The Yatrakis Summer Research Fellowship offers Columbia College students the opportunity to pursue summer research within the field of urban studies.
Fellows are expected to carry out this research under the supervision of a faculty member from Columbia who will be required to sponsor the project and provide advice during the period of research. The fellowship’s intent is to give fellows the opportunity to pursue their intellectual goals, gain valuable research experience, and cultivate stronger relationships with a faculty member.
Eligibility is limited to Columbia College students, with a preference for Urban Studies or Political Science majors and/or those investigating urban phenomena in related fields, including but not limited to History, Sociology, and Architecture.
Individual awards usually range from $500 to $5,000, depending on the budget required for the project. Awards cannot be used for the completion of formal coursework or structured internships. If you are awarded the Yatrakis Summer Research Fellowship, you may be asked to speak at an information session for prospective applicants next fall and will be required to present a poster of your research in October as part of an undergraduate research symposium.