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The Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) is an 8 to 10 week, immersive program for Vassar science students to engage in cutting-edge research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Approximately 60 students team up with over 30 faculty to explore an array of topics spanning the sciences. URSI students also participate in a wide variety of scientific workshops and social activities. In early Fall, URSI students and faculty come together with the wider community to present their research at the URSI Symposium.

URSI students have gone on to present their research at regional and national meetings, and have published their work in a variety of publications, including top-tier scientific journals. All current Vassar students who will be continuing their studies during the semester following the URSI summer period are eligible to apply. Students are provided a stipend to support their participation in the program. Students who are members of groups historically underrepresented or underserved in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Schedule Highlights

FriJan 24
Faculty proposals due by 5pm
FriFeb 21
Student application opens
FriMar 6
Student application closes at 11:59pm

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URSI 2020 will run from May 27 to July 31.  Student application opens Feb 21, 2020.  Only full-time Vassar students are eligible to apply.