Research & Scholarship
The IR Program supports students inside and outside the classroom
through research opportunities. Conducting original research is an
invaluable opportunity for students to become scholars: seeking out
new knowledge, constructing and testing hypotheses, and formulating
their own conclusions—and in the process becoming vital contributors
to international understanding and a global society.
Anne E. Borghesani Memorial Prize
The Anne E. Borghesani Memorial Prize is an incentive award that
enables the recipients to undertake a volunteer activity,
internship, research project, or plan of study in any field
involving international issues. Honoring Anne Borghesani (J'89), the
award seeks to foster personal growth, independence, a heightened
understanding of all peoples and encourage a commitment to the world
IR Research Scholars Program
This scholarship pairs rising seniors with faculty mentors who guide
a summer research project abroad in preparation for a Senior Honors
Thesis, Directed Research Project, senior seminar paper, Fulbright
proposal or other significant research paper in the senior year.
Summer Scholars Program
The Summer Scholars program funds rising juniors and seniors to
pursue ten-week independent research projects. As part of the
program, you will work closely with a faculty mentor to create a
poster to present at a poster session in the fall. Summer Scholars
then present the next stage of your research at the Undergraduate
Research Symposium in the spring. Often, the summer project will
culminate in your senior honors thesis.
Career Center Summer Internship Grants
Each summer we fund 40-50 undergraduate students doing unpaid
internships for a minimum of 350 hours. These funds offer students
the opportunity to explore career fields and gain experience.
Selected students will receive $3,500. Students must secure an
internship prior to the deadlines.
Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) International Program
The Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) International program supports
undergraduate, graduate and professional students working on
creative, self-designed projects with an active citizenship theme.
TSF provides financial support to help students bring their
international initiatives to life. We recommend that TSF projects be
led by a group of two or more Tufts undergraduate, graduate or
professional school students, although individuals with very strong
proposals are welcome to apply. Applications will be accepted from
official and unofficial Tufts groups or organizations.
Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award
Tisch Library has developed an award recognizing outstanding
undergraduate use of the library’s collections, resources and
services in the production of an exemplary research project. Who can
apply? All undergraduate students who are registered through the end
of spring 2017 are eligible. Projects completed any time in 2016
(spring, summer or fall semesters) are eligible. Group projects are
eligible. Prizes will be split equally among group members.
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is a great resource for
Tufts Students to gain insight into several sources of research
funding, including: federal, state, corporations, foundations, and
internally at Tufts.
IR Student Research
The Tufts International Relations Program is proud to announce the
creation of the IR Student Research Marketplace. Faculty members
from around the university seeking undergraduate International
Relations research assistance will post information about upcoming
and current research positions.