The Kenyon Summer Scholars program provides opportunities for students to work in close collaboration with faculty mentors in the social sciences and humanities as full participants in the processes of creating a research plan, executing a research project, and preparing results for presentation in a public forum. Summer Scholars working on the Kenyon campus form a special community, with participants coming together for discussions and social activities. This three year pilot program is funded by Kenyon College. It is open to students working with faculty members in any department or program in the humanities or social sciences. Selections for these competitive awards are made by a committee of faculty members from these disciplines. Find out more about the Kenyon Summer Scholars Program.
The Center for the Study of American Democracy Summer Scholars Program
Kenyon's Center for the Study of American Democracy provides opportunities for students to work in close collaboration with faculty members as full participants on some fundamental question, text, or theme of American liberal democracy. Students selected for these competitive awards will receive a stipend, summer housing, and funds for research materials and supplies when necessary. A primary component of the program is the public presentation of the summer scholar's work at the conclusion of the research project. Find out more about the CSAD Democracy Scholars Program.
More than 30 student-faculty pairs spend eight to ten weeks each summer collaborating on scientific projects across the fields of archaeology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and psychology. Students receive a stipend, a housing allowance, and funds for research materials and supplies. Students present the results of their work at a public poster session in the fall semester that follows their summer research experience. Find out more about the Kenyon Summer Science Program.
Kenyon's Law and Society Program sponsors summer research opportunities for student-faculty collaborators pursuing socio-legal scholarship. The John W. Adams Summer Scholars Program in Socio-Legal Studies provides funding to support the design and execution of original law-related research. Students selected for these competitive awards will receive stipend, summer housing allowance, and funds for research materials and supplies when necessary. Students receiving these awards will present their work publicly at the College during the academic year immediately following their awards. Find out more about the Summer Legal Studies Program.
There are a number of research grants, fellowships and awards for students doing research in American studies. MFind out more about American studies opportunities.
Through the Kenyon Rural Life Center, students and faculty regularly conduct research about central Ohio rural life in conjunction with Kenyon courses, independent studies, and honors projects. One program from the Center, the "Food for Thought" program, has received a McGregor Fund to enable professors and students to conduct a local food assessment to determine the extent of possible exchange between local food providers, retailers, and consumers. Grant funds will support student independent research, a lecture series, a website and the creation of exhibits. Find out more about the Rural Life Center.