CASL Language Sciences Summer Scholarships, U. Maryland

CASL Language Sciences Summer Scholarship

The Office of the Vice President of Research at the University of Maryland is sponsoring the Language Sciences Summer Scholarship Program for undergraduates through the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). This program is entering its fourth summer and has been a great success. Each year we aim to build on past achievements and increase visibility to highly qualified students and their mentors.

Given CASL’s status as a university affiliated research center (UARC) – and as the first and only national resource dedicated to addressing the language science needs of the intelligence community (IC) – potential available projects will demonstrate how the research is relevant to, and has potential impact on, national security issues.

Purpose of this program:

  • To involve undergraduates in cutting-edge language science research.

  • To introduce student scholars to careers in national security, particularly those that may

    use and benefit from basic-plus-applied language science research.

  • To build links between research in language science on campus, at CASL and across

    the IC at large. 

Application Process

CASL Language Sciences Summer Scholarships are available to undergraduate students with prior training in language sciences who wish to pursue language science research under close faculty supervision in a more in-depth manner than is possible in the context of the classroom. A minimum commitment of eight weeks is typically expected.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduates.

Required Items

Applicants for a CASL Summer Scholarship must submit:

  • A cover letter. This should outline the applicant’s background experience and identify

    faculty mentors of interest (if any). Cover letters should be in PDF format (please name

    the file in the following format: firstinitial.lastname_cover.pdf).

  • A current curriculum vitae or resume. This should also be in PDF format (please name

    the file this way: firstinitial.lastname _cv.pdf).


    Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. However, for best consideration, completed applications should be received by May 1, 2015. All application materials should be submitted electronically to Hana Kabashi ( NOTE: Include "CASL Summer Scholarship" in the subject line.


    Hana Kabashi,; 301-226-8916 Senior Research Coordinator