Ohio Wesleyan University will provide the opportunity for a limited number of OWU students to spend ten weeks working on a science research project on campus with a faculty mentor this summer. Brief descriptions of the projects will be available to students starting January 30, 2024. If you are interested in applying, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your interest with the project mentor to whom you are applying because they will be a part of the evaluation process. The typical 10 week summer experience begins May 13, 2024 and concludes July 19, 2024, and includes a $4,200 stipend. Campus housing will be available at a reduced cost of $10 per week. A poster presentation at the Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium during the Fall 2024 OWU Connection Conference describing the research is required.


Preference is given to current sophomores and juniors and those who have not previously participated in a summer research program at OWU. Each project has additional specific course/experience qualifications and students should check with the faculty mentor about these qualifications prior to submitting their applications. Rarely are students with a GPA below 3.0 placed in this program.

Application Process

To apply for an SSRP position, the following are required:

  • Complete an Application.
  • Arrange for a transcript that is sent directly to ssrp@owu.edu by the OWU Registrar's Office. The Release form for the transcript can be found here. Make a copy of this form, fill it out, and submit it to the Registrar's Office so that your transcript can be released. Unofficial transcripts submitted by students will not be accepted.
  • Two Letters of Recommention. Please ask those submitting a recommendation to use the form provided on the SSRP website. 
  • Completed applications (including a student application, a transcript from the Registrar's Office, and 2 letters of recommenation) are due by 9 pm on February 29, 2024. Any questions should be sent to ssrp@owu.edu.

Other Deadlines

Notification of your acceptance in the program (first round) will be sent no later than March 22, 2024. Your acceptance of an offer must be received by April 2, 2024. Alternative selections (if necessary) will be sent by April 9, 2024.