Academic Opportunities

Summer Research in Grinnell

Summer Research Descriptions

Science Summer Research Application Form (requires login to GrinnellShare)

Awards, Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost awards for full-time graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.

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Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

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Mitchell Scholarship

The Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell's pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of postgraduate study in any discipline offered by institutions of higher learning in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Rhodes Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of Oxford.

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Activities and Organizations

Journal Club

Journal Club meets the first Friday of each month to discuss an article selected by members of the SEPC. We meet in the 1515 psych commons area, shortly after noon (about 12:15) until just before 1:00. Students are encouraged to read the article prior to attending. 

Pizza and other snacks are provided. Sign up in your classes! Please help us conserve resources—only sign up for pizza if you are sure you can attend. Any questions, please contact kelty[at]grinnell[dot]edu.

​Grinnell College Psi Chi Chapter

The Grinnell College Psi Chi Chapter was installed in October of 2007. Each semester we induct eligible psychology majors. The chapter meets monthly. Members carry out service projects and support research in psychology. Please check out information at the Psi Chi national web site and also the midwest Psi Chi website. Grinnell students please check on current events of our Psi Chi chapter in our GrinnellShare space.

Psi Chi conducted a benefit walk for the Alzheimer's Association on October 5, 2013 in Grinnell.

Academic Year 15-16 Psi Chi Inductees

Fall Inductees:  Carolyn Peckham ‘17, Quyen Ngoc Bao Tran ‘16, Takahiro Omura ‘17, Robin Campbell ‘16, Rachael Morgan ‘16, Ryan Yellott ‘17.  Not present:  Sasha Baumann ‘17, Samantha Fitzsimmons Schoenberger ‘17.

Chapter Advisor is Janet Gibson


The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.

Student Employment

Current Grinnell students are invited to apply to work at the Preschool Laboratory. To apply for a position, please print out the forms, fill them out carefully, and turn them in to Karen Veerhusen-Langerud at the Preschool.

Preschool Teaching Assistant Application

Preschool Teaching Assistant Application Recommendation Form

Questions or comments can be directed to Karen Veerhusen-Langerud at veerhuse[at]grinnell[dot]edu.