Participating Academic Disciplines
Subject to the availability of space and faculty time, all of the science, math, and engineering academic departments and programs participate as training ground for students. Participating departments/programs include biology; chemistry/biochemistry; mathematics; physics; experimental psychology; chemical, civil, electrical, geological, and mechanical engineering; computer science; medicinal chemistry; pharmacology; pharmacognosy; and pharmaceutics. To learn more about research in various academic disciplines, visit The University of Mississippi Web site at and click on research or academic programs.

Oxford and The University of Mississippi
The University is located in the charming town of Oxford, which is often listed as one of the top college towns in the USA. The town and University offer a friendly, nurturing environment for study. The research facilities at the University are excellent and include the National Center for Physical Acoustics, the National Center for Natural Products Research, the Center for Water and Wetlands Research, the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research, plus well-equipped laboratories in the various participating academic

The Summer Research Institue for Undergraduates is an eight- to 10-week research program.
Scholars will enroll in the Introduction to Graduate Research course, which will be available only during first summer session, and they may enroll for additional research or lecture courses at their own expense.

Housing and Meals
Housing is available in residence halls on the University campus. A modified meal plan is also available at the regular summer rate.

Enrollment in the Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates is limited. Applications should be submitted by March 1 to ensure consideration.

If you are an entering graduate student, please contact your academic department for positions available in your particular field. Express to the department your interest in our Graduate Summer Bridge Program.

Applicants Must Provide:

  • A completed SRIU application                                     SRIU Application
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty                 Recommendation Letter
  • An official transcript
  • A current resume'
  • A detailed personal statement
  • Complete an University of Mississippi admission application

PREVIOUS Participating Institutions

  • Albany State University
  • Alcorn State University
  • Coppin State University
  • Delta State University
  • Dillard University
  • Jackson State University
  • Lambuth University
  • LeMoyne-Owen
  • Mississippi State University
  • Alcorn State Universitysdssd
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Mississippi University for Women
  • Rust College
  • Spelman College
  • Tennessee State University
  • The University of Mississippi
  • Pamona College
  • The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Tougaloo College
  • Tulane University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • The University of the South
  • The University of the Virgin Islands
  • Xavier University

For More Information
If you are a college undergraduate interested in the Summer Research Institute and in financial support, please write to or e-mail us (addresses below). It is important that you indicate your academic status and area of interest so that we can direct your request to the appropriate program director.

Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates
The University of Mississippi
217 Vardaman
P.O. Box 338
University, MS 38677-0338
phone: 662-915-1211