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 starting the week of January 20, 2020. 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 immediately after graduation, ends in mid-July, and includes a $3,500 stipend and free housing. A poster presentation at the Patricia Belt Conrades Summer Science Research Symposium in September 2020 describing the research is required, and the final $400 installment of the stipend is dependent upon completing this requirement.


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. Applications can be downloaded here. Completed applications should be sent as an email attachment (as a PDF) to ssrp@owu.edu by February 20, 2020.  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 prior to spring break. Your acceptance of an offer must be received by March 17, 2020. Alternative selections (if necessary) will be sent after March 24, 2020.



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