Student Research

Students have a variety of opportunities to get hands on research, and even complete original research, as an undergraduate, often with funding!


A Companionship of Learning

“The Society rewards creativity, initiative, and intellectual curiosity with competitive grants to support self-directed undergraduate research and scholarship anywhere in the world. The intent is to bring together the best and brightest in what founder Douglass Cater called ‘a companionship of learning.’”

-Aaron Lampman, Curator of the Douglass Cater Society, Chair, Department of Anthropology

LEARN MORE ABOUT Cater Society of Junior Fellow 


Making Discoveries

The JSTF Program supports the academic and research activities of students and faculty who belong to the College’s vibrant community of natural sciences and mathematics scholars.

These fellowships provide funding to undergraduate majors in the sciences and mathematics who are engaged in campus-based research projects under the direct supervision of a faculty mentor.

Learn more about John S. Toll Fellows


Receive Funding

The Roy Ans Fellowship in Jewish-American Studies offers a $2,500 stipend for a sophomore or junior completing a research project related to the Jewish-American experience in any area of study offered by Washington College.

Students receiving this grant may register for an independent study course to receive academic credit, or use the opportunity for research that will lead to a senior capstone project.  

Learn more about Roy Ans Fellowship


Summer on the Chester

Chestertown is a terrific place to spend your summer. There’s mass spectrometry analysis and DNA cloning by day, and softball games with your professors and fellow researchers after lab.

Students routinely work in the labs of the Toll Science Center throughout the academic year. But we turn the heat up for a handful of young scientists who spend their summers in Chestertown.

Learn more about  Summer Undergraduate Research