This summer fellowship will provide a grant of up to $3000 for an Emmanuel student in the freshman, sophomore, or junior year to travel for at least 3 weeks during the summer in order to pursue an independent study or research project.
The application deadline is in January. For more information, please contact Prof. Laurie Johnston. Travel Fellowships for Advanced Study are designed to allow academically outstanding students an opportunity to pursue an independent project of research, study, or artistic endeavor in a location other than Boston metro area or their home town. This project should be something that will help advance the student's academic career, and may lead to a capstone project, a senior distinction project, a publication, or further study in a directed reading course at Emmanuel. The project must be independent and arising from the student's initiative, not a project developed by a faculty member. Preference is given to projects conducted outside the U.S., though domestic projects with a compelling rationale may also be funded.
Students might receive funding for projects such as the following:
- Shadow a Sister of Notre Dame teaching at a school in Africa
- Conduct research in a biology lab in Australia
- Shadow an EU politician at the Hague
- Work with a public health organization in a third-world country
- Do an apprenticeship with a painter, sculptor, or photographer
- Observe effects of global warming on Inuit in Alaska
- Work with a community-based organization in Uganda devoted to education reform
- Research microlending and microfinance institutions in India
- Visit historical archives
- Combine language immersion and service in a village in Guatemala
Emmanuel students in their freshman, sophomore or junior year are eligible to apply, and they must first be nominated by a faculty member who has agreed to serve as the sponsor for the project. Faculty members should send e-mail nominations to Prof. Laurie Johnston, who will then forward an application to the student. The application will include a resume, project statement, and budget.