Have earned 30 or more credits by the end of the spring semester in which they apply;
Have a minimum GPA of 3.40 from University of Maryland (no exceptions will be made); and
Plan to return to Maryland as an enrolled student during the fall semester or studying abroad on an approved UMD program.
If you are a senior and will be graduating at the end of the spring semester, you may not apply for MSS.
Please note: Proposals for research involving travel to regions under US Department of State travel advisories of level 3 or higher will not be reviewed. Proposals involving travel to regions with travel advisories of 2 will be referred to the University's Director of International Risk Management for review and approval on a case-by-case basis. Please consult with the Travel Advisor website before beginning an application that involves foreign travel (Link to U.S. State Department Travel Advisories)
Devote 8-10 weeks (approximately 300 hours) of work during the summer to their research project.
Complete a concise research report;
Present a poster describing their work at Undergraduate Research Day in the spring following their summer award. Undergraduate Research Day usually takes place on the last Wednesday in April in the Stamp Student Union. If you are studying abroad during that semester or will have graduated in December, you are exempt from presenting at Undergraduate Research Day.