The Jeff Applebaum Undergraduate Honors Research Fellowship Program
The Center for the Humanities and the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to announce the Jeff Applebaum Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, open to all fully matriculated sophomores at Washington University. This is a two-year program (junior and senior years) designed to support an independent research project in 1. any aspect of the field of children’s or adolescent studies including projects involving
- Any aspect of the study of children’s literature or young adult literature
- Any aspect of the history of childhood or adolescence in the United States or any foreign country or culture
- Any aspect of the history of childhood and religion
- Any aspect of the sociology of childhood or adolescence
- Any non-quantitative aspect of the psychology of childhood or adolescence
- Any aspect of the history of children and medicine
- Any aspect of the study of children’s material culture
- Any aspect of the study of children and the fine arts
- Any aspect of the study of children or adolescence and popular culture
- Any aspect of the study of children and music
- Any aspect of the study of children and the law
or 2. in support of independent research for a project in literary journalism or creative nonfiction of the sort that is published in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Harper’s, American Scholar or other publications of this sort, specifically excluding any projects involving memoir or autobiography. A biographical project is eligible for consideration.
Successful applicants are eligible for both summer and semester stipend support for research and other needs directly related to the completing the project. Fellows are required to conduct their projects under the guidance of a faculty mentor, to attend a weekly (3-credit) seminar where they are expected to present stages of their project for workshop sessions and discussion as the project develops, and to do an internship that is relevant to their project either during the spring semester of their junior year or the summer before their senior year.