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. It provides a $1,100 student stipend for 10 hours of research per week and up to $500 for supplies/travel to the student. The award also provides $500 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.

Spring 2017 Awardees:

  • Brett Driben

    Brett Driben, an English major, is working with Dr. Anna Henchman (CAS English) to study time as represented in comics as well as more general theories about time as represented in prose fiction.

  • Cheryl Gartsbeyn, an English major, is conducting research with Dr. John Matthews (CAS English) to study Willa Cather, literary illustration, and modern publishing through My Ántonia.

  • Madeline Howard

    Madeline Howard, a sophomore in CGS, is conducting research with Dr. Meg Tyler (CGS Humanities) to study short American poetry.

  • Gregory Kerr

    Gregory Kerr, a classical civilization major, is conducting research with Dr. Jay Samons (CAS Classics) to produce a series of short documentaries on Abrahamic religions.

  • Melinda Reyes

    Melinda Reyes, a philosophy major, is conducting research with Dr. Alisa Bokulich (CAS Philosophy) to study race, gender, and teleology in the works of Immanuel Kant.

  • Shivani Singh

    Shivani Singh, an English major, is conducting research with Dr. Sheila Cordner (CGS Humanities) to study the works of lesser-known female writers in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ireland.

Previous Awardees

  • Cheryl Gartsbeyn, Maya Kammourieh, and Adrienne Rube were awarded the Humanities Scholars Award in Fall 2016.