Summer Research Program in Social Sciences

2014 Summer Research Program in Social Sciences at Wellesley College

This program is only open to Wellesley College students.

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 2 through August 1, 2014 (9-week program)

Stipend: Students will receive $2925 plus a $1350 allotment for housing. Housing is available on the 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 2015, 2016, 2017).  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 Wednesday, February 12th.  Statements by faculty invited to participate in the summer program will be posted on the program’s web site by Friday, February 14th, 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 view the faculty research projects for this summer.

Once the list of the projects is posted, the faculty will have until March 14th 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 19th.

Contact Information:  Contact Ms. Karen Blake (email: for more information.  Please address questions to the director of the program, Paul Wink (ext. 3729).

Students collaborating