University at Albany Summer Research Program (UASRP)

What is the Summer Research Program? 

The University at Albany Summer Research Program (UASRP) offers enriching and valuable research experiences to qualified, underrepresented undergraduate students. 

UASRP participants work under the direction and guidance of faculty members and researchers during an intensive, eight-week, residential program during UAlbany’s Summer Session. 

The institutions and agencies we partner with include but are not limited to: 

  • UAlbany's Cancer Research Center
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ Pharmaceutical Research Institute  
  • Albany Medical College 
  • New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center 
  • Albany Stratton VA Medical Center  

Students spends the summer working on a specific research assignment, while receiving hands-on training in academic research and scholarly writing. They also attend seminars, workshops, events and field trips. 

All students receive a stipend and a certificate of completion. Participants must reside on campus during the program; UASRP covers housing and meal plan costs for the entire length of the program.

Participants will be asked to present their research at the University of Buffalo Annual McNair Summer Research Conference and at select conferences during the academic year. 


UASRP Cohort


Who is eligible? 

Applicants must: 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
  • Be a rising sophomore or junior at any college or university 
  • Have a 2.7 GPA or higher 
  • Be economically disadvantaged or belong to one or more of the following underrepresented groups: 
    • African American
    • Hispanic/Latino
    • American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • Have a genuine interest in pursuing research and a graduate degree, particularly in a field related science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
Previous Participants' Colleges & Universities

You don’t need to be a UAlbany student to apply. Previous participants were students at the following institutions: 

  • American University  

  • Claflin University  

  • Cornell University  

  • CUNY  

  • Dillard University  

  • Florida A&M University 

  • Fordham University  

  • Lincoln University  

  • Long Island University  

  • Howard University  

  • Keane University  

  • Manhattanville College  

  • Mercy College  

  • Michigan State University 

  • Norfolk State College  

  • Onondaga Community College  

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

  • St. Lawrence University  

  • The College of St. Rose 

  • Siena College  

  • SUNY Genesee  

  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry  

  • SUNY New Paltz  

  • SUNY Old Westbury  

  • SUNY Plattsburgh  

  • SUNY Potsdam  

  • SUNY Purchase  

  • SUNY Stony Brook  

  • Syracuse University  

  • University of Bridgeport  

  • Union College  

  • University at Albany  

  • Westchester Community College 

How do I apply? 

Applications for Summer 2024 have closed.

Step 1: Complete the application form

Applicants must first submit a completed UASRP Application Form.

The application form will ask you for contact information, demographic information, academic information, a brief personal essay, your agreement to program requirements and your consent to release information for the faculty evaluations.

Step 2: Coordinate two faculty evaluations

The application requires evaluations from two faculty members who can judge the applicant's professional and academic promise.

Please ask both of your faculty evaluators to complete our Faculty Evaluation Form.

Step 3: Send us an official transcript

Applicants must submit official transcripts from their current university or college and, if applicable, from any other institution of higher education they have attended.

Please arrange for your Registrar's Office to send us your official academic transcript. Transcripts should be sent electronically to [email protected] or via mail:

Office of Access & Academic Enrichment
University Library, Room 94
1400 Washington Avenue 
Albany, New York 12222

If your institution's Registrar’s Office mails or gives the transcript directly to you, do not open the envelope. The transcript must arrive unopened to be considered official.

Note: UAlbany students are not required to submit an official transcript, unless they have attended another institution.

Step 4: Email us your résumé

Please email your résumé (PDF or Word Document) as an attachment to [email protected]. The subject line should read "UASRP Application."


Please contact Director Mayra E. Santiago