STEM Summer Scholars Institute
The Indiana University STEM Summer Scholars Institute (STEM SSI) is an 8-week undergraduate research program designed to give motivated undergraduate students hands-on experience in graduate-level research.
We welcome applicants from IU, IUI, and Minority Serving Institution (MSI) partner institutions around the United States who are seriously considering joining a Ph.D. graduate program after completing their undergraduate degree.
Students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Learn more about the STEM SSI Program
The STEM SSI emphasizes direct laboratory experience. Students spend the majority of their time learning research techniques in the laboratory, attending lab meetings, interacting with members of other labs, and otherwise conducting themselves just as if they were in graduate school. Each student is mentored by a faculty mentor and solving real research problems in a research laboratory.
In addition to laboratory research, the program features:
- Competitive stipend and included travel
- On-campus housing
- Weekly research seminars and roundtable discussions
- Academic and career-planning workshops
- GRE and Graduate School application preparation
- Mock interviews
- Saturday social excursions
- Student poster symposium
Apply to the STEM SSI
The next STEM SSI is planned for June 2nd – July 27th, 2024.
Applications are now open for 2024!