CANR Summer Institute

The University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UD CANR) is offering summer research and education experiences to undergraduates (both UD and non-UD students) who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the agricultural, natural resource, or life sciences. During the 10-week Summer Institute, students will work closely with CANR researchers on projects that will provide “real-world” experiences in scientific careers. Participation in the Summer Institute is awarded through a competitive application process and freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are encouraged to apply. The Summer Institute seeks diversity among its participants and thus particularly encourages student applicants who are from groups that are underrepresented in the nation’s scientific workforce.

The 2018 Summer Institute will be held on the University of Delaware campus in Newark, Delaware from June 4 – August 10, 2018. Students will each receive a $4,000 stipend for personal and food expenses and can be reimbursed (up to $500) for round-trip travel to participate in the program. Additionally, housing and/or parking permit costs will be covered if students live in University residence halls or need to have a car on campus.

For more information, visit the Planned Activities page or contact Ms. Maria Pautler, CANR Summer Institute Program Coordinator at mpautler [at]

Apply by visiting the Application Process page.
The deadline was March 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST. The application period is currently closed.



Students participating in the 2018 Summer Institute were Nikhil Chari (University of California – Berkeley), Victoria Dortenzio (University of Delaware), Gisselle Garcia (University of Delaware), Susannah Halligan (University of Delaware), and Tynasia Milfort (St. Augustine’s University).

Read about their projects here.