Summer Science Research

Undergraduate research initiatives are central to Bryn Mawr College's approach to science education. All science majors are encouraged to conduct mentored research projects during the summer and/or academic year, and each year over 50% of all science majors do so. Students receive stipends for summer research and academic credit for research performed in the junior and senior years. Since 1989, each summer the College has provided 35+ students with ten-week research stipends to conduct independent research under the guidance of Bryn Mawr faculty members in the sciences and mathematics. The summer program is enriched by professional development workshops and a poster session at which students present their research to the college community.

In summer 2014, the college will provide 40 undergraduate research stipends. These stipends are restricted to Bryn Mawr students and Haverford students majoring in the sciences at Bryn Mawr, who are doing discovery-based research in the laboratory or field with Bryn Mawr faculty.

  • The 10-week summer program begins in June and runs through August.
  • Students receiving stipends through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program do not have to fill out this application form
  • Students should not use this form to apply for the HHMI-funded Science Horizons Internships.
  • Complete the Summer Science Research on-line form by Monday March 3, 2014. You will need to write two 250-word essays: a Research Statement, and a Personal Statement. The Research Statement should address the research goals that you would like to explore over the summer, while the Personal Statement should address how this research will contribute to your life and academic goals, and how it fits in with your goals for your time at Bryn Mawr and beyond.
  • Notifications will be sent as soon as possible, but no later than the end of March.