The Lemuel Scarbrough, Jr., Summer Research Program
in the Humanities and Social Sciences
This fellowship program, created in honor of former Austin College professors Paul Beardsley and Clyde Hall, fosters faculty-sponsored student research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Student fellows immerse themselves in a research project of interest and devote 10 weeks of undivided time in the summer to the academic venture, with extensive faculty guidance in the developmental phase. The Scarbrough research program offers Austin College undergraduates substantive and potentially formative experiences that increase their understanding of the opportunities and commitments of academic research in a discipline of interest.
- Student fellows will be awarded $3,500 for a 10-week commitment to a research project. The student should have no other academic or work-related obligations during this time period. An additional $500 is available for research related expenses.
- The program is open to all Austin College students (from any major) who have completed at least 10 full-credit Austin College courses, not including January terms, by the time of application. Students should have a GPA of around 3.5 or above at the time of application. Further, students must have taken at least 3 courses in the discipline in which their faculty sponsor resides (but not necessarily with the faculty sponsor her/himself). Up to one of the three courses can be ongoing in the semester of application.
- To begin, contact a faculty member in the department in which the fellowship would be located and express interest to them in the Scarbrough program.
- For further information, please see the “extended details” document below.