In the Arts

In summer 2017, Diana Rose Smith ’19 and Associate Professor of Theater and Dance Mitch Polin pushed the limits of the canvas on a fine arts research project using virtual reality.

In the Humanities

Haley Dougherty ’18 and Associate Professor of Hisotry Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre spent summer 2017 analyzing data on the history of the wine trade in the British empire.

In the Sciences

Max Furigay ’19 and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Cheyenne Brindle spent summer 2017 on chemistry research that resulted in publishing two papers.

In the Social Sciences

Raekwon Wheeler '18 and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Law Abigail Fisher Williamson collaborate on data collection and policy analysis during their summer 2017 research work.
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Summer Research Program

​Each summer, over  100 students work together with a faculty research supervisor on research projects in a variety of disciplines.  Some academic departments sponsor summer research, and some faculty have external grants which support student researchers.  Most of the student researchers are funded through the Summer Research Program (SRP), which 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.​ Check out the videos above to hear from some of the student/faculty research teams who worked on campus during the summer of 2017.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Short applications are prepared by the student in close consultation with the faculty supervisor, and are considered by the Faculty Research Committee​ in early March.

Application Stages​


​Students consult with potential faculty supervisors

​​Prior to applying

​Students ​apply online

​February 18, 2020 

​​Faculty supervisors complete application review

​February 25, 2020

​Notification of  application decisions


​Students apply for summer housing

​April 24, 2020

​Summer Research Program period​

​May 18-July 24, 2020