Humanities Scholars Award

The UROP Humanities Scholars Award provides a stipend and supplies/travel support to 10 students each year and research funding to their faculty mentors. The award is available to rising sophomores and juniors. During the academic year, the award provides a $1,100 student stipend for 10 hours of research per week and up to $250 for supplies/travel to the student. The award also provides $250 to the awarded student’s faculty mentor for research/travel.

The award is available to students conducting research with faculty mentors in the following departments:

  • African American Studies
  • American & New England Studies
  • Cinema & Media Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Core Curriculum
  • English
  • History
  • History of Art & Architecture
  • Humanities (CGS)
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Romance Studies
  • Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • World Languages & Literature

Application Information

All applicants are automatically considered for UROP funding. Complete applications will include a standard UROP Application Form (please select the option to indicate that you are applying for the Humanities Scholars Award) and a faculty recommendation letter. Click here for more information on completing an application for UROP funding.

Fall 2017 Awardees:

urop_picShivani Singh, an English major, is working with Dr. Sheila Dordner (CGS English) on a project entitled “Children’s Literature in relation to 19th-century and early 20th-century Education Reform with Victorian Literature.”




9578D890-960F-48E2-A45C-1591469D5840Sterling Gingerich, an English major, is working with Dr. Charles Rzpeka (CAS English) on a project entitled “Hannah Arendt and Charles Olson: the Remnants of the Modern Polish.”




Maria RenMaria Ren, a Mathematics major, is working with Dr. Daryl Ireland (School of Theology – History & Hermeneutics) on a project entitled “Oppositional Art: Chinese Christian Posters.”

Previous Awardees

  • Vanika Achreja, Brett Driben, Bridget Girnus, Gregory Kerr, Morgan Lehofer, Alicia Rosenthal, and Kelly Tapager were awarded the Humanities Scholars Awards in Summer 2017.
  • Brett Driben, Cheryl Gartsbeyn, Madeline Howard, Gregory Kerr, Melinda Reyes, and Shivani Singh were awarded Humanities Scholars Awards in Spring 2017.
  • Cheryl Gartsbeyn, Maya Kammourieh, and Adrienne Rube were awarded Humanities Scholars Awards in Fall 2016.