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2022 Arts and Sciences Summer Scholars

Since 2011, the School of Arts & Sciences has awarded grants to support faculty research efforts during the summer months. Participating faculty members receive a grant equivalent to the stipend for teaching one course, reducing the need for faculty to teach in the summer, so that they will be able to dedicate more time towards scholarly work. At least one of the awards will be reserved for mid-career to senior-level faculty. Faculty who can demonstrate the direct impact of the grant on their ability to complete scholarly work in the summer, and/or complete a project in anticipation of upcoming tenure/promotion, will be given preference in the selection process. Recipients will be chosen by the Summer Scholar Selection Committee comprised of faculty from across the School of Arts and Sciences.

Recipients of Summer Scholar awards will not teach a summer course during the summer award period and will be required to submit a brief (2-4 pages) report by October 1, describing their accomplishments during the award period. They will also present their work to a peer audience in an informal venue during the subsequent academic year. The annual call for applications for the Summer Scholars Program for Ordinary faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences will be announced late in the Fall semester. Announcement of the awards will be made early in the Spring semester.

Edward Andrews, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Newport Gardener’s Anthem: Slavery and Freedom in Early America

Eric Bennett, Ph.D
Professor of English
Jaw Jaw War War

Ian Levy, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Freedom of Conscience and Religious Liberty Among the Late Medieval Theologians

Stephen Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Critical Edition of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus

Andrea McDonnell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Communication
A Gossip Politic

Krishan Oberoi, DMA
Assistant Professor of Music
Completion of Original Musical for NYC Production

Erin Joy Schmidt, MFA
Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dance, and Film
Tennessee Williams: The Women Who Shaped His Life and Legacy