Student and faculty interest in the Davidson Research Initiative (DRI) 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 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). 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:
Deadline for applications for DRI Summer Research Fellowship proposals is January 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. Proposal narrative components would include an introduction, justification (literature or previous work), methods, preparation, dissemination, and interview or surveys (if applicable). The student, in consultation with his or her faculty mentor, will submit a research proposal and other application materials. Contact Verna Case for more information.
If your undergraduate research project is accepted and if you indicated on the DRI application that your project required technology resources, you will need to request a consultation regarding technology needs during the spring semester. Please contact the ITS Helpdesk (email@example.com) or call 704-894-2900 to set up an appointment.
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.