Social Science Summer Research Program

Social Science Summer Research Program 2023

The SSSRP at Wellesley College offers students a unique opportunity to conduct research in a variety of social science disciplines under the supervision of faculty experts in that field. The program is restricted to full-time Wellesley College students.


Student fellows and faculty supervisors should make note of the following program features:

  • The program is 8.5 weeks long beginning June 1, 2023. Students will be expected to work full time (35 hours) per week and will receive a stipend of $4,465.
  • Students will receive a housing stipend that covers on-campus housing over the summer. Students will also receive a partial meal stipend that covers half of the meal costs. (Student fellows accepted into the program will be responsible for half of the meal plan over the summer, a total of $1000.00)
  • Weekly meetings between fellows and their faculty supervisors strongly recommended.
  • Additional meetings as a group may be available to students and faculty supervisors (participation for students is expected as part of the program).
  • Poster session will be Thursday, July 27. All students are expected to participate in poster session.
  • Student fellows are not permitted to accept any other full-time or part-time positions (virtual or otherwise) that would coincide with the program dates. (Some exceptions may apply; fellows should discuss the specifics with supervisors)

Please email the program director, Jennifer Musto ( or Sheila Datz ( with any questions or concerns.