Dear Prospective SRI Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland’s Summer Research Initiative (SRI).  This summer program is supported by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the University of Maryland, College Park. 

The application for the 2019 SRI will be available from November 1, 2018 to February 10, 2019 (letters of recommendation and transcripts must be received by March 1, 2019). Applications will be reviewed February – March, 2019 and selection announcements will be made beginning in April 2019. 

The actual program runs 8 weeks, from June 3, 2019 – July 26, 2019. Students are required to arrive on campus on Saturday, June 1 for mandatory Saturday and Sunday program orientation, but SRI programming will officially begin on Monday, June 3.

The 2019 SRI application is offered through the Big Ten Academic Alliance's (BTAA) Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) common/shared online application. In order to apply for the SRI, be sure to choose the University of Maryland on your application. Applicants must also answer supplemental questions through the UMD SROP Supplemental Questions form.

For technical problems or questions about the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) common application, please contact the BTAA SROP Coordinator at srop [dot] coordinator [at] b [dot] ortaag

For more information about the Summer Research Opportunity Programs offered at the University of Maryland, please visit our UMD SROP website.

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For questions or more information, please contact Mr. Joel Saunders at 301.405.1097 or bsossri [at] umd [dot] edu.

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