C3 Undergraduate Fellowships provide rising juniors and seniors from LADO colleges with paid and mentored graduate-level research experience, and training toward applying to and succeeding in graduate school. Undergraduate fellows experience a new academic and social environment in the most dynamic and diverse regions of the country by spending eight to nine weeks working with faculty mentors, graduate student mentors, and fellow undergraduate summer researchers at Columbia University; University of California, Berkeley; the University of Chicago; or the University of Michigan.
Depending on the fellow-mentorship match available, undergraduate fellows are expected to assist their faculty mentor on an existing research project, develop their own research project under the guidance of their faculty and graduate student mentors, or both. At the end of the summer program, undergraduate fellows present their findings to faculty, graduate students, and the campus community at a research symposium.
In addition to research, C3 undergraduate fellows extend their social and professional networks with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from other schools. They participate in weekly seminars, workshops, and group events; get insider knowledge and preparation for the graduate school application process; and, in most cases, take a GRE preparation class.
The C3 Undergraduate Fellowship is open to rising juniors and seniors from LADO colleges studying the arts, humanities, humanistic social sciences, and mathematics.
Financial benefits include:
- A generous stipend
- Campus housing
- Transportation allowance
- Graduate school application fee waiver at their host institution