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Applications Open for 2020 Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists

Each year, five fellowships are awarded to meritorious students to work full-time on campus over the summer as scholars and artists under the supervision of a faculty member. Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists receive a stipend and complimentary on-campus housing.

This program is designed to support the development of a student’s scholarly or artistic project through an extended and focused effort of academic mentoring, and to support proposals representing the breadth of scholarly and artistic study at Illinois Wesleyan. The proposed project can include guided research that is related to the faculty sponsor’s research agenda, but it should not be limited to simply assisting with one of the sponsor’s own projects. Proposals for projects evolving from course work must clearly articulate how the project is being developed beyond the restrictions of the course agenda.  Projects selected for support through the Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists program will deepen research and creative competencies for the fellows, and help them to prepare for pre-professional or graduate schools as well as future employment.

More information on the Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Program is available here. Application materials for 2020 fellowships are due no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, January 31st.

The Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Program is part of the IWU undergraduate research initiative, and is managed by the Office of the Associate Provost and the Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee.