Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity

This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 2 – July 25, 2014. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments: African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, Geographical Sciences, Government & Politics, Hearing & Speech Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. We will also supplement their research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students will be provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in University on-campus housing and a stipend of $2,700. Basic eligibility requirements include junior or senior status by Fall 2014; U.S. citizen or permanent resident status; and a strong intent to immediately pursue a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree. We are especially interested in applications from students underrepresented in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders). The application deadline is February 14, 2014. For more information, please visit: Or contact the SRI Office at (301) 405-1097 or