Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Research Opportunity - Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects.  Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  For the summer of 2012, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 30 outstanding, competitively selected applicants.

Students who carry out MSS projects gain a competivtive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment, and other competivie opportunities.  Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study of honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply?:
  • You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria...
  • Student must have 60 or more credits by the end of spring 2012
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Enrolled in UMCP during fall 2012 semester
  • All academic majors are eligable.

Application deadline:
The deadline to apply for summer 2012 awards will be Monday, February 6, 2012.  It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.

Information sessions:
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous information sessions about the summer 2012 MSS program.  Please note: All information sessions will be held in 2100D McKeldin Library.

We ask that you reply to ugresearch@umd.edu indicating the session you plan to attend as space is limited.  If you are interested but cannot attend, please reply to the same address to be notified about additional sessions

The information session dates are as follows:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 3:30-4:30PM
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 3:00-4:00PM
Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 11:00AM-12:00PM
Friday, December 02, 2011 - 10:00-11:00AM
Tuesday, December 06, 2011 - 2:30-3:30PM
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 - 3:00-4:30PM
Thursday, December 08, 2011 - 11:00AM-12:00PM
Friday, December 09, 2011 - 10:00-11:00AM

Detailed information about the MSS program and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: http://www/ugresearch.umd.edu/summerscholars.php

The online MSS application form is available now.

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.