Launched in 1997, the mission of the Investigative Studies Program is to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to pursue their research and creative interests in a manner not found in a typical class setting
  • Promote intellectual curiosity and stimulate creativity in students in an academic discipline or between disciplines
  • Foster a sense of learning, sharing and commitment with a community of scholars.

Aimed at the College’s most academically gifted and highly motivated students, the Investigative Studies Program at Marietta provides Summer Fellowships for undergraduates interested in pursuing unique research and creative projects, as well as Travel Fellowships for presentation of findings at regional and national conferences.

The Supplies Grants program provides student researchers with a small fund from which they can purchase consumable materials or supplies for a current research or creative project. The annual Investigative Studies Symposium provides a showcase for the Summer Fellowship recipients to share the results of their projects with the Marietta College community.