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Collaborative student-faculty research is integrated within the Earlham academic curriculum but for students who are interested in a more immersive experience, Earlham offers paid summer collaborative research experiences. Such projects permit students to pursue cutting-edge scholarship under the mentorship of subject area experts, review current literature in the field and present results at conferences including, Earlham's EPIC Expo as well as regional and national professional events.

Summer Collaborative Research (SCR) exposes students to authentic research and prepares them for their next steps after college, whether they choose to pursue graduate school or employment.

  • 98% of student participants report their SCR experience was career discerning.
  • 96% of students believed their SCR project helped prepare them for a job.

SCR helps students understand the process of scholarship while learning discipline specific techniques and academic skills.

  • 98% of student participants learned new technological tools or techniques during their project (89% made sizeable gains).
  • 100% of students improved their problem-solving skills and 98% improved in critical thinking.

Participants also build confidence and perseverance through engagement in student-faculty collaborative projects.

  • 58% of student participants felt they made large gains in their comfort with collaboration and teamwork.
  • 98% of students developed tolerance for facing obstacles from their experience.

Earlham has offered collaborative research experiences during the summer since 1988. More than 375 students participated in projects between 2008-2020.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.