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Research Fellowships

Supporting students across all levels of scholarship

The Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of research fellowships across all levels of scholarship

Drexel University fellowships and scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The level of assistance depends on the quality of a student’s academic record, the availability of funds, the student’s enrollment status (part-time or full-time) and demonstrated financial need. There are a number of funding opportunities available, both within the College of Arts and Sciences and the University, and from many external sources.

Dean’s Graduate Fellowship Program

In addition to teaching and research assistantships, the College of Arts and Sciences awards 10 Dean’s Fellowships each year to graduate students from across the College. These highly competitive awards include a $5,000 stipend to supplement the first two years of study.

Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Undergraduate Fellowship program supports research in the sciences, humanities and social sciences by undergraduates enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Fellows are undergraduates who receive a $4,000 stipend to conduct research with College faculty members. Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a major in the College of Arts and Sciences and must be, at least, in their second year.

Explore all of our faculty-mentored research projects, and for more information please email Evangelia Chrysikou, PhD or Scott Warnock, PhD.

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Maryanoff Fellowship Program

The Maryanoff Summer Fellowship program allows four outstanding students the opportunity to conduct paid research in chemistry for a period of up to 10 weeks in the summer. This program is open to all Drexel freshmen enrolled in the following majors: chemistry, biological sciences, environmental science, mathematics, nutrition and food science, physics, psychology and science (undecided). Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications are due at the beginning of May each year. For more information, call the Department of Chemistry at 215.895.2638.

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STAR Scholars Program

The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars program, is an opportunity for first-year students to engage in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their first year. This program is offered by Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs in Drexel’s Pennoni Honors College. Students from all colleges and majors are eligible to participate and they are not required to be a member of the Honors program. Students are selected for the STAR Scholars program in two stages: 1) High-achieving applicants are invited to apply during the University admissions process and 2) Current students have the opportunity to apply in the winter term of their first year.

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External Fellowships: National and International Programs

Drexel's Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs (UREP) supports graduate and undergraduate students across the University in their applications for competitive national and international fellowships. UREP is available for one-on-one appointments and it helps students to create strong applications through intensive individual advising and support. For more information and upcoming fellowship deadlines, please visit Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs or email

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