Last year's SIRF project, "A Multi-Assay Recording System (MARS) for Electrophysiological Data Acquisition from Awake-Behaving Mice," conducted by George Bekheet and Hayden Henderson, mentored by Professor Marilyn Minus.

2017 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Awarded!

We are pleased to announce that Scholars Independent Research Fellowships for the summer of 2017 have been awarded. The Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF) will once again fund over 30 summer research and creative projects, conceived independently by Scholars and undertaken with a faculty mentor. This summer, Scholars will document the “Humans of the John […]

April 19, 2017 - NAHANT, MA. - Marine science major Benjamin Moran, S'18, is the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship, as well as a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. Moran poses for photos at the Marine Science Center on April 19, 2017. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Scholar Ben Moran Earns Goldwater Scholarship and National Georgraphic Award

University Scholar Benjamin Moran and Honors Program student Hannah Tam have seized myriad opportunities to engage in undergraduate research at Northeastern, both on campus and on co-op. Moran is a marine biology major whose experiences have ranged from labs at the university’s Marine Science Center to field research off the shores of Panama. Tam has […]

05/02/17 - BOSTON, MA. - Caroline Fried, SSH'17, poses for a portrait at Northeastern University on May 2, 2017. Fried recently received a Fullbright award. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Scholar Caroline Fried Earns the Fulbright Fellowship

Caroline Fried focused much of her academic work at Northeastern on better understanding the Asia Pacific region—most specifically, Taiwan—and its cultural and political complexities. She points to her co-op last year at the Asia Society Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., as playing a critical role in her shaping a career path. Fried spent six months […]

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Colored: Crack Cocaine, the War on Drugs, and the Making of Post-Civil Rights America

The following is a blog post by University Scholar Joe Tache about his experience working on a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship this summer. I was subletting an apartment off campus this summer. My room was directly adjacent to the building next to mine, so it never got any natural light. Really great sleeping conditions. So […]

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Underrepresentation Down Under: A Critical Assessment of Higher Education Resources for Indigenous Peoples in Australia

The following is a blog post reflection by University Scholar Chynna Lewis about her SIRF project from this summer, Underrepresentation Down Under: A Critical Assessment of Higher Education Resources for Indigenous Peoples in Australia.   Over this past summer I embarked on an incredible journey to Australia with two colleagues in hopes of studying Indigenous […]

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Intergenerational Narratives of First- and Second-Generation Indian-Americans

This post is a reflection by Sneha Pandya on her Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF) entitled Intergenerational Narratives of First- and Second-Generation Indian Americans. “Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled… As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination,” concluded the final […]

Polevy's “scratch work” while trying to construct a function showing that a fair division must exist.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: The Topology of Fair Division

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Continuing our series of blog posts by SIRF recipients, University Scholar Maxwell Polevy, CCIS ’17, discusses the mathematics informing his project entitled, The Topology of Fair Division. Suppose we have […]

Amy Zhao at the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: Finding Face

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Below, University Scholar Amy Zhao, COE ’18, reflects on her experience conducting research in China this summer for her project entitled, Finding Face: The Power of Narrative through Chinese and […]

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Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Foster Innovative Projects Across the Disciplines

University Scholars demand to be challenged, are passionate about learning, and innovate when given the freedom to explore. The Program provides the intellectual and financial resources that enable Scholars to perform high-caliber, in-depth work. In Summer 2015, we awarded nearly 40 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships, which provide up to $5,000 for University Scholars to undertake independent […]

How can modern analysis shed new light on artifacts recovered from Tikopia?

Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Awarded

The University Scholars Program is pleased to announce that over 40 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships have been awarded to support research projects and creative endeavors during Summer 2015. Scholars Independent Research Fellowships (SIRFs) are designed to support original, student-initiated independent research, creative performance, and project making in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. University Scholars in good academic standing and […]