The Honors Summer Fellowship offers the unique opportunity for students to spend a summer in Ann Arbor to focus on their thesis or Honors in Engaged Liberal Arts (HELA) work. Utilizing the HSF community, students have the opportunity to research, make new faculty connections, attend student gatherings and engage in public scholarship.
Dates: May 30 - August 4, 2023
2023 HSF Application Opens December 1st, 2022
Application update: In light of recent events, we have decided to extend the application deadline. Applications must be submitted by Monday, February 20th at 11:59pm.
What is the Honors Summer Fellowship?
The Fellows program provides a unique opportunity for a group of upper-class students to gather from across all three divisions of LSA; the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Participants learn from one another about the nature of research across this whole range, comparing the modes of work, nature of valid evidence, styles of presentation, and special challenges. It is an unusual opportunity to reclaim the interdisciplinary interactions which play such an important role in a genuine liberal arts education at a time in your studies when many influences push you to specialize.
Honors Summer Fellows will be brought together in an interdisciplinary cohort for ten-weeks in Ann Arbor during the summer months. Fellows will spend most of this time engaged in the full-time pursuit of their thesis or HELA projects. In addition, all Fellows will meet together for two hours each week with the Honors Director.
Weekly session topics include:
- Progress reports
- Discussing the evolving nature of scholarly work
- Faculty panels
- Practical training in scholarly writing
- Time and project management
- Public outreach
Fellows will be expected to play an active role in designing these sessions.
All Fellows will be expected to work full-time on their thesis projects through the term of the fellowship. Students seeking financial support will receive a $6000 summer grant for the ten-week program, inclusive of research expenses. International students are eligible for Honors Summer Fellowship funding.