Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)


About This Program

The SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) was created to provide an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic groups. Participating students conduct research and research-related activities full-time for 8 weeks.

Students interested in pursuing certain types of research within social and personality psychology may be studying at an institution without the resources specific to that research area.  For example, a student interested in social neuroscience may not have access to imaging or EEG facilities. Others might simply be interested in working with an expert on a particular topic. Students will receive a $3000 stipend to cover living expenses and up to $500 to cover travel to and from the summer research site. The host lab will receive $500 which may be used to offset costs for incidental expenses, graduate mentor stipend, etc.

The under-representation of ethnic minorities in social psychology limits the range of voices represented within our science. This program is designed to provide an opportunity for such students to work in an active lab in an area they do not have access to.


Prospective Student Information

Prospective  Mentor Information

How to Apply

Applications for the summer of 2018 will be accepted from October 1, 2017 to November 10, 2017.