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Kirkland Summer Associates


The Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee sponsors up to four students in its program of Summer Associates. The program is designed to support students who want 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.
  • Working closely with a faculty supervisor, students work full-time on a research or creative project of their own design for 10 weeks, and receive a $4,000 stipend. 
  • The Kirkland College Summer Associates will produce an essay or creative piece and report on their work to the community in the following academic year, typically in the fall, unless they are abroad.
  • We advise students to contact potential faculty supervisors early in the spring semester.
  • Faculty members receive a $1,500 stipend for the first project.

2017 Kirkland Associates

Syon Powell ’19 – Women of color in STEM courses at Hamilton (with Meredith Madden)

Irinia Rojas ’20 – Reproductive health experiences among women with high risk pregnancies (with Cara Jones)

Timothy Hartel ’18Trans-gression: trans women’s bodies in performance, digital media, photography, television, and film. (with Craig Latrell)

Laura Whitmer ’18 – Living with Llamas: A Creative Exploration in Llama Farming, Women in Agriculture, and Climate Change in Colorado Springs (with Onno Oerlemans)

Contact Information


Michelle LeMasurier

Chair, Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee
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