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. Students earn the stipend in increments of $300/week for 10 weeks and then receive the final $1,000 upon submission of a twenty-five page research paper and the presentation of a poster at a Fall poster session. (Students who are studying off campus in the Fall can make alternative arrangements for the poster session.)
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 at email@example.com.
Examples of previous Levitt Fellow topics can be found on the Levitt Center web page. In addition, Levitt posters are on display throughout KJ.
Your completed application must be submitted to the Levitt Center through a Qualtrics survey. You will be asked for the following information:
Although you may save your survey and return to it later, you will probably find it helpful and efficient to consider the questions before hand, prepare your answers as a Word document, then paste them into the survey form. Applications will be due around February 2014, with a deadline to be announced at a later date. You will have the opportunity to edit your application up to the deadline.