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OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

The Path to Research in the Humanities

Each year, the Humanities Center helps undergraduates get started with independent research. Path to Research sessions cover the nature of humanities research; benefits for career and graduate school; how to get started and be successful; how to win funding for your project; and how to take advantage of numerous Humanities Center programs (including workshops, fellowships, and apprenticeships) to support you in your research journey. Fall sessions will be held Thursday, September 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, October 27 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Bachelor 337.

Humanities Labs

Humanities Labs are high-impact programs for students who wish to make meaningful connections between the classroom and the community. With the guidance of a faculty team, students who enroll in a lab turn the topics and skills learned in humanities courses into a project that connects with a public audience. Faculty must apply to create labs by November 5, 2021. Student lab opportunities are announced in August and January.

Geoffrion Family Student Fellowships

The Geoffrion Family Student Fellowships are available to outstanding Miami students who seek an opportunity to explore collaborative, interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and a sense of what it is like to be a professor of history, philosophy, language, literature, or culture.  Each year, five or six undergraduates and one or two graduate students join the Altman faculty in aims of furthering academic discussion around the current Altman Program topic. Student fellows will attend public lectures, seminars, and other events in addition to completing both independent and collaborative research projects. Applications are due February 27, 2022

Altman Graduate Fellowship

The Altman Graduate Fellowship is available to an outstanding Miami graduate student who seeks the opportunity to explore collaborative, interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities and a sense of what it is like to be a professor of history, philosophy, language, literature, or culture.  Each year one or two graduate students join the Altman faculty in aims of furthering academic discussion around the current Altman Program topic. Student fellows will attend public lectures, seminars, and other events in addition to completing both independent and collaborative research projects. Applications are due February 27, 2022.

Research Apprenticeship Program

Each year this program places outstanding students and faculty in mutually beneficial collaborations aimed at advancing faculty research. Apprentices develop one-on-one relationships with faculty and gain valuable experience in humanities research. Apprenticship opportunities are announced beginning in mid-September and students are invited to apply directly to faculty project directors.

Undergraduate Research Methods Workshop

This two-week free workshop runs from January 10 to January 21, 2022. The course introduces undergraduate students to best research practices in major disciplinary traditions. It includes visits by faculty in various humanities fields. Each student will prepare a formal research proposal for a University Summer Scholarship, a Dean's Scholarship, or an honors thesis. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis beginning  November 1, 2021.

Humanities Summer Institute

The Humanities Institute brings together a senior professor and up to 12 undergraduaters for collaboration, feedback, workshopping, and camaraderie as they work on research or pursue public projects. The institute or ensures that students are making progress on the plans faculty supervisors have developed for their work. Details about the Summer Insitute will be announced in the fall of 2021.

Humanities BRIDGES Program

Each October and November, the Humanities Center offers special classes for visiting high school students from Ohio and around the nation as part of Miami University's Bridges Program.

Student Citizens

With the major support from the Teagle Foundation, the Humanities Center and the College of Arts and Science will host a select group of high school students on campus in June 2022. In critical thinking and writing seminars with Miami faculty, participants will explore classic texts, form relationships with undergraduate student mentors, and experience the power of the traditional liberal arts to address urgent societal issues. The applications deadline will be announced in fall 2021.