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The Gatton Academy's Research Internship Grant

The Gatton Research Internship Grant (RIG) program was created in 2010 through a gift from Mr. Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton. The RIG program offers grants to Gatton Academy students between their junior and senior years to support summer research internships at WKU, across the Commonwealth, the USA, and the world. By providing funding, the program directly creates research internships that otherwise would not have existed for Gatton Academy students. Past students have used their internships as a springboard to later apply for prestigious awards such as the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the Goldwater Scholarship. Many recipients submit their work for peer-reviewed publication and for conference presentations.

RIG: Gatton Alum Dr. Shelby Rader and Gatton Student Braeden Patrick Video Preview

Deadline for submission will be Friday, March 8, 2024.

2024 RIG Application Form


Gatton Research Internship Grant Forms

2023 Student Evaluation Form and Grading Parameters 

Regeneron Rules, Forms, and Resources 

Regeneron Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval Form

Learn more about the Gatton RIG Program


Gatton Research Internship Grant Past Placements


Summer 2020 program was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.


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 Last Modified 2/28/24