Opportunities

URS Administered Programs

URS Program Description
Visible Thinking Registration Register for Visible Thinking (April 20th, 2016 in the Fitzpatrick Atrium). Registration is open until Monday, April 11th. It is recommended that you prepare your abstract in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the application below.  Be sure to...
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 who...
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 sophomores (currently enrolled Duke students). Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's...

Honors Thesis examples

  • Infinite swapping simulated tempering
  • Deep ocean conditions in the Western Tropical Atlantic and their relationship to climate cycling over the last 110,000 years
  • Effect of notochord-related transcription factors on nucleus pulposus differentiation potential of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • What's the goal? Brazil's response to hosting the World Cup and Olympics
  • Automated cued T-maze: Development of a working memory task

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 who...
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 sophomores (currently enrolled Duke students). Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's...

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Cell Biology 8-10 weeks of full-time paid research study with $4000 stipend. Summer
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 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 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 Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
DukeEngage RIPP-Engage Sponsorship for DukeEngage alums to conduct follow-up projects Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
NCICU Undergraduate Research Program Stipends Competitive stipends for students conducting STEM research at North Carolina universities. Summer
Yale Canine Cognition Center Summer Internship Summer internship for college students and recent graduates interested in studying canine cognition in order to better understand the origins of human social cognition Summer
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
Oregon Health & Science University Environmental & Biomolecular Systems Undergraduate Internships 10-week research internship in Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • The cellular and molecular mechanisms driving the species specific organization of the carbon dioxide olfactory sensory circuit in D. melanogaster
  • Effects of a _-arrestin based D2 ligand on motivation
  • Effects of habitual loading on bone material properties
  • NMDA receptor-dependent regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor by CaRF
  • Differential DNA-binding preferences of ETS transcription factors

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 who...
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 Dance Awards and Funding Awards and funding available through the Duke Dance Program Academic Year, 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
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 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 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
Duke Career Center Internship Funding The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, 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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
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
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany  Academic Year, Summer
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

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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 who...
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 sophomores (currently enrolled Duke students). Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's...

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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 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 Internship Funding 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
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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
NCICU Undergraduate Research Program Stipends Competitive stipends for students conducting STEM research at North Carolina universities. 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
Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Program Full-time summer research internship with mentorship from Boston University faculty for students interested in the sciences, technology, or engineering Summer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Critical Skills Internship Program Summer opportunities in various scientific facilities (computer science, engineering, and physical and life sciences) Summer
Bradley University Center for STEM Education Programs for Undergraduates Various summer opportunities for undergraduates in STEM fields Summer
Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue careers in research Summer
California San Francisco Summer Research Opportunities Various summer research opportunities for undergraduates in the health sciences Summer
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research opportunities exist in fields such as communications systems, sensor and radar data analysis, digital signal processing, laser and electro-optical systems, solid-state electronics, software engineering, and scientific programming 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

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Honors Thesis examples

  • A brachyury responsive transactivation assay for quantifying the molecular phenotype of human nucleus pulposus
  • Synthesis & characterization of thermally esponsive polypeptide-polynucleotide block copolymers
  • Automatic segmentation of up to ten layer boundaries in SD-OCT images of the mouse retina with and without missing layers due to pathology
  • Two-dimensional model of HIV drug delivery through a vaginal gel
  • Nanostar chip for breast cancer diagnostics using SERS molecular sentinel

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 who...
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 sophomores (currently enrolled Duke students). Students are accepted and placed in one of Duke's...

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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 Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Opportunity to engage in biomedical research and attend weekly lab meetings and seminars during an 8 week summer program. Summer
Duke Research in Practice Program Program for undergraduates interested in working with Duke professors to address pressing global problems (in environment, finance, policy, etc.) Academic Year
Duke Global Health Sciences Institute Student Research Training Program (SRTP) Develop, implement, and asses a community-based project in an international location. 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 Global Health Sciences Institute Fieldwork Grants Funding for DGHI sponsored fieldwork. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE) Shadowing/career exploration program intended to train the next generation of clinical researchers Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
NCICU Undergraduate Research Program Stipends Competitive stipends for students conducting STEM research at North Carolina universities. 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
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
Operation Wallacea Research Assistant Opportunity to help conduct biodiversity / conservation / medical research internationally Summer
Connecticut Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Summer biomedical research experience for undergraduates interested in obtaining a PhD Summer
Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program Biological/biomedical research program for students from groups underrepresented in the sciences Summer
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Research Internship Program  Working with a physician mentor and a research staff mentor, interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care Summer

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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 who...
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 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 Wired! Lab Undergraduate Research Opportunities We seek independent and motivated students to engage in original digital humanities research, who would like to work as part of a larger research team. Academic Year
Duke Center for International Studies Funding given to complement classwork with research experience in different social and cultural settings 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 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 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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
JFK Library Foundation Research Grants and Fellowships Competitive research grants and fellowships for students and scholars who wish to make us of the archival holdings of the JFK Library and Museum Summer
Leadership Alliance Summer Research Program to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue careers in research Summer
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

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  • "Polluted Ideals" A site-specific dance video about the perception of water in the United States today.
  • Complexities, contingencies and convergence: The story of smallpox eradication in India, 1947-1977
  • Nursing in Haiti: Past, present and future
  • Communicating the state of Dye Creek through dance performance
  • For the Good of Their Country: Admiral Byng, the Comte de Lally, and the cultural politics of defeat

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 who...
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 Davies Fellowship Support for rising seniors to pursue research through the Honors Program in Economics Summer
Duke Genome Sciences Summer Fellowships Opportunity to be embedded GCB lab and conduct independent research 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
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 Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellowship Funding for research projects in the physical and quantitative sciences (including economics) or life sciences Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
NCICU Undergraduate Research Program Stipends Competitive stipends for students conducting STEM research at North Carolina universities. Summer
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
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
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
Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Semester/summer research internship offered by the Department of Energy Academic Year, Summer
Dartmouth Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct summer research in various fields  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

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Iron utilization and trafficking: Biophysical studies
  • Infinite swapping simulated tempering
  • Kinetics and mechanistic study of racemization of aryl allenes catalyzed by gold(I) phosphine complexes
  • A convex approach to tree-based wavelet compression
  • Developing a solid phase extraction protocol for historical artwork binder analysis

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 who...
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 Global Health Sciences Institute Fieldwork Grants Funding for DGHI sponsored fieldwork. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Anne McDougall Memorial Award Up to $1,500 for women who pursue areas of human service by studying psychology or related fields Academic Year

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Yale Canine Cognition Center Summer Internship Summer internship for college students and recent graduates interested in studying canine cognition in order to better understand the origins of human social cognition Summer
American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowship Research fellowship for students of diverse background seeking graduate study in law / social science Summer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program 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 Summer
American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowships Various research programs and internships in the area of public health 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
Aspen Institute William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students Internship to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector (not research) Academic Year, 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
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

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Friend or foe? Intimacy and conflict among sibling pairs
  • Are the Chinese altruistic? Explaining motives behind Chinese intergenerational transfers using the Strategic Bequest Motive
  • Why are there so few women in politics? How the media and political ambition influences women's desire to run for public office in North Carolina
  • Academic motivation across the undergraduate years: How does it change? What predicts change?
  • Income inequality and the minimum wage in American cities