Participating in Undergraduate Research


Campus Opportunities

Click on the links below for more information.


a Getting Started workshop to learn tips for locating and securing an UR position.


UTC faculty webpages to learn about faculty research, and to prepare for the research conversation


with your professors, other faculty, and members of the UTC community. Request a copy of the informational interview guide from the Office for URaCE to help guide your converstaions with prospective mentors. 


Complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. RCR training focuses on the ethics, regulations, rules, and best practices that guide research activity. Training is free, and earning the RCR certification will help you gain a competitive advantage when seeking a research opportunity. Register for Training 

As you embark on your undergraduate research journey you should also consult the Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU). This platform is an excellent resource for navigating the entire undergraduate research experience, and includes information related to intellectual property issues, research integrity, publishing, networking, and undergraduate research opportunities. Although the guide focuses on STEM disciplines, content is applicable to students pursuing undergraduate research in all disciplines.

Need help with locating research positions? Schedule a consultation

Off-Campus Opportunities

Each summer, institutions around the country host Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).

These programs are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other governmental and non-governmental granting agencies, and provide opportunities for students to participate in hands-on research between 8-10 weeks during the summer.

Students who participate in these programs receive a weekly stipend, housing and travel allowances, and professional development training.

Note: I open to International students as well.

American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Student Summer Fellowship

American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF)

AMGEN Scholars Program(biotechnology, computer science, math, statistics, electrical engineering, operations research, systems engineering, industrial engineering, or related fields)

Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research

Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BIOMedRAP) (Washington University)I

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research (Cornell)

Cold Spring Harbor Lab REUI

Computational and Informational Systems Laboratory (multiple disciplines)

Department of Homeland Security STEM Summer Internship Program

DOE Scholars Program

University of Washington | Student Research Positions

EuroScholars Program (study abroad)

HACU National Internship Program (all disciplines)

HSCI Internship Program (Harvard University)I

iSchool Inclusion Institute (UPitt)

Maine Medical Center Summer Student Research Program (SSRP)

MEDical Informatics eXperiences in undergraduate research (DePaul University)

Maryland SeaGrant Summer REU Program

Mayo Clinic REU (Mayo Graduate School)I

MIT Summer Research ProgramI

Mount Sinai Summer REU (Icahn School of Medicine)I

NASA Education Research Internships

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

NIST Summer Research Fellowship

Oak Ridge National Laboratories REU

Princeton Summer Research Opportunities (PSURE)

Ralph Bunch Summer Institute (APSA)

REU Opportunity at the Sackler Institute (New York University)I

RISE Program (biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and engineering)

SERC Internship Program in Environmental Studies (multiple disciplines)

Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists | (SULI) (STEM fields)

SMART Program (Baylor College of Medicine)I

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Smithsonian National Zoo Internships

Summer Mentoring & Research Training: Methods in Neuroscience of Drug-Abuse (SMART MIND)

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) (Medical College of Wisconsin)I

Summer Research – Early Identification Program (all disciplines)

Summer Research Opportunities (SROP) (all disciplines)

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) (Kansas State University)

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (Chicago Botanic Garden)

SURE Program in Solid-State Devices (Clemson)

University of Cincinnati SURF Program

University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP)

University of Washington | Student Research Positions

Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards

Millennium Campus Network: Our programs are geared toward building the skills and experiences future leaders will need to increase their impact and solidify their career path Learn more about MCN programs and initiatives HERE

UTC Office of National Scholarships: Many competitive scholarship opportunities include a research component. these  awards are funded by external sources such as government agencies or non-profit organizations to support specific endeavors or missions. The application processes for these awards, regardless of the outcome, are often transformative experiences and can springboard a student’s personal and professional goals.