Faculty Advisors

Each Fall the Program Director will send out a call to all faculty inviting submission of descriptions of summer research opportunities for students, along with any student eligibility criteria. Faculty can submit descriptions of specific projects for which they would like a full-time student researcher, general openings for full-time student researchers within an active summer research lab, or indicate their willingness to supervise a student’s full-time independent research project over 8-10 weeks during the summer (May 28-August 2).

These opportunities will be posted to the SRP website in advance of a call to students advertising the program in early January. Students must then receive approval from the faculty member with whom they would like to work, and agree on the number of weeks, expectations and outcomes of the work, before submitting their application by March 1. Potential advisors will also be asked to provide a brief letter of recommendation for students, indicating their approval of the proposed project. Students and advisors will be notified of acceptance into the program by no later than April 15.

CMC faculty supervisors receive $1,000 for participating in the program plus $500 for each student they supervise who participates in the program for at least eight weeks.  Faculty may be invited to lead a weekly summer lunch seminar, and those who agree will receive a $200 honorarium.

Descriptions of student research opportunities, and any questions about the program should sent the Program Director, Piercarlo Valdesolo, at pvaldesolo@cmc.edu.