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Research and Internship Programs for Beloit Students

There are multiple on-campus summer research and community-engagement programs.

Sanger Research Scholars

Description: The Sanger Summer Research Program is an eight-week summer program open to returning students in all disciplines. Students work collaboratively with a faculty mentor on an original research project in their interest area and participate in weekly seminars. At the conclusion of the program, the research fellows present their project in a formal paper at the summer symposium.

Summer Science Scholars

Description: Opportunities are available for Summer Science Scholars in astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, and mathematics.  Many projects will accept more than one student, so you will work on a team of researchers.  In addition to conducting research with a faculty mentor, you will also participate in activities with other student researchers that aim to strengthen your professional skills as a scientist.

McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute

Description: The McNair Scholars Program is a federally funded program (one of the TRIO Programs funded by the Department of Education) mandated by Congress. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students in doctoral degree programs who are low-income and first-generation undergraduates or students who come from groups underrepresented in graduate education.  

  • Timing: Six weeks in June and July
  • Eligibility: Full-time Beloit College students who are first generation college students who meet federal low-income guidelines and/or are members of an underrepresented group in graduate education.  Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, have junior standing in the fall of the next academic year with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Student must also possess a strong desire to pursue a doctoral degree.
  • Program Director: Atiera Coleman
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Room and Board:  Provided for summer program
  • Deadline:  December 1 each year (Deadline for application to 2-year McNair Scholars program)

Summer Duffy Student Researchers

Description: Students are selected each year as Summer Duffy Student Researchers to implement and analyze summer research which builds on their previous academic and field work with the program. Faculty work closely with students, and the research is designed in conjunction with the field site and supervisors to benefit the community.

  • Timing: Variable based on community organization
  • Eligibility: Beloit College students who have completed 2 semesters of the Duffy Community Partnerships
  • Program Director: Carol Wickersham
  • Stipend: Yes
  • Room and Board: Provided

Additional Resources

For off-campus summer research programs and internships, visit the Liberal Arts in Practice Center's website