Summer Research Scholarship

Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarships

The Cognitive Science Program invites all undergraduate Cognitive Science majors to apply for a Cognitive Science Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship.

  • You must be an IUB undergraduate student with a declared major in Cognitive Science.
  • You must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour for summer session at IUB (this may be COGS-X497, COGS-X498, or COGS-Q499, or it may be course work in another department).
Application process
  1. Submit a letter of application describing the research activity for which you hope to receive monetary support. The letter should include your name, your IU university ID number, the name of your faculty sponsor, a description of your proposed summer research activity, the amount of money requested, and the justification for that amount.
  2. The application letter should be emailed to the Cognitive Science Academic Advisor at
  3. Provide a copy of your application letter to your faculty sponsor and request that they submit a letter of support by e-mail to
Notification of awards

Award recipients will be notified by e-mail and recognized at the Cognitive Science Program's annual awards ceremony.

Summary report

After the summer research activity concludes, each student who received a scholarship must submit a written summary and evaluation of their experience. These reports will be due at the end of summer sessions.

Award amounts

Award amounts will vary and a maximum award limit has been set at $1,000.

Previous scholarship-awarded research activities

Research on:

  • Facial adaptation recognition
  • The effects of "think sheets" on memory retrieval and learning
  • Visual strategy used in viewing optical illusions
  • Eye tracking for visual expertise
  • The exploratory behavior of the Norway rat, particularly how it is affected by elements in the environment

Please contact the Cognitive Science undergraduate academic advisor if you have questions or need further information.

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