Summer Research Institute

Research & Scholarship

A Remarkable Community of STEM Researchers

Every year, the Summer Research Institute facilitates funding and supportive programming for faculty-mentored student research at Barnard and Columbia University, as well as around New York City. Read details about the 2022 program here!

Research & Scholarship

2022 Program Details

Check out what's happening during this year's Summer Research Institute!

Distinctive Collaborations Between Students & Faculty

The Summer Research Institute (SRI) provides summer funding, subsidized campus housing for qualifying students, and supportive programming for students conducting STEM research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

SRI provides a common experience for students, providing training and opportunities to build skills, along with faculty lectures, alumnae panel discussions, social events, and more. The summer concludes with a capstone Poster Session, where students present the progress of their research.

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Eligibility & Requirements

Students who identify a STEM mentor to conduct research in the summer are eligible to receive participate in the SRI cohort.

Research & Scholarship

Finding a Faculty Mentor

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SRI by the Numbers


Students have been admitted to the 2021 cohort of SRI!


Percentage of students who participated in SRI from 2015-17, who subsequently enrolled in graduate school.


Dollars committed each summer to SRI to support student research.