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Stanford/Hunter Summer Research Program in the Humanities



TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm
EXTENDED to TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Hunter College announces the return of our summer research exchange program. The Stanford/Hunter Summer Program is designed for students who wish to develop an independent research project and are considering graduate school, ideally a PhD program, in one of the Humanities disciplines.

As many as five Hunter College humanities students will spend eight weeks on the beautiful campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Stanford will match each Hunter student with a Stanford faculty member who will mentor the student as they develop their research project. This is an ideal opportunity for students to lay the groundwork for a senior-year capstone project. Or it can be a great opportunity to expand a project that students have worked on at Hunter, but want to take to another level. And to do it all in California!

Students will participate in a weekly seminar on the graduate application process and research in the Humanities. A free Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation course will be provided for those interested.

The students who are selected will receive $600 in travel expenses, room and board on the Stanford campus, a bicycle to commute on campus, and a stipend of $3,000. The program will run from June 20 - August 13.

This program is not intended for those who are pursuing visual or performing arts. Only returning undergraduate students are eligible to apply (i.e., those who will not earn a bachelor's degree prior to Summer 2022.)


  • Cumulative GPA of 3.7 at Hunter
  • Students must have junior or senior standing and must return to Hunter as active students in Fall 2022
  • Students must be majoring in a field considered part of the Humanities, including: Africana, Puerto Rican & Latino Studies; Art History; Asian American Studies; Classical and Oriental Studies; Comparative Literature; Dance; English; Film; German; History; Jewish Studies; Latin American Studies; Philosophy; Religion; Romance Languages; Theatre; and Women and Gender Studies. (Note: the program is not for artistic/creative projects, but could include film, dance, or theater history, for instance.)
  • Application must be sent as a PDF to by the deadline of February 22, 2022, 5:00 pm. "Stanford Exchange" should be written in the subject line. Application must include:
    • A 2-3 pp essay describing your own intellectual journey as a college student, the project you would like to pursue this coming summer, and your thoughts about graduate school.
    • Transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • In addition, a signed letter of recommendation from a Hunter College faculty member must also be sent as a PDF to by the deadline of February 22, 2022, 5:00 pm. "Stanford Exchange" should be written in the subject line.
  • Please address any questions to Prof. Daniel Hurewitz at, with "Stanford Exchange" written in the subject line.