Research Access and Mentoring Program (RAMP) deadline


Available to Undergraduate Students

Deadline: February 3, 2023

Funding Amount: $3500 stipend, room and board, up to $1500 research allowance, and tuition for one 3-credit summer course.


A&L students participating in: AnBryce Scholars, Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars, Building Bridges, Posse Foundation Scholars, QuestBridge Scholars, or Transformational Leaders Programs. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.


The foundational goal of this program is to remove barriers that have historically hindered many underserved students--including students of color, first-generation students, and those from families with low incomes--from participating in research or creative projects. By participating in the program, undergraduate students will be able to discover the nature and impact of research projects conducted in the liberal arts and explore potential research-oriented career paths and opportunities.

RAMP grants are awarded based on the strength of the applicant as revealed through a personal statement, letter of recommendation, and record of academic engagement. Detailed instructions are included on the application form.

Please note that it is not necessary for the applicant to identify potential faculty mentors or propose specific projects (although they may do so) as ISLA will work with students and faculty to find a good match in interests. A budget is also not required at the time of application.  Successful applicants will be required to submit a budget identifying room and board expenses and research-related expenses (if applicable). After internal review, a final financial offer will be extended to the applicant.

For the 2023 program, applications will be due February 3. Award decisions will be announced by February 24. Budget reviews and financial offers will be finalized by the end of March. Students must accept or decline any award by April 15. The grant period will begin May 22 and end July 29

Please find more information here.