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Apply for an Emerson Grant


Student–faculty teams are invited to apply for summer stipends under the Emerson Foundation Scholars Program and associated funds. Approximately 25 grants will be awarded with a $4,000 stipend for students and a $1,500 stipend for faculty members. Students in the classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 are eligible to participate.

Some preference will be given to proposals that come from areas of the curriculum where there is little or no other funding for summer work. Proposals for a variety of projects are welcomed for "research or other scholarly or creative collaboration outside the confines of the classroom." The collaborative research must be the primary focus of the student's summer work, the equivalent of a full-time job, typically for 10 weeks. Prorated stipends for projects of shorter duration are possible. All substantive research or creative activity for the project must be completed by August 15. Awardees are selected based on the quality of the proposal and collaborative nature of the research project. Other award requirements are progress reports during and at the end of the project and a public presentation of the results, made primarily by the student, during the 2017-18 academic year.

If your proposal involves the use of campus studios, labs, or similar facilities, your proposal should include a list of equipment or facilities needed as well as a statement from the faculty member or administrator responsible for that equipment or those facilities. Also, please note that if your proposal is approved and the project involves interviews or other activities with human subjects, you will be required to receive clearance from the Institutional Review Board. If your project involves international travel, you will be required to complete a waiver and purchase a travel health insurance policy.

Students are asked to complete the electronic application and submit a one-to-two page proposal on Interfolio. The collaborating faculty member will also submit a confidential letter of support that evaluates the academic merit of the proposal, assesses the student's preparation for the project, and describes his/her role in the collaboration.

All application materials are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

The grants will be awarded prior to spring break. If you have any questions regarding the process, please get in touch with Kelly Walton at 315-859-4615 or kwalton@hamilton.edu.

Application Procedures

The student applicant must sign up for an Interfolio account, which he or she can use any time, free of charge.

Students should click on the "sign up" button to create a new account (NOT the "sign in through partner institution" link). Students should be sure to use their Hamilton email address when signing up for an Interfolio account.

For more information about the process, please contact Kelly Walton.

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