The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy invites applications from all undergraduates who have not yet had the opportunity to pursue independent research, especially those representing the social sciences and the arts and humanities, to submit applications. This program allows emerging scholars to develop interests and expertise in an interdisciplinary field of study while honing their research skills under the tutelage of a faculty mentor or mentors.

How to Apply

Application details are available as a pdf or on the Bridge. Applications will include the following components:

  • A presentation of the research question(s) or theme(s)
  • An explanation of the interdisciplinary nature of the research question(s) or theme(s)
  • A description of the research environment
  • A statement of support from faculty mentor or mentors

Submission deadline is early March.

Further Information

Contact Meg Martin, 570.577.2820, If you have questions about your proposal as you are developing it, feel free to contact Professor Peter Wilshusen,, or Professor Jan Knoedler,


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