CMC Summer Research Program (SRP)

May 22 – July 14, 2023

SRP provides opportunities for CMC students to conduct research on campus for 8 weeks over the summer (May 22 - July 14, 2023). Under the supervision of a CMC faculty member, students work on either a faculty member's research project or a research project of their own design. (Self-designed projects must be in the humanities, social sciences, or mathematical sciences. Students interested in designing a project in the natural sciences should contact the Keck Science Department--contact Velda Yount, Students will present their plans at an opening reception as well as present the results of their projects at a closing celebration.


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Program Information

Key Dates
  • February 24, 2023: Applications open for SRP.
  • February 24 - March 21, 2023: Students must discuss their project with a faculty mentor and include an email from that mentor confirming this discussion as part of the application process. (See application forms linked below.)
  • March 21, 2023: Online SRP applications due.
  • April 14, 2023: Students and supervisors are notified via email of acceptance.
  • April 14 - April 21, 2023: Students must accept or decline their SRP offer. Students who wish to accept are required to complete a registration form through the SIE portal and attend an SRP orientation.
  • May 22 - July 14, 2023: Summer Research Program (including weekly seminars).
Faculty Mentors

Prior to applying, prospective students should contact a CMC faculty member to discuss their interest in conducting a research project under their supervision (either a faculty member's research project or a research project of their own design). This discussion should cover:

  • a description of the proposed project, including whether the student will be working on a faculty member's project or their own independent research project
  • the nature of the work to be conducted by the student
  • the expected outcomes (e.g., research paper/poster, annotated bibliography, data analyses, policy report, blog posts, etc.)

Expectations and outcomes should reflect the amount of work to be conducted in a full-time (40 hours/week), 8-week position.

Financial Support

Students and faculty will be compensated for their participation in the program. CMC students receive $5120 for full-time participation in the SRP for 8 weeks. Students who assist CMC faculty on faculty research projects receive an hourly wage ($16/hour). Students who work on independent projects supervised by CMC faculty can be paid by either stipend or hourly wage ($16/hour).;

Research Opportunities for Summer 2023

Descriptions of specific faculty projects available for SRP 2023 are listed HERE. You may also reach out to CMC faculty members in the humanities, social, or mathematical sciences who are not listed here to see if they have any summer research opportunities, or design a research project of your own and seek out a willing faculty supervisor. Students may also work together on a team project supervised by a CMC professor, either one the students design, or one the professor designs.

Previous Summer Research Projects

For examples of past projects, visit the links below:


Please find additional information about this program on the FAQ page. If you still have questions, contact the Summer Research Program Director, Professor Adrienne Martin, and the SRP Administrator, Tiffany Anderson, via email at:

Ready to Apply?

Visit the Student Applications page for specific details about the application requirements and to access the online application form.


The Summer Research Program is grateful to the President's Office, the Dean of the Faculty's Office, the SIE Program, and the following institutes for their funding contributions to the program:

Berger Institute for Individual and Social Development
Gould Center for Humanistic Studies
Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies
Mgrublian Center for Human Rights
Rose Institute of State and Local Government
Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World