In the Community Learning Research Fellows (CLRF) Trinity students collaborate with a Hartford-area community partner and a faculty sponsor on a research or creative project that benefits the partner’s organization.
Accepted students will enroll in a weekly seminar (for 0.5 credits) and an independent study/course/internship/thesis with a faculty sponsor (for 0.5 or more credits). Fellows also attend Common Hour events, and publicly present their projects at the end of the semester. Fellows receive a $250 expense grant per project to support their work, and faculty sponsors receive a $1,000 expense grant or stipend per project for participating and supervising student work.
In Community Learning Research Fellows project students might:
- conduct interviews with participants on their experiences with a program
- create charts and maps to illustrate the impact of a public policy issue
- design a public history project to tell a story about change over time
- expand on a research idea that emerged in a prior community-learning course
Students may apply individually or as a small team, and must propose a specific project in collaboration with a Hartford-area partner and a faculty sponsor. Contact Erica Crowley (Director of Community Learning) and/or Laura Holt (CLRF seminar instructor) to discuss your ideas and make connections with potential partners and faculty.