Learning Through Research

Research Opportunities

Student Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation has a search page that includes the contact information for Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer research programs.  You will need to contact the specific program for application information.  Additionally, programs may submit their specific application information for publishing in the list below.
The below list of opportunities are opportunities that programs have submitted to CUR for publishing.  Each listing will appear for sixty days.

  • Cary REU Program in Translational Ecology - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY offers a 12-week summer research experience (REU) to students interested in ecology. Dates of the program: May 22-August 11, 2017. Working closely with a mentor scientist, students delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give an oral presentation in a formal symposium and write a paper. Skill building workshops support student learning. Students participate in a Scientific Writing Workshop, a Statistics/R Workshop, Responsible Conduct of Research trainings, and sessions in asking good questions, applying theory in research, giving effective talks, and future options in work and study. The Forum on Translational Ecology showcases examples of translational ecology in action, as well as a diversity of professional role models and careers. Students are supported in reflecting on themselves as scientists and translators of science. Students explore translation of ecology through:communication, application, and education Students in the 2017 program will receive a stipend of $6,300, free housing, and a food allowance of $900 for the 12 week program. Detailed information about the program can be found at http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program. For questions please contact locheta@caryinstitute.org. Online submission. Application deadline: Feb. 3, 2017.

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships - DOE

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Research Foundation - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The primary goal is to provide students with a foundation for making career choices in the biomedical sciences. Students have the opportunity to work with one of more than 500 faculty members at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, many of whom have active research programs that cover all areas of pediatric medicine, including the study of developmental biology, congenital disorders, genetic diseases, cancer, cardiology, neurology and immunology. The program is 10 weeks long, and students are paid a stipend of approximately $3,200. In addition to hands-on laboratory experience, students participate in various academic and social activities with students from other summer programs at the University of Cincinnati. The SURF Program includes two scientific writing classes, an ethics in research seminar, an introduction to bioinformatics and a career day. At the end of the summer, students present their research in a poster session, and a lecture is presented by a distinguished keynote speaker.

  • Urban Water Innovation Network Undergraduate Research Program - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) offers a 9-week undergraduate research program during the summer of 2017. Students with different research interests – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – will be placed with a team of mentors at institutions in urban areas across the nation. The program will start and end at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co. Working closely with mentor scientists, students will delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give a poster presentation at the UWIN All Scientists’ meeting in early August 2017, and write a research report. Students also will be encouraged to produce a research paper for publication in a peer reviewed journal and to present their results at a national conference. Skill building workshops and seminars will support student learning. Students will participate in in-person and virtual sessions in scientific writing, transdisciplinary science, ethics in sustainability, strategies for effective communication, and future options in study and work. A Forum on Opportunities in Urban Water Sustainability Research and Applications will showcase examples of natural science, engineering, and social science in action. Students in the 2017 program will receive a stipend of $4,500 plus room and board on-campus or nearby housing. Students also will receive a travel allowance up to $900 towards travel expenses associated with participating in the program, including travel to and from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, for the kick off and wrap up meetings, and travel to their research site. Dates of the program: May 31-August 2, 2017. Application deadline: February 10, 2017. To apply, visit: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/

If you know of an additional listing and would like to post it above, please visit the submission page to post it above.  Please note that the listing will appear for sixty days.  If your program is an ongoing program with consistent links, you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@cur.org for permanent listing.