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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 Research Fellows Present Final Projects (December 2016)
- CLI Initiative Connects Students and the City (May 2015)
- CLI Fellows Present Fall Semester Research (December 2014)
- CLI Program Engages Students in Experiential Research (December 2012)
Previous funders for the CLI program included the Ad-Hoc Trinity Mellon Committee in 2012-13, and the Levy Foundation in 2013-14.