Student Fellowships & Research

The Office of Student Fellowships and Research promotes a wide range of external financial awards for outstanding students.  Such awards may be used for study abroad, graduate school, independent research, public service, internships, or teaching experiences in the U.S. or abroad.

These awards may be funded by government grants or private foundations, and are generally quite competitive, although the profile of an ideal candidate varies depending on the award.  Some are more narrow and specialized within a disciplinary area, and others are much more holistic, seeking well-rounded individuals who can demonstrate talents and experiences well beyond college transcripts and letters of reference.

In addition to the benefits of a significant financial award, these grants and fellowships confer a number of tangible and intangible benefits, some of which are life-long.  The prestige associated with a major national or international fellowship can facilitate admission to top-tier graduate programs, jobs in government, opportunities for work abroad, and access to networks of senior experts.

In recent years, University of New Haven students have been successful in prestigious competitions, including the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the National Institute of Standards and Technologies at Gaithersburg, MD. 

This site offers information about the types of grants and fellowships that are available to University of New Haven students, suggested strategies for competitive applicants, and details needed to begin the application process.


Amy L. Carlile, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Science
College of Arts & Sciences

Carol Withers
Director, Grants and Sponsored Programs
Maxcy Hall 202
(203) 932-7454


This page is related to fellowship and research opportunities for students at the University of New Haven.

The University of New Haven Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs facilitates scholarly activities by faculty and staff and promotes institutional grant-related activities.