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Lampert Fellowships in Public Affairs Summer 2014

By Jean Getchonis on February 3, 2014

The Lampert Fellowships for Summer Research provide students with a $4,500 stipend, plus funding for travel, room, and board, to enable them to work on topics aligned with the mission of the Institute, which broadly speaking is to engage the liberal arts in the study of civic and global affairs.

The project should culminate in a paper of about 12,000-15,000 words, completed before the start of fall classes. Papers should be of such quality that they might be later published or form an integral part of a senior honors thesis, and they will be printed together in an annual volume of our Lampert Summer Fellows. Fellows will present their work at an on-campus symposium in mid-September. The fellowship also enables the recipient to present the project at a major scholarly conference.

For more information, interested students should contact David McCabe by email, at dmccabe@colgate.edu.

Applying for a Fellowship

All materials listed below should be sent in PDF format to Ms. Jean Getchonis (jgetchonis@colgate.edu)
Deadline: 5:00, Friday, February 28th

Applicants will be notified by March 14.

Please include:

  1. A cover letter and description of your project (no more than 5 pages) stating:
    • the research question motivating your study and its significance (this should include a brief survey of the literature);
    • how you plan to approach this question, and why you believe you will be able to provide a cogent response;
    • and, a bibliography.
  2. Your unofficial transcript.
  3. Two letters of recommendation (preferably from members of Colgate faculty).
  4. A letter of sponsorship from a Colgate faculty member, confirming that she or he will supervise your research project, assist with its design, and provide on-going advice throughout the process of research and writing up to the point that the final paper is presented. (The sponsor is normally one of the persons writing a letter of recommendation.) For their supervision throughout this process, faculty sponsors of Lampert Fellows have the choice of receiving either a $1,000 stipend or partial SLA credit.
  5. Travel Plans: If you believe that travel will significantly advance your research project, you should indicate this in your application. Precise details (dates, modes of travel, etc.) are not needed, but you should provide a clear sense of how this travel would advance your research. The presence or absence of travel plans has no bearing on the success of your application.

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