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Summer Research Program (SRP)

The Summer Research Program equips students with the skills to become research scholars, encourage students' pursuit of graduate study, and increase graduate school enrollment among underrepresented, low-income, and first-generation college students.

Get Paid to do Research!

SRP is made up of 6 programs which are either 8 or 10 week programs. Each program has a cohort and a Coordinator. While requirements for each program are different, Coordinators work together to create a summer community. ALL SRP students are paid a stipend!

Learn More about our Programs

SRP Programs 






Free on-campus or allowance

Yes 10 weeks Free 2.7 GPA + CLOSED

Free on-campus or allowance

Yes 10 weeks Free 2.8 GPA + CLOSED
MCNAIR $2,800

Free on-campus or allowance

Yes 8 weeks Free 3.0 GPA + CLOSED
TRELS SRP $5,000


No 10 weeks Option to pay 2.5 GPA + CLOSED

Free on-campus   or allowance

Yes 8 weeks Free 2.8 GPA + CLOSED




No 10 weeks Option to pay Varies CLOSED


*Each program has additional specific requirements. Look through the programs to ensure you qualify before applying

SRP Requirements

  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Work at least 30 hours / week with a mentor throughout the 8 or 10 week program
  • Attend SRP Orientation on June 22, 2020. Orientation will be virtual
  • Present their research at the Summer Research Conference in mid-August
  • Be present throughout their entire program
  • Students cannot work or take classes in the summer while in SRP

*Each program has additional specific requirements. Look through the programs to ensure you qualify before applying

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I apply to multiple programs?

A. You can apply to multiple SRP programs but should accept just one program.

Q. Are there programs available for International Students?

A. Yes! Check out the TRELS program and UC Scholars program.

Q. Can I take classes during the summer?

A. You cannot take classes or work while participating in the Summer Research Program. Each participant should be conducting 30+ hours of research / week and participating in various seminars and conferences. We provide a stipend so that students can focus on their research while they are in the program.

Transition to In-Person Research

If you will be conducting in-person research during the 2020 Summer Research Program please email your program Coordinator and complete our In-Person Research application form in the link below. Our staff will respond to your application within 24 – 48 hours.

Fill out the Application!

Summer Calendar

Check out the Summer Research Program calendar and make sure you are attending all required events.

Access the Calendar

2020 Summer Research Conference

Registration for the Summer Research Conference will open July 2020. The Conference will be held virtually mid-August.

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