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 2020 SRI will be available from November 1, 2019, to March 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed March-April 2020 and selection announcements will be made in April 2020.
The program runs 8 weeks, from Saturday, May 30, 2020 – July 24, 2020. Students are required to arrive on campus on Saturday, May 30 for mandatory Saturday and Sunday program orientation; SRI programming will officially begin on Monday, June 1.
Application Part 1: The BTAA SROP Application
The 2020 SRI application is offered in conjunction with the Big Ten Academic Alliance's (BTAA) Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP).
Applicants must first complete the BTAA SROP online application. Applicants interested in the UMCP BSOS SRI must be sure to select "The University of Maryland" as one of the top three institutions that they are considering for graduate study. This document provides overall guidance on the application process.
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] btaa [dot] org ().
Application Part 2: The BSOS SRI Supplemental Application
After applicants have completed the common/shared BTAA SROP application, in order to specifically apply for the BSOS SRI, applicants must also answer supplemental questions through the BSOS SRI Supplemental Application. Detailed information about the BSOS SRI supplemental application can be accessed through this link.
For technical problems or questions about the BSOS SRI Supplemental Application, please contact Robyn Kotzker at rkotzker [at] umd [dot] edu
*select BSOS SRI in the drop-down menu
For questions or more information, please contact Ms. Kimberly Johnson at 301.405.1097 or bsossri [at] umd [dot] edu.