Applications for Summer Fellows Research Program Due April 7

March 27, 2023

Undergraduate students at St. John Fisher University looking for opportunities to engage in faculty-mentored research projects are invited to apply for the Summer Fellows Research Program.

A student conducts research in a lab.

A 10-week program that runs from June to August, Summer Fellows are given the creativity and freedom to design projects or explore special topics in their chosen field of study. Applicants can propose their own project in consultation with a faculty mentor or choose from one of the special projects listed on the main summer research page.

Fellows will engage in an intensive summer research experience mentored by a full-time Fisher faculty member; practice goal-setting and critical self-reflection through research; and communicate research findings to peers and a broader community of scholars on and off the Fisher campus.

Student researchers and mentors will attend a kick-off orientation meeting at the start of the program and participate in a series of “coffee talks,” or informal gatherings where participants share their successes and challenges through the duration of the program. Students will receive support in résumé building, communicating research, publishing in undergraduate journals, and more.

The program is open to current rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who will be continuing their study as a full-time Fisher student in the fall 2023 semester and in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher). Students will have access to on-campus housing, and tuition waivers or a summer stipend of up to $4,970 are also available. In addition, participants can request up to $450 for research supplies or project-related expenses.

Applications are open until Friday, April 7; awards will be announced on Friday, April 28, the last day of classes. Step-by-step instructions on how to apply can be found on the Summer Fellows Research page. For questions, email Dr. Kristin Picardo at