GUROP and Kalorama Summer Fellowships for 2020: Application deadline extended to Friday, March 27, 5pm.

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Office hours to discuss application process as follows, and until the application due date (March 27, 2020, 5pm) cannot be held in person due to cautionary requirements related to the novel (new) coronavirus and COVID-19. Please email with your questions and ask to to chat if that would be useful.

  • Monday and Wednesday 4:30-6pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11am.
  • Friday, noon – 1:30pm
  • Or by appointment; email or call for a time.( or 202-687-4891)

There is no need to submit a hard copy of the application materials. A single PDF bundling of all components is preferred.

E-mail your complete submission to 

GUROP & Kalorama summer Fellowship applications are due

Friday, March 27, 2020, 5pm

Do not forget to complete the online application. It is good for both GUROP and Kalorama. NB: there is a separate form for biology majors, regardless which grant they are applying for.

A complete written application includes, assembled in this order:

  1. A proposal written by the student with a cover page including the title of the project, your name, faculty mentor’s name.
    1. charts and graphs: attached or included in the body of the narrative
    2. timeline for summer research: rough but as best planned
    3. budget (optional)
  2. Faculty letter(s) of support may be included with application materials, or sent by directly by the recommender(s) as an email to
  3. Student’s transcript (unofficial is ok)
  4. Student’s CV or resume (one page)
  5. Other documentation, e.g., “IRB” approval, OGS travel approval, etc. NB: these items may be submitted later, but no later than May 31

GUROP & Kalorama Summer Fellowship applications are now due Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5pm.  You must also complete an online application with basic contact info, plus the title of the project and a short abstract. This online application covers both GUROP and Kalorama grants.

The summer GUROP and Kalorama Fellowships accord a student a funded, usually full-time experience in order to pursue a research topic in a more sustained manner, allowing inquiry with greater depth over more time. These summer fellowship programs are available only to undergraduate students at Georgetown University.   

The distinction between the two programs is that GUROP is more highly mentored, even supervised, and the research proposed most often draws from the faculty mentor’s own research, or is highly related, or is the same project. On the other hand, a Kalorama grant is for an independent project. The research idea must be the student’s and the faculty member closely mentors. The research cannot be the same as the mentor’s own research. Additionally, a Kalorama grant may be part-time (for less funding) as is appropriate to the project and the student’s summer plans.  

GUROP projects come from all fields, with a large number in the sciences. Kalorama actively seeks humanities proposals, and also projects in the social sciences and environmental studies. 

The following links provide important information about the summer Fellowship application process. Read carefully.Both GUROP and Kalorama applications require the same basic components.

For further information, please contact:

Sonia Jacobson
Director, GUROP