Introducing Students to the Practice of the Humanities

Student Research Partnerships provide an opportunity for students and faculty to work closely and collaboratively for their mutual benefit. Under the auspices of the Humanities Center, faculty members involve students in substantive areas of their research during the winter or summer breaks either at Carleton or abroad.

Involving students in the practice of humanistic research can take many forms: reading and editing scholarly work, formulating ideas, and establishing bibliographic materials all constitute important parts of that process. In some fields, research might also include interviewing, digital mapping, film editing, or archival work (either locally or through travel). The Humanities Center has funded SRPs for faculty conducting humanistic research in the humanities, the social sciences, mathematics, and the arts. Faculty in any field or discipline may apply, as long as the research addresses humanistic concerns.

To Apply

FACULTY should examine their summer research plans and imagine how a student could collaborate with them. They should then identify and invite a qualified student who would benefit from the partnership and who is available during the specified period. Faculty may wish to interview several potential applicants to ascertain the students’ interest and previous experience in the project before submitting an application.

STUDENTS seeking a partnership are invited to speak with professors in their field about their interest in being an SRP during an upcoming break.

GRANT: Pay for up to 40 hours per week of student work during winter and summer breaks. Occasionally the Center is able fund expenses for student travel to accompany faculty to research sites.

APPLICATION: When a match between student and faculty member has been made, the faculty member may submit an application to the Humanities Center. Please complete the application form.

DEADLINE: Applications for winter break SRPs is Monday, 6th week of fall term at midnight (fall mid-term break). Applications for summer break SRPs is Monday, 6th week of winter term at midnight (winter mid-term break).

REMOTE WORK: Students working remotely must reside in the United States unless it is necessary for them to be outside the US to accomplish their work.

QUESTIONS? Contact Baird Jarman