Research scholarships and fellowships

You can take the lead on groundbreaking discoveries as an undergraduate — and there's plenty of funding to help.

Every single department and major at Pitt conducts innovative research! The majority of Honors research is funded by our paid fellowship programs. You can also get support from Pitt Honors to apply for prestigious national research scholarships.

Pitt Honors research awards

Berner International Corporation Award

This endowment provides tuition assistance or research support for students whose work or research demonstrates unusual creativity, imagination and tolerance.

Mary Ellen Callahan Undergraduate Student Research Fund

This fund supports educational expenses and/or stipends for students completing projects in the Social Sciences and Humanities. 

Elliot and Lois Finkel Award for Student Research

This endowment supports Pitt Honors student independent research projects in humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences.

James V. Kunkel, MD, Pre-Med Translational Research Scholarship

This award provides financial support to undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career in medicine, and want to participate in the Health Sciences Fellowship.
Awardees are selected from program Fellows. 

Molinari Family Endowed Scholarship

This annual award provides tuition support or support for a Pitt Honors student's educational experience “beyond the classroom,”  like study abroad, an internship, or a special research project.

Bellet Award

Provides financial support for independent, interdisciplinary research projects in the Brackennridge Research Fellowship program that cut across traditional academic boundaries.
Awardees selected from program Fellows. 


Pitt Honors also offers a variety of competitive paid research fellowships for every major, year-round. 


Pitt research scholarships

Nationality Room Scholarships

Grants for summer study/research internationally. Learn more »  

Archival Award

For independent research in the humanities at the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Office of Undergraduate Research University Library System. Learn more »

Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA)

A $4,000 stipend from the Office of Undergraduate Research to conduct independent research over the summer. Learn more »

More research funding resources

Apply for competitive national awards! Get help and boost your chances by working with a Pitt Honors Scholarship Mentor »

Pitt Honors Reserach & Creative Fellowhsips

Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Search for scholarships and fellowships on the Pivot national database » 

Your academic department may also offer research funding.