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The Summer Fellows Program advances excellence in Humanities fields while promoting close collaboration between faculty and student researchers.

  • Open only to rising Oxy sophomores
  • Ten-week program from May 31-August 4, 2023
  • Study award of $5,200.00 and fully subsidized on-campus housing and meal plan
  • Close research mentoring in faculty-led health humanities projects
  • Structured and supportive learning community

The Humanities for Just Communities Summer Fellows Program invites applications from rising sophomores interested in the Humanities to participate in faculty mentored research through the ten-week Summer Research Program offered by the Undergraduate Research Center. HJC Summer Fellows will receive a study award of $5,200.00, and fully subsidized on-campus housing and meal plan from May 31-August 4, 2023. Students must live on campus and be committed to the full ten weeks of the program, which will culminate with the HJC Summer Fellows Research Conference. The program is open to all rising sophomores interested in the arts, languages, literature, critical theory, philosophy, religious studies, and history. Priority will be given to students who are the first in their families to attend college, BIPOC students historically underrepresented in Humanities fields, and students interested in the problem-solving power of the Humanities to advance social justice.

The theme for the 2023 Summer Fellows Program is health justice and the program includes three distinct research opportunities led by research mentors, Professor Morrissey, Professor Kozinn, and Professor Upson-Saia.


HJC 2023 Summer Research Fellows Program Application

The application deadline is March 23, 2023


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