College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Research 12/10/10

December 10, 2010

I. Behavioral and Social Sciences Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity

I. Behavioral and Social Sciences Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity
Overview
The goals of the program are to provide rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest and learn about doctoral-level training, and provide basic research skills that can be applied in the social, behavioral and economic science fields. 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). The University of Maryland, College Park is located just nine miles from downtown Washington, D.C. and approximately 30 miles from Baltimore, provides access to some of the finest libraries, research centers, and professional opportunities in the country. The D.C. metro area is nationally regarded for its dense population of highly educated and trained professionals, diversity, culture and entertainment.

Program Details
This 8-week program will be held on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from May 30 through July 22, 2011. Students will be provided a meaningful research experience by working with a faculty mentor in one of our nine academic departments: African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminology& Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Government& Politics, Hearing& Speech Sciences, Psychology and Sociology. We will also supplement their research experience with lectures, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Students will be provided round-trip airfare, meals, room and board in University on-campus housing and a stipend of $2,700.

How to Apply
Basic eligibility requirements include (but are not limited to) junior or senior status by Fall 2011; U.S. citizen or permanent resident status; and a strong intent to immediately pursue a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences upon completion of the Bachelors degree. We are especially interested in applications from students underrepresented in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. The application deadline is February 15, 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.bsos.umd.edu/diversity/summer-research-initiative.aspx or contact SRI@bsos.umd.edu