Portz Interdisciplinary Fellowship Awards

The Portz Fellowship program was launched in 2010 and is supported by the John and Edythe Portz Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship. It is intended to support creative and innovative endeavors that cross boundaries, inviting application from individuals who wish to undertake cross disciplinary research or from a team of two students from different disciplines who propose a single collaborative project. Up to six prizes will be awarded: 3 awards of $5,000 each and 3 awards of $1,500 each.

Honors students in good standing from 2-year colleges or 4-year colleges and universities with current Institutional membership in NCHC may apply at any point in their undergraduate studies. In addition to two letters of recommendation from faculty members, an endorsement from the institutional representative named in the NCHC membership is required. Only ONE PROPOSAL per year from each member institution is permitted.

1. Download the 2024 Portz Fellowship Application

2. Download the Portz Fellowship Confirmation Letter Form

2024 Portz Interdisciplinary Fellowship applications are open February 1 - March 31, 2024.

When you're finished, upload your completed application and letters of support below or at the following links.