Eligible undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:
- be enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university
- attend a school other than UVA (We encourage UVA students interested in EP-ADS and Ed Policy to contact us about other opportunities to get involved in education research.)
- be in their junior year at the time of application (with 2 semesters or less to complete after Summer 2013)
- have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average
- show interest and promise in doctoral study in EP-ADS and Ed Policy
- have background and qualifications consistent with that aspiration (coursework in quantitative areas such as math, statistics, and science courses will be helpful, as well as coursework and experience with topics related to your research interests)
- be willing to make a full-time commitment to the program during the entire 8-week summer session (arrive in Charlottesville 6/4/13 and depart 7/31/13)
- be a member of a group that is underrepresented in the field of education research, including racial and ethnic minorities, low-income and first-generation college students
- have strong quantitative skills as evidenced by coursework and grades in math, statistics and science courses
- Due to the nature of our funding applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States
- All application materials must be received on or before February 1, 2013. Please submit the following documents to the address below:
- Application form
- Current résumé/CV
- Official transcripts in sealed envelopes from all colleges/universities you have attended
- Two recommendations from professors, instructors, or research mentors – see Application Packet for recommendation form; please give your recommenders envelopes with the address below so they can send or email them directly to us
- Personal statement (see below)
The EP-ADS Summer Undergraduate Research Program is intended to help students from diverse backgrounds learn about and prepare for graduate study in Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science. This program is especially for students from groups that are underrepresented in education research including racial and ethnic minorities, low-income and first-generation college students. Your personal statement is your opportunity to explain why you want to participate in this program.
On a separate sheet of paper, write a personal statement of two pages or less (double-spaced, 12-point font) including a discussion of the following:
- Your research interests, academic aspirations, career goals
- Your previous research experience(s)
- Personal background, experiences, and characteristics that will enable you to complete a rigorous research program
- How the EP-ADS Summer Undergraduate Research Program will help you meet your goals
Please include a statement on why your participation will contribute to the diversity of the EP-ADS Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Send all materials:
By regular mail:
Curry School of Education
University of Virginia
405 Emmet Street South
Charlottesville, VA 22904
We will email you when your application is complete but you are also welcome to contact us to confirm receipt of application materials.
You will be notified of admissions decisions in March.
Questions? Please contact Denise Strickland at CurrySURP@virginia.edu