Students chosen as Interdisciplinary Research Fellows receive support for summer research following their first year at Lafayette. This research is supervised by professors from two different disciplines. Following their sophomore and junior year of college, students may be eligible for EXCEL and Nalven Scholarships.

The expected broad impacts of this program are that a substantial number of students will have the opportunity to participate in multiple years of research at the intersection of different disciplines. Through these experiences, they will become exceptional candidates for an honors thesis and well-prepared for pursuing biomedical research and/or advanced degrees.