Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Research Opportunity: Apply to the 2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

Image result for maryland center for undergraduate researchThe 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 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

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

Who can apply: 
You are eligible to apply if you will have completed:

  • At least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2017
  • If you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application
  • If you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2017
  • All academic majors are eligible
Application Deadline: 
The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be Midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. 

It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible.
The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research will hold numerous 30-minute information sessions about the Summer 2017 MSS program BEFORE and AFTER Thanksgiving break.  All information sessions will be held in room 1201 Marie Mount Hall.

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions: 
Monday, November 14 at 12 noon - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, November 14 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, November 16 at 3:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 17 at 10:30 am - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, November 17 at 12 noon - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 18 at 12 noon - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, November 18 at 2:30 pm - 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Additional sessions will be announced for the week following Thanksgiving break.

Please reply to indicating the session you plan to attend - space is limited!

Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at: