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Student-Faculty Research

The Step Forward campaign will strengthen Macalester’s esteemed reputation in student-faculty research by providing endowed funds designed to support and expand the following kinds of opportunities:

Student-Faculty Summer Research
Additional endowed funds to support student-faculty summer research will allow the college to expand this successful program, which has been able to award only half of requested funding in years past due to strong demand.

Support for Student Travel
An endowed fund will support student travel to conduct original research and present at national professional meetings.

The Office of Research and Experiential Learning
An endowed fund will provide a permanent stream of funding for this office, which seeks to increase student access to research opportunities both on- and off-campus and support underrepresented students in the sciences.