Research and Internship Programs for Beloit Students

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

Sustainability Fellows

https://www.beloit.edu/sustainability/pathways/sust_fellows/

Timing: Eight weeks in June and July
Description: The Beloit College Sustainability Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to contribute their expertise to a campus- or community-based sustainability project and earn one unit of academic credit. This eight-week summer program offers internships and applied research experiences for Beloit College students to engage in sustainability-related activities on campus and in the local community. Each student will work at one site under the mentorship of a faculty member. In addition to working full-time at their placement sites, students will participate in a weekly Sustainability Seminar and a weekly community-based learning workshop.
Eligibility: Current Beloit College students
Program Director: Yaffa Grossman
Stipend: Yes
Room and Board: Provided
Deadline:See https://www.beloit.edu/sustainability/pathways/sust_fellows/

Sanger Research Scholars

https://www.beloit.edu/grants/Internal_Funding/sanger/

Timing: Eight weeks in June and July
Description: The Sanger Summer Research Program 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.
Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors at Beloit College; graduated students are not eligible for program
Program Director: Yaffa Grossman
Stipend: Yes
Room and Board: Provided
Deadline: See https://www.beloit.edu/grants/Internal_Funding/sanger/

Summer Science Scholars

https://www.beloit.edu/sciences/summer_research/

Timing: Many are eight weeks in June and July, others are shorter
Description: Opportunities are available 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.
Eligibility: Current Beloit College students
Program DirectorsSue Swanson (Geology) or Ted Gries (Chemistry/Biochemistry)
Stipend: Yes
Room and Board: Provided
Deadline: See https://www.beloit.edu/sciences/summer_research/

McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute

https://www.beloit.edu/oadi/mcnair/

Timing: Six weeks in June and July
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.  
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

https://www.beloit.edu/duffy/summer/

Timing: Variable based on community organization
Description: Students are selected each year 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.
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