** Attention 3rd year Comparative Human Development majors**
SUMMER RESEARCH SUPPORT
Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowship Summer 2020
The Franklin Research Fellowships are awarded to students in the Departments of Comparative Human Development and Psychology. Based strictly on merit, the fellowship provides each Franklin Fellow with up to $3,000 to pursue research that will lead to a senior honors project during their fourth year. The stipend is intended to cover summer expenses so that the student can work on research in anticipation of continuing this research as a senior honors B.A. thesis project in the fourth year.
Eligible students (CHD majors in their third year) can apply by submitting a 3-4 double-spaced page research proposal that explains the background for the research project, the specific aims of the research project, the proposed methods that will be used, and the significance and implications of the research. The application can be found here. Supporting materials to accompany the proposal should include:
• A brief (1 page) personal statement covering career goals and interests that would be pursued after graduation, how the applicant’s course work has served in preparation of these goals, and a description of any relevant research, professional or personal experience related to the research proposed.
• A detailed budget.
• A copy of your curriculum vitae.
• A letter of recommendation from your honors thesis adviser.
Selection of Earl Franklin Fellows will be based on: (1) an evaluation of the research proposal and personal statement, (2) the strength of the letter of recommendation, (3) overall GPA, and (4) grades and completed coursework in CHD. All application materials (excluding letter of recommendation) should be combined into one PDF and emailed to Ms. Janice Pavel (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:59 pm May 31, 2020. The letter of recommendation should be emailed directly to email@example.com.
Note: Fellowship recipients cannot receive simultaneous support from other grants or sources unless such payment is approved by the Comparative Human Development’s Director of Undergraduate Studies.
As a senior in The College, Earl R. Franklin (AB, ’65) deliberated between law school and a graduate degree in psychology. He chose the former, but often looked back on his decision. “I always regretted not having a chance to dig deeper in psychology, and leave my mark at the University of Chicago in that field", he said. Established in 2006, the Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowship is Franklin’s way of leaving his mark. Franklin Fellowship recipients report that the support they receive from the Earl R. Franklin Research Fellowships has played an important role in shaping their interests and career plans. We thank Mr. Franklin for his generosity through the years.
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