Fr. Davis, Dean of Georgetown College from 1966 to 1989, believed that all students should have equal opportunity to “employ imagination” through transformative educational experiences, those which encourage students to ask tough questions, discern meaning, and to serve others.
Georgetown College is pleased to offer summer fellowships in honor of Fr. Davis. Davis Fellowships provide between $1,000 and $5,000 in summer support, depending upon the length of the proposed research/experience, the project budget (including the existence of other sources of funding), and student financial need. Please note that the Davis awards may not be used to fund tuition for credit-bearing courses.
Davis Research Fellowships fund summer lab work, field work, and independent inquiry under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Davis Experiential Learning Fellowships fund service learning, community-based work, and unpaid internships which are meaningfully connected to a student’s academic interests.
Only continuing undergraduates in Georgetown College are eligible to apply for summer support for undergraduate research or for meaningful experiential learning opportunities through the Davis Fellowship.
In order to apply for a 2022 Royden Davis Fellowship, please complete and submit the 2022 Davis Fellows Application (new window). For students applying for a 2022 Davis Undergraduate Research Fellowship, please share the 2022 Faculty Mentor Form (new window)with your faculty mentor and please ask that she complete and submit the form prior to March 14, 2022 (the deadline for application for a 2022 Davis Fellowship).
Computer science major Justin Goldstein (C’24) was selected as one of this year’s Royden B. Davis Fellows. The sophomore will use this fellowship to fund his summer research on passage retrieval for question answering (QA) at Georgetown’s InfoSense Lab.
This past summer, Madeleine Gibbons-Shapiro (C’21) conducted a social impact assessment of a café that employs intellectually disabled individuals in Kazakhstan. Because of her study, this impressive café can begin to work to expand its operation more widely across the country.
Alero Oyinlola (C’22) has been passionate about economic development since before college. With the help of the Davis Fellowship Program, she was able to work with an underdeveloped community in France and develop her interest towards a lifelong career.
Prior to this summer, Gaby Walton (C’20) was eager to apply the coding skills she had learned beyond the classroom. In August, she developed a program that assists in the evaluation of 22 of the largest technology companies in the world.