Short Term Action/Research Team (STA/RT) 2022

The Harward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College invites student applications for the Short Term Action/Research Team (STA/RT). STA/RT Fellows work approximately twenty hours per week during the 3.5 weeks of Short Term on diverse community-engaged research projects and research-based action projects. The time commitment involved in STA/RT is akin to that of a rigorous Short Term course.

Students with research skills from any field are invited to apply for membership on the team. The projects are diverse and will benefit from varied skill sets and experiences. All projects require a strong work ethic, initiative and follow-through, organizational acumen, and strong communication skills

STA/RT projects have been identified by staff at the Harward Center in consultation with community partners. Some projects are already underway while others will be brand new. Each student will work on one project.

STA/RT Fellows work about twenty hours per week during the Short Term and receive a stipend of $400. During weekly team and one-on-one meetings led by Harward Center staff, Fellows develop work plans, evaluate progress toward goals, and brainstorm ways to address challenges. Supervision and guidance are also provided by community partners. 

Students who are selected to participate in the STA/RT program will be allowed to remain in on-campus housing and continue regular participation in the College’s meal plan.

Interested students should review the list of this year’s projects.

Your application must include the completed application form below and a completed reference form from a faculty member who is familiar with your research or academic skills. Please request that the faculty member named below complete the form here.

Please contact Sam Boss with questions about STA/RT.