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Student Research Opportunities

​Engage.  Connect.  Transform.

Trinity offers many opportunities for students to engage in research, both on and off campus.  There are experiences to suit a wide range of interests, ranging from independent student designed research projects, to  close collaborations with professors from all academic divisions, to research projects conducted in collaboration with a community partner in the greater Hartford region, to participation in clinical research projects at area medical centers,

Trinity College is where  the liberal arts meet the real world.

​Explore the programs on this page, and find something that engages you!

Summer Research Program
​This program supports intensive student involvement in faculty supervised research at Trinity during the summer.  Students receive a maximum stipend of $3,500 for 10 weeks’ full-time work, as well as on-campus housing. In addition, students are invited to participate in weekly lunches featuring speakers and panels.

Support for Student Travel
Support is provided for student's travel to professional conferences to present research they have conducted at Trinity College. Funds should be requested well in advance of proposed travel.

Student-Initiated Research Grants​
These grants provide support for Trinity undergraduates, under the general supervision of faculty, to develop their own research projects. The research supported by these grants is expected to relate to a student’s thesis, senior project, or other student scholarly activity such as a senior seminar or an independent study. 

​Community Learning Research Fellows​ 
Community Learning Research Fellows collaborate with Hartford-area community partners and Trinity faculty sponsors on research or creative projects. Community partners may include non-profit organizations, neighborhood advocacy groups, government agencies, or educational institutions. Projects may be connected to an independent study, an internship, a community-learning course, or a senior thesis/project.

Davis Projects for Peace​
Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world.

Grossman Research Grants for Global Studies
All students undertaking investigations in global issues for a Trinity course or under the supervision of a Trinity faculty member are eligible to apply for grants from the Grossman Fund to attend conferences, visit libraries, conduct fieldwork, or offset other research-related expenses.

Levy Research Grants for Urban Studies
The Steven D. Levy ’72 Fund for Urban Curricular Programs at the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) supports student investigations of a broad range of key urban issues confronting humankind in the 21st century.  Of special interest are projects that highlight the urban realities of the city of Hartford.  

Tanaka Research Fund 
The Tanaka Memorial Foundation established an endowed fund to allow students to pursue formal research projects abroad, with a special focus on Asia, during the months of July and August.

The Heath Fellows Program ​
Launched in 1999, the Health Fellows Program is an innovative academic program offering students exceptional opportunities to participate in a clinical research project.  In addition to their regular coursework, students work 30 hours per week with clinical-care physicians or other research-active health care providers in one-on-one relationships at area medical centers.  ​​​​​​​​​​​