Saint Joseph’s University offers a wide range of opportunities for students to conduct research and showcase their work, including scholar programs, research symposiums, fellowships and more.
Office of Fellowships
The Office of Fellowships assists undergraduate students to apply successfully for major fellowships, including awards for undergraduate study, study abroad, graduate study, and research internships. The Office works closely with fellowship applicants in every step of the application process, from deciding which fellowships to apply to, to discussing the steps that need to be taken along the way.
The John P. McNulty Scholars Program is designed for highly qualified young women who are pursuing a degree in one of the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science at Saint Joseph’s University. This challenging program provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships and a supportive environment to help bright young women become leaders who reach the highest echelons of the STEM professions.
Explorers and Scholars in Science Program
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Saint Joseph’s University offers the Explorers and Scholars in Science Program, a program that allows highly qualified first-year students to conduct research with a faculty member over the summer following their first undergraduate year. Students in this program learn valuable research skills and solve practical problems in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacology/toxicology with their classroom knowledge. Selected students also earn a stipend award and present their research findings.
Summer Scholars Program
Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars Program provides support for currently enrolled undergraduates (and students in 5-year programs) to engage in research, creative writing, fine and the performing arts, and other scholarly endeavors alongside a faculty mentor.
Center for Undergraduate Research
The Center for Undergraduate Research connects undergraduates to the faculty mentors, meaningful projects, and funding required to gain a richer understanding of their disciplines beyond the classroom. By honing intensive inquiry-based learning skills, students gain a competitive edge for jobs, fellowships, internships, graduate school—or whatever else comes next.
As a Kinney Center SCHOLAR, you’ll set yourself apart by graduating from college with real-world experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Sigma XI Student Research Symposium
The Student Research Symposium is open to both undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research in the areas of mathematics, computer science, engineering, the natural and the social sciences.
Presenting Your Research
Now that you have done the research, it's time to present it. At Saint Joseph's you will have several opportunities to present your research, whether it be at the Annual Research Day or in class presentations or even bringing your research at a national conference with guidance of your faculty mentor.
Centers and Institutes
From food marketing to bioethics, complement your classroom studies with exciting opportunities for hands-on learning led by experts in their fields.
You’ll support society-changing faculty research; establish unique, real-world connections; and grow through impactful experience.
Further Your Research
Saint Joseph’s offers a diverse selection of graduate, doctoral and certificate programs that offer the opportunity to conduct research with faculty experts who will help you to think strategically and introduce you to new ways of learning.
Outside of our scholar programs, research symposiums and fellowships, you may also have the opportunity to complete a senior thesis, honors senior thesis or departmental graduate assistantship, depending on your program director and departmental chair. Aspiring science teachers have the opportunity to work with Saint Joseph’s faculty and School District of Philadelphia teachers through GEOKids Links, and communications and media studies students have the opportunity to complete media-based research projects with local nonprofit and community-based organizations through Beautiful Social. Or apply to become the Newman Civic Fellowship which recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.