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Georgetown College and its faculty are committed to providing opportunities for students to engage in research that makes an original, intellectual, or creative contribution to the discipline. Many of the research opportunities are sponsored through the Gervase Programs

The Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP) is a competitive program that supports College students who conduct research with faculty. Students can pursue research in any discipline in the College. Through the GUROP-Abroad Program, College students may also apply to conduct scholarly research while studying overseas.

The Carroll Fellows Initiative supports selected students in a comprehensive academic and research experience that focuses on training them to become intellectual entrepreneurs and agents of positive change in the world.

The Howard Hughes Scholars Program is open to any biology, chemistry, or physics majors interested in a career in scientific research. Students may apply to the program at any time after being admitted to Georgetown. Through the Department of Biology, the program includes a four-year, research-intensive curriculum. Scholars also spend 11 weeks on campus each summer conducting cutting-edge biological research in preparation for graduate study.

The departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, and psychology also provide significant opportunities to undergraduates to work in research laboratories throughout the year.

National Scholarships and Fellowships

Our students have successful competed for prestigious awards, including Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, Barry M. Goldwater, and Joseph L. Allbritton scholarships and the Fulbright fellowships. The Georgetown Office of Fellowships, Awards, and Research ensures that students receive support throughout the application process. Faculty members, the fellowship secretary, and College deans help students with their essays, research statements, and interview preparation.

Neurobiology major Sarah Waye (C’15) is a 2014 recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Environmental biology and anthropology major Alex O’Neill (C’15) recently received a 2013–14 Boren scholarship to study in Nepal.



The Georgetown undergraduate journal of scholarship, Mentis Vita, features research papers by undergraduate students.


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