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2018 URSI Application for Vassar students

Welcome to the 2018 Undergraduate Research Summer Institute (URSI) student application. All Vassar students continuing in Fall 2018 are eligible to apply.

URSI is an immersive summer program in which Vassar students conduct original hands-on scientific research under the direction of a Vassar faculty mentor. Each summer, approximately 50 students and 30 faculty come together to participate in this program.

URSI will run for 9.5 weeks: May 30 - August 3, 2018. URSI student fellows will receive a $4,200 stipend for this full-time position.  On campus housing with a required meal plan that includes 2 meals per day will cost $25 per day. The final take home earnings should be around $2450 if students live on campus.  Students may choose to live off campus if they wish.

Prior to submitting an application, read the project descriptions to find projects that match your interests. Be sure to check the project descriptions for additional information on how each faculty member would like for you to indicate interest in their project. In the application, you will be asked to select up to three possible projects. You will only be considered for the projects you select.

You are required to submit several written responses below. The written responses are a crucial component of the application, so you are highly encouraged to prepare and edit your responses before filling out the rest of this application. Be sure to proofread and edit your responses. You can visit the Writing Center to get feedback on your drafts. When you complete the form below, you can cut and paste your responses into the appropriate fields. This technique will also help ensure that your responses are saved in the event of technical issues with the form.

All applications must be submitted by 5pm on March 9th. Please note that we are not using rolling admissions, so every application submitted by March 9th will be considered. In other words, there is no reason to rush to get your application submitted as soon as possible. Please make sure you take the time to carefully consider what you write on your application. All selected applicants will be notified of their status by email on April 3rd, 2018. Students who are offered a position must accept or decline by April 9th, 2018. If you have questions about URSI or the application process, email the URSI Coordinator, Susie Painter at supainter@vassar.edu.

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