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Student Summer Research Program

Department of Political Science

The Department of Political Science Student Summer Research Program offers an opportunity for students to participate in an intellectual community committed to inquiry, investigation, and creativity. The integrative summer research program engages teacher-scholars with student-scholars and consists of two main components: theme projects involve rising sophomores or juniors to formulate and complete mentored research projects related to a research program theme selected by the Department of Political Science, mentored by a faculty team during the summer; thesis projects involve seniors working on their Political Science-related Distinction and/or Honors theses. Mentoring for these projects involves their thesis supervisor.

Together, the program participants (students and faculty) form a research community for inquiry supported by both faculty mentoring and peer mentoring. Participants are selected through a competitive process involving an application and review by a department faculty committee. Students selected receive a $1500 stipend for the summer, paid in three installments based on project progress and completion.


For information, contact Dr. James Scott,

2018 Student Summer Research Program Call for Applications


2018 Student Summer Research Program Application form