Committed to the principle of funding students who can successfully find a research mentor.
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, 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. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 10 weeks of research. Any missed time must be discussed in advance with the faculty mentor, to determine whether this will be made up in missed pay or additional work in the lab. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
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.