JHU Humanities Collaboratory Summer Research Experience
The JHU Humanities Collaboratory provides opportunities for high-achieving humanities students from community colleges and historically black colleges and universities across the country to participate in an intensive and innovative summer research experience through the Humanities For All Program and the Leadership Alliance First Year Research Experience (FYRE). The program is directed by Dr. Natalie Strobach, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Research at the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This Summer Humanities Collaboratory is a unique approach to bringing together students from different branches of humanities scholarship to work together constructively while pursuing individual research projects. In some ways, this collaboratory is modeled after scientific lab research: while each student will be working towards an individual project, everyone will be gathered together in one (virtual) location and encouraged to observe and engage their peers and instructors. To accommodate the ongoing COVID pandemic, the 2021 Collaboratory has been moved to an online-only format, so all group activities will be virtual. However, applicants are still expected to dedicate themselves to the program full-time, and will still receive a stipend to support their efforts.