As you think about summer plans, you may want to take a look at the C3 (Creating Connections Consortium) summer research opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. Three current Middlebury students have participated in the program.

Application deadline is February 1, 2015.

Who can apply? The program invites applications from current sophomores and juniors. First-years may also be considered. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students from historically underrepresented groups, and/or first generation college students or others who pursued paths to college in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages are strongly encouraged to apply.

Which research areas are supported? Research projects in the arts, humanities, humanistic social sciences and mathematics are welcome. You do not need to be a major/prospective major in these fields to apply! (Note—Columbia and Berkeley also have other summer research programs in additional fields of study.)

What are the benefits? A generous summer stipend, campus housing, transportation costs to/from Berkeley or New York City! You’ll be part of a faculty-mentored project, learn about graduate school admissions and GRE preparation, expand your professional network, and be part of a cohort of other college students from liberal arts colleges.

Want more information? Visit the C3 website at The C3 Undergraduate Fellowship is open to students from the 20 liberal arts colleges of the LADO consortium.

If you have questions, you can email