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Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars

About the Program

The Glasscock Undergraduate Summer Scholars (UGSS) Program is supported by the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research (GCHR), the University Writing Center (UWC), and LAUNCH Undergraduate Research. The program expands undergraduate research in the humanities by providing an intensive summer research experience in which students are introduced to important research questions, trained in methods of research and analysis, and guided in the development of critical thinking, independent learning, and communications skills.

Summer scholars enroll in a two-week intensive seminar taught by their respective Faculty Directors. During the seminar, students are immersed in a focused topic and develop a research question that they continue to investigate under the mentorship of their Faculty Directors for the remaining 8 weeks of the summer. Students attend 8 weeks of writing workshops created especially for this program through the University Writing Center on a variety of topics.

Following the end of the writing workshops, students will develop individual research thesis proposals to the LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Scholars thesis program for projects that they will complete during the academic year under the guidance of their Faculty Director. Students will receive a $2,000 scholarship for participation. At the conclusion of the program, students will publish their theses either in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Capstone Collection or a scholarly journal. Additionally, students are encouraged to present their research at academic conferences, research symposia, and serve as ambassadors for undergraduate research. Participation in UGSS sharpens students’ research and writing skills, positioning them for competitive applications for graduate and professional school.

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Summer 2023 Seminars
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