ConnSSHARP application process for 2021 is now open

Dear Sophomores and Juniors,
The ConnSSHARP  2021 application period is now open.  
The program provides a summer Fellowship for students to work with faculty on an intensive research apprenticeship. 
The funding is open to sophomores and juniors with majors in the social sciences, humanities, or the arts and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Three additional ConnSSHARP grants are available to students whose ConnSSHARP research relates to Islam or Muslims, thanks to funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Institutional Grant to Connecticut College’s Global Islamic Studies Program.  Please indicate in your application (and include “ConnSSHARP - Global Islamic Studies” in the subject line) if you would like your proposal considered for this special opportunity.  Those students whose research is not granted this special award will still be included with all other ConnSSHARP applications and considered equally.
Funding will range between $2,500 to $3,000 depending on the needs of your project for an eight-week period during which the research work is done.  On-campus housing is included in the award for in-person research; students are responsible for their own food costs. Regular contact by email, phone, or skype is required with the faculty member for remote research.
The fellowships must be followed by one of the following: a conference paper, co-author on a journal article, at least one course related to the summer research (individual or honors study) in the year following the award.  
Students will also be expected to participate in a PowerPoint presentation at the beginning of the academic year following the award.  
Faculty Nomination:  In order to apply for research funds, students must be nominated by the faculty member with whom they will be working.  This nomination process may be initiated either by the faculty member or by the students themselves, who are encouraged to discuss this possibility with faculty if they have an interest in summer research. 
Students should work with nominating faculty to develop the proposed project.  
The supervising faculty member will be asked to submit a nomination letter that includes:

  • brief description of the project the student will undertake
  • statement of how this project ties into the faculty member’s research
  • statement of the student’s qualifications for this award.
  • the proposed academic year follow-up (choose one of the following projects related to the summer research: independent study course, related honors thesis, journal article, conference paper) 

A completed application consists of the following submitted as one PDF document via email:

  • Application form (below)
  • Project proposal (Guidelines listed in the application)
  • Letter of support from nominating faculty member
  • Connecticut College transcript 

Completed application, including nomination letters, must be submitted as one PDF document via email by March 1st to Pam Wrinn,
Use subject line “ConnSSHARP 2021 application” or ConnSSHARP 2021 - Global Islamic studies application" if you want to be considered for this program as well. The award recipients will be notified before March 31st. Please direct questions to Jefferson Singer, Dean of the College,
Best Regards,
Jefferson Singer
Dean of the College
For the application please go to: