Student Research Opportunities

Barnard offers several programs to help students get hands on research experience or pursue an academic interest in a rigorous, structured fashion.

In addition to the programs listed here, Dean of Studies and Beyond Barnard provide information and assistance on applying for externally administered or post-graduate fellowships.

Be sure to check department websites for additional resources.

Beckman Scholar

The Beckman Scholar Award is awarded to one to two students in select science majors per year to work with a mentor over two summers and the academic year on a scientific research project and to attend a related conference.


Clare Boothe Luce Scholars

Clare Booth Luce Scholars Program provides students with computational research opportunities in the physical sciences, pure & applied mathematics, and computer science. Scholars receive stipends for research work over summer and the following academic year as well as support for materials, equipment, and conference fees.


Barbara L. Horowitz Scholars of Distinction

The Barbara Silver Horowitz ’55 Scholars of Distinction Program was established in 1985 to help the College educate extraordinary young women bound for achievement. Selected during the admissions process, these students have a unique four-year scholarly experience working with faculty mentors, attending research talks and pursuing a research project on a topic of personal interest, culminating in potentially publishable work.


Science Pathways Scholars Program (SP)2

This program offers support for Black, Native American, Latina and first-generation college students who wish to major in science.


Summer Research Institute

The SRI is a 10-week program for Barnard students who want to conduct scientific research during the summer, working with faculty at Barnard or elsewhere in the city. Students’ research experience will be supplemented with academic and skill-building experiences, lectures, social events and a capstone poster event at the summer’s end.