The Hanna Holborn Gray program could not exist without the contributions of faculty who agree to advise individual HHG Fellows on their summer research projects. The HHG opportunity is usually the first time students engage in long-term, independent research, and it gives them a taste of what graduate work will involve. The mentoring provided by faculty members is a key part of this experience. Faculty advisers are paid $250.00 for every HHG Fellow they advise over the course of the 8-10 weeks of the program.
Faculty do not need to meet in person over the summer with their HHG Fellow, but they should be available to their advisees via email and/or Skype. Each faculty/HHG Fellow pair can work out for themselves how often they are in contact, but the expectation is that faculty will be in touch with their advisees once every week or two. If a faculty member will not be available for some period over the summer, this should be discussed in advance with the HHG Fellow.
HHG Fellows are required to submit a mid-summer report in early July of 3-5 pages along with an annotated bibliography. This report should be submitted both to the two graduate mentors and to the faculty adviser. Both the graduate mentors and the faculty adviser are expected to comment on the report soon after receiving it so that the Fellow can make the best use of the remaining weeks of the summer to conclude their research.
HHG Fellows are required to submit a final report of at least 10 pages towards the end of August to both the graduate mentors and the faculty adviser. Faculty are expected to comment on this report as well. (The precise deadlines for the mid-summer report and the final report dates vary from year to year. Faculty and HHG Fellows will be informed of the specific dates after the HHG selection process is completed.)
The HHG Program concludes early in the fall semester, when the HHG Fellows summarize their research in panel presentations. Each presentation is ten minutes long. Faculty advisers are encouraged to attend their advisee’s presentation, but they do not have any particular responsibilities with regard to the presentation.
HHG Fellows and their faculty advisers are asked to sign an Expectations Worksheet in the spring, after the selection process, so that the communication arrangement between advisee and adviser is clear to both parties.