Summer Enrichment Opportunities
AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION RALPH BUNCHE SUMMER INSTITUTE (RBSI) · Funds an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting underrepresented groups or issues of tribal sovereignty and governance (apply in January of junior year).
BIG 10 ACADEMIC ALLIANCE SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (SROP) · Funds intensive research experiences with faculty mentors at Big 10 universities and enrichment activities (apply February of any year, especially sophomore or junior year).
FULBRIGHT UK SUMMER INSTITUTES · Funds three- and four-week programs to study in UK, including airfare, tuition and fees (apply in February of your first or second year).
HERTOG SUMMER FELLOWS PROGRAM · Provides two- to seven-week summer fellowship programs in theory and politics as part of the Political Studies and War Studies summer programs. Hertog Fellows study the pressing public policy issues of the day with an outstanding faculty in the heart of the nation's capital. The program is open to current undergraduates and recent alumni (apply February of sophomore, junior, or senior year, or as a recent alum).
HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIP · Funds a 5-week European summer program in human rights for students committed to minority rights and social justice with substantial leadership experience and an outstanding academic record (apply January of sophomore, junior, or senior year, or as a recent alum).
HUMANITY IN ACTION JOHN LEWIS FELLOWSHIP · Funds a four-week summer program at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights on diversity and civil rights in America for students with outstanding academic records who are committed to diversity and social justice and have significant leadership experience (apply January of sophomore, junior, or senior year, or as a recent alum).
INSTITUTE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS (IRT) SUMMER WORKSHOP · Funds a four-week workshop for college juniors and seniors who intend to pursue graduate study immediately upon completion of their undergraduate degree. Includes $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board. (Apply April of junior or senior year).
MOUNT VERNON LEADERSHIP FELLOWS PROGRAM · Provides a five-and-a-half week summer fellowship for a leadership and professional development program in Washington, DC and Mount Vernon, VA. Fellows will engage in a dynamic leadership education curriculum, interact with nationally recognized corporate, government, and military leaders in the nation’s capital, and discover how to change the world through self-reflection, exciting experiential activities, and a community service-focused capstone project (apply January of sophomore year).
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) · The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. Awards are typically available in most STEM fields, social and behavioral sciences, business, education, and ethics (apply in February or March of your freshman, sophomore and/or junior years).
PETIT SCHOLARS PROGRAM · Funds a year-long comprehensive research experience at Georgia Tech’s Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience for students with outstanding academic records and strong research potential (apply September of sophomore or junior year).
PUBLIC POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PPIA) SUMMER PROGRAM · Funds participation in PPIA’s seven-week Junior Summer Institute and provides financial support for graduate studies at member institutions (apply in November of junior year).
RANGEL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SUMMER PROGRAM · Funds participation in a six-week development program, including two summer courses at Howard University (apply in February of sophomore, junior or senior year).