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Summer Research Opportunities

College of Sciences & Mathematics

To fully realize the benefits of classroom learning and cultivate the critical and creative thinking skills required in today's rapidly evolving world, hands-on experiences like faculty-mentored research projects are crucial.

The College of Sciences & Mathematics at Belmont University recognizes this and provides students with opportunities to participate in these projects. These experiences not only enrich students' knowledge and broaden their perspectives, but also help them make informed decisions about their career paths and make them more competitive in the job market and for professional and graduate programs.

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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Sciences (SURFS)

The College of Sciences & Mathematics at Belmont University provides a unique and unparalleled summer experience for students of all levels. Our intensive 6-week research project program offers hands-on experience working with a dedicated research team, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and expert faculty mentors.

Not only will participants receive first-hand exposure to the rigors and rewards of research, they will also have the opportunity to connect with other researchers and expand their knowledge. To support their summer experience, eligible students can apply for a stipend and housing.

Embark on a journey of discovery and growth with the College of Sciences & Mathematics Summer Research Program.

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Summer Scholar Communities

The Summer Scholar Communities Program is a unique and immersive experience that combines the best of both worlds - structured coursework and hands-on research. Students will spend 8 - 10 weeks working on a faculty-led research project, dedicating 16 - 18 hours each week to their work alongside a team of peers and expert faculty mentors.

This program distinguishes itself from traditional undergraduate research programs by providing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange through regular joint meetings. In these meetings, students and faculty from diverse fields can come together to share their research findings, learn from each other and expand their perspectives.

Join the Summer Scholar Communities Program for an unforgettable summer of discovery and growth.

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Research Scholarships

Belmont University's College of Sciences & Mathematics provides students with a unique opportunity to delve into research, either as a new initiative with a faculty mentor or as a continuation of previous research efforts. Undergraduates enrolled in 16 credit hours are eligible to receive a scholarship to cover the cost of an additional credit hour, dedicated solely to research. This provides students with the resources and support to delve into their research projects, gain valuable experience and knowledge and further their academic and career goals. Don't miss this opportunity to launch or continue your research journey with Belmont University's College of Sciences & Mathematics Research Scholarship Program.