2021 Undergraduate Summer Collaborative Research Opportunities


    There will be a virtual information session about Summer Collaborative Research and the National Conference of Undergraduate Research on Tuesday, December 1 from 11:30a-12:30p.

    Join the session:
    or by phone: (US) +1 904-900-0325‬ PIN: ‪906 276 234‬#


    • spend 35-40 hours per week researching and investigating an original project defined in collaboration with a faculty member in their field; 
    • together with fellow summer scholars, attend weekly seminars which foster an intellectual community and provide an opportunity to share work in progress; 
    • receive a generous stipend as an alternative to summer employment, so that scholars can focus fully on their research; 
    • live, free of charge, on campus, if such arrangements prove convenient to their summer scholarly pursuits; 
    • receive up to 8 credits toward graduation requirements (registration form required);
    • learn about further research, scholarship, fellowship, and grant opportunities.

     Students are welcome to apply to one or all three via the common application. Specific application instructions for each award are below. It is expected that all application materials will be well-articulated, well-written, and edited. To that end, all candidates are advised to work closely with their faculty colleagues throughout the process of outlining, creating, and repeatedly revising the application. In addition, both program directors (Sharon Preves and Irina Makarevitch) can provide feedback on application drafts up to a week prior to the submission deadline.

    Ridgway Forum Fund Partnerships  

    The deadline for the Ridgway Forum Fund is Friday, March 5th, 2021 (11:59 p.m.). Ridgway Forum Fund Partnerships are designed to support exceptional student-faculty research endeavors within the College of Liberal Arts. Student-faculty teams submitting applications for the Summer Collaborative Research Program can concurrently apply for these new awards. Also, teams who receive Ridgway awards will be included in the existing Summer Seminar Program. For more information about the awards and how to apply, see documents below:

    Ridgway Forum Fund Application 
    Application form

    Diversity Summer Collaborative Undergraduate Research Grant  

     The deadline for the Diversity Summer Collaborative Undergraduate Research Grant is Friday, March 5th, 2021 (11:59 p.m.). In 2012, the Office of Provost introduced a new initiative for students interested in assisting the university in furthering its commitment to and practice of diversity and inclusive excellence. Since then, the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives continues to offer up to two Summer Collaborative Research scholarships to undergraduate students and faculty advisers to address student concerns and university needs for strengthening our university climate, diversity learning, and practice of diversity and inclusion activities in all realms of university life. The student-scholars whose projects are selected participate in the well-established Hamline University Summer Collaborative Research program. For more information about the research grant and how to apply see documents below:  

    Student Diversity Awards  
    Application form  

    2021 Summer Collaborative Research Application Process

    The deadline for submission for summer collaborative research is Friday, March 5th, 2021 (11:59 p.m.). Information about the application process for students and faculty is below. Faculty collaborators should submit their letters of support to Sharon Preves (scur@hamline.edu). An interdisciplinary committee of faculty will convene to select grant recipients by the end of March.   

    Summer Collaborative Research Information and Instructions for Applying  
    Summer Collaborative Research Faculty Collaborator Information and Instructions 
    Previous Summer Collaborative Research Projects 
    Successfully Funded Proposals
    Application form

    National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
    Collaborative Research
    Hamline Interdisciplinary Student Research Symposium