Prospective Undergraduate Dake Fellows

Prospective Undergraduate Dake Fellows

Dake Fellows do academically rigorous research in the context of a community issue.

Dake Fellows

Dake Fellows

The mission of the Dake Fellowship Program is to provide skilled students with an extraordinary opportunity to apply their prior research experience, knowledge, and skills to address an existing community need. The program is appropriate for rising seniors with a demonstrated interest in scholarship, community development, and social justice. The Dake program does much/all that other undergraduate research programs do with many added benefits. As a Dake, you will have the opportunity to do academically rigorous research in the context of a community issue.

  • See the immediate benefits of your research in a community organization
  • Make a name for yourself in your field
  • Publish a work in your academic discipline
  • Gain recognition from faculty and peers
  • Develop and refine professional skills and relationships
  • Join a supportive community of like minded researchers

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Requirements

Requirements

Applicants to the Dake Fellows Program must be able to demonstrate some mastery of the academic skills required to undertake a community-engagement project.

Required:

  • Capacity for self-directed work
  • Desire to work with a faculty mentor on a year-long project
  • Self-motivated
  • Readiness for a challenge and ability to work through challenge
  • Ambition to succeed
  • Commitment to working with a diverse community

Recommended:

  • Strong, academic credentials
  • Research experience in field
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Public speaking skills

Program Benefits

Program Benefits

Dake Fellows are able to develop many marketable professional and research skills while working on enhancing Siena’s academic engagement with its local communities.

  • Access to ACE/CURCA resources to support research
  • Ability to publish research
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Chance to impact a community partner and facilitate community change
  • Experience presenting research
  • Project management skills

Handbook

Handbook

Please refer to the Dake Handbook for more information. As part of this program all Dake Fellows must participate in all program responsibilities including:

  • Scribblers Writing Group
  • Dake Proseminar Presentation (1 per semester)
  • Summer Scholars/Summer Service Scholars
  • Summer Gear Up
  • Winter Retreat

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CETL Calendar

CETL Calendar

Note: The CETL calendar includes Dake calendar items