The Levitt Research Fellows Program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs. Students selected for the program will receive a $4,000 summer stipend. In addition, students may apply for a research budget of up to $500. The research project is equivalent to a full-time job: Summer Research Fellows will be required to work on a full-time basis for at least 10 weeks. Applications from all students are welcome; however, the review committee will give preference to projects related to the applicant's senior thesis or senior project.
Rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer researching an issue of public affairs may apply for a Levitt Fellowship. Priority is given in the evaluation process to rising seniors although good projects by rising sophomores have also been funded in the past. You must secure a faculty adviser who will be continuing at the College in the Fall.
Levitt Fellows earn a stipend of $4,000 and are eligible to apply for research expenses of up to $500.
The Levitt Fellow is a competitive research award. By accepting this award, you agree to work full time on this project for at least ten weeks of the summer. You may not engage in other full time obligations such as paid work or internships while you are working on the Levitt Fellow. You will be required to submit periodic progress reports to the Levitt Center over the course of the summer. At the end of the summer, you will be required to submit a twenty-five page research paper that has been approved by your faculty adviser. You are also required to create and present a poster describing your research at a poster session in the Fall semester.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Julio Videras at ext. 4528 or by email.
Examples of previous Levitt Fellow topics can be found on the Levitt Center web page. In addition, Levitt posters are on display throughout KJ.
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If you already have an Interfolio account, you should sign in. If you don't already have an Interfolio account, click on the "Sign up" button (NOT the "sign in through partner institution" link). The application process for the 2015 Levitt Summer Research Fellows will open in December 2014. More details will be announced in due course. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.