Hamilton College offers its students outstanding opportunities to conduct hands-on collaborative research in the sciences, computer science and mathematics.
Summer Research Programs
This award, which recognizes females planning on pursuing advanced studies in chemistry, computer science and physics, funds up to 10 weeks of a directed research project with a faculty mentor. The award includes a student stipend and an allowance for equipment and supplies. The purpose of the program is to encourage more women to participate in meaningful science research opportunities as early as possible in their academic careers.
Created in 1997, the Emerson Foundation Grant program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, explore fieldwork, laboratory and library research and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.
The Levitt Research Fellows Program is open to Hamilton students who wish to spend the summer researching a public–affairs question of their own choosing. Summer Research Fellows collaborate closely with a faculty advisor. Fellows work full time for 10 weeks, submit a 25–page paper and prepare and present a poster during Parents’ Weekend in the fall.
Levitt Research Group Grants support groups of students that complete summer research projects under the supervision of at least one faculty advisor. The grants are intended to encourage faculty and student publications. Fieldwork or original analysis of existing data is generally required, with preference given to teams doing research in the local community. Projects that will be useful for policy makers and other researchers also are encouraged. Students in research groups and their faculty advisors meet face-to-face regularly to coordinate and communicate research efforts. Students also participate in a weekly gathering with other research groups. Each student works full time for at least 10 weeks, submits a 25-page paper and prepares a poster to present during Parents' Weekend in the fall.
The Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee sponsors up to four students in its program of Summer Associates. Associates do 10 weeks of full-time work on a research or creative project of their own design. The program supports students who wish to do research or creative work that fits under the mandate of the endowment, "to support the needs and interests of women at Hamilton." The program is open to all students, but preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.
The Upstate-Global Collective is an initiative of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, which aims to create scholarly communities across our member schools. Members include Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College and Union College. Student researchers will work alongside faculty mentors across the consortium to explore themes that have rich historical roots here in Upstate New York – and have current consequence worldwide.