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Student Fellows Program

The institute welcomes applications for student fellows, an opportunity for talented undergraduate and graduate students to work with faculty on research projects and to network with one another and with scholars and policymakers.


All full-time Georgetown undergraduate and graduate students, across schools, are eligible to participate.


Proposals will be considered by a faculty committee in October 2021. Applications for the fall 2021 cycle are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021, for proposals to be carried out by May 2022.

Another grant cycle is envisioned for spring 2022.

Application Process

Interested students should seek to secure the support of a faculty sponsor, who will apply on their behalf. (If students would like to participate but cannot find a faculty sponsor, they should contact the program associate at, who will try to broker a match.)

Faculty sponsors should send the student's CV and unofficial transcript along with a description of the research project (up to 12 hours/week, 12 weeks/semester) to be completed by May 2022.

Application materials must be sent to by Friday, September 24, 2021.

Decision Criteria

The committee will evaluate proposals with attention to the academic merits of the project, the quality of student's envisioned contribution, and the availability of funds.

Notification and Execution

The decisions of the faculty committee will be communicated by Friday, October 15, 2021, and the funds will then be made available to the faculty sponsor's department for distribution.

The faculty sponsor's home unit will be responsible for administering the time sheets and processing payments (with institute funds) at the university rate of $15.20/hour for undergraduates and $19.89/hour for graduate students. The fellows will be integrated into the institute's intellectual community through participation in events and networking opportunities.