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Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Looking for undergraduate research experience right here at UMM? 

The Math and Science Division will be starting a new summer research program thanks to the HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) grant that was awarded to UMM.

The HHMI Undergraduate Summer Research Program will give students the opportunity to engage in more in-depth research projects and prepare them for graduate schools and research careers. 


Students will be expected to work up to 37 hours a week for up to 10 weeks during the summer.

You may also be required to attend instructional sessions or informal presentations and participate in a journal club.  There will also be social events.

Students will be encouraged to share their research with the UMM community by presenting at the annual UMM Undergraduate Research Symposium

Students will also be encouraged to continue their work, within the academic year, by applying for research funding from other sources and presenting at regional and national professional meetings.  Travel grants could also be made available for those students presenting at conferences.


Students accepted in the summer research program will be supported by a $9.50 an hour stipend (up to $3500), plus a housing allowance of $700. Funding may also be provided for supplies and travel to field sites if applicable.

Application Process:

The student selection is a competitive process, there will be 16 spots made available for Summer 2013.

All students are encouraged to apply, though priority will be given to students who are a) part of the first generation in their family to go to college, b) from families with high financial need, or c) a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.

Students will be notified mid-March if they have been accepted into the research program.

To Apply:

First, look at the .pdf below, "UMM-HHMI Summer Undergraduate Research Projects-2103" to see the available opportunities. To apply, click on "Summer Research Application" to be directed to the application. 

If you have questions about the summer research program or application process please contact Amanda Flinn aflinn@morris.umn.edu
If you have questions about a research project please contact that faculty member directly.

Application deadline is Friday, March 1st, 2013
Amanda Flinn,
Feb 21, 2013, 11:24 AM