Undergraduate Research Center

Research Opportunities

Oak Ridge National Lab

Applying to ORNL
for Summer paid Internships!

Deadline January 10th, 2012.

		    More information on how to apply:
		    Click Here

		    TN-SCORE Summer REU Application is

We are excited to offer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) with the Tennessee Solar Conversion using Outreach, Research and Education (TN-SCORE) EPSCoR National Science Foundation Grant. TN-SCORE is alternative energy research grant involving nine universities across Tennessee. The three research thrusts are:

  • Thrust 1 Advanced Solar Conversion and Innovation
  • Thrust 2 Components and Devices for Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Thrust 3 Nanostructures for Enhancing Energy Efficiency

For more info go to: www.tnepscor.org

		  Anthropological Field School
		  Summer School 2011
		  the islet of Gozo (Malta)

		Special opportunity for research in green


ummer student internships and faculty opportunity

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Now Recruiting Undergraduate and Grad Students


Tennessee Space Grant
@ MTSU Geoscience Fellowships
in Remote Sensing and GIS for the Environm

L ooking for 5 undergraduates who want to work with satellite images and geographic information systems (GIS) and also do a little fieldwork along the Gulf Coast. Each will receive $2,745.00. The application deadline is October 18.
Mark Abolins, Ph.D.
Tennessee Space Grant Affiliate Representative
Associate Professor of Geology
Department of Geosciences, Box 9
Middle Tennessee State University
E-mail: mabolins@mtsu.edu
Tel: 615-594-4210

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program


The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.

A primary goal of the program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research, either as a laboratory-based scientist or a physician scientist. Thus, qualified students with an interest in cancer research are particularly encouraged to apply.

American Association of University Women


The Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship

The Murfreesboro Branch of the AAUW awards a $1,000 scholarship each fall and spring semester to the MTSU undergraduate student who best demonstrates academic promise and financial need. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have successfully completed their freshman year at MTSU. Returning adult students, in particular, are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is renewable each semester as long as full-time status and a 2.5 GPA are maintained.

To learn about the availability of the scholarship and the application process, contact:

Dr. Samantha Cantrell

Ruth Houston Scholarship Committee


MTSU Box 0124

Homeland Security Scholarship and Fellowship Program

Supporting students interested in pursuing the science and technology necessary to lead the unified national effort to secure America.

*U.S. citizenship required

*Areas of study: physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and engineering

*Full tuition and monthly stipend for undergraduate and graduate students


University of Cincinnati

The Graduate School, University of Cincinnati, is providing an exciting, fully funded opportunity for undergraduates to conduct research, mentored by carefully selected graduate mentors who themselves will be mentored by UC's graduate faculty. Program details and application information is available at the link below.


Undergraduate Researcher's Graduate School Registry

Please encourage your students to sign up for the Undergraduate Researcher's Graduate School Registry. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate connections between undergraduates and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. More information and the submission form are available at: http://www.cur.org/ugreg

Are you an undergraduate interested in research on VOLCANOES?

Click here for more information

Lehigh University

Summer Undergraduate Research Participation Program in Physics
Undergraduate physics majors currently in their sophomore or junior year are invited to apply to the Lehigh University Summer Undergraduate Research Participation Program in Physics. The Lehigh REU program is intended for students who plan to pursue graduate study in physics or related fields.


Mayo Graduate School

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Each year, seventy to eighty undergraduate students from around the United States come to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad range of biomedical research questions.

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Brigham Young University

Summer Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The BYU Summer Mathematics REU is an exciting eight-week program designed to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to experience doing mathematical research.


State University of New York Upstate Medical

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The sponsor provides an intensive ten-week summer program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty help will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of the sponsor's faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published.


University of Massachusetts Medical School

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program

The Summer Research Fellowship Program is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience. The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.


Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam Mathematics - State University of New York at Potsdam

Departments Undergraduate Research Experience

Applications are sought from undergraduates interested in spending their summer participating in mathematics research projects. Topics to be explored include: graph theory, graph and knot theory, functional analysis, and ergodic theory.


Texas A&M University

Cyclotron Institute Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

This REU site focuses on research in nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned scientists at a major university-based nuclear facility.


University of Michigan

Research Experience for Undergraduates--Chemistry Program

The sponsor provides summer research opportunities to undergraduates majoring in the chemical sciences.


Virginia Commonwealth University

Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Summer Institute

The sponsor provides a summer research experience for undergraduate students, and one or two K-12 teachers, in the biological sciences.


State University of New York at Stony Brook

Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Stony Brook University is hosting an eight-week program for qualified undergraduate physics and/or astronomy majors. The program gives students an intensive research experience with leading researchers in the field.


Pepperdine University

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology


The biology department at Pepperdine University conducts a summer research program geared specifically to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science or biotechnology.


University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Organic Chemistry in Bangkok, Thailand

SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides an opportunity for undergraduates to spend ten weeks at Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University and the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants will take part in a group research effort under close faculty supervision.


American Physical Society

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women

SYNOPSIS: The sponsor supports a research internship program for undergraduate women to encourage them to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. Internships are undertaken at one of three IBM research locations (San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY).


Texas A&M University

Interdisciplinary Chemistry Research Program

SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides a summer research program for undergraduate students enrolled in four-year U.S. Universities other than Texas A&M who have completed their third year. The program focuses on interdisciplinary projects in biological, environmental, and materials chemistry.


Directorate for Biological Sciences/NSF

Genes and Genome Systems

SYNOPSIS: The sponsor provides funding to support studies on genomes and genetic mechanisms in all organisms, whether prokaryote, eukaryote, phage or virus. <S2S>