Opportunities

URS Administered Programs

URS Program Description
Visible Thinking Registration It is recommended that you prepare your abstract in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the application below.  Be sure to proofread your abstract, as it will appear in the abstract book exactly how it is submitted. Abstracts must meet the following...
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Creative Arts Grants URS Creative Arts Grants are provided to help defray project expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised Independent Study courses or full-credit private instruction in the creative arts (e.g., Art & Visual Studies...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (formerly the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship) is an 8-week summer research program for rising Duke sophomores. Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's biological and biomedical science...

Honors Thesis examples

  • Self-healing of acrylic bone cement using microencapsulated 2-octyl cyanoacrylate
  • "Maker of myself?": Unveiling the critical reception of Sylvia Plath and her biographers
  • State capacity and third party counterinsurgency
  • An analsysis of vertical climbing in chimpanzees: Implications for bipedalism
  • Gender differences in the neurochemical effects of MDMA in rodents

Biological Science

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (formerly the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship) is an 8-week summer research program for rising Duke sophomores. Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's biological and biomedical science...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
POWER Undergraduate Research Experience Perform cutting-edge research at the Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research. Summer
Duke Summer Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Fellowships 8-weeks paid research in a Duke Biochemistry Department laboratory. Students who have taken Biochem 301 and 302 or 322 will be given preference. Summer
Huang Fellows Program The Huang Fellows Program trains students to understand science in the context of and in service to society. Through their participation in the program, Fellows learn how to integrate ethics, policy, and social implications into their scientific research.... Summer
Duke Matching Undergraduates to Science and Engineering Research (MUSER) Program Duke's MUSER program creates a framework for linking undergraduates and research laboratories in the sciences and engineering at Duke Academic Year, Summer
Duke Science, Law and Policy Lab (SLAPLAB) SLAPLAB is designed to bring science to bear on questions of law and policy. Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergrads work together on shared research projects and publications Academic Year
Duke Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) 8-week program for first year students conducting biological research, providing a $4,300 stipend Summer
Duke Opportunities in Neuroscience and Psychology Research List of faculty available to support undergraduate students seeking a practicum, independent study, or graduation with distinction opportunity. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring, summer and academic year research for students intending to go to graduate school in specific disciplines Academic Year, Summer
Duke GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year
Duke Organization for Tropical Studies Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Tropical Biology Students will complete an independent research project in the field with an experienced tropical ecologist Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars Program for Undergraduates This ten-week program places high caliber undergraduate students from around the country with public agencies (federal, state, and local) to provide students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. In addition to supporting... Summer
Mount Desert Island Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship We welcome applicants who desire hands-on, research training experience within an advanced laboratory that complements current resident research programs. Summer
Loyola Chicago Undergraduate Summer Research Program Undergraduate summer research in Loyola's Department of Microbiology & Immunology is designed to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students interested in biomedical research. Summer
University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) The SUIP program is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences Summer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge Program 10-week paid internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Participants are selected based on their ability to derive a solution to a research Challenge Question Summer
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) Program for underrepresented populations in science who are interested in allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, held in February Academic Year
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) Program for underrepresented populations in science who are interested in allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, held in February Academic Year
Indiana SOM Psychiatry Summer Internship Program Opportunity to learn about neuroscience research and clinical care in the field of psychiatry Summer
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Animal Behavior Unique opportunity for talented undergraduates to do state-of-the-art research and gain valuable skills while exploring career opportunities in the sciences Summer
Maine Medical Center Research Institute Summer Student Research Program Opportunity to conduct research in diverse biomedical science fields Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • The role of _7 and _4_2 nicotinic receptors in nicotine reinforcement: Effects of local DH_E and MLA infusions in the nucleus accumbens
  • Prenatal diesel exhaust exposure alters microglial maturation in both the hippocampus and parietal cortex, but structural development only in the parietal cortex, in a sex-specific manner
  • Metabolic programs correlate with greater proliferation of CD8 T Cells and resistance of CD4 T Cells to metabolic inhibition
  • Exon junction component RBM8a is needed for neurogenesis
  • On the transformation of Malassezia sympodialis

