PROGRAM COMPONENT include:
Research Mentors: Students will be matched with a
faculty/research mentor. Students can learn more about
research opportunity offerings by looking at faculty research profiles.
All students participating in the summer session will also be guided by
advisers outside of the laboratory environment.
Activities: Students are expected to spend a minimum of 40 hours/week conducting research and working with faculty/research mentors. In addition, students will participate in several program activities that will allow them to interact with other members of the academic community and summer research programs at the University of Chicago:
Weekly Workshops/Panel Discussions: Workshops on how to navigate the academy, including topics like getting the mentoring you need, self-care and community, communicating your research, the graduate admissions process, preparing grad applications, fellowships and funding opportunities, and study abroad.
Library or Facility tours: Participants will be acquainted
with the shared library, research, and laboratory facilities as it
pertains to their research placement.
University of Chicago Research Symposium: Near the end of the nine-week
summer session, participants will give oral presentations of their work
to fellow participants, faculty mentors, and research associates in a
symposium on campus.
The Leadership Alliance National Research Symposium: Participants will travel to attend the national meeting of the Leadership Alliance to present their work and to network with other SR-EIP participants from different institutions, faculty/research mentors, and Leadership Alliance members and directors.
Recreational Activities: Social activities organized to
acquaint participants with life on the University of Chicago campus and
in the city of Chicago at large.
- Travel expenses will also be covered.
- Stipend Update- Successful applicants will be offered a stipend of $8,150 plus a $650 meal plan. Participating students will be given a dining card for the purchase of meals at the University dining facilities.
Qualifications to Apply:
We seek applicants with an interest in research and willing to work hard for the summer in a stimulating environment!
3.2 cumulative GPA or above.
Open to all analytical backgrounds including economic, finance, engineering, mathematics, physics, etc.
Application Process- Required materials:
- Current Resume or Curriculum vitae
- Personal Statement: Two page discussion of the candidate's objective for the summer and future research goals. Include why you are interested in the program.
- Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be addressed to "Selection Committee"
- Unofficial Transcript
Please send these materials including recommendations via e-mail to:
Christine Routzahn, Director
UMBC Career Center
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, January 19, 2020
For additional details, contact Christine Routzahn at 410-455-3671 or email@example.com