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 Fall 2022. Fellows will also attend 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. See sample projects by past fellows and this Fall 2019 blog post

In Community Learning Research Fellows project students might:

  • 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

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 Laura Holt (CLRF seminar instructor) to discuss your ideas and make connections with potential partners and faculty.

Review and apply for the project options below, or propose your own idea using the application form below by Friday April 8th 5pm. Click any box below to learn more.