Creative Arts

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Creative Arts Grants URS Creative Arts Grants are provided to help defray project expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised Independent Study courses or full-credit private instruction in the creative arts (e.g., Art & Visual Studies...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Davis Projects for Peace Awards available in support of domestic or international projects intended "to build peace in the 21st Century."   Summer
Duke GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year
Duke Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring, summer and academic year research for students intending to go to graduate school in specific disciplines Academic Year, Summer
Duke Benenson Awards in the Arts Provides funds for fees, equipment, supplies, travel, production, and other expenses for arts-centered projects/internships Academic Year, Summer
Duke Bass Connections A new university-wide initiative that links faculty and students to respond to complex challenges through problem-focused educational pathways and project teams Academic Year, Summer
Duke Career Center Internships The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
Duke ACCIAC Summer Research Scholars Support for 10 weeks of research at another ACC campus. Summer
Duke Center for Documentary Studies Awards Various awards and prizes sponsored by the CDS Academic Year, Summer
Duke Center for Latin American Studies Brazil Exchange Duke Brazil Initiative: Typical exchanges will last approximately one week and include visitations to selected university courses, seminars, interviews, etc. Summer
Duke DeWitt Wallace Center Internship Grants (Sanford School) Up to $2500 in support for any Duke students pursuing opportunities in journalism or media organizations Academic Year, Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Metropolitan Museum of Art Internships for College and Graduate Students Various internships to gain professional skills and learn about museum practice (some offer research stipends) Academic Year, Summer
Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research Summer
Smithsonian Institute Opportunities for Research and Study Various internships, including research opportunities, at the Smithsonian Summer
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research Various programs designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research Summer
Glimmerglass Opera Summer internships in production, administration and artistic administration of operas and musical theater (not research) Academic Year, Summer
Jacob's Pillow Intern Program Arts internships that provide real work projects and responsibilities that build practical experience and develop professional skills (not research) Summer
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
UNC Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Graduate-level research experience for undergraduates interested in pursuing doctorates in the social sciences, humanities, or fine arts.  Summer
California Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity Program Summer research opportunities in the arts and humanities / social sciences / physical sciences for students who have been educationally and/or economically disadvantaged Summer
Sevilleta LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates Program 11 week independent research opportunity under the guidance of UNM faculty in Biology and Art in Ecology Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Rauschenberg Show

Engineering

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (formerly the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship) is an 8-week summer research program for rising Duke sophomores. Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's biological and biomedical science...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Duke Matching Undergraduates to Science and Engineering Research (MUSER) Program Duke's MUSER program creates a framework for linking undergraduates and research laboratories in the sciences and engineering at Duke Academic Year, Summer
Duke Smart Home President's Award Competition The primary funding vehicle for students to develop projects with Duke Smart Home program support Academic Year
Duke Smart Home Research Fellows Program The Smart Home Fellows Program provides an opportunity for engineering students to do project-based design research in their engineering major and receive independent study course credit Academic Year
Duke National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholar Program The program educates young scholars with the technical expertise, breadth of knowledge and the social, ethical and environmental awareness to be leaders in the addressing the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering Academic Year
Duke ACCIAC Summer Research Scholars Support for 10 weeks of research at another ACC campus. Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to$1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke Engineering Research Opportunities through Pratt School Research and funding opportunities for Pratt students Academic Year, Summer
Duke Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research Up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering Academic Year, Summer
Duke Career Center Internships The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge Program 10-week paid internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Participants are selected based on their ability to derive a solution to a research Challenge Question Summer
Central Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer research experience in the area of Computer Vision Summer
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program Opportunity for highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students from the surrounding Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and other nearby academic institutions with students from... Summer
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
RiSE at Rutgers Participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas Summer
Cornell Engineering Summer REU Program Summer research experience in engineering for underrepresented populations Summer
Office of Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program Opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer Summer
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates Research experience in various fields within nanotechnology Summer
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation Academic Year, Summer
Cornell Center for Materials Research REU Summer research experience in chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Novel polymers for rotator cuff tendon tissue engineering
  • Expanding the functionality of Dynetica, a dynamic network simulator
  • Structured illumination for robust, high-resolution imaging with wide field-of-views
  • Microfluidic generation of PLGA microparticles on a drug delivery context
  • Time and space dependence of lesion formation during cardiac ablation

