Science Research Initiative (SRI) Application

The Science Research Initiative (SRI) program offers all new and transfer students with College of Science majors the opportunity to participate in scientific research with U scientists. The SRI will jumpstart your path of academic success, and give you needed skills to prepare for an internship or a career – whether that’s in a research lab, an office, or one of the many other opportunities open to our graduates. Learn more at

SRI Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have questions, please email Laura Rupert (

Apply now for consideration!

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your reason for applying to the Science Research Initiative?
  2. To what extent do you think you will pursue a science-related career?
  3. What type of research are you interested in?
  4. How did you learn about the Science Research Initiative?
  5. We are collecting some general information to evaluate the success of the Science Research Initiative. The following question is optional: What is the highest level of your parent's or guardian's education?
  6. Will you be participating in any of the following program(s)?
  7. Are you part of the Earth & Environmental Science (EES) degree? Please note this is different than the ENVST degree.
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