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Research Programs for Beloit Students

There are multiple on-campus summer research and community-engagement programs.

Sustainability Fellows

Dates: TBD for 2015
Description: The Beloit College Sustainability Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to contribute their expertise to a campus- or community-based sustainability project and earn one unit of academic credit. This eight-week summer program offers internships and applied research experiences for Beloit College students to engage in sustainability-related activities on campus and in the local community. Each student will work at one site under the mentorship of a faculty member. In addition to working full-time at their placement sites, students will participate in a weekly Sustainability Seminar and a weekly community-based learning workshop.
Eligibility: Current Beloit College students
Program Director: Yaffa Grossman (; 608 363-2219
Stipend: Yes
Room and Board: Provided
Deadline: March 15 for first consideration

Sanger Research Scholars

Dates: TBD for 2015
Description: The Sanger Summer Research Fellows program is an eight-week summer program open to returning students in all disciplines. Students work collaboratively with a faculty mentor on an original research project in their interest area and participate in weekly seminars. At the conclusion of the program, the research fellows present their project in a formal paper at the summer symposium.
Eligibility: Current Beloit College advanced students (rising juniors and seniors; graduated students are not eligible for program)
Program Director: Charles Westerberg (; 608-363-2272
Stipend: Yes
Room and Board: Provided
Deadline: TBD for 2015

McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute

Dates: TBD for 2015
Description: The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program (one of the TRIO Programs funded by the Department of Education) mandated by Congress. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students in doctoral degree programs who are low-income and first-generation undergraduates or students who come from groups underrepresented in graduate education.  
Eligibility: Full-time Beloit College students who are first generation college students who meet federal low-income guidelines and/or are members of an underrepresented group in graduate education.  Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, have junior standing in the fall of the next academic year with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Student must also possess a strong desire to pursue a doctoral degree.
Program Director: Nicole Truesdell (; 608-363-2120
Stipend: Yes
Room and Board:  Provided for summer program
Deadline:  December 1, 2014 (Deadline for application to 2-year McNair Scholars program)

Summer Duffy Student Researchers

Dates: Variable based on community organization
Description: Students are selected each year to implement and analyze summer research which builds on their previous academic and field work with the program. Faculty work closely with students, and the research is designed in conjunction with the field site and supervisors to benefit the community.
Eligibility: Beloit College students who have completed 2 semesters of the Duffy Community Partnerships
Program Director: Carol Wickersham (; 608-363-2023
Stipend: Yes
Room and Board: Provided

Additional Resources

For off-campus summer research programs and internships, visit the Liberal Arts in Practice Center's website