Bridgewater’s Undergraduate Research program provides extraordinary support for student research and creative work—advancing the university’s culture of scholarly excellence and helping students realize their professional goals. We offer funded opportunities to conduct research and creative projects and to present work at academic conferences.
With guidance from faculty mentors, students pursue scholarly endeavors:
- In their courses, supported with Semester Grants for project supplies and field research
- During the summer, with $4,000 Summer Grants for conducting in-depth research or creative projects
- At national conferences, for which student presenters receive Travel Grants to cover airfare, hotel, and conference expenses.
Bridgewater publishes a journal of exceptional student research and creative work, The Undergraduate Review, and hosts two annual showcases of student scholarship, The Mid-Year Symposium in December and the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April. We also send hundreds of students every year to regional and national conferences to present their work. Students who participate in Undergraduate Research are outstanding candidates for graduate and professional school and for competitive career opportunities.