Health Sciences

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (formerly the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship) is an 8-week summer research program for rising Duke sophomores. Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's biological and biomedical science...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
POWER Undergraduate Research Experience Perform cutting-edge research at the Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research. Summer
Huang Fellows Program The Huang Fellows Program trains students to understand science in the context of and in service to society. Through their participation in the program, Fellows learn how to integrate ethics, policy, and social implications into their scientific research.... Summer
Davis Projects for Peace Awards available in support of domestic or international projects intended "to build peace in the 21st Century."   Summer
Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE) Shadowing/career exploration program intended to train the next generation of clinical researchers Summer
Duke ACCIAC Summer Research Scholars Support for 10 weeks of research at another ACC campus. Summer
Duke SURPH@Duke 8-week summer research experience funded by the Duke Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology Summer
Duke Skin Disease Research Center Research Program for Undergraduate Students Biomedical research opportunity in skin biology and skin disease Academic Year, Summer
Duke Career Center Internships The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to$1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke Clinical Research Institute North Carolina Collaborative Summer Research Experience Program 8-week training program in clinical research concepts Summer

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Mount Desert Island Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship We welcome applicants who desire hands-on, research training experience within an advanced laboratory that complements current resident research programs. Summer
Loyola Chicago Undergraduate Summer Research Program Undergraduate summer research in Loyola's Department of Microbiology & Immunology is designed to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students interested in biomedical research. Summer
University of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) The SUIP program is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences Summer
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) Program for underrepresented populations in science who are interested in allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, held in February Academic Year
Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) Program for underrepresented populations in science who are interested in allergy, immunology, and infectious diseases, held in February Academic Year
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Summer
Pasteur Foundation Undergraduate Internship Provides U.S. undergraduates, entering their Junior year, with the rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur Summer
American Academy of Audiology Foundation Research Grants in Hearing & Balance Program $2500 stipend to conduct research in areas of audiology and hearing science Summer
Thomas Jefferson SURP Program Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences sponsors summer biomedical research positions for students who have completed their junior year Summer
Center For Disease Control - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Summer Fellowship Program Various research internships at national laboraties and other federal research institutes Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Why not healthcare? Health politics and presidential leadership

