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Summer Research

Research Fellowships for Wesleyan Undergraduates

We are pleased to announce the 2014 summer program for Research in the Sciences.  The program will run from May 28 to July 31, 2014 and is open to Frosh, Sophomores and Juniors currently enrolled at Wesleyan University. 

Wesleyan science faculty members serve as mentors for student research in their laboratories. To complement the research experience, the summer program also includes weekly seminars and workshops, a symposium, various social events, and a closing Poster Session. (See Summer Program Menu on left.)

Students in groups under-represented in the sciences, including women, are especially encouraged to take advantage of this summer research opportunity.

Interested Wesleyan students should apply online here to the summer research program and should arrange for their research mentor, and a second faculty member, to submit a letter of recommendation to scienceresearch@wesleyan.edu. The application should be completed in consultation with the faculty mentor. All applications are due on Friday, March 7 and awards will be announced by March 24.

The Summer Fellowship stipend for 2014 will be $4,000. It is expected that all summer students will work full time on their research and will not take on additional part-time employment during the summer program.

Dual Mentored Summer Research

To encourage cross-fertilization between fields, we have instituted a separately budgeted component of the summer undergraduate research program for students who are jointly mentored by two faculty in complementing fields - e.g. life and information sciences. The dual mentored research scholarships encourage faculty and students to explore ways in which their research can benefit from interdisciplinary combinations of fields. At least one of the faculty mentors must be in the sciences.

Interested Wesleyan students should apply online here to the summer research program and should arrange for their two research mentors to submit letters of recommendation. The application should be completed in consultation with the faculty mentors. All applications are due on Friday, March 7 and awards will be announced by March 24.