Grants are available from sources on and off campus to help undergraduates explore opportunities associated with the disciplines of science and mathematics. For more information on any of these opportunities please contact the department chair, Dr. Larry Viehland.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at Chatham University
In addition to the support provided by the Hulme fund, Chatham annually awards money for a few students in science program to work with a Chatham faculty member on his or her research each summer for 10 weeks. The number of positions varies each year.
Aura Raspaldo Hulme ’50 & Milton G. Hulme, Jr. Excellence in Science Endowed Fund
This scholarship fund supports student scholarships, student/faculty research, and student travel to conferences for scientific presentations and is awarded based on merit. At the present time, the fund supports one on-campus summer undergraduate research position (SURP) and a number of trips to scientific conferences.
Students wishing to apply for travel funds should talk to Dr. Viehland. The award committee meets four times a year with application deadlines in October, December, February, and April.. Please note: the travel awards support only travel expenses (conference fees, travel, lodging and food); they do not cover poster board, photocopies, experimental supplies, etc. Students must have receipts for reimbursement and food expenses must follow the College's per diem rules.