Summer Research Institute



The Summer Research Institute (SRI) offers you an outstanding opportunity to learn how to conduct research, enjoy your summer, and prepare for graduate studies at The University of Arizona (UA), a highly-ranked Research Extensive (Research I) Land Grant institution with a large multicultural student body and over 200 graduate programs in a myriad of fields. The program, fully sponsored by the University of Arizona, has been in existence for 20 years. Over 75% of participants have gone on to graduate, medical, law and other post-baccalaureate programs, both at The University of Arizona and at other prestigious universities.  Many have already obtained a graduate or professional degree. The purpose of SRI is:

  • To provide you with the opportunity to work with faculty on a research project.
  • To give you an understanding of the approaches, issues, and research methodologies in your chosen field.
  • To encourage you to consider advanced study in the discipline of your choice at the University of Arizona.
  • To prepare you to be competitive in the graduate application process and beyond.
  • To enhance leadership skills through personal development workshops and interaction with peers.

I am glad I was given the chance to participate; it truly changed my life and opened doors for me.