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Summer Research Scholars Program Information

scholar willow researchCornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in one of four disciplines including;

Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.  Many of our basic research projects have a translational alignment with practical problem solving applications for the agricultural community. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to plan and conduct experiments, evaluate data, communicate results, and learn about opportunities in agricultural and food research.


  • Nine week internships in conducting research in a faculty program at the Experiment Station
  • Gain research experience and learn about the research conducted on the Geneva campus
  • Additional programs and trips will be offered
  • Benefits include housing, assistance with transportation costs, and a $4,500 stipend
  • Starts on May 31, 2017 (May 30 for travel) and runs through July 28, 2017 (July 29 for travel)


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be 18 years of age by May 30, 2017
  • Must have completed two, and preferably three, years of college level study in one of the life sciences by June 2017

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The Scholar will have the opportunity to participate in other career-related activities including trips to farms, orchards, and vineyards in the area.  Other touring opportunities will also be available, for example weekend trips to Niagara Falls, the Eastman (Kodak) House, Corning Museum of Glass, hiking in the Finger Lakes region, etc.