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Northwestern Qatar Students

Northwestern Qatar students are welcome and encouraged to apply for SIGP. The SIGP timeline for NU-Q students differs from the timeline on the Evanston campus.

Qatar SIGP Application 2024 is closed


Below is the timeline for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Information Sessions (Virtual)

Registration for information sessions will be available in Handshake:

The application process and content is the same for NU-Q students and Evanston students. For additional information about the application process, please visit How to Apply. Keep in mind the NU-Q specific application dates.

Contact Information

Questions? Please contact


Frequently Asked Questions

I applied to SIGP last year. Can I re-apply?

Yes. Previous SIGP applicants and recipients may apply again for this year’s grant, if they meet the qualifications. There is no cap on the number of times a student can receive SIGP.

Can SIGP be combined with other funding opportunities on campus?

No. SIGP CANNOT be combined with any other campus grant or funding opportunities, including but not limited to Undergraduate Research Grants and IAS funding. If students are selected for multiple funding or grant opportunities, they must choose between SIGP and the other opportunity.

Is there a waitlist for students?

Yes. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application on Monday, April 8. If a student is notified that they were placed on the waitlist, they are encouraged to continue searching for a summer internship opportunity. Students on the waitlist can be notified at any time following the initial notification that they’ve been removed from the waitlist and selected to move forward with the grant. Students removed from the waitlist have 1 week to confirm details of their internship (including offer letter) from the date that they’re notified they’ve been removed from the waitlist.

Who can help me with my internship search?

NU-Q students should work with Ahmad Hamed, Career Services Manager for the Qatar campus for support on their internship search strategy.