Summer Fellows

We are pleased to announce the creation of a new summer fellows program, due to the generous support from an alumnus, where students can apply for a stipend of $3000 to pursue an experiential learning opportunity.  The mission of this program is to help students connect their academics with experiential opportunities to enhance their competitiveness for fellowships and graduate school.

Dream Big! 

We know that you have ideas, interests, hopes and dreams.  If you had a $3000 stipend for the summer, what would you do and where would you go?  What would you hope to gain from the experience? How would you change the world?  With this new summer fellows program, we will have available up to 5 awards (one for each school) to support creative projects proposed by students that are at the top of their class with academic achievements.  Our goal is to support those of you who have amazing potential to take a risk.  We want you to think of an ambitious experiential learning opportunity, program of study, research project, creative work, social justice project, or humanitarian work – an opportunity to make yourself really stand out – and put that into a proposal.  Is there something that you’ve been dreaming of?  Take this opportunity to challenge yourself and change the world!

Eligibility and Requirements

You must:

  • Be a current Sophomore or Junior in School of Liberal Arts, School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Education & Health, and School of Science
  • Have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.7
  • Have a faculty sponsor, who is willing to write you a recommendation and to advise you through the process
  • Be willing and available to go through pre-departure training workshops and post-experience reflection sessions
  • Write an end of summer paper and present to the Manhattan College community
  • Meet with an advisor in the Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement to discuss fellowship and graduate school applications
  • Proposal Guidelines

    Include the following sections (if relevant) in your research proposal. In addition, you will need to have your proposal signed by your faculty advisor. Please limit your proposal to 3 pages. Students are expected to write their own proposals and may work with faculty to determine project content and design. Students should have their faculty research sponsor review their proposals, and may work with them to finalize their submission.  

    Contact Information Please include your Name, Email Address, Cell Phone Number, and Department.
    Faculty Advisor Information Please include your Faculty Sponsor’s Name and Email
    Significance & Impact Please explain the impact of your project, creative work, experiential opportunity, research, or proposal.
    Goals and Objectives Please give a clear statement of your goals and objectives for this summer proposal.  This statement may be your thesis statement for research, creative project goals, or other goals and objectives.  Please be specific in this section.  What will you accomplish with this fellowship?
    Proposal: Project Design, Program of Study, etc. Please provide a short description of how you plan to execute your project, your methods, and your timeline.  Please explain how these methods will support or address you goals and objectives.  Please let us know if your project involves travel and collaborations with other institutions or organizations.
    Feasibility Please identify any archives, equipment, materials, contacts, or other resources which you require to complete your project.  If these resources are not available at Manhattan College, explain how you will secure access to them.  
    Fellowships & Presentation                                                                 Please identify at least two major fellowships and/or doctoral programs to which you plan to apply.  There are descriptions of some fellowships in the fellowships database.  Also please identify where you might present this proposal, including conferences or departmental presentations.
    Personal Interest and Career Goals     Please explain your interest in this proposal. Also please explain some of your future career goals and how these align with your proposal.  Please identify the knowledge and skills you will acquire by completing this project. 


You must submit an online application in order to be considered for this award. 

Deadline: February 19, 2017 at midnight

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