New Configurations of Undergraduate Research
All faculty who teach undergraduate students are invited to submit proposals to develop new spaces and innovative configurations for mentored undergraduate research within or connected to the humanities or interpretive social sciences. The next call for proposals will be posted later in September. Please check back for more information.
The Humanities Writ Large Steering Committee is eager to support a wide range of research methods and possibilities for collaboration, innovation, and distinctive types of learning. We encourage you to come up with intriguing proposals of “new configurations” that experiment with unexplored structures for undergraduate research:
Could there be a small team summer project that could send 3-4 distinction students to an archive or a research site with the supervision of a faculty member or advanced graduate student?
Is there a way of connecting Trinity humanities and interpretive social sciences distinction students with faculty and projects in other schools during the academic year?
Are there innovative forms of showcasing the final product?
Could you engage a small group of second-semester freshmen and / or sophomores in a research project that will set the stage for a graduation with distinction research project?
Could you take on an unusual research assignment by partnering with other faculty within or across departments or schools who would bring students with different perspectives to work on the same topic?
This opportunity is in addition to the departmental support for graduation with distinction and Deans’ Summer Research Fellowships. While you should have the support of your chair when making an application, these proposals do not require a departmental undertaking.
The next call for proposals will be made available later in September (please check back soon) for projects beginning in the current academic year (2014 – 2015), next summer (May – August 2015), next academic year (September 2015 – May 2016), or all periods. The Steering Committee will consider requests that extend beyond a single term or academic year, as well as multi-year proposals, such as those that begin with mentoring in the sophomore year and continue through a senior honors thesis.