Summer Research & Innovation Program

The deadline to apply for the Summer Research & Innovation Program is Monday, November 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM (midnight).
Applications for Summer 2024 is now open!

About the Summer Research & Innovation Program

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) offers the Summer Research & Innovation Program (SRIP) with opportunities in a wide variety of fields that are open to rising NCSSM seniors in both the residential and online programs.  These programs are offered at no cost to students and are hosted on NCSSM-Durham and NCSSM-Morganton campuses each summer. Participation is by application and includes housing, academic instruction, student life instruction, and program administration at no cost to students and families. 

The objective of the program is to combine the freedom of full summer days with the resources for each student to engage as a thinker, maker, doer in an independent or ongoing project. The aim is to empower students to gain valuable experiences in research, design, and entrepreneurship. While students may be working on a vast array of different research and innovation projects across a wide range of experiences, every program within SRIP focuses on building core skills that will last the students a lifetime: independence, critical thinking and scholarly risk-taking.   The program culminates with student presentations communicating not only their discoveries from their project, but also to demonstrate the development and growth that is an integral part of the experience.

Contact: Directors of Mentorship and Research

Durham Campus

Partnering with research scholars and
professionals at research universities,
companies, and nonprofit agencies in
RTP and the Triangle

Morganton Campus

Partnering with research scholars and
professionals at research universities,
companies, and nonprofit agencies in
Western North Carolina

Apply to the Summer Research & Innovation (SRIP) and Mentorship Programs! 

Durham-Hosted SRIP/Mentorship Fair

Attend virtual drop-in interest meetings on Zoom to chat with instructors and past/currents students about their opportunities! 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 (4:00 - 5:00 PM)

Morganton Research, Innovation & Design Fair

Attend this in-person event at NCSSM Morganton at the Academic Commons to chat with instructors and past/currents students about their opportunities! More details coming soon.

 Saturday, October 21, 2023 (3:00 - 4:30 PM)

Programs Available for the Summer Research & Innovation Program 2025

Durham-hosted SRIP 
Morganton-hosted SRIP 
(In Draft) Announcing SRIP/Mentorship 2024 Presentation_Class of 2025
Durham Opportunity Catalog
In Process: Opportunities Catalog for Durham-hosted SRIP/Mentorship Programs (Class of 2025)
Morganton Opportunity Catalog
NCSSM-Morganton Mentorship & SRIP Opportunity Catalog 2024-2025.pdf

Important Dates for Students

Sunday, October 15, 2023 (7:00 - 8:00 PM)

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 (4:00 - 5:00 PM)

Saturday, October 21, 2023 (3:00 - 4:30 PM)

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Monday, November 6, 2023 (11:59 PM, midnight)

December, 20, 2023

Announcing SRIP/Mentorship Opportunities for 2024 (Recording)

Durham-Hosted SRIP/Mentorship Fair (Virtual; Link to image with Zoom links, recordings in Opportunity Catalog)

Morganton-Hosted Research/Innovation/Design Fair (In person, details coming soon)

*Application opens for SRIP/Mentorship (single application process for all SRIP/Mentorship)

*Application closes for SRIP/Mentorship (single application process for all SRIP/Mentorship)

Acceptance Notifications for SRIP/Mentorship Sent to Students 

NCSSM provides the following at no cost:

Students & families are expected to cover:

To request assistance with summer food costs: