The College Research Fellowship Program
The College Research Fellows Program fosters excellence in scholarly research and creative inquiry by sponsoring academic-year research positions for undergraduates with UChicago faculty members. The program connects faculty with talented College students to support their research projects and gives students the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with faculty mentors and to develop their research skills. Faculty apply before autumn quarter for a grant to support undergraduate researchers during the academic year.
The Micro-Metcalf Program, part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program, matches undergraduates with faculty and staff members seeking assistance with short-term projects. The program provides meaningful work experiences for students and valuable project support for members of the University community.
CRASSH Scholars program
2020-2021 College Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) Scholars program application now open! Undergraduates are invited to apply for the CRASSH Scholars program to support faculty-mentored research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.* Complete application details are available online here: CRASSH Scholars program application
* Applications must be for remote research experiences.
College Summer Institute
The College Summer Institute in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences provides selected undergraduates the opportunity to undertake intensive intellectual training and research with accomplished scholars and peers at the University of Chicago. Summer Institute Scholars will collaborate closely with a small cohort of faculty across humanistic disciplines in an environment that encourages creative academic inquiry, rigorous discourse, and helps them to develop the research tools necessary for further engagement with their own disciplines. The Summer Institute will allow students to develop original research projects centered on the interdisciplinary theme of the Institute and collaborate with one another and their faculty mentors.
For more information on the College Summer Institute, please visit: College Summer Institute
Students have also had the opportunity to work as research assistants to departmental faculty. Research tasks included: putting together bibliographies; reading and summarizing secondary literature (articles); researching German Studies journals in the US and abroad; finding images for course materials – among other tasks.