School of Science Summer Research

The School of Science Research Scholars program is an opportunity for students to get involved in research projects with faculty during the summer, and in some cases during the academic year. Each year, about thirty (30) select students are awarded, through different sources, a stipend and, if eligible, summer housing.

At the end of the summer all students present their work in a college-wide seminar and poster presentation. In addition, students are required to submit a report on the type of research, methods used and results. These reports are published in The Manhattan Scientist a student-edited research journal. Students are also encouraged to submit their projects to a variety of regional and national academic conferences, and those who are invited to present are often provided travel funds by the School of Science.

Application Process

Students who would like to collaborate on a research project with a faculty member must submit an application. They must have already identified a faculty mentor and, with their faculty, a research project in order to apply. You will need to fill out an application and a research proposal.

  • Application Guidelines
    1. Students interested in pursuing research are strongly encouraged to talk to faculty that could potentially serve as their advisors and mentors.
    2. Faculty nominates students to the department chairs by submitting a two-page nomination/application describing the project and the student’s anticipated contribution to the project.
    3. The department chairs review and make recommendations to the dean of the School of Science.


Current sophomores and juniors in the School of Science are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline to send to Department Chair: March 3, 2021

Application Deadline to send to Department Dean: March 12, 2021

Awards will be announced on April 7, 2021


Further Information

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Application Form

Download the application form

PLEASE NOTE: This is a separate application process from that managed through the Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement.