Opportunities

URS Administered Programs

URS Program Description
Visible Thinking Registration Registration for Visible Thinking (April 19th, 2019 in CIEMAS) is not open. Registration opens Monday, March 12th and closes Tuesday, April 10th at 11:59 PM. It is recommended that you prepare your abstract in a Word document, and then copy and paste into...
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 Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
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 Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
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 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) - June 4 - July 27, 2018 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

  • Nursing in Haiti: Past, present and future
  • Investigating the impact of 5-HT deficiency on brain responses to social defeat and chronic mild stress
  • Bright Grey: an unfinished novel
  • Automated head and neck cancer radiation treatment planning
  • The dormitories are burning: Gender-neutral housing and critical trans politics in the contemporary university

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 Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
URS Independent Study Grants Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
Benenson Awards in the Arts The 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) - June 4 - July 27, 2018 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
Research Opportunity in in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center Undergraduate students interested in gaining clinical research experience prior to applying for medical school, particularly those with a background in neuroscience, psychology, electrical engineering or related fields. If interested, please send a cover... Academic Year, Summer
Snyderman Scholars Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine Summer Program 10-week mentored research program available to all undergraduate Duke students. It provides students the opportunity to participate in a faculty mentored research project in applied genomics and precision medicine that runs from May 30 – Aug. 3   Summer
Duke STAR Program The summer training in academic research takes place over 8 weeks and focuses on pharmacoepidemiological research methodology and writing skills. Summer
Summer Scholars in Genome Sciences and Medicine 10-week summer mentored research program for current freshman/sophomores who are underrepresented minorities, have a disability, or are from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g., first in college); deadline for application is January 15, 2018 and room, board, and... Summer
BIGGER: The BrIdGing the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research Program The BIGGER program provides a high-quality research experience over a 6-month period for students in their gap year, defined as the period after college graduation and prior to applying for or enrollment in graduate/professional school.
North Carolina Collaborative Summer Research Experience Program The NCC summer research experience takes place over 8 weeks and focuses on pharmacoepidemiological research methodology and writing skills. Participants are placed in teams and matched with Duke faculty mentors to work on an original, hypothesis-driven... Summer
POWER Undergraduate Research Experience The Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research offers a summer biomedical research program. See here for details.
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 Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience 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 Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellowship Funding for research projects in the physical and quantitative sciences (including economics) or life sciences Summer
Duke Psychology and Neuroscience Research Opportunities List of research opportunities, internships and jobs curated by the Undergraduate Studies office in Psychology and Neuroscience Academic Year, Summer
Duke Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) 8-week program for first year students conducting biological research, providing a $4,300 stipend Summer
Duke 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 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Opportunity to engage in biomedical research and attend weekly lab meetings and seminars during an 8 week summer program. Summer
Duke Organization for Tropical Studies Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Tropical Biology Students will complete an independent research project in the field with an experienced tropical ecologist Summer
Duke Global Health Institute Fieldwork Grants Funding for DGHI sponsored fieldwork. Academic Year, 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 Data+ Various team-based projects focusing on data-driven, interdisciplinary research Academic Year, Summer
Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE) Shadowing/career exploration program intended to train the next generation of clinical researchers Summer
Duke Skin Disease Research Center Research Program for Undergraduate Students Biomedical research opportunity in skin biology and skin disease Academic Year, Summer
Duke SURPH@Duke 8-week summer research experience funded by the Duke Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to $1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke Career Center Internship Funding The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, 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 Summer Neuroscience Program of Research (NPR) 8-week period research for rising senior neuroscience majors who intend to pursue "Graduation with Distinction" 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 Bookhout Research Scholarships Scholarship for students conducting summer research at Marine Lab on invertebrae zoology of marine animals Summer
Duke Bass Connections A new university-wide initiative that links faculty and students to respond to complex challenges through problem-focused educational pathways and project teams Academic Year, Summer
Duke Deans' Summer Research Fellowship, Trinity Up to $3,000 for a proposed summer research project for Trinity students who will be enrolled the following fall Summer
DukeEngage RIPP-Engage Sponsorship for DukeEngage alums to conduct follow-up projects Summer

