Humanities, Arts, and Preprofessional (HAP) Scholars Award
The UROP Humanities, Arts, and Preprofessional (HAP) Scholars Award provides summer stipend support to students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and certain preprofessional programs. The award is available to students conducting research with faculty mentors in the following schools/departments:
- African American Studies
- American & New England Studies
- Cinema & Media Studies
- Classical Studies
- College of Communication
- College of Fine Arts
- Core Curriculum
- History of Art & Architecture
- Humanities (CGS)
- Questrom School of Business
- Romance Studies
- School of Hospitality Administration
- Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
- World Languages & Literature
Note – Applications for HAP Scholars Awards will also be considered from students working with faculty from outside these departments and programs provided that the research falls within a humanity, art, or preprofessional 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.
Students conducting research in the humanities, arts, and certain preprofessional programs are welcome and encouraged to apply for UROP funding during standard application deadlines for a stipend or supplies award.
During the summer students can apply for a $3,000 stipend for 20 hours of research per week, a $4,500 stipend for 30 hours/week, or a $6,000 stipend for 40 hours/week. Complete applications will include an Application Form (button above) and a faculty recommendation letter.
For summer 2023, international students must be working in the US to receive stipend funding.
Summer 2023 Extended Application Deadline: May 1, 2023, by noon
The summer 2023 UROP application deadline is May 1 by noon for students applying for a HAP Scholars Award. Students who have previously received UROP funding must submit their application by the regular application deadline of March 2, 2023 by noon. Students are still required to complete the standard UROP application and receive a letter of recommendation from their faculty mentor also due by noon on May 1. Students applying for the Humanities Scholars Award are not eligible for the Global Challenge Research Award.
HAP Scholars Application
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Summer 2022 Humanities Scholars Awardees:
Siyu Chen, an Architectural Studies major, is conducting research with Dr. Jan Henraets (CAS History of Art & Architecture) on a project titled “Mapping the Mughal gardens and Serais of Kashmir, India.”
Natalie Cisneros, an International Relations major, is conducting research with Dr. Michael Birenbaum Quintero (CFA Musicology and Ethnomusicology) on a project titled “Urban Indigeneity and Cultural Creativity in City Spaces.”
Gabriella Finocchio, a Political Science major, is conducting research with Dr. Andrew Robichaud (CAS History) on a project titled “An Archival and Oral History of the Gay Community News.”
Aarohi Goel, an Ancient Greek major, is conducting research with Dr. Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (CAS Classical Studies) on a project titled “Are You Truly Friends? A Translation and Interpretation of Cicero’s De Amicitia.”
Haoyu Liu, an International Relations major, is conducting research with Dr. Daryl Ireland (STH Theology/Mission) on a project titled “Recovering Chinese Christian Leaders: Opening New Pathways for Research.”
Roxana Liu, an Architectural Studies major, is conducting research with Dr. Sibel Bozdogan (CAS History of Art and Architecture) on a project titled “Thinking Forward Through Architecture: An Investigation of Architecture’s Role in Dystopian Films.”
Ari Lohr, an English Education major, is conducting research with Dr. Marie McDonugh (CAS Writing Program) on a project titled “Reimagining Collectivism in Parable of the Sower.”
Venus Medina, a Philosophy major, is conducting research with Dr. Derek Anderson (CAS Philosophy) on a project titled “Silly Little Life: A Look Into the Mind of Capitalism and Its Effects on the Human Condition.”
Evan Powell, a Linguistics and Computer Science major, is conducting research with Dr. Elizabeth Coppock (CAS Linguistics) on a project titled “The Linguistic Encoding of Rates and Ratios in Romance Languages.”
Abby Roberts, a Linguistics major, is conducting research with Dr. Kate Lindsey (CAS Linguistics) on a project titled “Answers and Agreement: A Cross-Linguistic Investigation of Response Particles.”
Juan Ruiz, a Philosophy major, is conducting research with Dr. Juliet Floyd (CAS Philosophy) on a project titled “A comprehensive study of Hispanic American readings of Wittgenstein’s “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.”
Kim Schneider, a Philosophy major, is conducting research with Dr. Walter Hopp (CAS Philosophy) on a project titled “Applying Heidegger’s Phenomenology to AI Systems and the Moral Implications of Artificially Intelligent Beings.”
Ali Sokni, a Linguistics major, is conducting research with Dr. Juliet Floyd (CAS Philosophy) on a project titled “Literature Through Linguistics: Understanding Octavia E. Butler’s methods of conversing with the reader.”
James Brine, a History major, is conducting research with Dr. Charles Delheim (CAS Philosophy) on a project titled “Olmstead in Boston and Los Angeles: The Limitations of the U.S. Park Utopia.”
Carter Fahey, a Classical Civilization major, is conducting research with Dr. Stephanie Nelson (CAS Classical Studies) on a project titled “Per Oculi Antiquitatum: Reframing Modern Politics Through Ancient Art.”
Zupei Li, a History major, is conducting research with Dr. Eugenio Menegon (CAS History) on a project titled “A Social Network Analysis of Chinese Christian Literati in the Ming-Qing period (1580s-1720s).”
- Summer 2021: Jintao Zhai, Sophia Yakumithis, Carolyn Welter, Jiayi Wang, Nicholas Rowe, Sydney Pickering, Maria Osipovich, Cristina Morrison, Moriah Mikhail, Caitlin Meyer, Alexandra Mascarello, David Malkin, Lincoln MacVeagh, Jieyu Liu, Noah Kunkel-Smith, Deidra Hoyt, Olivia Hammond, Charlotte Greenhill, Katherine Fraser, Max Ferrandino, Magdalene Farren, Alexandra Denker, Luca Del Deo, Maximillian Dahlstrom, Morgan Clark, Sophia Alvarado
- Summer 2020: Kaasinath Balagurunath, Jack Beck, Claire-Solene Becka, Marion Cassidy, Aidan Chaffin, Laurel Clark, Jiangnan Fang, Sarah Feather, Julia Furmanek, Andrea Gomez, Elizabeth Guerrero, Katarzyna Jezak, Tomiris Kaumenova, Veronica Kelly, Shuangyu Liang, Clay McDermott, Rona Moriah, Leela Munsiff, Emma Nix, Sabine Ollivier Yamin, William Santarsiero, Guillermo Socorro, Andrea Wetzler, Robert Wright, and Xincheng Zhou
- Summer 2019: Katharine Draisen, Jiangnan Fang, Caitlin Fisher, Matthew Gorab, Victoria Hempstead, Helen Houghton, Erin Kahaly, Kevin Kelly, Rachel Kubrick, Tess LaValley, Gabriella Messina, Conor Mooney, Isha Pawar, Darian Radzikowski, Hannah Rafferty, Lolo Serrano, Eleni Spiru, Ryan Stagg, Andrea Wolfson, Lila Wright, and Yingshihan Zhu.
- Spring 2019: Lee-Or Bentovim
- Fall 2018: Cadence Seeger, Pamela Sugrue, Hailey Hart-Thompson, Zahra Thani, Madeleine Werner
- 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.