Student and faculty interest in the Davidson Research Initiative has grown enormously since the program's inception in 2007. Undergraduate research opportunities:
The Davidson Research Initiative (DRI) offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative research and in-depth study between students and faculty during the summer. Students are expected to spend from 5-10 weeks on campus in a collaborative community of researchers representing the entire academic spectrum of disciplines, including science, mathematics, social science, humanities, and the arts.
Davidson first-years, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply for 20 DRI Summer Research Fellowships in any discipline ($480/week, plus housing and travel/supply funds). Additionally in the summer of 2014, the following designated fellowships will be available through the DRI thanks to the generosity of Davidson donors, Larry Mimms '76 and Carole and Marcus Weinstein:
Davidson College invites undergraduate students who are rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) to apply for one of five positions in the Davidson Research Initiative. Learn more.
DRI Group Investigations fund small groups of students who travel with a faculty member to an off-campus location to perform field research related to their coursework. A class studying "post-wall" Germany, for example, traveled to Berlin for a week over winter break. Another group traveled to Cleveland and Chicago to study urban decline and renewal. Groups can also stay on campus and study an artifact, rare volume, work of art or other tangible property that is brought to the college.