Student Applications

The application portal will open January 7, 2019, and students may submit their applications before the March 1 deadline. There students will find descriptions of available research opportunities with specific faculty advisors, as well as an opportunity to design their own independent research project under the guidance of a faculty advisor whom they identify. All students must receive approval from the faculty member with whom they would like to work before submitting their application. Students and faculty must agree on the total number of weeks of full-time work (8 or 10 weeks between May 28 and August 2), as well as the work expectations and outcome (e.g. lab reports, blog posts, research paper/poster).

Students submit their applications through the Sponsored Internship portal. After creating an account, applicants will complete all required forms on, and upload all required documents to, the portal. Materials should not be submitted in hardcopy or via email. As part of the application, students will be asked to submit a budget, as well as answer the following two essay questions:

  1. Explain the merit of your proposed project and your qualifications for conducting it. Include descriptions of relevant coursework and research experience in support of your qualifications.
  2. Describe the depth and value of your proposed intellectual experience – what do you expect to learn and why is this learning experience valuable to you? This should include a description of your agreement with your faculty advisor regarding amount of work (8 or 10 weeks between May 28 and August 2), work expectations, and expected outcomes (e.g. lab reports, research paper, poster).

Priority will be given to students who do not have access to other sources of institutional funding (e.g., students who are not associated with CMC research institutes or do not have access to departmental funding). A faculty committee including the Program Director, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Research, and at least one faculty member from another discipline will review the applications and communicate their decisions to the SIE Assistant Director, Evan Wollen, by early April.

CMC students may apply anytime for additional funding for research-related supplies, participant payments, or travel to present research by submitting an experiential funding request.