Each year two students are supported by the Nalven Memorial Fund to engage in ecological/environmental research with faculty mentors in the Department of Biology during the summer. Students interested in such summer research should speak with an appropriate faculty research mentor and then with the Department Head.
Several small funds are available to provide biology students with special experiences outside those available in the biology department; e.g.,field station experiences, summer research at other accredited institutions or field laboratories, short-term seminars, summer or interim session courses at field stations, or workshops. Consult with the Department Head for details.
Lafayette’s EXCEL Scholars Program enables students to participate in research projects with faculty members under their direct supervision. EXCEL research assistantships are available to full-time students in all departments; they may work part-time during the school year and full-time during the interim and summer. Students who would like to be considered for the EXCEL Scholars Program must be nominated by the faculty members who will serve has their mentors. Proposals are reviewed by the Academic Research Committee of the faculty. Contact Prof. Wayne Leibel, Director of Research Services (610 330-5460).
Associate Dean Julia Goldberg administers Lafayette’s support of our students’ applications for external scholarships. A list of selected external scholarship opportunities is available here.
The Hunt prize is awarded annually to one or more students who, in the opinion of the biology faculty, show the most promise for a career in biology.