Summer Undergraduate Research

Annual Timeline

  • Mid-January – Faculty proposals for CURI Summer Research funding due. Faculty with outside-funded projects use the proposal form to post their project descriptions and criteria
  • January-February – CURI Faculty Advisory Panel reviews faculty proposals
  • Mid-February – CURI Faculty Advisory Panel meets to finalize project approval
  • Mid-February – Summer Research Project descriptions (both CURI-funded and grant-funded) posted to CURI website; student online application opens
  • March 6 – Student applications for Summer Research Program positions due
  • Mid-March – Faculty send CURI their selections of student researchers for their projects, CURI notifies all student applicants before spring break
  • Students have until the Friday after spring break to accept or decline the offered positions
  • Last Tuesday in May – Orientation and start of 10-week Summer Research Program

Additional Links for Students


Brian Borovsky (Physics) and Doug Casson (Political Science) talk with Christophe Porot ’13 during a CURI event.