Each summer, the program brings a cohort of 20 undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) from colleges and universities in the U.S. to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus for an intensive, ten-week research experience.
Expectations of selected students
- Develop a 20-page research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor
- Meeting at least 3times a week with faculty mentors
- Attend weekly 3-hour seminars where they will present and discuss their research
- Get instructions on preparing for the GRE
- Attend biweekly writing and communication skills workshops
- Attend weekly graduate professional skills workshop
- Attend other informative workshops, social events and a 2-day academic conference
- Receive a stipend of $3500 (in the case of students holding Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowships, they receive their summer stipend from their home institutions)
- Receive reallowance for meals of $1450
- Get a travel allowance up to $500
- Free on-campus housing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Applying to MURAP
- Deadline: February 4, 2011
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Applicants must have completed at least 4 semesters of undergraduate study
- Must have at least 1 semester of undergraduate work remaining when they enter MURAP.
- In completing the statement of research interests included in the application, students must demonstrate clearly their fit with and suitability for the program given MURAP's mission and selection criteria.
Rising seniors applying to MURAP should consider applying simultaneously to the Associate Program of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), since—if selected—participants will receive valuable help and counseling during the graduate school application process. For more information consult http://www.andover.edu/irt.