Strohl Undergraduate Summer Research Grants

Deadline is 5:00P.M. EST on Friday, February 19, 2021

Made possible by a generous gift from Dale S. Strohl ’58, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College of Arts and Sciences offers funding to encourage students to engage in independent inquiry, artistic creation, and scholarship, under faculty supervision.  The Dale S. Strohl ’58 Awards support research in the Humanities and Social Sciences for students working with any Lehigh faculty member.  These grants are intended to expand the experiences, perspectives, and skills of our students through involvement in research.  Travel, research supplies and other valid expenses may be reimbursed up to the limit of an individual grant.  Proposed research projects must be independent and outside the requirements of a Lehigh-led study abroad experience, summer course, or other formalized experience.  Undergraduate Research Grants may fund up to $5,000 and, if possible, can be combined with funding from other sources (i.e., from faculty advisors, department chairs, center directors…).  Research should be completed within one year of receipt of the award. The grant recipient will then submit a brief report on the results of the project.


Applications online will include:

  • Title
  • Abstract (a brief statement that describes the project)
  • Detailed proposal, up to 1,000 words, which includes the objective and approach of the proposed activity, the relevance to the student’s educational goals, and a time-line for completion.
  • Budget, including any additional sources of funding.
  • Description of final product. Final product can be a research paper or report, a publication, a conference presentation or poster, art exhibit, etc
  • Student’s background and qualifications for the proposed project.
  • Project Faculty Advisor – Statement of recommendation by the project's faculty advisor
  • Completed ITAC form for projects involving international travel.

Research Compliance:

As with all research conducted at Lehigh, conduct of research must adhere to University policies, including those pertaining to human subjects, vertebrate animals, and hazardous materials.  Faculty supervisors, as part of the normal pedagogical relationship, will provide guidance on university and professional standards, regulations, and policies.  Please see research policies located on the Research Integrity website:

Undergraduate Research involving Travel:

Should your proposal involve international travel

  • Include a $50 registration fee in your budget for trips up to 6 weeks
  • Include a $100 registration fee in your budget for trips longer than 6 weeks

This registration enrolls you in the Lehigh University Student International Services and Insurance Program.

Complete the ITAC form and submit along with your proposal.  ITAC is Lehigh’s International Travel Advisory Committee and is responsible for recording and reviewing plans for Lehigh-supported or -related international travel.  For travel to certain countries, ITAC is responsible for reviewing travel plans and reporting to the Provost (or provost’s designee) an assessment of the safety and logistics of these travel plans.  ITAC provides this review because travel to certain countries requires the approval of the provost.  Questions or concerns regarding ITAC or your international travel, please contact Study Abroad at 610-758-3351 or

ITAC Q&A on UG Travel

ITAC Expedited Review Form

Questions: Please email