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 sponsor this summer. Brief descriptions of the projects will be available to students starting February 16, 2021. If you are interested in applying, you are strongly encouraged to discuss your interest with the project mentor who will be a part of the evaluation process. The typical summer experience begins June 1, 2021 and concludes August 6, 2021, and includes a $3,600 stipend and campus housing. (Cost for campus housing is $10 per week.) A poster presentation at the Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium in September 2021 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

A completed Application is required along with a transcript sent directly to ssrp@owu.edu by the OWU Registrar's Office and two letters of recommendation. The Release form for the transcript can be found here. This form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office before your transcript can be released. Unofficial transcripts submitted by students will not be accepted. Recommendation forms and Applications can be downloaded here. Completed applications should be sent as an email attachment (as a PDF) to ssrp@owu.edu by March 18, 2021.  Please put “Application for student’s name” in the subject line of your email.

Other Deadlines

Notification of your acceptance in the program (first round) will be sent no later than April 2, 2021. Your acceptance of an offer must be received by April 13, 2021. Alternative selections (if necessary) will be sent by April 20, 2021.