Undergraduate Research

One of most valuable and unique features of a university such as Pitt is its exciting research environment. Students here have easy access to and involvement in faculty research, both as a mode of apprenticeship and understanding about the discipline of literary, linguistic, and  cultural studies, and (in later stages) as a mode of independent exploration and learning. You will find listed here resources to help you formalize this invaluable exposure to faculty research, obtain university credit and, in many cases, secure financial support.

For first-year students:

Opportunity Type Funding
First Experiences in Research credit-bearing introduction to research in the disciplines none

For upperclass students/French & Italian Majors:

Opportunity Type Funding
University Honors College Fall/Spring Brackenridge Fellowship credit-bearing (1 cr.)

yes; $800 stipend

University Honors College Chancellors Undergraduate Research Fellowships  

yes; $800 stipend

University Honors College Community-Based Research Fellowships

 

yes; $800 stipend

European Studies Center Directed Research Support

credit-bearing (1, 2, 3 cr.)

yes, to support project expenses

University Honors College Summer Brackenridge Fellowship

credit-bearing

yes; $3500 stipend

Dietrich School Summer Undergraduate Research Awards

credit-bearing

yes; $3500 stipend

ITAL 1909 Undergraduate Research Assistantship in French/Italian credit-bearing research assistantship

none

Research Abroad:

Opportunity Type Funding
University Center for International Studies International Studies Fund   yes; up to $1000; see here for allowable expenses
University Honors College Summer Research Abroad/ University Honors College Off-Campus Research Awards  

yes; consult French & Italian major advisors for more information

Honors:

Opportunity Type Funding

FR/ITAL 1902

credit-bearing funding may be pursued through any of the venues listed above