• Diversity Research Award and Collaborative Research Grant

    Hamline University students have two opportunities to compete for diversity research awards and grants.

    Diversity Research Award for Honors Convocation

    Since 2010, the Office for Inclusive Excellence (formerly Diversity Initiatives) and Bush Library have collaborated on the Hamline Diversity Research Award, which is given annually to an undergraduate student who demonstrates excellent facility with scholarly research materials to produce a project on a diversity topic. Student(s) receiving this award are recognized at Honors Convocation each year and are awarded a cash prize.

    Submission deadline: Please check back for the deadline, which will be in 2020.

    See past awardees


    Diversity Summer Collaborative Undergraduate Research Grant

    In 2012, the Office of the Provost introduced a new initiative for students interested in assisting the university in furthering its commitment to and practice of diversity and inclusive excellence through the Office of Multicultural and Diversity Initiatives. This program, now hosted by the Office for Inclusive Excellence, 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. Student-scholars whose projects are selected participate in the well-established Hamline University Summer Collaborative Research program.

    Over the span of 10 summer weeks, students in their sophomore year and beyond have an opportunity to pursue specific, well-articulated, innovative research in close collaboration with faculty members. Chosen students have an opportunity to:

    • 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 6 credits toward graduation requirements 
    • learn about further research, scholarship, fellowship, and grant opportunities.

    Application information for the summer of 2020 will be coming soon. Please check back.

    See past awardees.