National Fellowships & Undergraduate Research

Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement

Paid International Research & Grants

1:1 Research With Faculty

Create Intellectual Community


Engage Your Intellect

Paid one-on-one research with faculty mentors, international research, and post-graduate fellowships.

Fellowship Advising

Intensive one-on-one support helps applicants identify appropriate awards, tailor multi-year academic and extracurricular plans, write their application essays, and assemble competitive applications.

Summer Scholars

This flagship program gives students a unique venue in which to experiment with ideas and artistic expression, pursue an intellectual passion, and conduct research—free from the pressures of grades and credit.

Academic Funding

The Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement serves as a funding hub for student research and travel for academic enhancement purposes, such as making a presentation at an academic conference, attending a workshop, or accompanying a professor on a research trip.

Intellectual Programs

Campus-wide programs engage students and faculty on a wide variety of topics, broadening perspectives by bringing a diversity of academic disciplines into conversation on a common focus.


Top Fulbright College

Four out of the last five years, Denison has been named a top Fulbright Top Producing Institution.

Denison students are well-prepared to thrive as Fulbright awardees as a result of the college’s rigorous academics, significant research and internship opportunities, and impactful faculty mentorship.

“These Fulbright awards are a testament to our students’ energy, creativity, and commitment to cultural exchange. A Denison education equips its students with rewarding academic experiences, valuable skills, and comfort navigating in an increasingly globalized world.”

—Adam Davis, Director of the Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement

Research in Action

Organic Matters

Heaven Wade ‘21 always knew she wanted to go into the medical field to help people — but she is “not a fan of blood,” so she focused on research.

Multiple Realities

Quantum enthusiast Rahul Shrestha ’21 is many things at once: student, teacher, researcher, yearbook editor & designer, and international student.

A 'DESIREE' for Beamtime

A summer project in Sweden at the DESIREE facility is just one highlight of physics major Sarah Spielman’s research into negative ions.

Imaging a galaxy far far away

If you're a fan of 'Star Wars,' Prof. Dan Homan can talk to you about a real-life galaxy that has a 'TIE' to the blockbuster movie series.

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