Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research Experiences for Undergraduates is a National Science Foundation funded program The National Science Foundation makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. There are research opportunities in all fields of science including many in biology sand ocean science. The program is designed so that students experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and contribute to an on-going project. Each student is assigned to a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. In addition, seminars, lunch meetings, and social functions are organized to facilitate interaction between the undergraduates. Students are granted stipends, and in some cases assistance with housing and travel. Students who are in those groups traditionally under-represented in science (women, members of under-represented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply. Usually college graduates or high school graduates not yet enrolled at university are ineligible. Please note that many of these programs have early application deadlines often late January or early February and some have specific requirements. Please see the actual sights and application forms for exact deadlines.