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 $400 per week for 8-10 weeks of research work, as well as on-campus housing (COVID-19 regulations permitting). In addition, students are 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 to the dean of academic affairs. 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 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 from February to mid-March, and are considered by the Faculty Research Committee​ in late-March.

Application Stages​ Deadlines​
​Students ​apply online March 23, 2021
​​Faculty supervisors complete application review March 30, 2021
Notification of application decisions ​​​​Early-April, 2021
Students apply for summer housing Mid-April, 2021
Summer Research Program period​ May 24-July 30, 2021
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.