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Attention students! Apply now for a summer fellowship!

New York Six students have the opportunity to conduct research at another intitution this summer! Upstate Summer Research Fellows spend the summer working with a faculty mentor from a peer institution and interacting with other summer research students.

UPSTATE SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWS PROGRAM

The New York Six Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program funds students 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 “Summer 2019 Research Positions” document attached below.

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

Fellows will report on their projects at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference to be held on Saturday, October 26 at Union College.

 

2019 REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

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 2019 are not eligible to apply. Descriptions of the available research projects are found in the “Summer 2019 Research Positions” document. Qualifications and logistical arrangements vary by position.

 

FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested students are invited to submit an online application by Monday, February 4, 2019. Click here to apply: https://newyork6.wufoo.com/forms/z22xx0p1k4m1af/

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

 

REVIEW CRITERIA

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

DEADLINES

Stage

Deadline

Student fellowship applications due

February 4, 2019

Fellowship offer letters distributed

February 25, 2019

Fellowship acceptances due

March 8, 2019

Summer research plan due

April 19, 2019

Summer housing arrangements

TBD

Undergraduate Research Conference

October 26, 2019

 

 

Questions regarding the New York Six Upstate Summer Research Fellows Program should be directed to Deanna McCay, NY6 Project Manager, at dmccay@newyork6.org.  

Faculty RFP for summer research fellowships: deadline for proposals extended!

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. 

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. Faculty mentors facilitating the research project at the host institution will receive a $1000 stipend.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The NY6 welcomes fellowship proposals from faculty members from all institutions and disciplines who are conducting research on topics related to upstate New York. Faculty members receiving awards are expected to mentor an Upstate Summer Research Fellow, ideally from another New York Six institution, for summer 2019. Students will be invited apply for a fellowship through their school’s undergraduate research office. Upstate Summer Research Fellows will be selected by the faculty mentor in consultation with the NY6 leadership team.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Interested faculty are invited to submit proposals to NY6 Project Manager Deanna McCay, at dmccay@newyork6.org, by Friday, December 14, 2018.


Please review the attached document for proposal submission instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Deanna McCay (dmccay@newyork6.org).

International Student Summit Held at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

On October 19-20, 44 students from five member schools met at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for an International Student Summit. In addition to networking and social activities, the students participated in panel discussions on Mental Health/Stress Management and Transitions into Liberal Arts College Life. The panelists were student volunteers from each school. Prof. Khuram Hussain, Associate Professor of Education and Dean of Hobart College, gave the keynote address.

When asked what their favorite part of the event was, one student enthusiastically replied "Getting to interact with the international students from other colleges!" Others were excited to see another college, commenting on the "lovely people and the campus" and the "lake and the campus are extremely beautiful."

Thank you to David Gage and everyone at Hobart and William Smith Colleges for their hard work to make this event possible. We also thank the International Student Advisors across the New York Six who planned the event and facilitated student participation.