Linguistics provides research grants to Linguistics Certificate and Independent Concentration students who conduct research or scholarly travel related to language and linguistics, including (but not limited to) research or travel for a senior thesis, junior paper or other independent work. Interested students are invited to submit application materials via the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). In SAFE, funding opportunities are listed under Undergraduate Independent Projects. The application should provide a clear description of the student’s anticipated project, as well as an outline of expenses that will be incurred. Moreover, applicants must meet with their advisor or the DUS before applying, to discuss plans, costs, and goals for outcomes.
LIN-internal funding deadlines:
- November 1: Fall funding deadline (opportunity opens for applications August 1)
- January 1: Winter funding deadline (opportunity opens for applications November 1)
- March 1: Spring funding deadline (opportunity opens for applications January 2)
- July 1: Summer funding deadline (opportunity opens for applications May 1)
Applications are received and reviewed/funded on a rolling basis.
For additional funding outside of what the Program in Linguistics is able to offer, we encourage students to apply through the Office of Undergraduate Research, which has its own set of deadlines throughout the year.
Senior Thesis Prize
The Senior Thesis Prize in Linguistics recognizes the best senior thesis written and defended by a Linguistics Independent Concentrator.