Science Research Mentoring Program
The Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) offers high school students a one year research opportunity with a Museum scientist.
Please note: the Science Research Mentoring Program is new and improved! Interested students familiar with the old program should read the following carefully to learn how to apply.
Students interested in a mentorship with a museum scientist must take three After School Program Research courses in 10th or 11th grade to qualify. These courses prepare students for the mentorship. To be accepted into the Science Research courses, students must submit a transcript for review, or complete qualifying Exploratory courses. The Science Research courses are offered free of charge. Beginning this year, students have the opportunity for focused experiences in conservation sciences, including new courses, field trips, mentored research, and participation in meetings and other events with a wide range of conservation professionals.
Qualified students may apply to SRMP for a year of mentorship in spring 2013, to begin work with a scientist in fall 2013.
We are now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 year of the Science Research Mentoring Program. Please download the application below and follow instructions on how to apply. The deadline is April 3, 2013.
Participants in the mentorship program, SRMP, will also take part in a mandatory laboratory skills course in the summer of 2013 and advisory sessions throughout the year.
Benefits of SRMP:
Students may conduct research in different Museum departments. To learn more about these departments, their scientists and research, and the prerequisites, see below.
The Science Research Mentoring Programs are supported by
the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-0833537,
and by NASA under grant award NNX09AL36G.
Additional support for this program is provided by
the Pinkerton Foundation,
the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation,
the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation,
the Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.,
the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation,
and the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation.
Complimentary test preparation and college admissions
support for program participants is generously provided by