The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Senior Honors Thesis Grants - Class of 2012 Deadline: October 14, 2011

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Plan to write a senior honors thesis in the social sciences?

The Rockefeller Center funds this research by providing grants of up to $1,000 for Dartmouth undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

Examples of grants awarded to members of the Class of 2011 include:

  • Stefan Uddenberg - " The Influence of Emotion on Perceptual Direction Tuning Curves"
  • Lauren Bowman - "Democratizing the Boston Public School System: An Assertion of Personhood and Quest for Citizenship, 1954-1972"
  • Kyung Ho Paik - "The Road for Tourists: Tourism and Transport Infrastructure in Korea and Japan, and their Relationship"
  • Emily Broas - "The Discursive Foundations of an Exclusionary Landscape: Building a Transit Town in Clarendon, VA"
  • Maya Granit - "Out from Invisible: The Kensington Welfare Rights Union and Homeless Antipoverty Activism, 1991-1998"
  • Alexandra Mahler-Haug - "Going Corporate: Investigating State Use of Privatized Military Companies in the Post-Cold War Era"
  • Ellen McDevitt - "Outside the Boundaries of Empire: Everest Expeditions in British Popular Culture, 1920-1953"
  • Matthew Forman - "Science and Skill: Artisans, Natural Philosophers, and their Knowledge in Restoration London"
  • Laura Zapata: "Criminal Aliens or Simply Latino? Testing Claims of Racial Profiling in Localized Immigration Law Enforcement Programs"
  • Michael Stinetorf - "War of the Scalpel: A Study of the Efficiency of Targeted Killing"

For each graduating class, there are application deadlines in the Spring and the Fall.  For the current academic year, those deadlines are:

  • Class of 2012 - Friday, October 14, 2011
  • Class of 2013 - Friday, May 18, 2012 

All completed applications must be received in 203 Rockefeller Hall by 4 PM.  Find application materials and more information online.

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