Undergraduate Research Fellows Program

About the program

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict's undergraduate research fellows program provides a rich interdisciplinary atmosphere for student development. Students accepted into the program:

  • Work directly with a faculty member on research projects involving religion, conflict, and peace
  • Take a special class with the Center's director
  • Earn three credit hours
  • Receive a scholarship of $1,500
  • Meet with visiting scholars, attend special lectures
  • Compete for research, travel, and conference funds
  • Undergraduate students from all majors and years of study are encouraged to apply.

Applications for 2023-2024 are closed
Extended deadline:  May 31, 2023
Application Form

Watch and learn

What does it mean to be human? What are the sources of conflict in our contemporary world? Learn more about the Fellow's program from students who have participated in the cohort.


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Meet the Fellows

"During this fellowship, I was able to get hands-on guidance [that] shaped my beliefs on how religion interacts with the world and all the factors that are at play."

— Jameel Subhan, 2022-2023 Fellow

2023-2024 Cohort

  • Dina Atassi | Political Science
  • Suzzanne Bigelow | English
  • Alden Carpenter | Business Data Analytics
  • Payton Henderson | Political Science
  • Simra Maheen | Psychology
  • Quinncy Morris | Political Science and Global Studies
  • Austin Morrow | Political Science
  • Rachel “Nnena” Okuagu | Political Science and Justice Studies
  • Corinn Olson | Psychology and Anthropology
  • Adelaide Randall | Psychology, International Studies
  • Lakshmi Sawhney | History, Political Science



2022-2023 Undergraduate Research Fellows sitting around board room style table, conversing with special guest Jamal Greene

  • Alyssa Bickle | Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Cassandra Coppo | Global Studies
  • Meredith Nicholls | Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Diana RoDee | Sustainability
  • Kate Salazar-Duran | Global Studies
  • Jameel Subhan | Political Science
  • Sydney Tran | Psychology; Family and Human Development
  • Catherine Waddington | Political Science
  • Katherine Anna Walsh | Global Management
  • Mackenzie Wright | Anthropology


  • Collin Frank | Global Studies; Russian
  • Grace Hough | Religious Studies, Politics, and Global Affairs
  • Brenna Kasprzyk | Management, Business Healthcare
  • Nancy Lam | Global Studies
  • Issabella Luna | Political Science
  • Payton Morlock | Global Studies
  • Fintan O'Halloran | Anthropology
  • Ethan Pelland | Business Data Analytics and Global Politics
  • Samuel Pritchett | Political Science
  • Jacob Salas | Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
  • Madeleine Zheng | Biochemistry; Chinese Language