Applications Being Accepted for the UM Scholars Program -- A Paid Mentored Summer Research Program


The University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State is provided funding for 11 student/faculty-mentored research experiences at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) for Summer 2020. Fifteen diverse projects are offered – see link for more details. Some projects may support two students, depending on response and interest. General Information: UM Scholars Program Website

The deadline for applications is 2/24/2020 MPower provides the funding for the program. UMB students receive $6,000 in three installments for the 400-hour project conducted over a ten-week period commencing on or about May 26, and ending on or about July 31. The specific dates and times are to be mutually defined and agreed upon by the student and mentor. Student payment arrangements are handled by the UMB Financial Services Office/Student Accounting. All UMB student projects and mentors are located in College Park, MD at UMCP. The work should be conducted at UMCP. Travel to and parking at UMCP is the responsibility of the student. Summer parking rates at UMCP are available to UMB students. At the end of the internship, UMB students should submit a 3-5 page “reflection”/white paper and possible oral presentation on their completed project by August 28. In addition, the student and mentor may be asked to complete evaluation materials on the experience. This is a competitive program. Applicants are not guaranteed a placement or an interview. All applicants should be in good academic standing and have completed one year at the School of Social Work. This information will be verified with your school before awarding a position in the program. Specific questions about the program should be directed to Adrianne Arthur, Director of Operations and Communications, UM Strategic Partnership, MPowering the State, aarthur@umaryland.edu; 410-706-5279

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