Luxembourg Summer Institute for the Humanities

Undergraduate Research Fellows Program

The Luxembourg Summer Institute gives a small group of advanced undergraduates a two-week introduction to academic life and a rare opportunity to receive expert guidance on their own research.

Each year the Humanities Center names up to 15 Undergraduate Research Fellows who will study together in Luxembourg for two weeks in July.  Students earn 3 credits while they begin to develop an independent research project. 

The Institute is a small community of ambitious student-scholars who work one-on-one with peers and faculty while experiencing the rhythms of scholarly life in a historic setting.   Modeled on a graduate research methods course, the Institute seminar explores the nature of cross-disciplinary research and guides students toward completion of an individual research project.  

Program Benefits

  • Hone your work in a centuries-old model of collective intellectual inquiry.
  • Learn how academics balance individual writing and study with collaborat-ive exchange, group investigation, peer review, and critical conversation.
  • Work closely with a professor and your peers on your own research. 
  • Discover the benefits of thinking outside your own discipline and bringing new perspectives to your inquiry. 
  • Gain valuable experience for career or graduate school.
  • Experience major cultural sites as part of a curriculum integrating local cultural resources with models of superior research

More Information

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For more information, please contact Sarah Siff, Assistant Director of the Humanities Center.


Application for Summer 2017 now available.