Summer Research Abroad
For students whose proposed projects take place abroad:
NOTE: Summer opportunities may be limited due to COVID-19. See application materials for more information.
Students who plan on conducting research or engaging in an international experience are required to complete a Travel Registry with the Off-Campus Study Office. In addition, students must complete a Summer Pre-Departure Orientation program, and complete a travel health consultation by the Worth Health and Wellness Center. As part of the proposal, students must indicate all countries they plan to travel to as part of their project. Students must contact Pat Martin in Off-Campus Study if their proposed project is in a country for which a Level 3 or Level 4 travel advisory has been issued (www.travel.state.gov/content/), or if they plan to travel to a portion of a country with a level 1 or 2 travel advisory that has increased risks. In these cases, additional vetting of the project proposal is necessary before permission and funding will be granted. Successful applicants will receive information about these requirements and a timeline for completion.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Please visit the IRB website for information about the IRB submission and review process, guides for preparing a submission for IRB review, and training requirements for human subjects research.
The IRB has created a web-based survey to help you determine if your project may require IRB review. Please visit the IRB website to learn more and to access the survey at http://www.swarthmore.edu/institutional-review-board/human-subjects-research-decision-guide.
If you have questions or need assistance in navigating the IRB submission process, please contact Jena Fioravanti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taxes are not withheld from fellowship awards, nor does the College report the award to the IRS; however, it is considered income to the recipient. When filing your tax return, the amount of the grant should be reported. Please consult a tax professional if you have questions or require assistance.
If you have any general application questions, please contact Debbie Thompson, email@example.com or x6337)
Social Sciences Division - Summer Opportunities
View the list of summer opportunities available through the Social Sciences Division
Social Science Faculty Research for Summer Opportunities are listed here by department and faculty member
The maximum award for all opportunities is $5,500 (unless otherwise indicated) and questions about these grants can be directed to either your faculty advisor or the Social Sciences Division Chair - John Caskey (firstname.lastname@example.org).