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Student Research

Our undergraduate students work directly with faculty members on compelling research projects.

Undergraduates Conducting Graduate-level Research

Opportunities abound for Colgate students to delve deep into the academic studies in which they are most interested. Working side-by-side with faculty members, undergraduates in all areas of campus are contributing incredibly valuable, resume-building research projects.

As a liberal arts school, these opportunities are not limited to the sciences, and extend across the full academic spectrum, including the arts and humanities and social sciences. To get involved, students often need only contact a faculty member and inquire about opportunities.

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Chemistry professor Anthony Chianese works in his laboratory with student researchers

Summer Research

Each summer, hundreds of students remain on campus to conduct funded research in collaboration with, and under the supervision of faculty members from nearly every academic discipline. Projects may originate with the faculty, who may propose projects and seek student collaborators, or with students, who may propose projects to execute under the guidance of a supervising faculty member. The possibilities, therefore, are limitless.


Student researcher in the lab

Beckman Scholars

Colgate University received a Beckman Scholars Program award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to support student research. Top Colgate students in chemistry, biology, molecular biology, or biochemistry are invited to apply for a 15-month stipend to pursue independent research with a faculty mentor.

Interested Colgate students must complete the pre-application process by the end of February. Each year 1–2 scholars will be selected.

Beckman Scholars

Lampert Institute Fellow

Lampert Institute Fellows

The Lampert Fellows Program enables up to ten students to pursue faculty-mentored summer research projects around the globe. Projects receive grants of up to $6,500 to support research on issues of contemporary importance, utilizing a range of research methodologies and technologies. Research culminates in a paper disseminated through presentations and publication, which may serve as the basis for an honors thesis.

Current second- or third-year students, sponsored by a faculty member in the student’s program of study, may apply in February for participation in that summer’s program.

Lampert Institute