Summer Student Research Program

The Summer Student Research Program supports students working directly with faculty on Research that Reaches Out projects.   The program began in May 2016 and will continue every summer until 2020.

The purpose of the summer program is to immerse students in the integration of research and service at the Explore or Express levels, connecting directly to those student learning outcomes.

If chosen for the program, the Research that Reaches Out office will provide a stipend for the faculty member, stipends for a maximum of two students, on-campus housing for the student(s), and $750 in funds for needed supplies.

Planned stipend rates are:

Faculty 10-week stipend: $5,000 

*Student 10-week stipend: $3,500 

(Final stipend eligibility for individual faculty will be determined in consultation with Human Resources.  Faculty and students receiving stipends are expected to be providing full-time attention and/or mentoring to the project for ten weeks.)

Supply funds can be used for supplies, travel, or other relevant expenses that directly support the project.  Travel funding for students to present research is allocated by the  Office of the Provost.

*Graduating seniors are NOT eligible to participate in this program. 

Application

Download the application here.  If you have questions about a potential project or would like to talk through your ideas, contact QEP Director Dr. Kathy Kloepper at kloepper_kd@mercer.edu

Faculty applications for Summer 2019 are due by 5 pm on December 1, 2018Please submit your applications via email to QEP Associate Director Hannah Vann at vann_hf@mercer.edu.