Humanities

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Duke Islamic Studies Center Research/Conference Funding Funding to conduct research or attend a conference relevant to Islamic Studies Academic Year, Summer
Duke AMES Japanese Program Scholarship Funding is available to full-time Duke students (Japanese majors/minors) who plan to go to Japan for academic purposes, including research Academic Year, Summer
Duke Undergraduate Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant in German Up to three German majors will receive travel grants (up to $3000 each) to conduct research in Germany during the summer prior to the senior year for approximately one month Summer
Davis Projects for Peace Awards available in support of domestic or international projects intended "to build peace in the 21st Century."   Summer
Duke Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke Kenan Summer Fellows Kenan Summer Fellows spend a summer exploring the answers to the question: What does it mean to live an ethical life? How? Between five and six fellows will receive up to $5,000 and their faculty mentors will receive $500 to support their project. Summer
Duke John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards Awarded to undergraduates attending Triangle-area universities to help them conduct summer-long documentary fieldwork projects Summer
Duke Human Rights Summer Research Funding Up to $3000 for students interested in developing, implementing and working in human rights. Summer
Duke Latin American and Carribean Studies: Mellon Undergraduate Awards for Summer Research $1,000-$2,000 for research in Latin America and the Caribbean Summer
Duke Janet Chiang Grants Grant to support student projects with the goal of furthering Asian-American understanding and for need based grants to study in Asia. Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Metropolitan Museum of Art Internships for College and Graduate Students Various internships to gain professional skills and learn about museum practice (some offer research stipends) Academic Year, Summer
Smithsonian Institute Opportunities for Research and Study Various internships, including research opportunities, at the Smithsonian Summer
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research Various programs designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research Summer
Washington Post Newsroom Summer Internship Program Paid summer internships for reporters; photographers and videographers; copy editors and multiplatform producers; news and digital designers; graphics reporters and developers; and social media producers (not research) Summer
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany  Academic Year, Summer
UT San Antonio African American Literatures and Cultures Institute The University of Texas at San Antonio African American Literatures and Cultures Institute cultivates students to join the US professoriate by providing research stipends, rigorous mentoring, and innovative academic training Summer
UNC Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Graduate-level research experience for undergraduates interested in pursuing doctorates in the social sciences, humanities, or fine arts.  Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented grousp to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research Summer
California Berkeley Summer Research Opportunity Program Summer research opportunities in the arts and humanities / social sciences / physical sciences for students who have been educationally and/or economically disadvantaged Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • The totalitarian divergence: Architectural development in Moscow and Berlin
  • Street art on border walls: the context of space
  • Interstitial resistance: The role of Pachuqusimo in (re)shaping Chicanidad in Houston, Texas
  • Rethinking gender in Renaissance Italy: Representations of Bianca Cappello in the making of Medici power
  • Building a modern religion: religious architecture in Hakodate

Physical and Quantitative Science

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Duke Summer Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Fellowships 8-weeks paid research in a Duke Biochemistry Department laboratory. Students who have taken Biochem 301 and 302 or 322 will be given preference. Summer
Duke Matching Undergraduates to Science and Engineering Research (MUSER) Program Duke's MUSER program creates a framework for linking undergraduates and research laboratories in the sciences and engineering at Duke Academic Year, Summer
Duke Computer Science Research Opportunities Various programs, internships, and other research opportunities for Computer Science students Academic Year, Summer
Duke Science, Law and Policy Lab (SLAPLAB) SLAPLAB is designed to bring science to bear on questions of law and policy. Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergrads work together on shared research projects and publications Academic Year
Duke Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellowship Funding for research projects in the physical and quantitative sciences (including economics) or life sciences Summer
Duke Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring, summer and academic year research for students intending to go to graduate school in specific disciplines Academic Year, Summer
Duke Research Experience for Undergraduates (Triange Universities Nuclear Laboratory) 10-week summer program in nuclear and particle physics combining research experience, lectures, and social activities Summer
Duke Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research Up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering Academic Year, Summer
Duke Career Center Internships The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Physics Dept. Summer Research Opportunities Research opportunities and funding provided by the Physics department Summer

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University of Georgia Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Chemistry Undergraduate researchers will join active research groups and participate in projects directed by faculty members in various chemistry sub-disciplines Summer
Earth Science Student Research Grant Grants from the Evolving Earth Foundation to support undergraduate research in earth sciences. Summer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Challenge Program 10-week paid internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Participants are selected based on their ability to derive a solution to a research Challenge Question Summer
Cincinnati REU - Chemistry Summer research experience in Chemistry Summer
California Chemistry SURF Program Summer opportunity to conduct research in STEM fields at UC Irvine Summer
Duke Center for Science Education Grants ($500-1500) for student teams to develop hands-on science activities for children in Grades 4-8 Academic Year
Office of Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program Opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer Summer
Department of Homeland Security Summer Internship 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics Summer
California Institute of Technology SURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships Opportunity to conduct summer research and collaborate with Caltech mentor Summer
Florida International Research Experience for Undergraduates Chemistry/biochemistry research experience based in France. Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Exploring the dynamic range of a colorimetric stress probe
  • Low-order lagrangians depending on a metric and a matter field of arbitrary rank
  • Magnetic resonance contrast agents with long-lived spin states
  • Knot contact homology and the augmentation polynomial
  • Integrating computer science into middle school mathematics

