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Apply for 2017 Summer Scholars Program

Friday, January 13, 2017
The Summer Scholars Program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct funded independent research projects. Students should apply by March 3, 2017.
Jenny Skerker working on the CEE RV that measures air quality data in Boston.
2016 summer scholar Jenny Skerker checking air quality monitoring equipment on a Tufts RV in Boston.

The Summer Scholars program allows rising juniors and seniors to conduct funded independent research projects with a faculty mentor. Summer projects often culminate in a senior honors thesis. Applications for the summer of 2017 are due by 5:00 PM on March 3.

The 2016 summer scholars came from across Tufts schools, departments, and disciplines. The nine engineering majors who received funding spent the summer working with their faculty advisors and, during program support events organized by the Office of Undergraduate Education, rubbing shoulders with their peers from the School of Arts and Sciences. From automobile emissions to zwitterions, their summer research projects sought solutions to many of the biggest problems we face today.