016

Applications are open for the November 30th deadline of the new Cisneros Undergraduate Research Fellowship, awarded by the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute. Founded by GW alum Gilbert Cisneros and his wife, Jacki, the Institute helps hard-working students strengthen their academic success, amplify their skills in leadership, and commit to creating a positive difference in the Hispanic community. The Undergraduate Research Fellowship is just one of many opportunities offered by the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.

The Institute provides deserving students with opportunities to boost their qualifications and confidence and attend selective and rigorous universities. Students of varying ages may benefit from the Institute's programs: the Caminos al Futuro pre-college summer program for extraordinary high school juniors; support and mentorship for Cisneros Scholars, who are incoming GW undergraduates who display an unwavering commitment to bettering the Hispanic community; and the Cisneros Postdoctoral Fellowship, awarded to scholars who are planning a career in university teaching. The GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute is all-encompassing, providing unique enrichment opportunities to dedicated students before, during, and after their undergraduate experience.

The Cisneros Undergraduate Research Fellowship is the newest exciting opportunity to be offered by the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute. Created to financially support phenomenal undergraduate students interested conducting research on an issue facing Hispanic populations or the Hispanic community, this competitive fellowship presents recipients with stipends to successfully execute a well-defined, individual research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

To be eligible for the Cisneros Undergraduate Research Fellowship, applicants must be full-time undergraduate students at GW and must remain so throughout the duration of their research award. This fellowship provides students with $5,000 to aid in research-related costs, such as living expenses, travel, materials, and equipment.

The two submission deadlines for this research fellowship are November 30, 2016 and March 1, 2017.

Find out more information about the fellowship and access the application.

For questions about possible research projects, please email [email protected]

Please submit applications to [email protected]