School of Science Summer Research

The School of Science Dean’s Office Summer program is an opportunity for students to get involved in research projects with faculty. Each year, select students are awarded a stipend and, if eligible, summer housing through the Center for Graduate School & Fellowship Advisement.

At the end of the summer all students present their work in a 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 are encouraged to submit an application. You must have already identified a faculty mentor and research project in order to apply. We have 7 summer stipends available. You will need to fill out an application and a research proposal. Only electronic applications will be considered.

  • 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.

Deadline: February 27, 2017

Download the Application