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Students: Summer Fellowship Opportunities Available through the New York Six

The New York Six Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program brings students and faculty together in synergistic ways around important scholarly topics relevant to the upstate New York region. This Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program will fund fellows to conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor, ideally at another New York Six institution. For full descriptions of the available research projects, please see the attached “Summer 2018 Research Positions” document.

This inter-institutional research program aims to do the following:

    • Provide new opportunities for student intellectual growth,
    • Promote student-faculty collaboration across the Consortium, and
    • Encourage interdisciplinary inquiry that connects local interests with global issues.


Student fellowships will last 6-8 weeks with the expectation that the student will work full-time on a research project at a host institution.  Fellows will spend this time on campus working with their faculty mentor. Students awarded a fellowship will receive a $450 weekly stipend for the duration of the fellowship. Room, board, and transportation may be arranged separately out of the stipend funds. Fellows may not accept another position during their fellowship appointment.

Fellows will be expected to report on their projects at the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference to be held on Saturday, September 15 at St. Lawrence University.



The NY6 welcomes applications from students in good academic standing enrolled at any of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member schools. Students who will graduate in May or June 2018 are not eligible to apply. Qualifications will vary by position. Descriptions of the available research projects are attached.

Students interested in collaborating in one of the projects may apply online. Click here to apply or copy and paste the following URL into your browser:



Interested students are invited to submit an online application by Monday, March 12, 2018. Click here to apply (

The application requires the following materials to be uploaded in the online application portal:

1) Statement of interest for research project: in less than 500 words, please address your qualifications for the specific position you are applying for
2) Name, title, and contact information for two references who are familiar with your academic work and can speak to your ability to do research
3) Unofficial transcript
4) Resume

All files should be in PDF format and use the following naming convention:

Last name_statement.pdf
Last name_transcript.pdf
Last name_resume.pdf



Upstate Summer Research Fellows will be selected by the faculty mentor in consultation with the NY6 leadership team.




Student fellowship applications due

March 12, 2018

Fellowship offer letters distributed

March 23, 2018

Fellowship acceptances due

March 28, 2018

Summer research plan due

April 23, 2018

Summer housing arrangements


Undergraduate Research Conference

September 15, 2018


Questions regarding the New York Six Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program should be directed to Deanna McCay, NY6 Project Manager, at  

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