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

  • Mechanisms of increasingly malignant phenotypes in a stepwise model of tumorigenesis
  • Too many cooks in the kitchen? Local government fragmentation and economic growth
  • Sex differences in post-ethanol-withdrawal anxiety
  • Undergraduate education and the gender wage gap: An analysis of the effects of college experience and gender on income
  • Novel polymers for rotator cuff tendon tissue engineering

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 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 Student Research Training Program (SRTP) Develop, implement, and asses a community-based project in an international location. Summer
Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE) Shadowing/career exploration program intended to train the next generation of clinical researchers Summer
Duke Global Health Sciences Institute Fieldwork Grants Funding for DGHI sponsored fieldwork. 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
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
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

  • Driving brain tumorigenesis in a mutant IDH1 mouse model of progressive glioma
  • Visuospatial aspects of implicit learning in lemurs
  • Arginine starvation in the human NOS mouse: A new model of sporadic Alzheimer's disease
  • GIT protein signaling in the brain
  • Nicotinic acetylcholine systems and neurodevelopment in zebrafish

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 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 ACCIAC Summer Research Scholars Support for 10 weeks of research at another ACC campus. Summer
Duke Center for Documentary Studies Awards Various awards and prizes sponsored by the CDS Academic Year, Summer
Duke Center for Latin American Studies Brazil Exchange Duke Brazil Initiative: Typical exchanges will last approximately one week and include visitations to selected university courses, seminars, interviews, etc. Summer
Duke DeWitt Wallace Center Internship Grants (Sanford School) Up to $2500 in support for any Duke students pursuing opportunities in journalism or media organizations Academic Year, Summer
Duke Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards Awarded to undergraduates attending Triangle-area universities to help them conduct summer-long documentary fieldwork projects Summer
Duke Nasher Museum Summer Internships in Museum Studies Internships and funding in museum studies. 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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
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
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
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
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities 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
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

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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 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

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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
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates Research experience in various fields within nanotechnology Summer
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation Academic Year, Summer
Cornell Center for Materials Research REU Summer research experience in chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering Summer
DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering at German institutions     Summer
Dartmouth Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct summer research in various fields  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
Department of Energy Scholars Program Opportunity conduct research in variety of fields related to DOE's mission, including nuclear science, statistics, and policy 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

  • Delivery of anti-retroviral medication to mothers delivering at home
  • Understanding the role of focal adhesion proteins in mechanotransduction
  • siRNA transfection by near-infrared irradication of gold-silica nanshells
  • Synthetic aperture ultrasound imaging with transitional motion
  • Developoing new algorithms for the analysis of neuronal spike data

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 Clinical Research Institute North Carolina Collaborative Summer Research Experience Program 8-week training program in clinical research concepts Summer
Duke Superfund Research Program for Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS-funded training opportunities in environmental Health Sciences 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

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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
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Collegiate Medical Summer Internship Program Summer internship for pre-medical students in the clinical area of organ transplantation (not research) Summer
Louisiana State Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Experience in Research 10-week research program for students pursuing a career in pharmacology Summer
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Summer Internship in Biomedical Research Participants join a research laboratory for a minimum of ten weeks between June and August and conduct research in selected areas of investigation under the guidance of an NHLBI intramural research scientist Summer
Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program Opportunity to work on independent research projects with a faculty mentor and explore non-practice careers 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 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 International Comparative Studies Research Grant Support for undergraduates seeking Graduation with Distinction honors in the ICS department. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Schiff Summer Research Fellowship in the Humanities Up to $3,000 for exemplary research projects in any area of the humanities Summer
Duke GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year
Duke Undergraduate Overseas Summer Research Awards averaging $2000 for research-based projects in different social and cultural settings Summer
Duke Nasher Museum Summer Internships in Museum Studies Internships and funding in museum studies. Summer

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

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Bankrolling apartheid: The coins that forged modernity, fostered nationalism, and funded apartheid South Africa
  • The search for transcendenice: W.B. Yeats and his dance plays
  • Breach! Storms, maps, and the concept of nature
  • Soul power: The psychology and politics of Asian American melancholia
  • Seeing red: Microhistory in China's twentieth century

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 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 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

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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
DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering at German institutions     Summer
Amgen Scholars Program Opportunity to conduct independent summer research at one of 17 US colleges or abroad Summer
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Summer research program in area of molecular pharmacology Summer
Georgia Tech Aquatic Chemical Ecology Program (REU) Opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, earth sciences, chemistry, or engineering     Summer
Rockerfeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Opportunity for lab research in biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology Summer

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Modeling bias in Dnase-seq data for improved chromatin occupancy prediction
  • Complex multiplication on elliptic curves
  • Beat the cheater: Computing game-theoretic strategies for when to kick a gambler out of a casino
  • DNA origami nanofabrication of plasmonic structures and SERS burning
  • Computing highly occluded paths on a terrain

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 Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellowship Funding for research projects in the physical and quantitative sciences (including economics) or life sciences 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

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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
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented grousp to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Dartmouth Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct summer research in various fields  Summer
Maryland Summer Research Initiative Summer research opportunity for minority students seeking a graduate degree in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences Summer
Davidson Research Experience for Undergraduates Opportunity to conduct research with faculty mentors in various fields 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
Department of Energy Scholars Program Opportunity conduct research in variety of fields related to DOE's mission, including nuclear science, statistics, and policy 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
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

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Honors Thesis examples

  • Factors of political change: The role of the environment in democratic transitions
  • How to end the hook-up culture: An economic and institutional examination of the hook-up culture on college campuses
  • Predictors of engagement in transactional sex: A study of patrons of alcohol-serving venues in a Cape Town township
  • Do different media matter? How newspapers vary in their coverage of campaigns for state legislatures
  • What is the effect of regulatory supervision on the profitability and outreach of microfinance institutions?