Research Opportunities and Funding


Independent research is a great way to discover your interests and to take charge of your academic trajectory. Furthermore, independent research experience not only will make you more competitive for graduate programs, but it will help you to discover the questions which will drive your research throughout your academic career.

Whether you pursue a senior honors thesis, a summer scholars project, or an independent research project, there are many opportunities at Tufts that will help you find and fund your work.

Summer Scholars Program

A university-wide initiative that offers research apprenticeships with faculty and clinical mentors to motivated Tufts undergraduates.

Tufts Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

An annual Tufts tradition that celebrates the diverse contributions made by Tufts undergraduates to scholarship and research advances.

Undergraduate Research Fund

Students may request funding for senior theses and for other proposals emphasizing original research that is directly supervised by a Tufts faculty member.  Learn more about the fund's guidelines, procedures, and deadlines.