Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus in the University of Maryland system and is home to first-class researchers and research facilities. The university’s location, just nine miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and approximately 30 miles from Baltimore, provides access to some of the finest libraries, research centers, and professional opportunities in the country.
UMD BSOS Summer Research Initiative (SRI)
Our program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).
“I have improved tremendously as a researcher, scholar, and professional in my eight weeks at the University of Maryland.”
-2014 SRI Scholar
This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 1 - July 24, 2015. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments (visit http://www.bsos.umd.edu for department list). We also supplement the research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students are provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in university on-campus housing and $3,150 (before taxes – amount includes stipend and meal allowances).
· Junior or senior status by Fall 2015
· U.S. citizen or permanent resident status
· Intent to pursue a Ph.D. in the social and behavioral sciences
· We are especially interested in applications from students underrepresented in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences
To apply, visit the CIC SROP website, click “Campus Profiles,” and select University of Maryland
Application deadline: February 10, 2015