Summer Research

Research Fellowships for Wesleyan Undergraduates

We are pleased to announce the 2023 summer program for Research in the Sciences.  The program is expected to run from May 31 to July 28, 2023 and is open to Frosh, Sophomores and Juniors currently enrolled at Wesleyan University. The application will be available January 3, 2023.

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 to the summer research program and should arrange for their research mentor (or mentors) to submit a letter of recommendation to The application should be completed in consultation with the faculty mentor. All applications are due on Friday, March 10 and awards should be announced in early April.

The 2023 Summer Fellowship stipend to cover housing, meal, internet and communication expenses is  $4,400 per student*.

The Research in Science Summer Program is an in-person on-campus research experience. In a small number of select cases, research may be done remotely if required and strongly advocated by the faculty mentor. In many cases, research cannot be conducted virtually. 

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.

*Amounts and process are subject to change.

College of Integrative Sciences Fellows

The College of Integrative Sciences (CIS) supports student research that emphasizes interdisciplinary and integrative approaches.  CIS offers Science Fellowships to all CIS majors