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College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Fellowships

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new CoAS Fellowship Program (formerly known as the CoAS Humanities Fellowship). Fellowships will be offered during the summer or fall term of 2019. Students selected will receive a stipend of $4,000 for 18-20 hours of work per week during the 10 weeks of the quarter.

A student may apply for up to two faculty projects, though most will apply for one. If selected, students can be assigned to only one project.

View the list of faculty projects for which students can apply below


Click on a project title below for an extensive description of each project. Be sure to read the full project descriptions carefully. Your application will be judged by how well you understand the project and how well you demonstrate your suitability.

The application deadline for 2019-2020 has passed. The application timeline for 2020-2021 will be announced in the spring of 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Marenda, PhD, at or Alexander Friedlander, PhD, at


Eligible students must be currently enrolled in a major in the College of Arts and Sciences and must be at least in their second year of college.

CoAS Fellowship Policies

  • CoAS Fellows are required to work a minimum of 18-20 hours a week for the quarter according to the requirements set by their faculty mentors.
  • CoAS Fellows may be enrolled in regular coursework during the term in which they hold the fellowship. However, they are advised to register for the minimum allowed (12 credits).
  • CoAS Fellows may be on co-op during the term in which they hold the fellowship. However, they need to be able to meet with their faculty advisor as needed and would have to find a way to complete the hours for the fellowship without disrupting their co-op placement.
  • CoAS Fellows are asked to participate in program events, such as an inaugural lunch, a mid-project session and a concluding/debriefing session.
  • CoAS Fellows are encouraged to continue their research efforts with their faculty mentor after the fellowship is concluded; for example, they could arrange for an independent study.

2019 Projects

Project Faculty Name Department Project Title
01 Peter Amato, PhD English & Philosophy New Courses in a New Interdisciplinary Major
02 Susan E. Bell, PhD Sociology Refugee Physicians in the United States: Barriers, Resources and Pathways to Practice
03 Zoltan Buzas, PhD Politics Evasion: How States Violate Human Rights in the Shadow of Legality
04 Evangelia G. Chrysikou, PhD Psychology Exploring the Neural Bases of Cognitive Flexibility Through Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
05 Richardson Dilworth, PhD Politics Sea Level Rise and Urban Growth Machines
06 Erin Graham, PhD
Politics Conspiracy Theories and World Government
07 Adrienne Juarascio, PhD Psychology Development and Evaluation of Novel Treatment Approaches for Eating Disorders
08 Elizabeth Kimball, PhD English & Philosophy Learning in Community: Researching Literacy with Kids in Camden
09 Emmanuel Koku, PhD Sociology The Role of Social Networks in HIV Testing and Stigmatization
10 Nada Matta, PhD Global Studies & Modern Languages Inter-Class Openings in Mass Revolt: Egypt and Jordan in Comparative Perspective
11 Kelly Underman, PhD Sociology Medical Students' Strategies for Standardized Tests of Communication Skills: A Content Analysis
12 Kathleen Volk Miller, PhD English & Philosophy Re-Establishment of 46-Year Literary Archive
13 Jason Weckstein, PhD Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science A Comparison of Traditional and Next Generation DNA Sequencing Approaches to Characterize Avian Malarial Parasite Infections
14 Karen Nulton, PhD English & Philosophy Telling the Story of Writing
15 Lloyd Ackert, PhD History Scientific Biography of Ruth Patrick: Ecologist, Fundraiser, Mentor, 1900-2000