CIC Resources and Programs
Summer Research Opportunities Program
Through the CIC SROP program, students can enhnace their academic and research skills by working one-on-one with a faculty mentor from top-ranked research institutions. Undergraduate students gain experience and exposure to CIC graduate departmetns as SROP participants to increase their advantages as a graduate applicant
FreeApp, the CIC's graduate application fee waiver program is designed to expand participation of underrepresented students in graduate education. It enables prospective students to request a graduate application fee waiver for Ph.D or Master of Fine Arts programs at participating universities.
CIC Smithsonian Institute Fellowship
The CIC and Smithsonian Institute have partnered to provide opportunities for graduate students to conduct research in association with the members of the Smithsonian professional research staff and to utilize the resources of the Institution. These one-year fellowships are in order to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligble.
The Traveling Scholar program enables doctoral students to spend up to a full academic year pursuing specialized courses of study, researching unique library collections, and working in advanced laboratories and facilities at other CIC institutions —with no change in registration procedures from their home university or additional tuition
Reciprocal Library Borrowing
Students at CIC universities have over 79 million volumes at their disposal thanks to member university library agreements that allow undergraduate and graduate students borrowing privileges at any CIC member library either in person or through a request for delivery.
CIC Doctoral Directory
The CIC Doctoral Directory offers doctoral alumni from CIC universities increased exposure to potential employers. Doctoral degree recipients who are members of groups underrepresented in the higher education and who are alumni of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Copperation can submit their listing to the Directory.