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NIEHS Scholars Connect Program The NIEHS Scholars Connect Program (NSCP) is an opportunity for highly motivated STEM-focused undergraduate students considering a career in biomedical sciences to conduct research at a premier research institute. This academic-year paid internship provides... Academic Year, Summer
2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program The Graduate School and faculty of Kansas State University (K-State) are planning the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP). This program gives undergraduate students who are between their junior and senior years a first-hand... Summer
The University of Wisconsin- Madison Psychology Research Experience Program The University of Wisconsin – Madison Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2018. This summer research opportunity program (SROP) offers a 10-week program of mentored research, with an emphasis on... Summer
Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program This paid ten-week program running from June 19th to August 25th places high caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (public agency, non-profit, non-governmental) to provide a... Summer
NIEHS Scholars Connect Program A mentored academic-year paid research internship for STEM students interested in the biomedical sciences. The 2018-2019 application will open in early November. Academic Year
WAVE Fellows Program designed to promote diversity and the importance of intersectionality in STEM. Summer
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. In January, Summer 2018 applications will be available. 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. INBRE applications are due January 29, 2018 and REU applications are due February 1, 2018. 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. This program is a 10-week long internship in molecular... 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, will be held from February 5-8, 2018. Academic Year
Minnesota Ecological Research Internships The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has opportunities for summer and fall research internships in plant community ecology Academic Year, Summer
North Shore LIJ Health Sciences System Franklin Hospital Pre Med Internship Program Joint program between the North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, offering an exposure into the complexity of medical care and medical education today (not research); application deadline is March 15th. Summer
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Summer Science Program Clinical/research summer experience in academic medicine Summer
Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research Lab research in biological and chemical sciences; 2018 program dates are from June 4 - August 10, 2018. Summer
Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Various summer biomedical/clinical research experiences; applications will be available November 1st, 2017. Summer
Virginia Mountain Lake Biological Station Research Experience for Undergraduates The program brings undergraduate students from around the country together for an exciting ten-week summer program of guided, but independent, original research in field biology; application deadline is February 20 and the 2018 Program Dates (tentatively) are... Summer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Research Program Intensive mentored biomedical research experience; applications will be available in mid-November 2017 for the 2018 summer program: May 11 - August 10, 2018. Summer
Michigan State Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer Programs This twelve-week program matches traditionally underrepresented students with a mentor in order to conduct a research project in the fields of cardiovascular and airway diseases. The program runs from May 14th to August 5th, 2018 (stipend is provided). The... Summer
John Innes Centre International Undergraduate Research Training Programme Research program in the UK for plant, microbial and computational biology; application deadline is January 19, 2018. Summer
Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program A 10-week research project under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor and numerous special activities focused on professional development as well as social interaction; 2018 program will go from May 31 - August 11, 2018. Summer
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Internships - Scientific Training with Real Work Impact As a Scholar, you will work on your own project with the guidance of a NIBR scientist as well as participate in professional development and social activities; application deadline is December 15th, 2017. Summer
Arkansas Medical Sciences Department of Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct research in pharmacology or toxicology Summer
Sansum Diabetes Research Summer Internship Program in the Biological/Medical Sciences Program with primary focus on diabetes mellitus, but interns learn about and are involved in a wide variety of clinical research and medically oriented activities Summer
Cincinnati ROSE Program Summer program combining research, service, and clinical observation. The 2018 program application will be available on November 8, 2017. Summer
Washington School of Medicine Siteman Cancer Center Research Programs A program designed to provide students with hands-on cancer research experience for 10 weeks over the summer ($6,200 stipend). Will start accepting applications on November 1, 2017. Summer
Augusta University Student Training and Research Program Biomedical research experience for students planning to pursue PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical science; all participants receive a stipend of $4,500. Summer
Operation Wallacea Research Assistant Opportunity to help conduct biodiversity/conservation/medical research internationally Summer
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBio Technology 10-week opportunity to conduct research in nanobiotechnology; applications will be available November 10, 2017 and close February 1, 2018. 2018 program dates are from June 4 - August 10, 2018. Summer
Missouri Miller Summer Research Internships in Animal Sciences The objective of the Miller Summer Research Internship program is to introduce students to animal sciences research, emphasizing food and fiber producing animals; provides a $3,800 stipend. Summer
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Premed Mentoring Volunteer Program Program designed to expose students interested in a career in clinical care to the operations of a world-class medical center (not research). Sessions run 14 weeks; the Spring 2018 College Volunteer Session will run from 1/16/18 to 5/5/18. Summer
NYU Center for Neural Science Summer Research Summer research experience program for undergraduates with a strong interest in neuroscience; 2018 program dates are May 29-August 3, 2018. Summer
Arkansas Medical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to carry out research project in a broad range of ares including biochemistry, structural biology and chemistry, molecular, cell and reproductive biology, toxicology, aging, nutrition, and neuroscience 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; 2018 program dates are from June 4-August 10, 2018. Summer
City of Hope Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy Opportunity to conduct independent biomedical research \N
Washington University BioMedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMed RAP) The BioMedRAP is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience; 2018 program dates are May 29 - August 4, 2018 and a stipend of $4,000 is provided. Summer
Georgia Tech Aquatic Chemical Ecology Program (REU) 10-week opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, earth sciences, chemistry, or engineering Summer
Cornell Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct medical research that serves underserved populations within the USA; application deadline is February 1, 2018 and the 2018 program runs from June 18 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Kansas Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Various summer research programs in fields of chemistry, biology and engineering Summer
MIT Department of Biology Summer Research Training Program A joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors; application will be available November 15 and the 2018 program dates are June 4... Summer
