Creative and Scholarly Endeavors Program

The Creative and Scholarly Endeavors (CASE) program is a unique opportunity open to current Elmhurst University students.

As a CASE fellow, you will spend the summer working on a scholarly or creative project with the close guidance of a faculty mentor. CASE participants receive a stipend and benefit from a vibrant scholarly atmosphere consisting of intellectual and social events, peer-to-peer learning, weekly educational seminars, and individual mentoring from faculty.


Fellowship Options

  • CASE Summer Fellows
    • Eight weeks
    • Rising juniors and seniors
    • $3,000 stipend
  • CASE First-Year Scholars
    • Eight weeks
    • Current first-year students
    • $1,000 stipend

Program Highlights

The program begins in May with a short kickoff meeting for all CASE students. During the fellowship, students will have frequent meetings with their faculty mentor, attend the weekly CASE seminar and lunch, and attend periodic workshops and social events.

At the conclusion of the program, students will present their work at the fall CASE Showcase. In addition, CASE fellows will submit abstracts to Investigations and a final product to Constellation (our institutional repository).

Though it is not required, students may choose to live on campus for the duration of the program at no cost.

Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Associate Dean of the Faculty
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Nicholas Behm, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair, English; Director, Center for Scholarship and Teaching
Center for Scholarship and Teaching

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