Carnegie Mellon University

Summer Program for Undergraduate Researchers (SPUR)

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is designed to increase diverse representation in academic and research careers within psychological science. We encourage students from resource limited backgrounds to apply, including first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.

The SPUR program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks on campus, June 3– July 26th 2024, in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of approximately $5000 and apartment-style housing. Guidance and supervision of a research project will be provided by a faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student. Admitted students will also participate in the Go Research! Summer Program at CMU. This program brings undergraduate researchers from across departments together in apartment-style dorms with resident assistants to facilitate community building and manage housing. The SPUR Workshop Series, hosted by members of the Psychology department and CMU affiliates, aims to prepare students for graduate education and/or research careers. Through technical coursework, support seminars and a professional development series, the program will actively engage students to be reflective while also allowing them to expand their research knowledge.

Please note that due to program funding requirements, only U.S. citizens, U.S. Nationals or permanent residents who are currently enrolled in a full time baccalaureate institution will be considered. Students who are enrolled in institutions with little to no STEM research opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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