The Richmond Guarantee

Together, we make it happen.

Do you want a guaranteed fellowship to spend a summer developing leadership programs in London or interning with a clean water initiative? Or maybe you’re seeking funding to research trends in women’s healthcare, study malaria transmission in the Amazon, or train with professional dancers.

Whatever you’re looking for, Richmond helps you make it happen. 

With the Richmond Guarantee, every undergraduate student is eligible to receive a fellowship of up to $5,000 for an unpaid or underpaid summer internship or faculty-mentored research project.

Ranked No. 3 "Best School for Internships"

Among private schools by The Princeton Review (2023)
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Our wide web of resources

In 2022, Richmond supported over 490 fellowships — whether faculty-mentored research or summer internships — available through eight different programs, all under the umbrella of UR Summer Fellowships. Identify your opportunity and how it fits with your academic plans, and we’ll help fund it.


average fellowship award in 2022

$2 million

Total fellowship funding awarded in 2022

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Your wide web of interests

What have our students done with fellowships through Richmond? Well, they’ve created bodies of artwork, developed algorithms to correct images of nanoparticles, interned with local schools to understand current issues in education, and spent a summer abroad researching the relationship between feminist movements, actresses, and fashion. That’s just the beginning — what will you do?


Number of countries where UR Summer Fellows interned and researched in 2022


Number of states where UR Summer Fellows interned and researched in 2022

Ready to take the next step?