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Humanities Research Institute

The Humanities Research Institute is a unique research immersion opportunity for select Marymount undergraduates in summer 2014. The Institute is a project of Marymount’s DISCOVER program.

How does it work?
Approximately 4 to 5 students will be selected as Institute Scholars. Each will be awarded a grant for room and board in order to reside on Marymount’s campus from May 19 to July 11 and receive a $1,000 stipend.
Institute Format
The Institute consists of two components, a weekly symposium, and an independently pursued research project. Institute Scholars will meet weekly for eight weeks. During the symposium, these scholars along with faculty and occasional guests will explore the Institute’s theme through literature, history, philosophy, theology, and the visual and performing arts. In parallel with the symposium, students will spend their time pursuing research in a field of their choice on a topic related to the Institute theme.

>> Learn more about the 2014 theme and the symposium

Throughout the summer, there will be weekly events that take advantage of the cultural offerings of the greater Washington, DC, area.

Can I participate?
This Institute is open to any student who wishes to be part of a small community of scholars pursuing research in the humanities. But you don’t have to be majoring in a humanities discipline to participate.

>> Find out more about who should apply