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 and across the country.

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.

The application form for the 2021 Summer Research Institute is now open and available here. The deadline for submission is March 19 at noon Eastern

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Research & Scholarship

2021 Program Calendar

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

Eligibility & Requirements

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

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Finding a Faculty Mentor

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SRI by the Numbers


Students participated in funded, faculty-mentored STEM research in 2019


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.