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Advancing Agricultural Research through High-Performance Computing

MSU/USDA Graduate Summer Research Experience in High-Performance Computing and Agriculture

The application period for the 2023 SRE Program has expired. Please check back in January 2024 for new program dates.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for the 2023 SRE program, applicants must:

  • Complete an online SRE application
  • Submit a CV or resume highlighting their research experience and current research interests
  • Have two professionals/faculty members submit recommendations on your behalf to prior to the application deadline.
Completed applications with faculty recommendations and transcripts must be received by Friday, February 17, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

Program Application:

Instructions: Complete all the required fields below and press the submit application button at the bottom of the page. To complete the application process, you must also send a PDF copy of your CV/Resume and two recommendations letters to by February 17, 2023.

Personal Information
All fields must be completed for your application to be considered.

Minimum Age
Citizenship Status
Academic Information
Please answer the following questions about your academic background.
Coursework and Grades
List all courses completed at your current educational level and the grades you received. Include courses in which you are currently enrolled, even if grades are not yet available. Make certain course titles are informative and include a brief course description. If this is your first semester as a graduate student, include some information about your prior academic performance.

Research Interest
Please list the research area(s) in which you would be interested in working. Please prioritize your choices with one (1) being your first choice. MSU and USDA scientist will use this list to find applicants whose research interests match their own.

Research Experience
Please provide any additional information you feel is important for us to know concerning your research interests (Limit to 150 words or less).

Provide the name of of two professionals/faculty members who can evaluate your work ethic, interpersonal skills, potential as a summer research scholar, and who can comment on your interest in research. Letters are due by February 17, 2023. e request letters of recommendation be sent to Dixie Cartwright at or by mail to:
Dixie Cartwright
MSU/USDA Graduate Summer Research Experience Program
Geosystems Research Institute
PO Box 9627
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9652
Cover Letter
Describe your research interests, career goals, and reason for applying for the MSU/USDA Graduate Summer Research Experience Program.

Mississippi State University is committed to cultivating a community and atmosphere of mutual respect and civility across multiple identities, where all students, faculty, and staff can succeed. We welcome students of all genders, races, ethnicities, physical abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. If you have unique circumstances, or come from a disadvantaged background, please include this information in your cover letter.