Humanities Research Institute
The Humanities Research Institute is a unique research immersion opportunity for select Marymount undergraduates during the summer months. The Institute is a project of Marymount’s DISCOVER program.
How does it work?
Four or more students will be selected as Institute Scholars. Each will be awarded a $1,000 stipend and a grant for room and board, or a dining hall pass for commuter students, in order to be at Marymount's campus from May 21 to June 23.
The Institute consists of two components: a weekly seminar and a research project. Participants in the institute meet once or twice weekly for five to six weeks. During the seminar, student scholars along with faculty mentors and occasional guests explore the Institute's theme through literature, history, philosophy, theology, and the visual and performing arts. In parallel with the seminar, scholars also develop a plan for further research on a topic related to the Institute theme with support from faculty mentors. During the following academic year, scholars share the results of their research at a suitable forum for presentation.
Learn more about the 2018 theme and the seminar
Participants in the Insitute will also attend several off campus 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. You do not have to major in a humanities discipline to participate. However, your application should demonstrate your potential to enage successfully with intermediate to advanced level content from the humanities disciplines through your previous coursework and your faculty recommendation letter.
Find out more about who should apply
click here for a Faculty recommendation form
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Can I do other things during the Institute, like an internship or course?
Do I need to have a specific research question in order to apply?