COVID-19 Update on Summer Scholars
Q: How will the Summer Scholars program work this year?
A: All research experiences will be conducted remotely. So will the programming that we usually offer on campus. The Celebratory Symposium in August will also be an online event.
Q: Will the dates change?
A: No. Summer Scholars will begin June 8 and end August 13 as originally planned.
Q: Will the stipends change?
A: No – they will remain as before.
Q: Will there be on-campus housing?
A: No. Since the program is entirely remote, there will be no housing at UD.
Q: How do I confirm that I wish to be considered for the program?
A: Discuss your original project with your faculty mentor, go to the link URP sent you to confirm or revise your original applications, complete and sign the form as soon as possible and no later than 5.00 on Monday April 13. There will be no extensions to this deadline.d
Q: What do I do if I no longer wish to participate in the program?
A: You don’t need to do anything. If we do not receive an application from you, we will assume you are not participating. Out of courtesy to the faculty member who sponsored your original application, please let them know of your decision.
Q: What do I do if I want to switch from Summer Scholars to Summer Fellows?
A: You should discuss this possibility with your faculty mentor and email Dr. Lauren Barsky that you intend to make this change: email@example.com We will be opening applications for Summer Fellows as soon as the Summer Scholars selection process is complete.
The Summer Scholars Program enables selected undergraduates, generally sophomores and juniors, to conduct in-depth research or creative work with University faculty. Students in the Summer Scholars Program work on their projects full-time for ten weeks in the summer. Research and creative work is generally completed under the close supervision of a faculty member. Each Scholar will receive a stipend of $4,000. Please contact the Undergraduate Research Program with any questions regarding Summer Scholars eligibility or how to get involved in the program.
The 2020 Summer Scholars Application is now closed
Applications Close on March 1st at 5:00pm
*Please be sure to apply to correct program based on the department in which you will be working. For example, if you are a science major but you will be doing your research with a faculty member in the Art department, you would apply through the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences application. If you are an Art major but you will be doing your research with a faculty member in a science or engineering department, you would apply through the Science and Engineering application.
- Application Note: The application system will ask you for the name, department, and email of the faculty member who has agreed to sponsor your research. Once you submit the application, the system will email the faculty member with a link and instructions to upload a letter of recommendation. You are not responsible for uploading this letter to your own application, but you are responsible for communicating with your faculty sponsor so that they expect the email and are aware of the deadline.