Kalorama Fellowships

The Kalorama Summer Research Fellowships are an extraordinary opportunity for Georgetown undergraduates wishing to conduct independent summer research. Administered by the Georgetown Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF), the Kalorama provides $5,000 to successful applicants to design, investigate, and produce an original research project. The research idea must be the student’s own, though students must secure a faculty mentor or supervisor who oversees and supports the research. The research cannot be the same as the mentor’s own research. The Kalorama is open to first-years, sophomores, and juniors in the humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences.

(Note: Kalorama grants may be offered part-time for less funding as is appropriate to the project and the student’s summer plans.)


The application cycle for summer 2022 research funding has closed. Information about the summer 2023 application cycle will be posted when it becomes available.

Applications for the Kalorama must be submitted in a single .doc or .pdf to undergradresearch@georgetown.edu.

A Kalorama application consists of the following:

•Completed application form

•A project proposal (max. 600 words) – proposed project of study, the significance of the project in relation to the field, project methodology, relevant credentials

•A personal statement (max. 600 words) – detail your personal motivation for pursuing this research experience

•A ten-week timeline

•Résumé (no more than two pages)

•Transcript (may be unofficial)

•A letter of support from the faculty sponsor – Emailed separately to undergradresearch@georgetown.edu; header should include the applicant’s full name and note that the letter is for the Kalorama.