UChicago Undergrads

UChicago undergraduates who wish to participate in the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods must register for a SISRM methodology course and participate in the 5-week Practice of Social Science Research Workshop series.

Interested students may also choose to apply for the paid Research Assistantship program.


The application has closed.

Detailed information about course tuition and summer assistance will be issued in an email to all students who apply for the Summer RA program.

More information about course registration for Summer 2022 will be available soon.

Students self-register for summer quarters through My.UChicago.edu. To register, you must first activate the Summer term. Follow these guidelines to do so.

If you have questions about summer financial aid, please visit this website.

How it Works
  1. Students select a course to take (all undergraduates who participate in the RA program are required to take one of the SISRM methodological courses) and then apply to the RA program.
  2. RA matches are made by SISRM.
  3. Students register for their SISRM course, participate in the Practice of Social Scientific Research, and pursue their summer RA project.
2022 Application Guidelines


Guidelines for undergraduates

  • Please select “UGrad SISRM” as your program Name
  • Header information: your full name, major, year in school


  • Candidate questions: 
    • Describe your interest in pursuing a research experience with a faculty mentor in the social sciences.
    • How does your current major and interests in that field influence your reasons for pursuing an RAship? If you have not yet declared a major, how do you anticipate that participation in SISRM will influence your future academic decisions?
    • Describe your previous experiences with faculty research (if any) and/or any existing skill set that you believe will be valuable in your role as a SISRM RA.
    • What do you hope to learn through this experience?

CV guidelines for undergraduates

  • Your CV should detail honors, awards, research, leadership/service, and other co- and extra-curricular activities you have pursued since beginning your undergraduate studies in the College. If you possess proficiency in a language other than English, please make note of it. Please do not include  details from high school—we’re interested in getting to know about you in this phase of your academic and professional development. You can find further guidance on developing a CV here: https://ccrf.uchicago.edu/national-fellowships/building-curriculum-vitae-cv.