Social Sciences

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project. URS Assistantships can only be awarded if the research project  is completely separate from a course or course credit. A maximum of $400...
URS Independent Study Grants URS Grants are provided to help defray research expenses of up to $400 for Trinity and Pratt students enrolled in faculty-supervised independent study courses or the equivalent such as thesis and research capstone courses. A grant makes funds available to...
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program The fundamental objectives of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on academic faculties of individuals from certain minority groups and to...
Benenson Awards in the Arts The Benenson Awards in the Arts provide funding for fees, travel and other educational expenses for arts-centered projects proposed by undergraduates. Applicants must be undergraduates in good standing in Trinity College or the Pratt School of Engineering;...
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The Academic Deans of Trinity College take pleasure in awarding the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program in support of undergraduate research and inquiry in the arts and sciences. The goals of the Deans' Summer Fellowship Program are to strengthen undergraduate...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Duke Islamic Studies Center Research/Conference Funding Funding to conduct research or attend a conference relevant to Islamic Studies Academic Year, Summer
Duke Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research Internship Program The internship encourages current undergraduate and graduate students to apply for an internship program exploring health inequalities through research, policymaking, and fieldwork in one of the various projects ongoing at the Center for Health Policy and... Academic Year, Summer
Duke AMES Japanese Program Scholarship Funding is available to full-time Duke students (Japanese majors/minors) who plan to go to Japan for academic purposes, including research Academic Year, Summer
Duke Undergraduate Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant in German Up to three German majors will receive travel grants (up to $3000 each) to conduct research in Germany during the summer prior to the senior year for approximately one month Summer
Duke Science, Law and Policy Lab (SLAPLAB) SLAPLAB is designed to bring science to bear on questions of law and policy. Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergrads work together on shared research projects and publications Academic Year
Duke Center for Child and Family Policy - School Research Partnership SRP students conduct real-world research in response to requests from area school systems and education-oriented nonprofit organizations for course credit Academic Year
Duke Jacqueline A. Morris Fellowship A fellowship program to support students who are interested in conducting research in an area of child and family policy of up to $500 Academic Year, Summer
Davis Projects for Peace Awards available in support of domestic or international projects intended "to build peace in the 21st Century."   Summer
Duke Deans' Summer Research Fellowship, Trinity Up to $3,000 for a proposed summer research project for Trinity students who will be enrolled the following fall Summer
Duke Sigma Xi Sally Hughes-Schrader Travel Grant Grants to graduate students in memory of Sally Hughes-Schrader for travel to field sites, distant laboratories, or professional meetings Academic Year, Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Center for Science in the Public Interest Internship Program Internships focusing primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits (not research) Summer
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany  Academic Year, Summer
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program Opportunity to conduct research on molecular biology and cancer, genetics and genomics, neuroscience, plant biology, or quantitative biology     Summer
UT San Antonio African American Literatures and Cultures Institute The University of Texas at San Antonio African American Literatures and Cultures Institute cultivates students to join the US professoriate by providing research stipends, rigorous mentoring, and innovative academic training Summer
Colorado State Summer Program on Mind and Brain Summer program for research on the mind and brain (psychology and neuroscience) Summer
UNC Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Graduate-level research experience for undergraduates interested in pursuing doctorates in the social sciences, humanities, or fine arts.  Summer
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented grousp to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Dartmouth Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct summer research in various fields  Summer
Maryland Summer Research Initiative Summer research opportunity for minority students seeking a graduate degree in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Predicting violence: Mental disorders as a moderating variable between childhood maltreatment and violent convictions
  • Authorship and inventorship: An analysis of publishing and patenting norms and their consequences at American universities
  • The secret is the power, not the knowledge: reconfiguring the discourse of HIV/AIDS-related stigma in Durham, NC
  • Difference in treatment and outcomes of AMI and prostate cancer in the United States and Canada
  • Corporate financial distress and bankruptcy prediction in North American construction industry