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Summer Undergraduate Research


The HHMI-Morris Undergraduate Summer Research Program gives students the opportunity to pursue in-depth research projects and to remain involved in science during faculty’s prime research time. The intent of summer research is for undergraduate students to experience research to prepare them for graduate schools and research careers.


  • Expected to work up to 40 hours a week for approximately 10 weeks during the summer.
  • Expected to fulfill a minimum of 80% of their work time to receive full housing allowance.
  • Required to attend instructional sessions and informal presentations. There will also be social events.
  • Required to present their research in the HHMI Poster Session in early fall
  • Encouraged to share their research with the Morris Campus community by presenting at the annual Morris Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring.
  • Encouraged to continue their work, during the academic year, by applying for research funding from other sources as well as presenting at regional and national professional meetings. Travel funding is available for students presenting HHMI funded research at conferences.


Students accepted into the summer research program will be paid $10.00 an hour (up to $3685) plus a housing allowance of $700 (two disbursements of $350 will be given at start and end of student’s research). Funding will also be provided for supplies and travel to field sites if applicable.


The student selection is a competitive process; there will be approximately 12 spots available for Summer 2017.

All students are encouraged to apply, though priority will be given to students who are:

  • a) part of the first generation in their family to attend college,
  • b) from families with high financial need, or
  • c) a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.


Application deadline is Monday, February 20, 2017


Complete online application


If you have questions about the summer research program or application process please contact Amanda Flinn at

If you have questions about a research project please contact that faculty member directly.