Friday, December 17, 2021

APPLICATIONS OPEN! 2022 BSOS Summer Research Initiative

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences is accepting applications for the Summer Research Initiative (BSOS SRI)! If you're looking for a paid summer program that will give you research experience in the behavioral and social sciences, then we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. The review period is from February – April 2022 and selection announcements will be made beginning April 2022. 

The BSOS Summer Research Initiative is part of the UMD’s College of Behavioral and Social Science’s long-standing commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities who pursue graduate degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program provides rising juniors and seniors with an 8-week intensive experience to develop research skills, learn about doctoral training, and increase graduate training readiness. The SRI provides:

  • A $3,000 stipend (before taxes)
  • Travel to/from College Park, Maryland
  • University housing and meals
  • Program activities
Program Dates: The 2022 BSOS SRI runs from June 6, 2022 - July 29, 2022. Participants are required to arrive Saturday, June 4th for the weekend orientation.

Key Expectations and Qualifications

  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year higher education institution, with preference given to those will have obtained junior or senior status by the fall 2022;
  • Demonstrate an interest in pursuing graduate study in one of the behavioral or social sciences, with preference given to those interested in doctoral studies;
  • Will have taken a basic statistics or research methodology course; and
  • Possess an excellent academic record, including a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA

Learn More and Apply!

For questions or more information about the SRI, please contact SRI Coordinator, Brittney Robinson, at