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 29-August 2, 2024
  • Study award of $6,000.00 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 $6,000, and fully subsidized on-campus housing and meal plan from May 29-August 2, 2024. Students must live on campus and be committed to the full ten weeks of the program, which will culminate with a presentation at the annual Summer Research Program 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, low-income students, students with limited access to humanities instruction in their high school programs, and students interested in the problem-solving power of the Humanities to advance social justice.

The theme for the 2024 Summer Fellows Program is migration, displacement, and cultural resilience and includes three distinct research opportunities led by research mentors, Professor Bolyanatz Brown, Professor Ford, and Professor Jacober.


HJC 2024 Summer Research Fellows Program Application

The application deadline is March 21, 2024


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