Summer Research

Research Fellowships for Wesleyan Undergraduates

We are pleased to announce the 2022 summer program for Research in the Sciences.  The program is expected to run from June 1 to July 29, 2022 and is open to Frosh, Sophomores and Juniors currently enrolled at Wesleyan University. The application is available here.

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 11 and awards should be announced by early April.

The 2022 Summer Fellowship stipend to cover housing, meal, internet and communication expenses is  $4,400 per student.

The Research in Science Summer Program is being planned as an in-person research experience. In a small number of select cases, research may be done remotely if needed 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.

College of Integrative Sciences Fellows

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