Location: Bowdoin / Office of Special Academic Programs / Research Opportunities


Arts and Humanities Summer Institute (AHSI) University of Delaware, College of Arts & Sciences

The Arts and Humanities Summer Institute (AHSI) offers undergraduate students entering their senior year to learn about graduate programs in Art Conservation, English, History, and Material Culture at the University of Delaware. AHSI participants will conduct research and be exposed to rigorous graduate programs offered at the University of Delaware. At the same time, students will receive mentorship from graduate students and faculty members, training in research, and receive a $2000 stipend in addition to housing and transportation allowances.

For more information and/or to request an application their website at http://www.art-sci.udel.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.art-sci.udel.edu/ahsi

Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Summer Research Program

The Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS), Summer Research Program prepares students from historically underrepresented groups for graduate study in their areas of interest. Students must demonstrate their interest and scholarly promise in research and teaching in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences. The program provides an opportunity for promising undergraduates to work directly with a member of our graduate faculty on a specific research project in the student's proposed field. Students will receive a stipend of $3000 to help cover living expenses, including meals and $300 to cover transportation costs, if needed. Local transportation will not be covered.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gsas/sub/pstudents/oma/summer-research/departments.html

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) aims to reduce over time the critical under-representation on school faculties of certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. Providing positive role models to youth, the Institute serves the related goals of supporting school and campus environments. Each year, throughout the graduate school application process, the institute supports outstanding college students and graduates from diverse backgrounds who are committed to these ideals. Applications are due April 1st.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://www.andover.edu/SUMMERSESSIONOUTREACH/IFROTEACHERS/

The Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative Summer Research-Early Identification Program

The Moore Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (MURAP)

In 1989, MURAP began as an extension of the University of North Carolina's Summer Pre-Graduate Research Experience (SPGRE), a program that seeks to increase the number of minorities, as well as others with a demonstrated commitment to increasing diversity, gaining research experience and pursuing doctoral degrees in the natural sciences. MURAP was set up to target students in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. In its initial years, the program began humbly with three students working under three UNC faculty mentors, always with a goal of addressing diversity within higher education. By 2005, the program expanded to include up to 22 students and 10 faculty mentors per year. With the generous continued support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the additional funding from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, MURAP is now an independent program committed to the original purpose and goals. Each summer, cohorts of 18-22 students participate in MURAP at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The students come from a variety of undergraduate institutions across the country and are exposed to an intensive ten-week research experience, which includes designing and carrying out a research project, weekly meetings with a faculty mentor, attending weekly seminars, and receiving weekly courses in preparation for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applications due February 5th.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://www.unc.edu/depts/murap/

Northwestern University (IL) Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The SROP program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) provides sophomores and juniors an opportunity for direct involvement in research. Each student who is selected to participate in the program will work with a faculty member in the student's area of interest on an individual or ongoing research project. The student will present their project at a research forum at the end of the program. Each student chosen to participate in the SROP will receive a $4000 stipend, access to $500 for research supplies, round-trip airfare, housing and a campus meal subsidy of $450.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/studentlife/multiculturaloffice/research/srop/

Princeton Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (RSURE)

The Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity offers an eight-week summer research experience for up to 20 undergraduates who express a serious interest in pursuing a Ph.D. and following a career in college or university teaching and research. The purpose of the program is to motivate and prepare students to make competitive applications to research doctoral programs, with a view toward completing the Ph.D. and going on to teach and conduct original research.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://gradschool.princeton.edu/diversity/recruitment/summer/

SSRC-Mellon Mays Fellowship Program/Summer Conference

For graduating seniors, SSRC's Summer Conference includes presentations and other activities that socialize fellows into the early years of doctoral training and into the national Mellon Mays community.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://www.ssrc.org/programs/mellon-mays-graduate-initiatives-program/

Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies (SILCS) Wheaton College

The Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies provides undergraduate students entering their junior and senior years preparation to pursue doctoral programs in English. Participants will receive classroom instruction in English literary studies, literary and cultural theory, and intensive writing and editing work. Students also visit libraries and archival collections in New England and receive exposure to the rewards and challenges of life in academics.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/silcs/institute.html

University of California Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The SROP program offers research experience through mentorship with faculty or advanced graduate students for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. For summer 2010 the SROP will also accept students interested in applying to law school. It is an eight-week program that offers a summer stipend, travel expenses and GRE preparation.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://grad.berkeley.edu/diversity/srop.shtml

University of Chicago Summer Research Training Program

A 9-week program, run from June-August, the MMUF Summer Research Training Program at the University of Chicago aims to initiate and cultivate each student as future researchers and scholars who will enter Ph.D. programs and pursue careers in the academy. In training and cultivating aspiring scholars and researchers, our approach is one that attends simultaneously to the academic, social and practical needs of each student. This Program prepares rising juniors and senior MMUF students from around the country. It is designed to carry out comprehensive scholarly research in the MMUF Program. Through the Summer Research Training Program we deepen students critical and analytical thinking capacities, develop further their scholarly writing and presentation skills, introduce them to methodology and research design relevant to their areas of study, as well as foster community in which the values and commitments of Benjamin Mays are explored and honored. Courses are taught by faculty and advanced graduate students (supervised by faculty). University of Chicago MMUF students typically complete this program during their first summer in the MMUF, but the program is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of both rising juniors and rising seniors.

For those MMUF students who complete the SRTP as rising juniors, they typically use the second summer that they are in the MMUF Program to carry out independent research of greater depth and focus. As fourth-years, it is common for MMUF students to travel to other cities, libraries, universities and even other countries to carry out this second summer of research (some funds for research related expenses are available to MMUF students). During the junior year itself, Chicago MMUF students are expected to plan their second summer of research in consultation with their faculty mentors and with the MMUF Program coordinators. Since all University of Chicago MMUF students are required to complete a BA thesis or research project, typically, MMUF students parlay the research completed during the second summer in the MMUF into their senior theses.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://mellonmays.uchicago.edu/summer/srtp_apply2.shtml

University of Louisville Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) directed by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research, provides University of Louisville students, who would like to know more about graduate-level education, with a 10-week research experience in a department that offers graduate degrees. These fellowships will also be available to under-served/under-represented student populations from regional colleges and universities. Mentors will provide students with individualized research projects, and the program will provide group seminars on topics related to research and graduate education. Students should be, preferably, in their sophomore or junior year of study.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://louisville.edu/research/for-students/srop-infor.html

University of Maryland College Park Summer Research Initiative (SRI)

Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of nine academic departments that include: African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology. The program will also supplement student’s research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students will be provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in University on-campus housing and a stipend of $2,700.

For more information and/or to request an application visit their website at http://www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/summer-research-initiative.aspx