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Colored: Crack Cocaine, the War on Drugs, and the Making of Post-Civil Rights America

The following is a blog post by University Scholar Joe Tache about his experience working on a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship this summer. I was subletting an apartment off campus this summer. My room was directly adjacent to the building next to mine, so it never got any natural light. Really great sleeping conditions. So […]

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Underrepresentation Down Under: A Critical Assessment of Higher Education Resources for Indigenous Peoples in Australia

The following is a blog post reflection by University Scholar Chynna Lewis about her SIRF project from this summer, Underrepresentation Down Under: A Critical Assessment of Higher Education Resources for Indigenous Peoples in Australia.   Over this past summer I embarked on an incredible journey to Australia with two colleagues in hopes of studying Indigenous […]

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Intergenerational Narratives of First- and Second-Generation Indian-Americans

This post is a reflection by Sneha Pandya on her Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF) entitled Intergenerational Narratives of First- and Second-Generation Indian Americans. “Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled… As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination,” concluded the final […]

Polevy's “scratch work” while trying to construct a function showing that a fair division must exist.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: The Topology of Fair Division

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Continuing our series of blog posts by SIRF recipients, University Scholar Maxwell Polevy, CCIS ’17, discusses the mathematics informing his project entitled, The Topology of Fair Division. Suppose we have […]

Amy Zhao at the Forbidden Palace in Beijing, China.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowship: Finding Face

University Scholars have the opportunity to apply for a Scholars Independent Research Fellowship (SIRF), which provides training and funding to carry out independent research projects. Below, University Scholar Amy Zhao, COE ’18, reflects on her experience conducting research in China this summer for her project entitled, Finding Face: The Power of Narrative through Chinese and […]

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Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Foster Innovative Projects Across the Disciplines

University Scholars demand to be challenged, are passionate about learning, and innovate when given the freedom to explore. The Program provides the intellectual and financial resources that enable Scholars to perform high-caliber, in-depth work. In Summer 2015, we awarded nearly 40 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships, which provide up to $5,000 for University Scholars to undertake independent […]

How can modern analysis shed new light on artifacts recovered from Tikopia?

Scholars Independent Research Fellowships Awarded

The University Scholars Program is pleased to announce that over 40 Scholars Independent Research Fellowships have been awarded to support research projects and creative endeavors during Summer 2015. Scholars Independent Research Fellowships (SIRFs) are designed to support original, student-initiated independent research, creative performance, and project making in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. University Scholars in good academic standing and […]

Scholars pursuing resesarch project.

Scholars Independent Research Fellowships

The University Scholars Program is pleased to announce that we will be awarding new Scholars Independent Research Fellowships (SIRFs) this year.  SIRFs are designed to support original, student-initiated independent research, creative performance, and project making in close collaboration with a faculty mentor. All University Scholars in good academic standing and with a GPA of at least […]