Robert Vincent Fellowship Fund

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The Robert Vincent Fund will provide up to three undergraduate student awards to support advanced research by undergraduate students who have completed freshman year, with a preference for pre-medical students.

The students chosen will be named “Robert Vincent Scholars” and will conduct their research on campus during the 2024 summer and through the fall. Up to three students will receive this award.  Applicants should plan for the research to take place in person, unless it becomes necessary to shift to virtual research.

The Robert Vincent Scholars will

  • Conduct scientific research under the direction of a faculty mentor.
  • Conduct scientific research that will prepare them for medical school or for graduate study.

The Robert Vincent Fund for Undergraduate Research is an endowed fund that is awarded annually. Funded students will receive stipends to support their research (funds may vary slightly each year). Faculty mentors will also receive departmental funds to use at their discretion.

According to the Tax Office 3-8313, the student should receive a 1098T and report this information on their taxes. It can, therefore, have an impact on student financial aid. Please let us know if this impact creates difficulty for a student’s participation.



Undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Physics and Psychology are eligible for this funding.


  • At the end of the summer, students should present a progress report that is reviewed by the faculty member and reported to the Undergraduate Dean.
  • All funded students must propose and present at the GW Research Showcase during the spring semester.
  • Students and faculty may be asked to represent the Endowment at CCAS or University events.

How to Apply

The application process requires a 2-3 page application.

  1. One page statement by the student of their research, and how the research will contribute to their academic and/or professional goals
  2. One page statement of support by the faculty with a description of how they will mentor the student.
  3. Short statement by department chair about how the student’s research contributes to the department’s curricular mission.

Applications for this year are currently closed. Student and faculty applicants will receive notification by early April.

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