Cognitive Science Fellowship to Support Summer Internships

One of the goals of the Cognitive Science Program is to support undergraduate activities, so we are excited to announce a COGS fellowship program to support summer internships. Fellowship funds are meant to help defray costs for qualified COGS undergraduate students to participate in summer 2024 internships. Fellowship funds are expected to be used to offset living costs and incidentals associated with the internship transportation, parking, etc.). The Cognitive Science Program is willing to review scenarios on a case-by-case basis, including recently completed internships during the summer 2024 period. 

Award amount:

$500 per recipient if within the student’s home state and $1,000 if outside of the student’s home state.


The application will close once funds are exhausted, but no later than August 31, 2024.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The applicant must be a current UConn undergraduate student, majoring or minoring in Cognitive Science
  • To apply for the fellowship, the applicant must already be accepted into an internship.
  • Priority consideration will be given to students who (1) are members of a group that is underrepresented at the University of Connecticut; or (2) have overcome obstacles such as socioeconomic, educational, or other societal disadvantages (arising, for example, through prejudice and/or discrimination); or (3) have worked with such groups to help overcome these or other obstacles. Priority consideration will also be given to students in an unpaid internship.

    Award notification and administration:

    • Decisions will be made within two weeks of receipt of application and applicants will be notified of our decision via email.
    • The $500 fellowships will be processed through UConn’s fellowship workflow system and payment will be received according to how the students fee bill is set up in student adminstration.
    • After the internship is completed, please email us a short summary of how your internship experience has informed your trajectory as a student in Cognitive Science.

    Important tax information:

    Fellowship payments are subject to federal and state income taxes unless the payment is used to pay for qualified tuition and required enrollment fees.  You will be personally responsible for any income taxes resulting from the receipt of this fellowship payment.  You should be advised that fellowship payments used to pay for travel, supplies or equipment used in your independent research are not exempt from taxation.  Fellowship payments, although taxable, are not subject to income tax withholding if paid to a U.S. citizen or resident alien.  It is the sole responsibility of the student to report and pay taxes on the taxable portion of any fellowship, stipend, award or grant that he/she receives. Consistent with IRS guidance, the University does not withhold taxes on the taxable portion of fellowships, stipends, awards or grants except in limited circumstances involving nonresident aliens.  If you are a nonresident alien, federal income taxes may be required to be withheld from your payment unless you qualify for exemption by way of an income tax treaty between the United States and your country of tax residence.  Fellowship recipients may wish to consider making estimated federal and state income tax payments.

    Additional details, and answers to many frequently asked questions, may be found on the following websites:

    Questions regarding the fellowship may be sent to