DePOT Summer Institutes bring together graduate students and postdoctoral fellows as well as a select number of faculty and partners to workshop their latest research in a small supportive setting. Fifteen emerging scholars receive financial support to attend each year. Summer Institutes are timed to occur on the eve of the project’s thematic workshops and assembly in order to encourage participants to attend these as well. It is an opportunity to forge connection with other deindustrialization researchers and receive critical feedback on work in progress.