2019-2020 APPLICATION

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program

 

The UD Undergraduate Research Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities for college students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Delaware. The program is designed to prepare, motivate, encourage, and support students who want to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic or research career. As a scholar in this program, you will spend 10 weeks on the University of Delaware campus in the summer of 2020, immersed in a research project where you will work closely with faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. You will also learn first-hand about graduate programs at the University of Delaware and develop a valuable network of contacts who can support and assist you in applying to graduate school. The program will provide a stipend, as well as housing and round-trip transportation.

DEADLINE:

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Program runs:
JUNE 10 through
AUGUST 15

ELIGIBILITY

Participation in the summer program is restricted to students enrolled in U.S. institutions. The program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying and providing research experience to talented underserved students (e.g., first generation, historically underrepresented, disabled, low-income, etc.). Preference is given to students completing their sophomore or junior years.

University of Delaware students are not eligible for the program, but may seek summer research opportunities through other programs. Please click here for research opportunities for UD students.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, you must complete the form below and submit a personal statement, and an unofficial or official copy of your most recent academic transcript in pdf format.

Your personal statement should not exceed 2 letter-size pages using 12-point font. This should be submitted in pdf format and should include the following:

  1. Academic and career goals
    Describe why you are interested in this program, your career goals, and how this summer program will help you achieve those goals.
  2. Research experience, accomplishments, and interest
    Describe your prior research experience and accomplishments, your current research interest, and other relevant personal or professional experiences.

You will also need to provide contact information for a faculty member who knows you, and is willing to provide a letter of recommendation. When you submit this application, your recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their letter.

 

2020 Undergraduate Research Scholar

Applicant Information

 

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Area of Interest (Select up to 2 Areas of Interest) *

 

The Undergraduate Research Scholars program's value comes from the professional relationships that the scholars develop with our expert faculty mentors as they engage in research. Before submitting your selections for programs of interest, we strongly recommend that you explore our 150+ graduate programs to get a better understanding of the kind of work being done at UD already.

Programs in the Arts (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in Business and Economics (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in Education (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in Engineering (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in Environmental Studies (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in the Health Sciences (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in the Humanities (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in the Life Sciences (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in the Mathematical and Data Sciences (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in the Physical Sciences (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *
Programs in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select up to 3 Programs that are of interest to you) *

 

 

 

 

 

If yes, please briefly describe, including accommodations you might need for a research program.

 

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Maximum upload size: 10MB
Your personal statement should describe your academic and career goals, research experience, accomplishments and interests (2 pages maximum, 12-point font).
Maximum upload size: 104.86MB
You can use either an official or unofficial transcript

 

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In the spirit of collaboration, the University of Delaware Graduate College shares the information in the URS applicant pool with the other summer research opportunities at UD and for their consideration as they extend offers to students. This information will not be shared outside of the University of Delaware.

If you would like to opt out of having your information shared with the other summer research programs at UD, you can do so by checking Confirm in the box below.

I would NOT like my application information shared with other summer research programs at UD.

 

If there were other summer research programs that you were interested in, or have already applied to, you can let the Graduate College know by marking off those programs below. If you would like to see the other summer research opportunities available to students outside of the University of Delaware, you can find out more on our Summer Research Page.

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