The Summer Research Graduate Program invites applications from incoming graduate students, who have received a formal acceptance letter from a WSU
Department. The Summer Research Graduate Program will provide 10-12 participants with a $3000 stipend and housing. Applications are considered in the
Colleges of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences; Business; Communication; Education; Engineering and Architecture; Liberal Arts; Nursing;
Pharmacy; Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine.
This program provides selected incoming graduate students with the opportunity to begin defining their research interests and designing the research
projects that they plan to explore in graduate school and beyond WSU.
During the program, participants will:
Work closely with faculty mentors
Design individualized programs for enhancing their ability to teach, conduct research, and other scholarship
Engage in several seminars, including the changing roles and expectations of faculty, the future of the professoriate, the changing nature of higher
education, and the issues facing faculty of color and women
In 1993, WSU's College of Education established the Summer Teaching/Research Fellows Program. Its original intent was to underscore the importance of
mentoring minority national and international ABD’s who desire to pursue faculty or administrative careers in Education at American universities. In 1998,
the program was relocated to WSU Graduate School of Research and Development and (in coordination and support of the Office of the Provost) expanded to
include additional colleges or areas of research. In 2010, the program was redirected to focus on exceptional students who have been admitted into graduate
study at WSU. Besides allowing incoming graduate students with the opportunity to engage internationally recognized faculty, this refocusing highlights
WSU’s commitment to supporting interdisciplinary research and projects and to diversity in the STEMS and other disciplines.
Program Dates: June 3rd - July 7th
Eligibility and Requirements
The Summer Research Program is a residential program for incoming students who haven’t matriculated at WSU and have been admitted to graduate study at WSU.
Since this is a residential program, participants are required to be on campus throughout the duration of the program, attend all seminars and workshops,
and meet with their faculty mentor(s) regularly. Also, students must provide their own air or car transportation to program. We will provide transportation
from the airport to the campus.
Interested graduate students should submit the following:
highlighting education and experiences relevant to academic success.
3-5 page Personal Statement
that includes research interest(s) and professional goals.
Formal Letter of Agreement
from a WSU faculty member stating his/her commitment to serving as a mentor during the summer program.
Two Letters of Recommendation
, each in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature written across the seal. Letters may be mailed directly from the recommender or included
in the application packet.
Please mail application materials to:
WSU Graduate School
Summer Research Graduate Program
PO BOX 641030
Washington State University
Pullman, WA. 99164-1030
Applications must be post marked by April 26th
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