Mellon Research Programs
For rising college juniors and seniors, MURAP takes place during the summer in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is for students interested in pursing the PhD and conducting faculty mentored summer research projects in the humanities and social sciences.
For students between their junior and senior years, the Institute is a four-week, expenses-paid summer program at Wheaton College aimed at diversifying the field of English. It introduces students to the career of an English department faculty member and mentors students applying to graduate school and PhD programs.
Open to rising seniors majoring in the humanities, this New York City month-long summer program develops and nurtures students’ interest in the appropriate disciplines, and provides them with the requisite intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers.
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)
Costa Rica Semester - Tropical Biology
Open to undergraduates at all levels, OTS' Tropical Biology Semester Program provides students with an in-depth understanding of scientific ecology, complemented by a strong foundation in social, political, economic, and scientific aspects of resource management. The semester program represents a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of field ecology under the direct guidance of experienced ecologists.
Costa Rica Summer - Tropical Biology
Open to undergraduates at all levels, the Tropical Biology Summer Program offers students the opportunity to study first-hand the evolutionary ecology of plant and animal taxa in tropical ecosystems. Course design emphasizes intensive field work and visits to all three OTS field stations as well as other sites.
South Africa Semester - Ecology & Conservation
Open to undergraduates at all levels and based in Kruger National Park, OTS' South African program is physically and intellectually demanding, stressing full immersion in hands-on scientific and cultural studies. Field study and research exercises expose students to different types of savanna as they view the park’s abundant wildlife.