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Thank you for your interest in this year's Strategic Corporate Research Summer School! 

The 2021 application period is now closed. Please check back in February 2022 for next year's application.

Required Application Materials

  1. Online application
  2. Essay
  3. Research paper example (Advanced track only)
  4. Scholarship essay (If applying for a scholarship)
  5. Two letters of reference
  6. $100 deposit (non-refundable)

Essay Requirements (All applicants):

  • Two- to three-pages
  • Single spaced
  • Explain why you are interested in attending the program, why you believe you are qualified to be accepted into the program (your labor, research, computer, and activism background and experiences that will contribute to your success in the program), and how you plan to utilize what you learn in the course

Research Paper Requirements (Advanced Track only):

  • A paper you have researched and written independently
  • At least 10 pages (full paper or excerpt)
  • Must show use of citations

Scholarship Essay Requirements (Scholarship applicants only):

  • Two-pages
  • Single spaced
  • Explain why you believe you should qualify for a scholarship and whether you plan to pursue a career in strategic corporate research after completion of the course

Reference Requirements (All applicants):

  • Two letters submitted by the applicant’s references directly to Dr. Bronfenbrenner (a secure website link will be emailed to the references indicated on the application)
  • The letters should speak to as many of the following attributes about the applicant as possible:
    • Research and writing aptitude and experience
    • Depth of knowledge and experience relating to strategic corporate research, labor policy, globalization, organizing, bargaining, and comprehensive campaigns
    • Long-term academic and career goals

Deposit (All applicants):

  • $100 
  • Payment options:
    • PayPal (via the Cornell Campus Store) - link provided at the end of the online application
    • Credit Card - call to pay by phone (1-607-269-7246)
    • Check* - mail checks (along with invoice) to the address below

ATTN: Melody Dutton
(2021 Strategic Corporate Research Summer School)
University Business Service Center
341 Pine Tree Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

*Due to COVID-19, many Cornell staff are working remotely. For this reason, we strongly discourage mailing in checks, unless absolutely necessary. Check payments must be sent with an invoice. If you need to pay by check, please contact our office (after submitting your application) and we will email you an invoice that must be printed and mailed along with your payment.