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 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

  • Branding luxury: Japan, China, and Vogue
  • Web app design-full stack
  • Z. mays mutants suggest a strong drive toward complexity in evolution
  • Presidential persuasiveness in justifying use of force in the post 9/11-era
  • The role of _7 and _4_2 nicotinic receptors in nicotine reinforcement: Effects of local DH_E and MLA infusions in the nucleus accumbens

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
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 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 Data+ 9-week summer experience involving small teams working on data-driven, interdisciplinary research projects Summer
Duke Career Center Internships The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Genome Sciences Summer Fellowships Opportunity to be embedded GCB lab and conduct independent research 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
North Carolina Academy of Science Yarbrough Research Grants Provides grants to students who submit grant proposals judged meritorious of support Academic Year, Summer
California San Francisco Summer Research Opportunities Various summer research opportunities for undergraduates in the health sciences Summer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Intensive medical and dental education program for minority students (not research) Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • In vivo roles for the Arp2/3 complex
  • Role of peroxisomes in interferon-gamma induced antibacterial immunity
  • The ingroup-outgroup bias of scratch and yawn contagion in humans
  • The neural dissociation between letter and number processing does not fully emerge until adolescence
  • The effect of implicit emotional information on social decision making

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 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 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 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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
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
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

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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 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
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

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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
Stowers Institute for Medical Research Stowers Summer Scholars Each student participating in the Stowers Summer Scholars Program works on an independent STEM research project under the direction of a principal investigator. Summer
Dartmouth Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct summer research in various fields  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
Department of Energy Scholars Program Opportunity conduct research in variety of fields related to DOE's mission, including nuclear science, statistics, and policy Summer
Virginia Tech NSF REU in Cognitive Communication 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates is available in the area of Machine Learning Summer
Georgia Tech Aquatic Chemical Ecology Program (REU) Opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, earth sciences, chemistry, or engineering     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
HHMI Summer Research Program Opportunity to conduct research in science, math, or engineering with Janelia scientist 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

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Improving performance of endothelialized synthetic vascular grafts
  • 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

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 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 BioCoRE BioCoRE is an institution-wide program designed to unify and enrich the bioscience community across the School of Medicine, the Graduate School, Trinity College, and the Pratt School of Engineering. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Representative in North Carolina Collaborative Summer Research Experience A summer research experience focusing on pharmaco-epidemiological research methodology and writing skills 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
DukeEngage RIPP-Engage Sponsorship for DukeEngage alums to conduct follow-up projects Summer
Duke MGM Summer Undergraduate Research Engagement (MGM SURE) The program aims to prepare students for sustained pursuit of biomedical education and research, through faculty-mentored research projects and practical lab experience. 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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
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
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
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Student Research Training Program Summer internship for biomedical research Summer
American Red Cross Summer Internship A variety of internship programs that introduce young leaders to the mission of the Red Cross (not research) Academic Year, Summer
Emory Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Ten-week program for training in cutting-edge science research Summer
Loyola Chicago Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Summer Undergraduate Research Intensive research training program in molecular pharmacology Summer

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  • 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 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 Nasher Museum Summer Internships in Museum Studies Internships and funding in museum studies. Summer
Duke Undergraduate Overseas Summer Research Awards averaging $2000 for research-based projects in different social and cultural settings Summer
Duke ACCIAC Summer Research Scholars Support for 10 weeks of research at another ACC campus. Summer
Duke Wilson Fund for the Support of Honors Thesis Students in History Grants awarded to defray research expenses incurred by students accepted into the honors seminars Academic Year
Undergraduate Research Scholars Program in Jewish Studies Scholars will receive funding for their research projects, which may include a senior honors thesis in any relevant discipline. Academic Year
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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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
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
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

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  • Crumbling
  • Seeing red: Microhistory in China's twentieth century
  • Once upon our time: five fairy tale retellings
  • How to think the Arab American: Preliminary reflections
  • In your own bosom you bear your Heaven and Earth - inferiority and imagination in William Blake's Jerusalem: The Emantion of Giant Albion

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 Physics Dept. Summer Research Opportunities Research opportunities and funding provided by the Physics department 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 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 Summer Research Opportunities in Chemistry Funding opportunities for chemistry students Summer
Duke PRUV Fellowship in Mathematics Participate in a 6 week mentorship in mathematics involving collaboration with graduate students, post-docs, and other undergraduates with similar areas of interest. Summer
Duke GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year

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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
Hooked on Photonics REU Summer research program for students studying chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, or optics   Summer
Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research Lab research in biological and chemical sciences Summer
USC Physics and Astronomy REU Opportunity for talented undergraduates to spend the summer months doing cutting-edge research with physics and astronomy faculty members Summer
Central Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer research experience in the area of Computer Vision Summer
Kansas Summer Research Opportunties for Undergraduates Various summer research programs in fields of chemistry, biology and engineering Summer
Scripps Research Institute SURF SURF participants identify their area of interest and are matched with a faculty mentor. Together the student and mentor craft a research project. Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Characterization of Z_ and Z__ production as observed in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV
  • Computing highly occluded paths on a terrain
  • Noise-induced nucleation in a bistable tunnel diode circuit
  • Extending the capabilities of JFLAP
  • Tree growth inference and imputation using Bayesian hierarchical modeling

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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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
DukeEngage RIPP-Engage Sponsorship for DukeEngage alums to conduct follow-up projects 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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
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
Davidson Research Experience for Undergraduates Opportunity to conduct research with faculty mentors in various fields 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
Department of Energy Scholars Program Opportunity conduct research in variety of fields related to DOE's mission, including nuclear science, statistics, and policy 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
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
Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem Opportunity to conduct research on ecological and socioeconomic impacts of humans in the Lake Champlain ecosystem     Summer
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation Summer Research Intern Programs Summer research program in fields such as agricultural health and safety, medical anthropology, and genetics Summer
American Red Cross Summer Internship A variety of internship programs that introduce young leaders to the mission of the Red Cross (not research) Academic Year, 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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