Applications for the 2020 RISS are closed.

Review the Essential Application Information: 

  • Applications were accepted through January 15, 2020, at 5 PM EST at
  • RISS 2020 Program dates are May 27 to August 7
  • Funding and support are available for both U.S. and international students
  • RISS 2020 Flyer
  • Recent research projects can be explored here.
  • The RISS application includes the following pieces: a resume, transcripts, recommendations, and statement of purpose

Prepare to Apply for 2021:

  1. Explore the RISS Research Showcase
  2. Learn About RISS Potential Mentors
  3. Preparing Your Application Materials – Some Extra Resources:
    1. RISS alumni have flagged this resource as helpful in writing strong statements of purpose:
    2. Handouts and videos about writing and preparing statements can be found here:
    3. The CMU Career & Professional Development Center has helpful websites and links about resumes
  4. Attend a RISS Virtual Information Session!
  5. And apply using the link below!