Community Learning Research Fellows

In the Community Learning Research Fellows Trinity students collaborate with a Hartford-area community partner and a faculty sponsor on a research or creative project that benefits the partner’s organization. If accepted, students must enroll in the Friday 12-12:50pm weekly seminar (for 0.5 credits) and also an independent study/course/internship/thesis with a faculty sponsor (for 0.5 or more credits) in Spring 2022. Fellows will also attend monthly Common Hour events, and publicly present their projects at the end of the semester. Fellows receive a $250 expense grant per project to support their work, and faculty sponsors receive a $1,000 expense grant or stipend per project for participating and supervising student work.

Students may apply individually or as a small team, and must propose a specific project in collaboration with a Hartford-area partner and a faculty sponsor. Contact Erica Crowley (Director of Community Learning) and/or Jack Dougherty (CLRF seminar instructor) to discuss your ideas and make connections with potential partners and faculty. Apply by Tuesday October 26th at 4pm here.

See sample projects by past fellows and this Fall 2019 blog post:

  • conduct interviews with participants on their experiences with a program
  • create charts and maps to illustrate the impact of a public policy issue
  • design a public history project to tell a story about change over time
  • expand on a research idea that emerged in a prior community-learning course

Here are some project ideas from community partners (coming soon). Click any box below to learn more: