The Franke Program in Science and the Humanities is pleased to award the Franke Fellowship in Science and the Humanities, which is made possible by the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Richard (‘53) and Barbara Franke. Three to five fellowships of $2,000 will be awarded to rising seniors to support senior essay, research, or art project proposals that explore new and productive intellectual connections between science and the humanities. Interdisciplinary research or art projects should explicitly engage both scientific and humanistic issues or content. Awards are intended to support research during the summer between junior and senior year, or during the following academic year.
Awardees will be asked to participate in dinners with Franke Program faculty and our benefactors to discuss the proposed projects (in the fall) and to present the final results of their work (during the spring semester).
Fellowship monies are intended to offset costs related to the proposed research or project. These include travel costs, accommodation, and supplies and materials.
The deadline is March 6, 2020.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
- a project abstract (125 words or less)
- a three-page proposal detailing the objectives of the project, the means by which it will be carried out, the applicant’s preparation and motivation for the proposed work, and how this interdisciplinary project relates to the applicant’s career plans and aspirations
- a budget outlining project costs
Applicants should arrange for the submission of a letter of recommendation from a faculty project mentor. This individual should identify himself or herself as the mentor for the proposed project in the submitted letter. Please request this letter of recommendation well in advance of the deadline.
If a language other than English is needed in order to conduct the proposed project, applicants should also arrange for the submission of a language evaluation form by a faculty member. If the applicant is a native speaker of the language, the proposal should mention as much.