According to Associate Professor of History Jane Murphy, co-director with Associate Professor of Biology Phoebe Lostroh of what’s known as SCoRe (Summer Collaborative Research Program), 117 students engaged in undergraduate research during summer 2015, both on- and off-campus.

Multiple sources of funding provide the same stipend of $4,000 to individual students for 10 weeks of full-time research. Those sources include: the Centennial Faculty Student Collaborative Grants and Mellon Faculty Student Collaborative Grants for humanities and humanistic social sciences, additional Dean’s Office funding for research in the different academic divisions (natural sciences, social science, humanities), departmental grants, and external grants. In addition, the Dean’s Office awarded $35,000 for summer student-researcher housing.

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives Emily Chan noted that “hands-on research is a core part of the CC educational experience, and the stipend relieves students from needing to take on a full-time job so that they can fully immerse themselves in the research experience.”