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Who are CLI Fellows? Community Learning Research Fellows collaborate with Hartford-area community partners and Trinity faculty sponsors on research or creative projects. Community partners may include non-profit organizations, neighborhood advocacy groups, government agencies, or educational institutions. Projects may be connected to an independent study, an internship, a community-learning course, or a senior thesis/project. During the fall semester, fellows participate in the Community Learning Research Colloquium (COLL 400-01) for 0.5 credits, which meets on Fridays 12-1pm, and also attend a monthly Common Hour event. Also, Fellows receive a $200 expense grant per project to support their work. Sponsored by the Community Learning Initiative at Trinity College.

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

How to Apply: Work with a faculty sponsor and a Hartford-area partner to identify a research or creative project that will contribute to the community. Projects may be an independent study, a senior thesis/project, an internship-based project, or a course-based research project. Students may apply individually or as a 2-3 person team. Write your responses on this MS Word application form, OR this Google Document application form to share with co-authors. Save your final draft in MS Word format (.docx) and email as an attachment to the CLI Fellows instructor, Professor Carol Clark (carol.clark@trincoll.edu), with cc: to your faculty sponsor and community partner, no later than Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 4pm. Applicants will be notified before course pre-registration in April.

Learn more about CLI Fellows and projects and also these feature articles:

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

Previous funders for the CLI program included the Ad-Hoc Trinity Mellon Committee in 2012-13, and the Levy Foundation in 2013-14.