Deadline: February 10th. This program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders). For more information, click here

This 8-week program will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park campus from June 4 – July 28, 2018. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments (visit for department list). We also supplement the research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities. Students are provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in university on-campus housing and $3,150 (before taxes – amount includes stipend and meal allowances).


  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year higher education institution and obtain junior or senior status in the Fall 2018 academic year;
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing graduate study in one of the behavioral or social sciences;
  • Will have taken a basic statistics or research methodology course; and
  • Possess an excellent academic record including a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.

How to Apply

  • Fill out application here
  • In order to apply for the SRI, be sure to choose the University of Maryland on your application
  • Applicants must also answer supplemental questions through the UMD SROP Supplemental Questions form
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