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. Sessions in 2020 are not yet determined. Please continue to check back for further details as they become available.

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. 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 28, 2021

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 28, 2021.

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 in mid-September and students are invited to apply directly to faculty project directors.

Undergraduate Research Methods Workshop

This two-week free workshop offered over J-Term 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 in November. There will be no workshop in 2021.

Humanities Summer Research Institute

The Humanities Research Institute brings together a senior professor and up to 12 undergraduate researchers for collaboration, feedback, workshopping, and camaraderie ensure that students are making progress on the plans faculty supervisors have developed for their research. The institute will not meet in 2020.

Humanities BRIDGES Program

Each October, 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 help of the Teagle Foundation, the Humanities Center and the College of Arts and Science host a select group of high school students on campus in June. Participants explore classic texts, engage in critical thinking and writing seminars with Miami faculty, form relationships with undergraduate student mentors, and experience the power of the traditional liberal arts to address urgent societal issues. Applications are due  January 31, 2021.