About

Community Learning Research Fellows work with Trinity faculty advisors to design and carry out a credit-bearing research or creative project in the Hartford area, in partnership with a community member or organizations (such as a school, non-profit agency, or local advocacy group). Projects can be part of a Trinity course, internship, independent study, or a senior thesis. Both student-initiated and student-faculty collaborative projects are welcome.

CLI Fellows at the December 2014 presentations: (from left to right) Salima Etoka, Melody Fulton, Chloe Shiras, Danielle Carp, Jennifer Schackner, Richelle Benjamin, Victoria Smith Ellison, Sean Navin, Minh Nguyen, and Minh Anh Nguyen

CLI Fellows at the December 2014 presentations: (from left to right) Salima Etoka, Melody Fulton, Chloe Shiras, Danielle Carp, Jennifer Schackner, Richelle Benjamin, Victoria Smith Ellison, Sean Navin, Minh Nguyen, and Minh Anh Nguyen

During the fall semester, Fellows join the CL Research Colloquium to develop and share their work with other undergraduate students and faculty participants. Each Fellow earns 0.5 credits for their participation in the colloquium and receives a $250 expense grant to help in conducting their research or preparing their final product. Read more about 2014-15 Fellows in these profiles, “Community Learning Initiative Fellows Present Fall Semester Research” and “Community Learning Initiative Connects Students and the City“.

Find out how to apply: faculty must nominate students by April 6th, 2015 (ask your professor to nominate you!) and students will be invited to submit full applications by April 20th, 2015. Learn more about projects by past Fellows, and read more about the colloquium.

CLI Fellows at the December 2013 presentations Back row: Jacob Jordan, Gaurav Toor, Stephen Spirou, Joshua Frank Front Row: Marissa Block, Juan Velazquez, Julia "Cheeky" Herr, Maya Mineoi Not in photo: Taylor Godfrey, Melva Lopez, and Eddy Oketch

CLI Fellows at the December 2013 presentations
Back row: Jacob Jordan, Gaurav Toor, Stephen Spirou, Joshua Frank
Front Row: Marissa Block, Juan Velazquez, Julia “Cheeky” Herr, Maya Mineoi
Not in photo: Taylor Godfrey, Melva Lopez, and Eddy Oketch

The CL Research Fellows program is led by Professor David Reuman (Community Learning Research Fellows Coordinator), and was funded in 2012-13 by a grant from the Ad-Hoc Trinity Mellon Committee, and in 2013-14 by the Levy Foundation.