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PC Summer Fellows Program

The PC Summer Fellows (PCSF) Program is designed to enhance the academic experience of PC students by providing them with opportunities to work with faculty during the summer.

The program is intended for motivated students to gain research experience with direct faculty mentoring. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity in a living-learning environment.


PC Summer Fellows will be expected to:

  • Spend 8 weeks during the summer living on campus and conducting a research project in collaboration with a faculty mentor.
  • Participate in weekly lunch seminars with other PCSF students and faculty mentors.
  • Present at the end-of-summer PC Research Symposium.
  • Present at the Spring 2025 Honors Day Symposium.


All students who participate in the 2024 PCSF program will receive a stipend of $2000. Additionally, they will be provided with a room in a College residence for the duration of the 8-week summer research experience. Faculty mentors will receive a stipend of $1000.

Application Process

Students interested in becoming a PC Summer Fellow should contact a PC faculty member to discuss potential research projects. Applicants must submit an application form and a research proposal detailing the nature of their project, including a discussion of the methods to be used. Also, a brief letter of support must be submitted from the faculty mentor, which must include a statement of the mentor’s willingness to meet regularly with the Fellow and to participate in the weekly luncheon/forum.

Applications must be submitted via email to Dr. Drew Brandel ( by 5pm on February 2, 2024. Please carefully review the program’s application instructions for detailed expectations. A faculty committee, including faculty members familiar with the proposed area of research, will review proposals.

Eligibility Restrictions

Students graduating in May or August 2024 are not eligible for this year’s fellowship.

For Additional Information

Questions? Email Dr. Drew Brandel, PCSF Director: