Summer Program for Undergraduate Research – Personality Psychology

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

SPUR provides an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Participating students conduct hands-on research and research-related activities full-time for eight weeks, working closely with a social-personality psychology faculty mentor at the mentor’s university. The program allows students to participate in an active lab with a research focus that they would not otherwise be able to access.

Applicants must be graduating in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or Spring 2018 and ideally intending to apply to graduate school in social or personality psychology within one to two years. Up to ten students will be selected for the 2017 program, and each participant will receive a $3000 stipend to cover living expenses and up to $500 to cover travel to and from the summer research site. 

Interested applicants can learn more about the program or apply today.  Applicants will be asked to identify up to five potential faculty mentors from the list of current mentors. All materials, including a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at each applicant’s home institution, must be submitted by October 31, 2016.

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