2015 SOLAR Application

Thank you for your interest in the UNC Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR) Program. The 2015 Program will begin Sunday, May 17th and end Friday, July 24th.

Only online applications are accepted. When completing the online application, please have the following materials available:
1) An essay describing your career goals and reasons for wanting to participate in this summer research program
2) Names, email addresses and phone numbers of 2 faculty members who will be submitting letters of recommendation
3) Your current cumulative GPA

You can not save an incomplete application so it is essential that you have these materials ready before proceeding with your application.


Are you a US citizen or permanent resident   Only US citizens and permanent residents can participate in this program.

I am interested in these science careers: (please mark all that apply)  
Do you have funding from your undergraduate institution (for example through a MARC, RISE, McNair, HHMI program) to participate in summer research programs?  

If you are a MARC, RISE, McNair, or HHMI scholar, please provide the name and contact information for your program director.
Please check the types of research fields you are interested in.  
Please provide the following information for reference 1
Please provide the following information for reference 2