Summer Research Fellowships
Applications Invited – Psychology Department Summer Research Fellowships
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee at the Georgetown Psychology Department is excited to announce the 2024 Summer Research Fellowships.
Want to know what previous summer research fellows have to say about their experiences? Check out our testimonials page.
- increase access to research for students who may otherwise face barriers to obtaining research training;
- remove common barriers to gaining research experience (e.g., lack of previous experience);
- foster diversity in research settings.
- engage in mentored research with a psychology faculty member in Summer 2024
- be awarded EITHER $2,500 for part-time projects (~140 hours) OR $5,000 for full-time project (~280 hours);
- Students may apply by March 11, 2024.
- Recipients will be announced by March 31, 2024
- Fellows may begin as early as May 2024.
- Fellows will complete their projects no later than August 2024.
- Exact schedules are flexible; See FAQ for sample schedules
Who Can Apply?
- Georgetown psychology majors and minors
- current sophomores and juniors (in the Spring of 2024)
- students in good academic standing
What You Need to Apply
- Statement of Purpose answering the following three questions:
- What are your short-term professional goals (next 1-2 years)?
- What are your long-term professional goals?
- Given your goals, what are you looking to learn/develop/get out of your summer fellowship experience?
- Statement of Fit describing why you are a good candidate given the purpose of the fellowship, such as challenges and barriers you have faced and/or your contributions to diversity. Your statement may address any and all of the following, as well as other related factors as you see fit:
- personal experiences and challenges;
- socioeconomic background;
- demonstrated ability and commitment to develop and support diversity and cultural understanding;
- cultural or family background (e.g., first-generation or first-in-family college student; race, ethnicity or DACA status; parental level of education or income; and region of residence or high school attended).
What You Do Not Need to Apply
- do NOT need to propose a research project
- do NOT need to have their own research ideas
- do NOT need to have previous research experience
- do NOT need to meet minimum GPA requirements
- do NOT need to solicit letters of recommendations
How to Apply
- Take a look at the list of mentors and projects and identify projects/mentors you are interested in.
- Submit your application using this online form.
Please review the FAQ below and contact Dr. Kostadin Kushlev (email@example.com), Chair of the DEIB committee, if you have any further questions.
What would my schedule look like?
Depending on the lab, your assigned tasks may include collecting and coding and analyzing data, searching for research articles, and recruiting and testing participants. You will also attend lab meetings and meet with your mentor.
Can I consider multiple prospective mentors?
We encourage you to talk to all faculty that offer projects that are of interest to you. If you can see yourself working for more than one lab, mention these labs in your application. If you are selected for the fellowship, you will be asked to select one lab. If you work with a mentor not mentioned on the list (or are considering one), let us know.
Will I need to be in DC to participate?
Research opportunities offer flexibility. Talk to your prospective mentor(s) to determine whether virtual and hybrid options may be an option for you.
How do I approach faculty members? Would this time frame give them enough time to connect with me?
All faculty members on the list have agreed to be contacted. Do not hesitate to approach them. See sample language for contacting faculty about research opportunities below: