Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS)

One of the University’s hallmark undergraduate experiences is the 8-week, Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS). This program is open to students of all majors. Students work on a research project or creative endeavor side-by-side with a faculty mentor and meet weekly with the rest of the group to discuss progress or engage in various activities. Students receive a $4000 stipend and can request up to $1000 towards research supplies and expenditures. Starting in 2021, mentors also receive a stipend.

The QUIP-RS is an immersive, 8-week research and creative experience where you will work closely with your faculty mentor on a specific research project or creative endeavor. It is a full-time, 40 hours/week, program which allows you to develop your scholarly skills. However, QUIP-RS is much more. In addition to working long hours and intensely on your project, you will meet weekly with other QUIP-RS fellows and faculty mentors, sharing your successes and failures, and discussing as an interdisciplinary team what it means to be a university scholar.

Examples of student scholarship from previous years:


For a brief overview of the history and goals of the QUIP-RS program, click here.

                 DEADLINE for APPLICATIONS: extended to April 5th, 2024 at 11:59pm

APPLY HERE! <- Complete the Application Form here.

QUIP-RS Application Instructions <– Application Overview and Instructions

    Jan. 30 , 2024 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in SC 120
    Feb. 15, 2024 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm in SC 119
    Feb. 29, 2024 from 8pm – 9 pm –

PROGRAM DATES: May 20 to July 12, 2024 (8 weeks)

QUIP-RS Highlights

  • Student Fellows receive a $4000 stipend & $1000 for research supplies/conference travel.
  • Undergraduates from all Quinnipiac schools are eligible.
  • Seniors eligible if in accelerated program at Quinnipiac (i.e. 4+1).
  • Student fellows are eligible for Quinnipiac’s Applied Research Badge (
  • Discount for on-campus housing during the program.
  • Mentors receive stipend for sponsoring up to 2 different projects or as co-mentors.
  • Multiple students can apply under the same project (sharing stipend & research funds).
  • Weekly meetings to discuss project updates and engage in social activities (i.e. hiking sleeping giant, BBQ, pollinator garden, sports day, rock climbing) with the QUIP-RS group (fellows and mentors)
  • Research posters presentations in the Fall during Bobcat Weekend.


QUIP-RS Committee (2024):

Dr. Alexandre de Lencastre, College of Arts and Sciences ( (co-chair)
Dr. Katie Place, School of Communication (  (co-chair)
Dr. Tilottama Ghosh Chowdhury, School of Business (
Dr. Christian Eggers, School of Health Sciences (
Dr. Jill Fehleison, College of Arts and Sciences (
Dr. Mary Phillips Ho, School of Computing and Engineering (