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  • 2017 Summer Research Program
    (School of Science - SRP)

    May 22, 2017 – August 11, 2017 *

    The Monmouth University School of Science - SRP is a 12-week research experience for students to work on collaborative research projects under the supervision of School of Science faculty and staff.

    The Application Date for the 2017 SRP closed on March 1


    IMPORTANT UPDATE TO APPLICATION: If you have already applied, Letters of Recommendation may still be sent to Deadline is Monday, March 6.

    Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 1, 2017

    Program Highlights for Students

    • Employment as a paid student researcher for the summer 
    • Potential to earn college credits for research experience
    • Opportunity to be a researcher in a student-faculty collaborative research team
    • Gain research experience that is invaluable for future employment in industry and for entry into graduate and professional school programs
    • Weekly lunches and social events for students to interact with other student researchers and faculty members
    • Present research at an informal symposium
    • Seminars on topics such as career development, science ethics, and graduate school

    * Flexible starting and ending dates are available.


    The program is open to undergraduate or M.S.-level graduate students. A limited number of openings are available for selected high school students and incoming first-year students at Monmouth University. Priority acceptance is given to Monmouth University students.

    Most faculty research mentors who will work with high school students will be accepting rising seniors only.  The Faculty Research Mentor page will be updated by January 30, 2017 and will include a brief biology of the mentor, academic department and 2017 SRP research project title and description.

    PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the Summer Research Program are reviewed on a competitive basis. For the 2015 program, approximately 30% of applicants were accepted to participate.

    Research Projects

    School of Science-SRP participants will have the opportunity to carry out exciting original research in the following areas:

    • Biology—cell biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, ecology, marine and environmental biology, reproductive biology
    • Chemistry and Physics—organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, computational chemistry, geophysics, and nanotechnology
    • Computer Science—computer networks, databases, cyber security, artificial intelligence, programming
    • Mathematics—statistical applications of mathematics
    • Software Engineering—software systems planning, design, and development, human-computer interaction, and robot control
    • Urban Coast Institute—watershed management, coastal ecosystems, coastal law and policy, and other areas

    The Application Process

    Summer Research Program applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2017.  Letters of recommendation should be emailed to  No late applications will be accepted. Applicants who successfully submit their application by the deadline will be notified during the second week of April regarding their acceptance into the program. Please see the Summer at Monmouth web site for more information regarding campus housing and applying and registering for summer courses (if you are working in the SRP for credit).

    For More Information

    If you have any questions about the Summer Research Program or the application process, please see our SRP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, or contact us at if you have further questions.

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