I know that everyone just received an e-mail from the university regarding summer research programs, but I wanted to write a post emphasizing that this really is a good opportunity if you’re interested.
Here’s how it would work. You would put together some sort of independent summer research program on any topic that interests you within the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Since this is a philosophy blog, I’ll assume you pick a philosophy topic. Maybe it’s free will, maybe it’s Derrida, maybe it’s modal logic, whatever, it’s entirely up to you. Anyway, in exchange for 10 weeks this summer devoted to researching your chosen topic, the university will pay you, with a stipend of $3,000 or $3,500. In effect, this research could be your “summer job.”
This really is an unbelievable opportunity. In fact, I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that if you don’t take advantage of it, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. “Wait,” you’re thinking, “isn’t that a little over the top?” No. It’s true!
If I’ve piqued your interest, check out the following link for application instructions…