The Summer Institutes use the Carnegie Classifications to categorize institutions into research-intensive or teaching-intensive.

To determine your institution's focus: 

  1. Visit the Carnegie Classification lookup page. 

  2. Type your institution name into the search box and click "find." Hint: Read the search tips at the bottom of the Carnegie page if you are having trouble retrieving your institution.

  3. Click on your institution's name in the list of results.

  4. You will receive an institution profile that looks like the one at the right. Look at the “Basic” classification in the second box, highlighted to the right. 

Return to the application page to continue. 

Apply to a Summer Institute with: 

Research-Intensive Focus

Teaching-Intensive Focus

If your institution's classification is: 

Doctoral Universities: Highest, Higher, or Moderate Research Activity

​All other classifications

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