Distinguished Summer Research Fellowship (DSRF)

The Distinguished Summer Research Fellowship program was created through generous donations from Boston University College of Engineering Alumni. The first fellowships, named in honor of Dean Kenneth Lutchen, were established in 2010 through a gift from an anonymous alumnus. The program has grown through additional gifts and now regularly supports approximately 15 fellowships each summer. Each fellowship provides students with $11,000 over the summer to support housing, living and other related expenses (please note that he $11,000 is considered taxable income – students are advised to consult with a tax professional). Distinguished Summer Research Fellows must work full-time in the lab of an engineering faculty member for at least 10 weeks during the summer and cannot take summer courses.

Students can be awarded a fellowship at the time of admission to Boston University OR may apply when they are sophomores or juniors. The application for current engineering students is available here. The application deadline for summer 2024 will be on March 6, 2024 at 11:45 pm.

Below are videos of recent awardees, outlining the research they completed with the fellowship.