Research Opportunities

Grants & Fellowships

Research Assistants 2014-15

The Berger Institute is looking for Research Assistants who are interested in one of two separate research projects:

- Exploring the work-life-career concerns of adolescents and college students, and/or
– Examining developmental issues faced by Latino families and children.

Research Assistants will assist Professor Tomoe Kanaya (psychology) with literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. Previous research experience is a plus but not required. For the project on Latino families and children, proficiency in Spanish is highly desirable. Research Assistants may also be asked to provide administrative and clerical support, including data entry, spreadsheets, telephone calls, photocopying, etc. Research Assistants often have the opportunity for writing, publishing, and presenting research.

(Application Deadline: September 15, 2014)

Berger Institute Research Grant

The purpose of the Berger Institute Research Grant is to support and expand the ongoing research of CMC students by helping to defray the costs of a specific, student-led project (e.g. travel, equipment, etc.). The recipient is required to conduct research under the supervision of, or in collaboration with, a faculty member. The proposed project should reflect the student’s current research interest and may include research for the student’s senior thesis. While the topic should address work-family-children issues (broadly defined), all disciplines and research methodologies are encouraged and welcome to apply. The award amount will vary according to the scope and subject of the project.

Upon completion of the project, the student must provide a summary of their research findings (1000-2000 words) to be included in the Berger Institute’s spring newsletter. In addition, the student may be asked to give a short oral presentation to Berger Institute board members. Finally, the student must acknowledge the Berger Institute in any professional publications or presentations that result from this project.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, but all projects must be completed by the end of the academic year of the application and must take place in the United States. An interview may also be required as part of the application process.

To apply, please submit:

  • An application
  • A one- to two-page proposal that outlines the theoretical importance of the research, the specific research methodology that will be used (including sample data and collection materials), and its connection to work-family issues;
  • A cover letter;
  • A one-page detailed budget;
  • Resume;
  • Transcript (unofficial is fine);
  • One faculty reference that we may contact who can speak to the feasibility of the student begin able to successfully complete the project.

Students will typically find out whether they have received the award 2-4 weeks after receipt of the application. For more information, please contact Gabi Grannis.

Berger Institute Faculty Summer Grant

The Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children is pleased to announce its 2014 Faculty Summer Research Grant Program. This program supports and encourages faculty summer research on projects related to issues of work and family. Berger Institute Faculty Summer Research Grants will include a limited number of awards in the amount of $5,000 each to work directly with a CMC undergraduate (graduating seniors do not qualify). Student research assistants will receive either $3,000 for full-time work or $1,500 for part-time work and should be employed in meaningful and valuable roles in the research agenda.
<a Click here to download the application.

Application materials are due Monday, April 6, 2015.

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