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Conduct Summer Research

UChicago’s annual Summer Institute in Social Research Methods provides opportunities for undergraduates to work as paid part-time research assistants on an ongoing research project of a faculty member.
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The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) also provides summer research opportunities. Students at the University of Chicago may apply for posted summer internships and/or submit their own proposal.
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Participate in the Leadership Alliance

In partnership with the Leadership Alliance—a national consortium designed to increase participation of underrepresented minority groups in higher levels of education and research—UChicago offers a rigorous summer research experience for undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD.

Participants in the Alliance’s Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) conduct independent research projects for nine weeks under the guidance of a research mentor. Students also participate in research seminars and professional development workshops and present their research at a national conference.
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