Before applying, read these important notices concerning research on human subjects and travel restrictions.
You will be asked to provide details about your proposed project, including location, schedule, and recommender names.
If you are proposing a project that involves observation and/or interviews of people, the online application will prompt you to provide details about your research methodology pertaining to requirements of the Institutional Review Board.
The application includes two essays:
1. Research Proposal
Be as specific as possible about the focus of the proposed research and what you would hope to accomplish in 8-10 weeks of full-time research. Include at least one analytical question you will explore in your research. You must also explain how your proposed research contributes to your major field of study, and include a short, 1-page bibliography of texts that will be essential to the project. Length: two to three pages double-spaced plus one-page bibliography. Examples:
2. Academic Development Statement
This Statement should detail the development of your interest in this research topic. Include information about courses you have taken, and/or academic work you have completed that has prepared you to undertake the proposed research. Be sure to highlight any training that you will apply in doing your research, e.g. interviewing skills, foreign language skills, etc. Length: 2-3 pages double-spaced. Examples:
- Application 1: Academic Development Statement [pdf]
- Application 2: Academic Development Statement [pdf]
Please provide estimates for your summer living and research expenses: Budget Form Instructions.
Arrange for recommendations from two members of the Bi-Co faculty.
- One from a Bi-Co faculty member who is familiar with your academic work and who will serve as your Faculty Advisor for your summer research.
- One from a faculty member who knows your academic work. If you will have a second Faculty Advisor, they should write this recommendation.
Send the recommendation form link to your recommenders at least three weeks before the application deadline.
You must also provide your recommender information about your application (a draft of your research project proposal, academic development statement and/or resume).
Contact Raima Evan, Assistant Dean, email@example.com.
- For students proposing projects that involve research on human subjects (this includes any research that involves interviews or observation), please acquaint yourself with the procedures of the Institutional Review Board and discuss with your faculty advisor. Once awarded, in order to receive the fellowship funding, students are required to have their research approved by the IRB. This can be a lengthy and involved process, so it is advisable to begin early.
- Research projects may not take place in a country on either the U.S. State Department "warning" or Treasury "embargo" lists (except when an embargo is specifically directed toward a narrow set of individuals or circumstances in a country). Travel warnings can be accessed at: www.travel.state.gov.