Administered through UNLV’s Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO), the Summer Research Institute (SRI) offers eligible undergraduates in UNLV’s Title III AANAPISI (Part A), Title III AANAPISI (Part F), NSF LSAMP, and TRiO McNair Scholars Institute projects the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The SRI program--which occurs over 10 weeks each summer--provides students with faculty-supervised opportunities to be authors of or contributors to potentially publishable, original research in their specific disciplines.

SRI Participant Expectations

All SRI participants are required to:

  1. Attend training activities and complete assignments in the SRI Program Handbook;
  2. Complete a full manuscript detailing the research conducted during the SRI. The manuscript must be approved by the student’s faculty mentor and will be published in the AANAPISI, LSAMP, and McNair Research Journal (non peer-reviewed); and
  3. Prepare a research poster to be presented at the next CAEO Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Each SRI participant who satisfactorily completes the above requirements by CAEO-established deadlines receives a stipend of $2,700.

SRI Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for consideration to participate in the SRI, applicants must:

  • Be active participants in UNLV’s Title III AANAPISI, NSF LSAMP, or TRiO McNair project;
  • Have a cumulative postsecondary grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and
  • Be upperclassmen prior to start of SRI.*
    *Note: NSF LSAMP and Title III AANAPISI sophomores who are exceptionally well-prepared to conduct undergraduate research are also eligible.

SRI Application Process

Persons who wish to be considered for participation in SRI must submit a:

  1. Completed SRI Application Form, signed by the student;
  2. Completed SRI Research Agreement Form, signed by both the faculty mentor and the student;
  3. Two-page, double-spaced essay describes the research project that the student will conduct during SRI, specifies the mentor who will supervise the project, and explains how completion of the project will help the student achieve his or her academic goals; and
  4. One letter of recommendation from an appropriate UNLV faculty/staff member.

The deadline for submitting application materials for the next SSRE is April 15, 2019. Application materials can be submitted to Matthew Della Sala ( or to the front desk of SSC-A 301.