Divisional grants in the Social Sciences provide students with the opportunity during the summer to: engage as research assistants on faculty member’s projects (also referred to as joint Faculty-Student research), pursue focused study related to their thesis, or participate in an internship with a museum or other nonprofit organization. Students interested in receiving a summer opportunity grant to work with a faculty member on research should consult with potential faculty members about available positions. The faculty member will guide the student through the application process.
Students interested in support to work on their thesis or to pursue an internship must submit a detailed description of the proposed project (and in the case of the internship, a letter of invitation from a person affiliated with the organization involved) and an explanation of how it will enhance their overall academic program. The recommendation of a faculty member is required for both types of applications; students are encouraged to consult with the faculty member who provides their recommendation about their project/internship plan and proposal well in advance of the submission date.
Social Science Faculty Research for Summer Opportunities will be listed here by department and faculty member in January 2024
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).
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 Global Engagement 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 the Global Engagement Office 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.
If you have questions or need assistance in navigating the IRB submission process, please contact Jena Fioravanti at email@example.com.
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.