Undergraduate Summer Collaborative Research Opportunities
Undergraduate research is “a mentored investigation or creative inquiry conducted by undergraduates that seeks to make a scholarly or artistic contribution to knowledge” (Council on Undergraduate Research).
Summer collaborative research application process
Information about the application process for students and faculty is below. Faculty collaborators should submit their letters of support to Sharon Preves (email@example.com). An interdisciplinary committee of faculty will convene to select grant recipients by the end of April.
In order to complete the application, you will need to upload the following four documents in PDF form:
- Student Resume
- Project Detail Budget
- Faculty Curriculum Vitae
- Program runs 10 weeks: First week of June through first week of August
- Spend 35 to 40 hours per week researching and investigating an original project defined in collaboration with a faculty member in their field
- Together with fellow summer scholars, attend weekly seminars which foster an interdisciplinary community and provide an opportunity to share work in progress
- Receive a $3,000 stipend as an alternative to summer employment, so that scholars can focus fully on their research
- Option to live, free of charge, on campus, for the 10 weeks of the program
- Receive 4 free credits toward graduation requirements (registration form required)
- Network with and learn from alumni about practical post-graduation applications of the program
Students apply via the application. It is expected that all application materials will be well-articulated, well-written, and edited. To that end, all candidates are advised to work closely with their faculty colleagues throughout the process of outlining, creating, and repeatedly revising the application. In addition, both program directors (Sharon Preves and Irina Makarevitch) can provide feedback on application drafts up to a week prior to the submission deadline.
We are fortunate to receive support from a variety of sources. Click here to learn more about them.
Irina Makarevitch, professor and chair of biology
Sharon Preves, professor of sociology