All University Scholars are eligible to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship, provided they meet the eligibility requirements. 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. All University Scholars in good academic standing and with a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible to apply for individual SIRF awards of up to $5,000 to be used during the summer. This is a competitive grant process and funding is not guaranteed.
More than just a financial award, as part of the Trail-Blazer award application process, applicants receive training in how to craft and carry out research proposals. Learn about some previous Trail-Blazer projects in the video below.