RM-AMP Summer Research Initiative (SRI)
The Rocky Mountain Alliance for Minority Participation (RM-AMP) has developed the Summer Research Initiative (SRI) opportunity for students from both 2-year and 4-year institutions in order to integrate them into laboratories and research programs with direct mentor/professor supervision in both academic-year research, as well as summer research enrichment programs. As part of the SRI, students are provided housing (some programs require living on the participating campus) and a stipend. RM-AMP has established relationships with most of the existing Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs in Colorado and Wyoming, as well as additional programs. Please see the Summer Research Initiative Lab and REU Listing below for eligible programs.
Because the SRI is only available to RM-AMP eligible students, it is a significant opportunity not afforded to others, and should be treated as a privilege to be selected. All students involved in RM-AMP’s SRI agree to participate in follow-up surveys in order to establish the effectiveness of programming. Any product (poster, presentation paper or material) must credit RM-AMP and its funding source, the National Science Foundation (HRD 1619673).
- Applicants must meet RM-AMP participant eligibility requirements:
- Be enrolled at a RM-AMP campus, in an NSF approved STEM undergraduate degree program.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (green card holder)
- Self-identify as a historically underrepresented minority (African American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and Alaskan Native)
- Students who will graduate at the end of the Spring 2023 term are not eligible for this program.
- Minimum GPA of 2.75.
- Submission of unofficial transcript with application.
- SRI Required Submissions:
- Completion of one pre-experience survey.
- A photo of yourself in your research environment
- Summary of the results of your summer research (poster, presentation, report, etc.)
- One-page post-experience essay on what you gained from the experience and how the experience met (or didn’t meet) your expectations. Please comment on the quality of the peer relationships, opportunities for scientific discussions about the project and access to supervisors and mentors.
- Completion of two post-experience followup surveys.