15 Jan

UNR4UMR is a 12-week summer program during which undergraduate fellows conduct full-time research under the direction of a faculty mentor. This program is sponsored by Amazon Alexa AI to support underrepresented minorities in computing.

Our summer researchers receive an award of $5,000 ($3,000 in the beginning and $2,000 in the 6th week) to support their full-time attention to research training and professional development. This year’s program will begin on May 15th and end on Aug 4th (12 weeks).

Selected students will work closely with Dr. Jinho Choi, the director of the Emory Natural Language Processing Research Lab, and his Ph.D. students for Conversational AI research. Students will be assigned individual or group projects and expected to deliver end-products in research papers, software tools, API services, etc.

If you are interested, please send your application using the following form: https://forms.office.com/r/RByFCjvZe1


Only Emory students are eligible to apply; they must:

  • Be underrepresented minorities (U.S. citizens identified as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian).
  • Be Emory students in Fall 2023 (preferably until Spring 2024).
  • Reside in the Atlanta area (including the Emory campus) during the program.
  • Have sufficient background in computing (e.g., proficiency in computer programming, a good understanding of data structures and algorithms).

Accepted Students

UNR4UMR participants will:

  • NOT be enrolled in summer courses.
  • Complete all pre-arrival admittance steps.
  • Attend and participate fully during the entire program (May 15 - August 4, 2022).
  • Dedicate approximately 40 hours/week to their research projects.
  • Participate in weekly seminars, discussion groups, and activities as scheduled.
  • Present a poster or an oral presentation towards the end of the program.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: April 23 (Sun) midnight.
  • Interview for selective applicants: April 24 - April 28.
  • Acceptance notification: May 1 (Mon).
  • First date of the program: May 15 (Mon).
  • End date of the program: Aug 4 (Fri).

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