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Summer Research — Information for Students

Each summer, more than 150 undergraduates work in concert directly with faculty members on projects that touch the frontiers of discovery.
Karen Harpp points information out on a computer monitor to her student summer researchers.Summertime research often results in the presentation of papers at professional meetings or publication in journals, with undergraduates as co-authors and exhibitors. Students and faculty from all academic departments and divisions participate.

Most research fellowships are funded directly by Colgate. Additional fellowships receive funding from corporate or foundation grants, individual donors, or individual faculty research grants.

There are two ways for students to pursue research on campus over the summer, outlined below.

There are two ways (outlined below) for students to pursue research on campus over the summer:
  1. Faculty-initiated fellowships
  2. Student-initiated fellowships

For Faculty

If you are a faculty member interested in applying for funding to support student researchers over the summer, please see the summer research information page for faculty.

Faculty-initiated Fellowships

Each summer, many faculty members from across the university will have research positions available to students to collaborate on their existing projects. Students interested in collaborating in one of the projects (listed below) may apply to the faculty member.

The student will collaborate in the research project at a high intellectual level for up to 10 weeks over the summer, receiving a stipend of $425 per week.

Click a division below to view available research positions:
Social Sciences
Division of Social Sciences
Early application
Deadline at department discretion (no later than February 7)
Late application deadline
Deadline at department discretion (no later than March 14)
  • No early deadline economics listings
  • No early deadline educational studies listings
  • No early deadline international relations listings
  • No early deadline political science listings
  • No early deadline sociology and anthropology listings
Arts and Humanities
Division of Arts and Humanities
Early application
Deadline at department discretion (no later than February 7)
Late application deadline
Deadline at department discretion (no later than March 14)
  • No early deadline classics listings
  • No early deadline German listings
  • No early deadline music listings
  • No early deadline philosophy listings
  • No early deadline religion listings
  • No early deadline Romance languages and literatures listings
University Studies
Division of University Studies
Early application
Deadline at department discretion (no later than February 7)
Late application deadline
Deadline at department discretion (no later than March 14)
  • No early deadline Africana and Latin American studies listings
  • No early deadline Asian studies listings
  • No early deadline environmental studies listings
  • No early deadline film and media studies listings
  • No early deadline Jewish studies listings
  • No early deadline LGBTQ studies listings
  • No early deadline linguistics listings
  • No early deadline medieval and Renaissance studies listings
  • No early deadline Middle Eastern studies and Islamic civilization listings
  • No early deadline Native American studies listings
  • No early deadline peace and conflict studies studies listings
  • No early deadline Russian and Eurasian studies listings
  • No early deadline women's studies listings
  • No early deadline writing and rhetoric listings
University Libraries

Late application deadline
Deadline at department discretion (no later than March 14)

- Libraries Fellowship listing
- Please contact Peter Rogers regarding possible positions.

Deadlines
Please check with your department of interest for application deadlines.

Stages Early positions deadline Late positions deadline
Students applications to faculty Discretion of department, but no later than February 7, 2014 Discretion of department, but no later than March 14, 2014
Target date for decisions announced to students February 14, 2014 March 28, 2014
Students reply to faculty February 21, 2014 March 28, 2014
Students submit acceptance form and housing application to division director April 15, 2014 April 15, 2014

Student-initiated Fellowships

This type of funding envisions research projects supervised by faculty mentors but proposed by students. This research does not need to be related to the faculty member’s research, but the faculty mentor must agree to supervise the student for the duration of the project. Students apply for funding in consultation with faculty mentors. Information about applying and application deadlines may be found at the student-initiated summer research page.

Contact Information

Questions about specific summer research opportunities should be directed to the advising faculty member.

Questions regarding the summer research application process and funding opportunities may be directed to:

Renée Chapin
rchapin@colgate.edu
315-228-7375