UNC Charlotte’s Summer Program to Increase Diversity in Undergraduate Research

Announcing UNC Charlotte’s 2020’s Summer Program to Increase Diversity in Undergraduate Research (SPIDUR). We have had students from many of your campuses participate in the past and we hope to see more next year.

SPIDUR is an eight-week summer program for high-achieving students from underrepresented groups. This program will provide research experience and professional development training in their field of interest. These opportunities are not typically available in the undergraduate classroom. This learn-by-doing model places an emphasis on graduate education and allows the Scholars to put their experiential learning into practice, preparing them to excel in their future studies and research.

In addition to mentored research activities, scholars participate in weekly professional development training to build skills critical to professional success. Topics include: responsible conduct of research, developing a competitive research fellowship application, preparing an academic resume, professional communication tools, and a session on preparing for graduate school.

The program culminates with the Summer Research Symposia, where students participating in summer research programs on campus present their research results. The Summer Research Symposia is free and open to the public.

Summer scholars receive a stipend of $6000 for participation in the program and to cover housing expenses.

For more information, visit this Link: http://https://our.uncc.edu/programs/SPIDUR

Important Dates: Program Start Date: 06/09/2020 and End Date: 08/04/2020
Application Deadline: Friday, December 13.