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Student Research Opportunities

There are many programs that offer research opportunities for undergraduate students. Some are listed below. This is not a comprehensive list. This is a good place to start. Use your search skills to find others.

Summer Programs

NSF – National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

NIH – National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program (SIP):

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP):

Naval Laboratories – NREIP Program

UC research programs

Many UC campuses have research opportunities available. Some are restricted to UC students, but others are not. Check the sites below for programs on each campus.

Berkeley: Undergraduate research

Davis: Undergraduate research

Irvine: Undergraduate research, graduate school preparation

Los Angeles: Undergraduate research, summer undergraduate research

Merced: Undergraduate research

Riverside: Undergraduate research, Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program, UC LEADS

San Diego: Undergraduate research, summer research

San Francisco: Summer research

Santa Barbara: Undergraduate research

Santa Cruz: Undergraduate research, summer research

Summer Research Opportunities Program (BIG 10 Schools)

Students conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Students participate in weekly workshops, meetings, and GRE prep. 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (for juniors) – Deadline is Feb. 10, 2017

University of Maryland (current sophomores or juniors) – Deadline is Feb. 10, 2017

Michigan State University (current sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors) – Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017

The University of Michigan (current sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors)- Deadline is Jan. 15, 2017

University of Minnesota

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017

Northwestern University (current sophomore or junior) – Deadline is Feb. 10, 2017

Purdue University  (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors)

Rutgers University (RISE program) (current sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors) – Rolling admission

SROP deadlines are typically in mid-January or early to mid-February.

Diversity Programs

Some summer research opportunities are especially aimed at improving the participation of first-generation college students and underrepresented groups in research and graduate programs.

IBP – Institute for Broadening Participation Summer Research for Undergraduates:

AGEP – Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Summer Research for Undergraduates:

AAMC – Association of American Medical Colleges

Vanderbilt Summer Research Opportunities in Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Humanities

General Government Sites:

www.science.gov/internships/undergrad.html
www.students.gov

 

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