Good news: We just got the go ahead to proceed with the 2021 season of the Summer Research Scholars Program. We've updated most of the project descriptions, so please review them to start zeroing in on which best match your interests.  The application portal will be open soon.  Please check back.

Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students participate in exciting research projects in one of three disciplines:

The student interns have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students, postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based. 

  • Learn more about the Summer Research Scholars Program
  • 2020 program was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to host the program Summer 2021.
  • Program anticipated to start on June 9, 2021 (June 8 travel) and run through August 6, 2021 (August 7 for travel).


We anticipate that the combination of availability of vaccines for COVID-19 and practices already implemented for mitigating the risk of COVID infection (regular testing, mask requirements, social distancing, limits on head counts for group activities) will permit us to run the Summer Scholars program in 2021.  However, at this time it is impossible to say with certainty whether this will be the case. 

We will be opening our application portal and begin accepting applications soon. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will post specifics about testing requirements and other pandemic-related requirements.

Key dates for the 2021 program

Feb 5

Applications due

Feb 12

References due

Mar 12

Applicants notified

About Geneva

Geneva, New York is the home city of Cornell AgriTech.