Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Inquiry Initiative

SCOPE Summer Research Program

HHMI-Southwestern Inquiry Initiative supports the SCOPE (Summer Collaborative Opportunities) research program for Southwestern students.

In this student-faculty collaborative summer research experience, SCOPE Scholars spend eight weeks conducting full-time research alongside Southwestern faculty mentors. SCOPErs receive a stipend, complimentary housing on campus, and take part in weekly gatherings that bring professors and students together. After the program has ended, SCOPErs prepare research posters to present their work, and all research teams are eligible for student travel funds to travel to a regional or national conference.


SCOPE Mission

  • To foster a culture of research at Southwestern, made possible by student-faculty collaboration.
  • To promote student investigative learning, persistence, self-efficacy, and success.
  • To create and inclusive and diverse scientific community.