Fall/Winter Conferences

Spring Conferences

Summer Opportunities

  • Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
    • Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
  • NIH Postbaccalureate Intramural Research Training Award (POSTBAC IRTA/CRTA)
    • Provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy/nursing/veterinary, etc.) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH.
    • Rolling admissions. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply three to six months before they wish to begin their training at the NIH.
  • Mellon Mays Writing and Research Training Program
    • Fellows participate in a rigorous scholarly writing and research course (receiving UCLA course credit), individual and group mentoring sessions, workshops, events, and a final research colloquium

Additional Resources/Opportunities

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. Please see the IRT site for more details: http://www.andover.edu/SummerSessionOutreach/Pages/default.aspx

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNFF)

The WWNFF administers Dissertation Grants, Travel and Research Grants, and Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowships. Further WWNFF information can be found on the WWNFF site: http://www.woodrow.org/

The African American Literatures and Cultures Institute

The University of Texas at San Antonio African American Literatures and Cultures Institute cultivates students to join the US professoriate by providing research stipends, rigorous mentoring, and innovative academic training. The program responds to the pressing need for diversifying all areas of US higher education — from graduate study to academic research through administrative leadership. Participants are selected through a competitive application process and will receive a $2,000 research stipend. The four-week program also provides participants with housing, materials and instruction related to African American literature and black studies, preparation for graduate school applications (i.e. personal statement and GRE), and a scholarly excursion to New York City. Please visit the AALCI website (http://www.utsa.edu/aalci/) for more information.

Clark University's Master's of Arts in Teaching Program, Clark University

Arts and Humanities Summer Institute (AHSI), University of Delaware, College of Arts and 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, visit the Institute's web site (http://www.art-sci.udel.edu/Default.aspx?alias=www.art-sci.udel.edu/ahsi)

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. Please visit the program website (http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/srp/gdspur.htm) for more information.

Leadership Alliance

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. Please visit the program website (https://theleadershipalliance.org/get-involved) for more information.

MMUF Summer Research Training Program, University of Chicago

The MMUF Summer Research Training Program prepares rising junior and senior undergraduate students 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. More information is available at the program web site (http://mellonmays.uchicago.edu/summer/index.shtml) .

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

The Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP) is committed to increasing diversity, gaining research experience, and 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. Visit the program website (https://murap.unc.edu) for more information. 

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. Please visit the program website for more information.

Summer Research Initiative (SRI), University of Maryland College Park

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 students’ 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. Please visit the program website (http://www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/summer-research-initiative.aspx) for more information.

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. Please visit the program website for more information.

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, juniors, and seniors (not graduating in the summer or spring of 2010, except UC Berkeley students). 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. Please visit the program website for more information.

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. Please visit the program website for more information.

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. Please visit the program website for more information.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), University of California Irvine

UCI's unique Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program offers undergraduate diversity students with outstanding academic potential an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The program provides students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree and enter academic careers with the tools needed to facilitate the application, admission, and enrollment process for graduate school. The program is open to virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, education, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, computer science, physical science, etc.). See link to application and FAQs.