CSRI biology research with Professor Tepper and students.

The Summer 2020 Institute has been canceled due to COVID-19.

Summer living-learning community

Fostering collaborative faculty-student research

Summer fun includes research

Yes, you read that right. It turns out, you can conduct a lot of research in eight weeks.

Every summer Cornell students conduct research with faculty. You can too. Work collaboratively with faculty on a research project during the summer. Connect with peers in your living-learning community (your residency fees are covered) and learn about their research. Conduct independent research in your area of interest.

In return, you'll earn a $2,500 stipend. Develop skills that CEOs and managers uniformly highlight as essential for college graduate employees. Apply what you're learning to real-world situations. Gain confidence in your field of study.

How to get involved

Contact faculty in the field of study you're interested in and ask them if they will collaborate with you on a research project. Try to do this as soon as possible during the academic year—in the fall would be best. They'll outline what your next steps will be.