Summer Scholars Research Internships

Delaware EPSCoR has funded more than 350 undergraduate research internships at the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical Community College since 2004.

 

Photo of a student standing by her research posterThe Summer Scholars program takes place over a 10-week period beginning in June and culminating in August with the presentation of research results at an undergraduate research symposium. In addition to completing an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns participate in skill-building seminars on such topics as choosing a graduate school, research ethics, and making research presentations and posters. Summer Scholars typically receive a stipend of $4,000.

 

Applications for the 2017 Summer Scholars program are now being accepted via this online form. All application materials are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7. The 2017 Summer Scholars program begins on June 5.

 

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Students from any major are welcome to apply, but their research projects should be related to the environment, to coincide with the overall theme of Delaware’s EPSCoR program. Students with an interest in climate, sea level rise, water quality, land use, soil contamination and remediation, environmental sensing and monitoring, economics, ethics, environmental justice, environmental history, or environmental policy are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Prospective interns are generally expected to identify a research project and mentor, although help is available at each institution for students who need assistance in making connections with faculty. Contact the following program representatives on your campus for assistance:

University of Delaware
Yolanda Williams-Bey, yolanda@udel.edu

Delaware State University
Tiffini Johnson

Wesley College
Kevin Shuman

Delaware Tech
Virginia Balke