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 19 to June 30.
The Institute consists of two components: a weekly seminar and an independently pursued project. Institute Scholars meet once or twice weekly for six weeks. During the seminar, student scholars along with faculty and occasional guests explore the Institute's theme through literature, history, philosophy, theology, and the visual and performing arts. In parallel with the seminar, students spend their time pursuing research in a field of their choice on a topic related to the Institute theme. At the beginning of the fall semester, scholars meet again to share the further results of their research and discuss forums for future distribution and publication.
Learn more about the 2017 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
click here for a Faculty recommendation form
What is the time period of the Institute?
Can I get course credit for the Institute?
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?