STEM Project Pathway

Novel and investigative research projects in a faculty-led lab or in the field

Award Process

Mentor with two scholars

Many faculty members in these departments are actively engaged in field and lab-based projects that involve students in immersive research every summer. Students who are interested in doing research in the STEM fields are encouraged to explore the different projects that Faculty Mentors in your department are currently working on.

Disciplines Include

Each of these departments typically has at least one position available each summer, and often multiple positions are available.

Most departments expect students to participate in a faculty-organized project, but some also provide opportunities for students to develop their own projects with faculty oversight.

If you are interested in participating in a research project during the summer, be sure to consult the department's website for detailed information on which faculty are available to mentor summer projects. On the application, you will be invited to identify the faculty member or project you would like to work on. A committee composed of faculty in the relevant STEM department reviews applications and makes recommendations regarding award recipients.

Funding Sources for STEM Projects

Many positions are available to students regardless of financial need. The positions available through the H&S Summer Scholars Program include research projects supported by:

  • The H&S Science Research Fund
  • External grants awarded to IC Faculty through the NSF, NIH, or other agencies or foundations
  • Specific department-based scholarships
  • Ithaca College Dana Internship Program (for financial aid eligible students)

In order to receive consideration for a Dana Internship or other award requiring financial aid eligibility, you must have your FAFSA on file with Student Financial Services by February 15.


Please review the Program Expectations and Eligibility Requirements on Information for Students before submitting your application.  

All students apply to the H&S Summer Scholars Program via this online application form. You must log in with your IC netpass to access the form. You may start your application, save it, and return to keep working on it, before you submit it.

A template of this year's application form for you to review in advance is available here.  

Applications are now open!

file-outline Template for STEM Pathway Scholar appllication - 2024_scholar_app_stem.pdf (182.01 KB)

This document is a PDF version of the application. Do not submit this template - use the application link to the live form to submit.

Deadlines 2024
Application Opens November 13, 2023 
Application Deadline

February 28, 2024 (Applications closed)

Awards Announced By April 12, 2024
Confirmation of Participation April 19, 2024
Program Dates May 29 - July 26, 2024