Summer Research Program

Apply for the 2024 Summer Research Program!

Application deadline EXTENDED to 11pm on February 16, 2024.

APPLICATION SITE OPENS: Monday, January 22, 2024

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11 PM Eastern Time (FIRM)



Summer Research Poster Session: Thursday, JULY 25, 2024 (all students are expected to participate in the poster session)

8.5-week Research program: Thursday, May 30 - Friday, July 26, 2024




When will Summer Research start?

Summer Research 2024 will run from May 30 - July 26.

The program will start at 9AM (Eastern) on Thursday, May 30 and end at 5PM (Eastern) on Friday, July 26. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

Will the program be a hybrid model (in-person and remote)?

No. We are not offering a hybrid model this year. The program will be held on-campus, in person. Housing will be made available for students to stay on campus.

I am required to stay in campus housing this summer?

Students participating in the Summer Research Program are not required to live on campus. If you choose to live on campus, your housing costs will be covered by the program. If you choose to live off campus, you will be able to do so at your own expense (i.e. you will not receive a waiver). The resident halls for summer housing this year are Cazenove and Pomeroy Halls.

If I live on campus, am I required to participate in a meal plan for the summer?

Yes, you are required to participate in the meal plan this summer if you live on campus. Students are asked to pay $1025 for thier portion of the meal plan.

What projects are available?

Project descriptions can be found at this link.

How do I apply?

Detailed instructions on the application process can be found here.

Can I take a summer class if I'm participating in summer research?

No. Summer research participation is a full-time commitment, and you will need to be available to work during hours that work for your entire research group. Therefore, you will need to commit (honor code) to participating only in summer research if you apply. This applies to courses offered at Wellesley or at other institutions. The exception is the Quantitative Analysis Institute Program.

Can I take another job while participating in summer research?

No. Because summer research is a compensated program, you cannot take another job while doing summer research.

Can I participate in the Quantitative Analysis Institute Summer Program 2024 while participating in the program?

Yes. You can participate in the Quantitative Analysis Institute Summer Program. If you are interested in participating in this course, speak with your faculty supervisor. Please contact Cassey Pattanayak at for more information about the course.