Hamilton offers its students opportunities to conduct hands-on collaborative research in the sciences. Each summer, approximately 75 students conduct research on campus, collaborating with faculty on projects in archaeology, biology, chemistry, computer science, geosciences, neuroscience, physics and psychology.
Summer Research Programs
Covering a range of topics, Emerson grant recipients 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. Collaborating closely with a faculty advisor, fellows work full time for 10 weeks, submit a 25–page paper and share the research findings publicly.
Levitt Research Group Grants support groups of students that complete summer research projects under the supervision of at least one faculty advisor. 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.
The Kirkland Summer Associates 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. 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.