Summer Science Program

Applications for Summer 2014 are now closed.

Overview

The Summer Science Research Program is an intensive, full-time, on-campus research experience for Rutgers-New Brunswick rising sophomores only. Students are matched with faculty mentors from a diverse array of scientific disciplines. Participants learn about the process of research by working with their mentors in the laboratory and by participating in library workshops, seminars, trips to local research laboratories in industry and medicine, and social events. Summer experiences often lead to involvement in research during the subsequent academic year.

Rising sophomores selected for this opportunity spend the full 12 week summer session (end of May to mid-August) engaged in research. Each participant receives a stipend of $3,000 and is given housing on-campus. The program culminates in a public poster session, where each student will present their research to family, friends, and faculty.

Eligibility and Requirements

Students must be rising sophomores at Rutgers-New Brunswick. No previous experience in research is necessary, and there is no minimum GPA; the most important criteria is an interest in learning about the process of research. To be eligible, students must be full-time and in good academic standing at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Applicants will be evaluated by potential faculty mentors and selected on the basis of their academic records and the compatibility of their interests with faculty projects. Interviews will be conducted by mentors at the end of March, and fellowship recipients will be announced by mid- to late April.

The Summer Science Program is more than a full-time commitment. Participants cannot take any summer classes or hold employment during the program period and are required to live in the campus housing provided. Participants are required to attend all program events.

How to Apply

To apply, please follow the link below. Click on "The Aresty Summer Science Program" to see the full list of available research opportunities. To apply, click on the green "Apply Online" button found at the bottom of each research project posting. You will need to submit the following online:

  • 1-2 page essay describing your interest in the project and your qualifications. The essay should also include your post-graduate and career plans if you know them.
  • A resume, which must include information about employment history, research experiences, and any organizations and/or activities you have been involved with at Rutgers.
  • Your most recent transcript (this will be automatically sent once you apply; you do not need to order this).

Applications were due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Interviews will be arranged by faculty after March 10. Application decisions will be sent between April 1, 2014 - April 4, 2014.