HERO: Human-Environment Regional Observatory

Summer Research Fellowship

Summer 2019

Program Timeline
May 20, 2019 - July 12, 2019

Click here to view our latest program brochure (2019)


HERO Fellows are awarded a $3500 stipend for the eight weeks of full-time research and also receive academic credit during the year. Additionally, HERO Fellows have many opportunities for publications, presentations, honors, and awards, as well as funding for attendance to present their research at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual scholarly meeting to an audience of like-minded scholars and professionals.

How to Apply

Based on a competitive application process, each year the HERO program selects a diverse group of undergraduate students to be HERO Fellows. HERO values students who demonstrate energetic and inquisitive minds, and who are fearless when charting new intellectual territory. Previous course work in research methods (Geog 141 or equivalent), and human or environmental geography — such as urban and population studies, GIS, landscape ecology, land-use planning, statistics and remote sensing — is helpful but not required. There is no minimum GPA or required class standing, but evidence of outstanding scholarly and professional potential is essential. Students must also still be enrolled full time as undergraduates during the Fall semester following the summer program.


Applications for the 2020 summer program will be made available in late Fall 2019/early Spring 2020.

If you have questions about applying to HERO, contact:

Rachel Levitt
Program Administrator, Graduate School of Geography
HERO Administrative Assistant

Dr. John Rogan
Professor of Geography
Director, HERO Program

Clark University Graduate School of Geography
950 Main Street | Worcester, MA 01610