Robert Vincent Fellowship Fund

An undergraduate CCAS student works in goggles and gloves in a chemistry lab in Science and Engineering Hall

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 during the 2022 summer and through the fall. Up to three students will receive this award. Because we do not know what on campus summer options will be, applicants should plan for the research to take place in person, although it might be 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 at least $2000 to support their research (funds may vary slightly each year). Faculty mentors will receive $500.

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, student 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 will 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 are due to Susan DeCicco [email protected] by March 21, 2022 at 5pm. Student and faculty applicants will receive notification by the end of March or early April.


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