Summer Research Program
In the Illinois Computer Science Summer Research Program (SRP), students work with Illinois faculty mentors and graduate students over the summer to get an introduction to computer science research. This is an outstanding opportunity for aspiring scientists and faculty to learn from leading experts in computer science.
The Illinois CS SRP includes an end-of-summer research symposium for participants to show off their work, as well as weekly seminars covering research skills, presentation skills, information about graduate school, and how to apply for graduate studies.
The University of Illinois is one of the nation’s leading public land-grant universities, home to a top-5 CS graduate program with a rich history in computing and the nation’s premier academic supercomputer, Blue Waters.
SRP Important Information
Learn more about program dates, format, and funding for the undergraduate summer research program.
The SRP will take place from May 30-August 4, 2023.
The SRP will take place in a hybrid format with both in-person and online offerings.
Funding, including rate of pay and number of hours of work, is determined on an individual basis between the participant and faculty research mentor after the student has been accepted to the program and matched with a faculty mentor.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
- Name and contact information of one professional reference. This professional reference should be someone who can speak to your academic and/or research skills. This person does not need to be a CS professor.
- Current CV or Resume
- Personal Statement: a 300-500 word statement of interest describing your personal goals and how you believe this research experience could help you achieve those goals.
- Research Statement: describe any prior research experiences you may have had (not required) and what topics you would like to research this summer.
- A brief 150-word bio describing your academic and research background
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