No. Currently this fellowship is only for Scholars in their first, sophomore, and junior summers.
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CUSP Summer Enhancement Fellowships, Scholars Program
Yes, you may apply for a joint project. However, each Scholar has to submit a separate application. We always encourage Scholars to work collaboratively where applicable.
Scholars without secured internships can still apply for the internship fellowship, and should list in the application all of the internships they have applied for. Scholars are required to inform the CUSP office by June 01 to provide an update on what internship was finally secured for the summer. Please speak with a CUSP Advisor if this applies to you.
Columbia College and Columbia Engineering do not provide credit for internships.
Yes. Please prepare a complete application packet listing the different internship/research positions . Please submit only one set of recommendations. For further information, please see a CUSP Advisor.
Yes. This fellowship can be applied anywhere in the world.
CUSP Advisors cannot write letters for the CUSP Summer Enhancement Fellowship. However, they are happy to write for any other fellowship or internship.
No. While we encourage Scholars to seek and develop relationships with Columbia faculty, we support research endeavors with faculty from other universities as well. If you have chosen a research advisor who is not a professor at an accredited institution, please see a CUSP Advisor before submitting your application.
This fellowship does not cover traditional summer school (i.e. courses to meet CORE/major/graduation requirements); however, some summer programs will be considered if they contain a strong research, fieldwork, or experiential education component. Please see a CUSP Advisor prior to submitting your application if your project falls in this category.
Upon completing your online application, you will be provided an electronic link that can be used by recommenders to submit reference letters directly to the CUSP Office.
No. Scholars can apply annually for this fellowship until their year of graduation.
All grants are based on availability of funds. Please note that CUSP cannot guarantee that you will receive the full amount that you requested.
Yes, you can apply. Please be sure to include all sources of funding that you have secured for this internship and please note that CUSP cannot guarantee that you will receive the amount that you request.
The average amounts awarded vary. All grants are considered based on availability of funds. Please note that CUSP cannot guarantee the amount that you request.
The CUSP Fellows Selection Committee selects the CUSP Fellows.
Interviews will no longer be conducted.
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