Projects selected for funding will be widely advertised to students by the Humanities Center. Interested students should inquire with the faculty project supervisor. After a period of at least two weeks, faculty will nominate one or more students for an apprenticeship. After review, the center will appoint qualified students as research fellows. Upon completion of the project, the faculty mentor receives research support funding of $1000, and the apprentice receives a research fellowship of $425. The Steering Committee may adjust funding up or down for unusually large or unusually focused projects. Mentors may use their professional expenses to provide for the appointment of additional student fellows. Research fellowships are academic awards, not payment for labor. The apprentice is paid at the end of the academic year.
Examples of past Research Apprentices and Projects can be found in the Research Apprentice Archive.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on September 3, 2021. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com. 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. All available funding for 2021-2022 has been allocated, so the committee will not consider applications until next 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.