Urban Studies Majors are eligible to participate in the Summer Social Science Research program, which provides Yale-NUS College students with hands-on experience in social science research and methodology during the mid-year break. Students will be supervised by professors directly or remotely in conducting research activities that may range from surveys, labwork, fieldwork and archival research, to data collection and processing. Projects may range from 4 – 10 weeks, not necessarily continuously, and may involve international travel. The program includes a preliminary methodology workshop to prepare students for their research, and a final colloquium in which they can share insights gleaned from the program and reflect on their contribution to the role of the social sciences in today’s world.
Urban Studies students interested in exploring possible avenues for summer research should consult the one of the core Urban Studies faculty: Jane Jacobs, Nick Smith, and Yaffa Truelove.