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WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.


Early January

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Sophomore, Junior, non-graduating Senior

Graduate: None

Award Type:

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields; Science and Engineering Ph.D programs

Additional Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; minimum 3.2 GPA; prior research experience

Last Updated:
July 9, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17