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Join the Source Project

We hope you will consider joining the Source Project, an immersive research program for first-year students to gain research skills in the humanities and social sciences that are applicable throughout your undergraduate career and professional pursuits. We welcome students of all interests and majors, including if you are undecided. Our experienced faculty instructors will guide your academic and professional progress throughout the program and staff at the External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center will help you transition to your next steps after the program. The inaugural cohort of 37 students was in 2018-19 with two research streams. We welcomed 74 students in three streams in 2019-20, expanded enrollment to 150 students in six streams in 2020-21, and will continue with six streams into the future.

Source Project invitations are sent out by our Admissions staff during admissions season. You may be in one of two categories:

1. You have already been accepted into the Source Project!

You have received an invitation in the mail to participate in the Source Project. You will be emailed an online form that you should respond to in order to confirm your participation and indicate your research stream preferences. 

Admission to the Source Project is guaranteed to those students who have paid their Binghamton enrollment deposit before all seats are filled. Please note that there are approximately 25 seats per research stream; we try to accommodate students’ interests but you may be not receive your first-choice stream. Admissions staff will pre-register you for the fall course within the research stream you are assigned.

2. You would like to join the Source Project!

If you would like to express your interest in participating in the Source Project in the fall, please complete this form. You will be shown a confirmation page upon successful completion of the form. Please remember that applications are considered on a first-come, first serve basis, so apply today. You will receive an email confirmation of your application.

Do you have additional questions? Contact:

Caroline Antalek
Source Project Coordinator 

External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center
Binghamton University
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902