Each summer, over 100 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 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.​ 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 in mid-February, and are considered by the Faculty Research Committee​ in early March.

Application Stages​ Deadlines​
​Students ​apply online February 18, 2020
​​Faculty supervisors complete application review February 25, 2020
Notification of application decisions ​​​​Mid-March
Students apply for summer housing April 24, 2020
Summer Research Program period​ May 18-July 24, 2020
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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.