Eligibility & Requirements:

First-year undergraduate students interested in conducting research in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and NonSTEM (arts, humanities, social sciences) fields that also identify as any of the following:

  • A member of an ethnic group that is underrepresented in U.S. higher/graduate education (students of African, Arab/Middle-Eastern, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino/Latina, Native American/Indigenous, and/or multiracial background),
  • First-generation students of any cultural background,
  • Students given a Pell Grant.
  • Prefreshmen Summer Program (PSP) alumni


Candidates interested in applying to the OADI Research Scholarship Program (ORSP) for the Spring 2017 semester are welcome to contact oadischolars@cornell.edu with any questions or concerns or to schedule an individual meeting with program staff. 

The application dates are as follows:

  • Early Interest Application Deadline: August 12th Fall 2016
  • Regular Application Deadline: September 12th Fall 2016

Important dates to remember:

  • Interview dates will be scheduled during the fall 2016 semester for admittance in the spring 2017 semester.
  • Decisions will be made after all interviews are completed.
  • All accepted applicants must attend the fall and spring Diversity in Scholarship & Engagement Symposium Event (DSE) in May 2017 and December 2017 as well as the OADI Honors event on May 2017.