The Community-Engaged Summer Research Program provides opportunities for students to collaborate with faculty members as full participants in community-engaged research.
Students selected for these competitive awards will receive a $4,000 stipend, summer housing and up to $500 in funds for research materials and supplies if necessary. Primary components of this program are a public presentation of the student’s work at the conclusion of the research project and a community-based presentation on the collaboration and findings. The Community-Engaged Research Program is supported in part by the "Sense of Place" grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Proposal submissions for summer 2019 are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2019. A complete proposal consists of:
The student member of the research team is responsible for completing the Summer Research Application, while the faculty mentor completes part 3 and submits it directly.
Students awarded a summer research scholarship whose research involves the use of human subjects must apply to the Kenyon College Institutional Review Board for review of their research protocol. Be sure to read the IRB information for researchers and pay special attention to their advice to student researchers and advice to summer scholars. IRB applications should be submitted well in advance of the start date of your program and research.
Students may apply for assistance in meeting the costs of research, including presenting results at conferences. If these requests are funded, any materials, supplies and equipment will become property of the College and remain with the sponsoring faculty member’s department or the Office for Community Partnerships. An estimated budget must be prepared and submitted with each proposal. Costs for equipment and materials or conference travel, if appropriately invoiced and receipted in the Accounting Office and approved by the faculty mentor, may not exceed $500.
Community-Engaged Research Summer Scholars will present their research at two public talks before the end of the fall 2019 semester, one of which will be in a community-based setting and the other usually occurs during Family Weekend.
Students will also be required to submit an electronic copy of the final comprehensive paper that serves as the research project’s concluding report by Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Submit the paper to Alyssa Lawrence at email@example.com.
Students who successfully complete a summer community-engaged research project in accordance with program and project requirements and who receive the endorsement of their faculty mentor will have this summer research experience noted on their College transcript.