Projects selected for funding will be widely advertised to students by the Humanities Center. Interested students will then apply directly to the faculty project supervisor. Faculty select their own apprentices and notify the Center, indicating the time-frame in which the collaboration will occur. Upon completion of the project, the faculty mentor receives research support funding of $1000. The apprentice receives compensation for up to 50 hours of assistance on the project. The Steering Committee may adjust funding up or down for unusually large or unusually focused projects. Mentors may allocate professional expenses for the hire of additional apprentices.
Examples of past Research Apprentices and Projects can be found in the Research Apprentice Archive.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on August 28. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Steering Committee of the Center will meet to make awards shortly after that date. Faculty may apply at any time, but once funding is exhausted, no more projects will be funded this academic year.
The Research Apprenticeship Program is part of a suite of new Humanities Center programs to stimulate faculty-student collaboration. These include a new Undergraduate Methods Workshop, the Humanities Scholars Program, the Altman Undergraduate Fellows Program, and the Luxembourg Summer Research Institute. These programs aim not only to cultivate advanced student work but also to educate students about the actual faculty research projects. Aligning independent student work with live faculty research is expected to make student-teacher partnerships more productive and mutually beneficial.