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Students Encouraged to Apply to SPIDUR Program for Summer Undergraduate Experiences

Students interested in summer undergraduate experiences in any area of research should apply to the Summer Program to Increase Diversity in Undergraduate Research (SPIDUR) Program. SPIDUR is an eight-week summer program for high-achieving under-represented, first generation, or disabled undergraduate students, proving research experience and professional development training in their field of interest. These opportunities are not typically available in the undergraduate classroom. This “learn-by-doing” model places an emphasis on graduate education and allows the scholars to put their experiential learning into practice, preparing them to excel in their future studies and research.

In addition to mentored research activities, scholars participate in weekly professional development training to build skills critical to professional success. Topics include responsible conduct of research, developing a competitive research fellowship application, preparing an academic resume, professional communication tools, and a session on preparing for graduate school.

The program culminates with the Summer Research Symposia, where students participating in summer research programs on campus present their research results. The Summer Research Symposia is free and open to the public.

Summer scholars receive a stipend of $4,000 for the eight weeks of the program. Housing will be provided, but space is limited. The program does not support travel to UNC Charlotte.  For further information click the link to apply: SPIDUR Program

Contact Dayle Barry, Title III coordinator at (340) 693-1054 or dbarry@uvi.edu for more information.