Research and Creative Fellowships

You can conduct your own research, even as an undergraduate. And not just in the lab! Add an academic lens to your artistic projects or community service, too.  

  • Explore deeper questions independently, with guidance from a faculty mentor and fellowship advisor.
  • Get funding and support, so you can focus more on your work.
  • Expand your concepts about research beyond your own project, with interdisciplinary peer discussions, workshops and more.

Honors undergraduate fellowships:   

THINK Research Fellowships

Fall or spring, $1,000 // As you conduct your research project, learn from peers in different disciplines and practice communicating your findings to a general audience.
THINK Fellowship details »

BE Research Fellowships

Summer, $4,000 // Explore research from new perspectives in interdisciplinary workshops and discussions, while you conduct and share your own project.
BE Fellowship details »

ACT Research Fellowships

Summer or fall + spring, amount varies // Partner with a nonprofit to investigate a local issue with your own community-based research project.
ACT summer details »     
ACT fall + spring details » 

CREaTE Fellowships (NEW)

Spring + summer, $4,000 // Produce a piece of creative work while you engage with other artists and methods across disciplines. 
CREaTE Fellowship details »

HEAL Research Fellowships

Summer, $4,000, health science-specific // Conduct independent health-related research under the guidance of a mentor from any of Pitt's 6 health science schools.
HEAL Fellowship details »


Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Fall or spring, $800 // Get support to participate in any faculty-sponsored research.
Chancellor’s Fellowship details »

Chancellor's Undergraduate Teaching Fellowships

Fall or spring, $800 // Awarded to students to work on a teaching project with a faculty member in an undergraduate-level course. 
Teaching fellowship details »

Dick Thornburgh Fellowships

Summer, $3,500 // For students who want to make use of the Dick Thornburgh Archive Collection for their project.
Thornburg Fellowship details »


Explore ALL of the University research opportunities, including external fellowships and awards.
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