Programs: Student Research Fund
"I cannot imagine writing a senior thesis of the same quality without my CPGC experience in Venice. Since my project is so tied up with the visual language of the city, I felt it was essential to experience the urban environment first hand. Now, my academic work will be grounded in extremely strong textual and visual evidence."
- Meaghan Ryan '11 wrote her senior thesis on gender, art and power in 16th-century Italy.
Want to enhance your understanding of complex peace and social justice issues within and across cultures? Enrich your thesis work with on-site field research?
The CPGC will fund domestic or international student research that occurs over any of the three breaks (Fall, Winter, Spring), or that occurs throughout the semester or year. Strong preference is given to those applying for funds related to senior thesis research. However, if you have a need to pursue research related to another stream of your studies, you are welcome to present your ideas. Be sure that you have consulted with a faculty member who can speak to your project and its merit.
Please note that we encourage longer research stays or on-going research, versus shorter stays or one-time visits, due to the fact that decisions are made on a relative cost-benefit analysis.
In 2011-2012, juniors and seniors were supported for research both domestically and abroad. Examples include: "Uncovering the Dynamics of French Immigration Politics", "Reaching Out for Help: Stigma, the Combined Issue of Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS, "Women's Decision to Talk about Sexual Assault in Cape Town, South Africa", and "Comparing the Personal Narratives of Puerto Ricans Suffering Diabetes in North Philadelphia and San Juan, Puerto Rico".
Spring 2013 Application Deadlines: February 3, April 7
Note: Students whose research is conducted over the summer and is 4 weeks or longer must apply to the Summer Research Internship.
* Note: This fund is available to Bryn Mawr College students majoring at Haverford College for projects related to their major coursework.