March 10, 2012
In an entry a few weeks back, you may remember that I mentioned I was applying for a Hamilton research grant. GUESS WHAT?! I GOT IT! I will be spending my summer here at Hamilton researching my proposed topic!
I will be working with Professor Larson on my comparative study of human and constitutional rights for prisons in developing and developed countries. I am pretty excited because a fair number of my friends will also be on campus because they, too, submitted successful proposals!
At Hamilton, research grants are available in all fields of study. A portion of the research is funded by Ted and Virginia Taylor who donated $16 million last summer, half of which was designated for student research in the sciences.
Then you have the Levitt Public Affairs Center, a Hamilton think tank focused primarily on the social sciences. It provides approximately 10 fellowship grants every summer to students. The students are advised by professors. The grants include student stipends.
Students also have the opportunity to do research through Emerson grants. These are designed to provide students with opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty mentors, researching an area of mutual interest in any academic field. Hamilton literally has a plethora of research opportunities for any student studying anything. It is a matter of writing a good proposal!
(Cheers to Ben and Danni for also getting grants! And to Will who will be on campus this summer with us as an Admission Senior Intern! YESSS)
Majors: World Politics, Anthropology
Activities: America Reads, Outreach Adventure pre-orientation leader, rugby and tour guide
Pastimes: Sipping chai, shouting friends’ names across the quads or the bridge, keeping in touch with friends who are studying abroad, late night studying in KJ, overindulging on McEwen stir fry, laughing
Hometown: Medford, Mass.
High School: Medford High School