Humanities Scholars Award
The UROP Humanities Scholars Award provides a student stipend and supplies/travel support and research funding to their faculty mentors. During the academic year, the award provides a $1,200 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.
During the summer students can apply for a $2,400 stipend for 20 hours of research per week, a $3600 stipend for 30 hours/week, or a $4,800 stipend for 40 hours/week. The award provides up to $500 to the student’s faculty mentor for research supplies/travel and $500 to the student for supplies/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
- History of Art & Architecture
- Humanities (CGS)
- Romance Studies
- Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
- World Languages & Literature
Note – Applications for Humanities Scholars Awards will also be considered from students working with faculty from outside these departments and programs provided that the research falls within a humanities discipline. Applicants are encouraged to get prior approval of their project’s scope by contacting UROP at least one week prior to the application deadline.
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.
Summer 2019 Extended Application Deadline: May 1, 2019
The summer 2019 UROP application deadline has been extended to May 1 for students applying for a Humanities Scholars Award. Students are still required to complete the standard UROP application and receive a letter of recommendation from their faculty mentor. Applications for funding will be evaluated on a rolling basis through May 1.
Summer 2018 Awardees:
Cadence Seeger, an Art History major, is working with Professor Kyna Hamill (CAS Core Curriculum) on a project entitled “Docent Training for Young Audiences: Education, Accessibility and Interpretation in the Art Museum.“
Pamela Sugrue, a Linguistics major, is working with Dr. Elizabeth Coppock (CAS Linguistics) on a project entitled “Picture-based Methods for Studying Gradability.“
Hailey Hart-Thompson is working with Dr. Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (CAS Classical Studies) on a project entitled “The Happiness Capacity: Eudaimonic Philosophy In Contemporary Cultural Practices.”
Zahra Thani, a Philosophy major, is working with Professor Derek Anderson (CAS Philosophy) on a project entitled “Approaching Diversity in Professional Philosophy.”
Madeleine Werner, a History major, is working with Dr. Laurence Breiner (CAS English) on a project entitled “Gender Ideology in the Drama of Female Nigerian Playwrights.”
- Summer 2018: Skovran Cunningham, Brett Driben, Benjamin Fisher, Samantha Gagne, Elias Gagne, Hailey Hart – Thompson, Elisabeth Kotsalidis, Carsen LaGreca, Casey Lewry, Orly Lipset, Daria Lugina, Audrey Poe, Chance Pompay, Anna Stroinski, Ata Sunucu, Madeleine Werner
- Spring 2018: Nikta Khani, Greg McKnight, and Rachel Molenaar.
- Fall 2017: Shivani Singh, Sterling Gingerich, and Maria Ren.
- Summer 2017: Vanika Achreja, Brett Driben, Bridget Girnus, Gregory Kerr, Morgan Lehofer, Alicia Rosenthal, and Kelly Tapager.
- Spring 2017: Brett Driben, Cheryl Gartsbeyn, Madeline Howard, Gregory Kerr, Melinda Reyes, and Shivani Singh.
- Fall 2016: Cheryl Gartsbeyn, Maya Kammourieh, and Adrienne Rube6.