Information for Students


Information for Students

How to get started

The first step in the application process is to ask a faculty member if they will mentor a summer research project. Many faculty have ongoing research projects and would welcome student participation, particularly from interested and motivated students in their classes. You may also have your own research idea that you want to pursue with a faculty member.

We recommend you establish contact with a potential DSSI mentor in the December-March time frame, although earlier is always better. Most DSSI students find mentors by simply asking their instructors. For more information on finding a DSSI mentor, contact the program director, Dr. Brianne Barker at or look at the Mentors and Projects Page.

Once you and your faculty mentor have discussed a mutually agreeable project, applying to the program is easy.

DSSI Application Summer 2022