Please read below for information on 3 select undergraduate research summer programs at Harvard, Northwestern, and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Applications are open now for Summer 2016 and feature a variety of disciplines including the humanities, sciences, and engineering. Please refer to each program’s website for full details and any further questions.
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES (SROH) AT HARVARD
June 8–August 16
Application Deadline: February 1, 2015
Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard is a summer program offered for currently enrolled undergraduates from across the country who are considering pursuing a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or life/physical sciences; who have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of research experience; and who have taken at least one upper-level course in their field of study. Areas of study: Economics, Education, Government, History, Law, Psychology, Public Policy, Religion, Social Policy, Sociology, and Religion.
• Placement in faculty research groups in Cambridge spanning fields in the life and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
• Weekly faculty lectures from departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) divisions, held jointly with students enrolled in the Harvard summer research programs.
• Weekly group meeting discussions on student research projects and a range of career and professional development topics.
• Participation in the Leadership Alliance National Symposium. Visiting student status includes housing with residential proctor; library privileges; athletics privileges; access to summer activities such as field trips, music, etc.
• Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
• All applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
• Demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD.
• Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program.
• Be a US citizen or have permanent resident status at the time of application.
Students in the program will live in Harvard-affiliated housing. The program will provide all research and course-related expenses, room, travel to and from the program, and typically, a stipend of $3,500 and a food allowance of $1500.
SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (SROP) AT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
June 20-August 11
Application Deadline: February, 2015
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. All fields of research at Northwestern are open to SROP participants including the social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, chemical and biological sciences, technology, math and engineering fields.
• Conduct research with a Northwestern faculty member
• Orientation programming
• Professional development workshops
• GRE prep classes
• Research Forum and Poster Session
• Networking events with faculty and graduate students
• Be a current sophomore or junior.
• Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
• Have an interest in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) at Northwestern University. Those interested in pursuing an MBA, JD, or MD are not eligible.
Students will receive a $4000 stipend, round trip travel to Northwestern, University housing (single rooms), and a meal subsidy of $450 (not intended to cover all meals).
Summer at Michigan for Undergraduate Research Training
June 1 – August 5, 2016
Application Deadline: January 15, 2016
Are you an undergraduate who might be interested in a physician-scientist career path?
The UM-SMART program can offer both biomedical research experience and exposure to clinical medicine at the highly ranked University of Michigan Health System. Participating in UM-SMART may help you decide if this is the right career for you and could enhance your competitiveness when applying to M.D./Ph.D. programs.
• Perform full-time research in a U-M faculty laboratory.
• Attend weekly luncheon research presentations by U-M faculty.
• Give short presentations of summer accomplishments at the conclusion of the program.
• Gain clinical exposure by shadowing U-M physicians.
• Attend three-day annual MSTP retreat on Higgins Lake.
• Prepare for the MCAT with formal instruction over an eight-week period during the program.
To be eligible for UM-SMART, applicants must come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the sciences OR have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances OR have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Consideration will be given to applicants who meet multiple criteria. For additional criteria, see our web site.
A stipend of $4,400 and university housing will be provided. The program will cover transportation costs to and from Ann Arbor, up to $200. Students are responsible for providing their own meals throughout the program.