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With the support of Edgar Lampert ’62, P’10 and his wife, Robin Lampert P’10, the Lampert Institute emphasizes civic engagement in the global context. Our signature programs for students include:

Opportunities

Civic and Global Affairs Summer Fellowships

 

Lampert fellows design and conduct domestic or international research projects under the mentorship of a Colgate faculty member. Upon returning to Hamilton, students work with faculty to publish their findings in public presentations and in print.

Applications for Lampert Fellowships in Public Affairs are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

About the Fellowship

Lampert fellows design and conduct domestic or international research projects under the mentorship of a Colgate faculty member. Upon returning to Hamilton, students work with faculty to publish their findings in public presentations and in print.

Eligibility

Current Colgate students who will be returning in the coming academic year are eligible. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

What Is in a Fellowship Award?

  • $4,500 stipend
  • Up to $2,000 for travel, room, and board

Fellowship Research Outcomes

  • Paper of 12,000–15,000 words: Papers will be completed by the beginning of the fall semester, and be of a quality that they might be the foundation of an honors thesis, or later be published.
  • On-campus symposium presentation.

Applying for a Fellowship

Students interested in applying for the Lampert summer fellowship should email all required application documents directly to Illan Nam at inam@colgate.edu.

For more information about the summer fellowship program, please email Illan Nam, the director of the Lampert Institute at inam@colgate.edu.

Deadline: Thursday, February 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Award notifications: Applicants will be notified by March 18, 2019.

To Include in Your Application

This should be no more than 5 pages, including:

  • Your research question and its significance (include a brief survey of the literature)
  • How you plan to approach this question, and why you believe you will be able to provide a cogent response. Explain the experience and training you would require, and any current steps you are taking to become qualified.
  • How the proposed research would contribute to your intellectual development and trajectory.
  • A bibliography

Students can acquire unofficial transcripts via the Colgate Portal. For more, see the registrar's information about unofficial transcripts.

Preferably from members of Colgate faculty.

These letters should address the importance of the proposed project, its viability, and the applicant’s ability and training to successfully pursue the project. If relevant the letter should also address the language skills of the applicant, cultural or political challenges the applicant might face, and their ability to safely and appropriately pursue the proposed research. Letters should be sent directly by the writers to the Lampert Institute by emailing Angela Carrizosa Aparicio (acarrizosaaparicio@colgate.edu).

If you believe that travel will significantly advance your research project, you should indicate this in your application. Precise details (dates, modes of travel, etc.) are not needed, but you should provide a clear sense of how this travel would advance your research.

Research projects that will be using human or animal subjects are subject to review, rules, and guidelines from Colgate's Institutional Review Board (human participants), and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (animal participants).

Examples of Past Projects