2015 Summer Research Program in Social Sciences at Wellesley College

Open only to Wellesley College Students

Wellesley College will offer a social sciences summer research program in the summer of 2015.

Program Features:

  • Student research supervised by Wellesley College faculty members
  • Weekly seminars for participants to present their work
  • Workshops on use of technology, date resources, public speaking
  • Poster presentation at end of program

Program Dates: June 1st through July 31st, 2015 (9-week program)

Stipend: Students will receive $3250 plus a $1350 allotment for housing. Housing is available on Wellesley College Campus. Arrangements can be made by contacting the Housing Office (phone: 781-283-2809).  Faculty will receive a stipend of $1,000.

Eligibility: Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible (Classes of 2016, 2017, 2018).  Preference may be given to rising juniors and seniors.

Students participating in the summer research program may not concurrently elect courses in any summer school unless given permission by their summer research supervisor.

Process: Faculty members who are interested in supervising student research next summer should write a statement of approximately 250 words describing their current research and the types of projects they are willing to supervise. Descriptions should be emailed to Karen Blake by Friday, February 13th.  Statements by faculty invited to participate in the summer program will be posted on the program’s web site by Monday, February 16th, and students will be directed to consult the faculty whose research interests match theirs.  We have the Provost’s approval to fund 14 summer students and faculty supervisors.  Should we have more applicants than spots, priority will be given to faculty who (a) did not participate in the summer program recently, and (b) are able to attend their student’s research presentation plus one other seminar session.

Please click here to view a list of projects.

Once the list of the projects is posted, the faculty will have until March 13th to choose a student they would like to work with during the summer.  If that student declines the offer, an alternate will be chosen.  The names of students who have been selected and their faculty sponsors will be announced on March 18th.

Contact Information:  Contact Ms. Karen Blake (email: kblake@wellesley.edu) for more information.