Areas of Study


Whether you are an undergraduate eager to delve into a new research topic or a seasoned investigator craving a new environment, Gallaudet offers opportunities for engagement across all research career levels.

Undergraduates can get their feet wet in a project during a summer program or take advantage of scholarships and academic support during their entire course of study. We offer competitive travel awards so students can gain valuable experience presenting their work at academic conferences. Through our research and teaching scholar program, we welcome the broader network of deaf and hard of hearing scholars to experience the thriving environment at Gallaudet while furthering their careers. Explore the opportunities available to you below.


Gallaudet Intramural Seed Funding Program
The Gallaudet University Research Seed Funding Program fosters research activity by Gallaudet and Clerc Center faculty and staff, as well as University students, by supporting research projects that have small funding requirements and last 1-3 years in duration.
Grant Resubmission Awards Program
The Office of Research Grant Resubmission Award program provides support for investigators to improve an already highly-rated proposal for re-submission.
Research & Teaching Scholar Program
The Research and Teaching Scholar program is designed to facilitate the academic career development of deaf/hh faculty. The program develops educational leaders and scholars through intensive research collaboration sessions, mentored projects, a network of educational colleagues, and collaborative learning.
Student Research Opportunities
Find out about scholarships available through Gallaudet and our exciting summer research programs.

Contact Us

Research Initiatives

Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer

Hall Memorial Building S242

(202) 651-5085

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