Summer Research Fellowships
These grants support thesis-related or otherwise substantive research and/or creative projects over eight to ten weeks during the summer. Students proposing a research project should work closely with a faculty member and library staff to articulate a focused question, challenge, or area of study to be explored. If proposing travel, students must verify in consultation with library staff or a faculty member that the suggested location of research is necessary to the project. Students must also demonstrate prior interest and background in the proposed area of study.
Summer Research Fellowships must be at least eight weeks in length and no longer than ten weeks.
Students receive taxable stipends of $4000 to support their summer experiences. The Hurford Center will cover any necessary costs to complete the summer experience specific to commuting costs, accommodations, food or higher cost of living due to working in a major metropolitan area. Please note that proposed necessary costs will be considered in the application process. The Hurford Center is committed to ensuring that its summer programs are financially accessible to all Haverford students.
Hurford Center Summer Arts and Humanities Creative Fellowship
The goal of the program is to give students experience in proposing, developing, workshopping and presenting their own creative project ideas within the context of an arts and/or humanities-focused non-profit organization.
Students should first develop and workshop their project idea, then inquire into an organization’s possible interest in hosting them and helping develop the project. If the host organization agrees, the student should then move forward with the application. If granted the fellowship, students will spend four weeks working directly with their host organization, learning about the organization’s goals, methods, and day to day operations.
At the same time, the student will also receive mentorship from a designated member of the organization’s staff regarding their personal project. The student will then spend the final four weeks of the fellowship back at Haverford or remotely engaged with Hurford Center and VCAM staff to finalize preparations for the debut of their fall creative project.
Possible projects could include: an exhibition in a VCAM Create Space, a programmed evening of film screenings, a series of readings from a newly printed volume of writings, a performance piece, a concert, a graphic novel, or many other creative endeavors.
Special consideration will be given to proposals that involve organizations broadly prioritizing social justice and making a local community impact as part of their missions. Students are encouraged but not required to explore host organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. If students have worked with specific non-profits in the past, they should indicate this in the application. The proposed student project should align with the work at the host organization.
Students receive a $4000 stipend to put toward food, housing, and other expenses for the summer. Additional funding is available to students to aid in realizing their creative project; as part of the application, students should submit a preliminary project budget. The host organization receives $1000 for their mentorship work.
Summer Arts and Humanities Creative FellowshipDeadline
March 22, 2024
Open to rising sophomores and juniors
HCAH Flaherty Seminar Scholars
The 67th Flaherty Film Seminar: Queer World-Mending
June 17–23 2023
Skidmore College, NY
The Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities supports faculty/staff and students to attend the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the longest continuously running documentary film event in North America. Named after Robert Flaherty, considered by many to be the father of documentary film, the week-long seminar brings together over 160 filmmakers, artists, curators, scholars, students, and film enthusiasts to celebrate the power of the moving image.
This opportunity is open to Haverford faculty and staff, as well as current Haverford students and TriCo students who have completed substantial coursework in film at Haverford. While the Flaherty has previously only allowed those who are 21 and older to attend, this year they may open the Seminar to younger folks. Please apply if you’re interested in attending, no matter your age, and we will inform you of the Flaherty’s decision as soon as we know.
Undergraduate Summer Research Seminar 2020
June 29–August 7, 2020
The Summer Seminar is a structured research fellowship for undergraduate students at Haverford College to critically engage in the arts and humanities through independent research, team-based projects, and professional development workshops. This year’s program “Remote Possibilities” asks students to reimagine the future of the arts and humanities by exploring the possibilities of artistic and humanistic modes of engagement in an evolving digital landscape.
Each participant will be an Undergraduate Summer Research Fellow, and they will each receive a $3000 stipend. All work will be conducted remotely. Contact Noemí Fernández (nfernandez [at] haverford.edu) with questions.
Undergraduate Summer Research Seminar 2020Deadline
June 16, 2020
Open to rising sophomore, juniors, and seniors at Haverford College.