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City College Fellowships Program

Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

CCNY-Stanford Summer Program

This eight-week program on the beautiful campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California is designed for students considering doctoral study in one of the Humanities disciplines. Each CCNY student will conduct independent research under the direction of a Stanford faculty mentor, participate in a weekly seminar on research in the Humanities, attend workshops on the graduate application process, and receive free Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation. Participants receive up to $600 in travel expenses, room & board on the Stanford campus, a bicycle to commute on campus, and a $3,000 stipend [...]

CUNY Pipeline Program

The CUNY Pipeline Program is designed to provide educational and financial support to CUNY undergraduates from groups currently underrepresented in our nation's universities who are interested in pursuing the Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research.  The Program accepts students in any discipline except law, business and medicine.

The Pipeline Program provides: a six-week summer research institute at the Graduate Center; participation in research projects mentored by CUNY faculty; a research seminar in either the Social Sciences or the Humanities designed to introduce students to graduate-level work and research skills; workshops on applying to graduate school; GRE preparation; and financial support [...]

Institute for Recruitment of Teachers

The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) Summer Workshop in Andover, Massachusetts helps students sharpen their writing, speaking, and critical analysis skills in preparation for graduate school. This program features interviews with graduate school deans and waiver of application fees to 35 top graduate schools. The IRT Associates program also assists students with the graduate school application process. [...]


Graduate Division Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (GDSPUR)
University of California Los Angeles 

The SPUR program is designed to target students who plan to pursue the PhD degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It offers students in their junior year opportunities to work closely with UCLA faculty on a research project. Program includes: stipend, on-campus housing or housing allowance, meal allowance, funds toward roundtrip transportation cost, GRE test preparation, workshops and oral presentations. [...]


Leadership Alliance (SR-EIP)

The Leadership Alliance offers summer research experiences in all academic disciplines. SR-EIP participants are engaged in scholarly research projects at 21 member institutions and one corporate partner. Programs involve weekly seminars and regularly scheduled field trips and social and cultural activities. The institutions set high standards and offer outstanding, closely mentored research experiences. With one common application, students can apply to up to three of 22 program sites. Interested students should review these research areas carefully and make selections that best match their own interests and experience with the selected institutions' programs. [...]


MMUF Summer Research Training Program
University of Chicago

The MMUF Summer Research Training Program prepares rising junior and senior undergraduate Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows from colleges around the country for graduate study by enhancing their critical and analytical thinking capacities, developing their scholarly writing and presentation skills, introducing them to methodology and research design relevant to their areas of study. [...]


Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is committed to increasing diversity. Students gain research experience in preparation for pursuing doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Students design and conduct research projects, interact with faculty mentors, and receive GRE-preparatory courses during the summer program. [...]


Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
Stanford University

SR-EIP encourages students from underserved and underrepresented groups in the social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors. [...]


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 study 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. [...]


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

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. [...]


Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
University of California Berkeley

The SROP program offers research experience through mentorship with faculty or advanced graduate students for sophomores and juniors. It is an eight-week program that offers a summer stipend, travel expenses and GRE preparation. [...]


Summer Research Program (SRP)
Columbia University

The SRP program has a dual purpose: to expose underrepresented students to graduate-level academic research so that they can begin to view the academy as a viable and realistic career path and to address the shortage of underrepresented minorities in doctoral study. The Program promotes and develops skills that are necessary for success in doctoral study as students receive an introduction to the rigors and pleasures of advanced academic work. The SRP is designed to approximate graduate study, particularly in mentor relationships, scholarly research and independent living. Group excursions to places of cultural and academic interest are also planned to complement the formal research. [...]


Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
University of Louisville (KY)

The SROP at the University of Kentucky provides undergraduate students who would like to know more about graduate-level education with a 10-week research experience in departments that offers graduate degrees. Mentors will guide students on individualized research projects and the program will provide group seminars on topics related to research and graduate education. Students will receive a stipend of $3,500 for the 10 weeks. This program is open to all graduate programs at the University of Louisville. Students should be, preferably, in their sophomore or junior year of study. [...]


Mellon-Schomburg Humanities Summer Institute
(The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City)

The Mellon-Schomburg Humanities Summer Institute encourages minority students and others with an interest in African-American and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees in the humanities. The program, which is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, offers a six-week session for ten rising seniors. Five will be selected from colleges and universities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and five from Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the nation. The Institute, with the help of renowned scholars, will develop and nurture the students' interest in research in the appropriate disciplines, and provide them with the requisite intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers and to reach their full potential. Participants receive $2,000 stipend as well as free housing and free meals at International House. [...]

National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students in the sciences and social sciences through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. [...] 

For math majors, the website of the MAA (Mathematics Association of America) lists current REU programs in mathematics as well as other summer research programs for math majors sponsored by various organizations and universities. [...]