Each summer, students work together with a faculty research supervisor on research projects in a variety of disciplines. The Summer Research Program (SRP) supports intensive student involvement in faculty supervised research at Trinity during the summer. Students receive a stipend of $550 per week for 8-10 weeks of research work, as well as on-campus housing. Students who matriculated in or after fall 2021, and are following the Trinity Plus Curriculum, are also eligible to earn co-curricular credit for summer research work. All students are also invited to participate in regular programs featuring speakers and panels.​ At the conclusion of the research period, students are required to submit a summary of their work for review. Student researchers are also expected to present the results of their work at the College’s Fall Research Symposium, held every year in September. See important deadlines below, as well as videos to hear from some student/faculty research teams.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Short applications are prepared by the student in close consultation with the faculty supervisor in February, and are considered by the Faculty Research Committee​ in mid-March. Deadlines for the 2024 Summer Research Program are below:

Application Stages​ Deadlines​
​Student application deadline March 5, 2024
​​Faculty supervisors complete application review March 12, 2024
Notification of application decisions ​​​​Early-April , 2024
Students apply for summer housing Mid-April, 2024
Summer Research Program period​ May 20-July 26, 2024


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.



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.



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



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.