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Research Experience for Undergraduates Volunteer internships in various areas of museum operations and education     Academic Year, Summer
NYU Langone Medical Center Project Healthcare Project Healthcare allows students the opportunity to experience and observe many different aspects of healthcare; applications are now being accepted for the 2018 program and will close January 7, 2018 at 11:59. Summer
Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training Program Opportunity to conduct biomedical research at Rice University; 2018 program dates are from May 29 - July 27, 2018. Summer
Smithsonian Institute Opportunities for Research and Study Various internships, including research opportunities, at the Smithsonian Summer
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program Opportunity to conduct research on molecular biology and cancer, genetics and genomics, neuroscience, plant biology, or quantitative biology; the 2018 program will be held from June 11 - August 11, 2018. Summer
Wisconsin Research Experience for Undergraduates Participating students conduct their own research project under the direction of a faculty member in the Department of Bacteriology and work as part of a laboratory research team investigating fundamental problems in microbiology and molecular biology;... Summer
Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research experience in biomedical science; application deadline is February 1, and participants will receive a $4,000 stipend. Summer
Amgen Scholars Program Opportunity to conduct independent summer research at one of 17 US colleges or abroad Summer
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Volunteer positions for summer research internships to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research, public health and medicine Summer
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Program targeted to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers as research scientists; fellows receive intensive training in a biomedical research laboratory. Summer
Alabama Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 8-week paid summer program to work with faculty members on biomedical research projects. Applications are now open and will close February 15, 2018.     Summer
NYU Langone Medical Center Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Studies Summer Undergraduate Research Program Opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center; participants will receive a $3,500.  Summer
Bradley University Center for STEM Education Programs for Undergraduates Various summer opportunities for undergraduates in STEM fields Summer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience; application deadline is February 1, 2018. Summer
Colorado Cancer Center Cancer Research Summer Fellowship Summer program for cancer research at various University of Colorado laboratories; applications for the summer 2018 program will be available in late November and program dates will be from May 29 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Summer Health Professions Education PRogram Intensive six week exposure to science, clinical medicine, and career counseling for motivated college students at various universites (not research). Applications open December 1st and close February 15th. Summer
Hartford Hospital Summer Student Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct clinical research for pre-med students. Deadline for applications is February 2, 2018. Summer
Ohio State University SUCCESS Program 10-week, stipend provided with a travel allowance, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program Summer
Leadership Alliance Summer Research- Early Identification Program Program to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue careers in research; application deadline is February 1, 2018 Summer
Louisiana State REU 10- week long Research Experiences for Undergraduate Minorities in Genetics and the Basic Sciences. Applications will be available in December 2017. Summer
National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Summer Internship Program Under the supervision of a Division researcher, summer interns conduct research in selected areas of epidemiologic or genetic investigation; application will be available in mid-November. Summer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Opportunity for undergraduates with a strong background in science to conduct original research Summer
Ohio State College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 10-week fellowship for students who would like to know more about the discovery, use, or mechanisms of drugs; provides a stipend of $4,000 and runs from May 14 - July 20, 2018. Summer
California Chemistry SURF Program Summer opportunity to conduct research in STEM fields at UC Irvine Summer
St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne PA Pre-Med Summer Program 10 week summer program to observe in the operating room, Emergency Department and other ancillary departments (not research); applications will be available after January 1, 2018 and program dates are June 4 - August 13, 2018. Summer
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
Virginia Tech Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program designed to provide students with diverse backgrounds an opportunity to conduct research in various disciplines while working with a faculty mentor.  Program includes a stipend of $3,000 and free on-campus room and board. Summer
Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program Biological/biomedical research program for students from groups underrepresented in the sciences; applications are anticipated to open November 1, 2017 and close February 1, 2018. Summer
Conte Center Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer research experience in neuropsychiatric genomics Summer
Louisville Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network Summer Research Opportunity to conduct biomedical research under supervision of faculty from University of Louisville or University of Kentucky Summer
NSBRI Summer Apprenticeship Program Opportunity for students from across the country to join ongoing project activities and gain hands-on experience in space biomedical research Summer
Alberta Innovates AIHS Summer Studentships Award to conduct medical or health research in Alberta over the summer; application deadline is February 5, 2018. Summer
Oregon Health & Science University Environmental & Biomolecular Systems Undergraduate Internships 10-week research internship in Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems Summer
California Institute of Technology SURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships Opportunity to conduct summer research and collaborate with Caltech mentor; application deadline is February 22, 2018. Summer
State University of New York at Buffalo Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Our program provides you with research experience in a state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratory as a prelude to pursuing a PhD; application deadline is February 5, 2018 and the 2018 program dates are May 29-August 3, 2018. Summer
Connecticut Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Summer biomedical research experience for undergraduates interested in obtaining a PhD Summer
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany; applications will be available December 1, 2017. Academic Year, Summer
Harvard Summer Research Program in Ecology Opportunity to conduct independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems; application will be available in December 2017 and 2018 summer dates are from May 21 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) gives college students earning a four-year degree the opportunity to participate in both research and clinical patient care at an academic medical center; applications will close February 1, 2018 Summer
Loyola Chicago Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Summer Undergraduate Research Intensive research training program in molecular 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; application will be available November 15. Summer
American Academy of Audiology Foundation Research Grants in Hearing & Balance Program $2500 stipend to conduct research in areas of audiology and hearing science Summer
Parkinson's Disease Foundation Summer Student Fellowship Program Supports students in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects; 10-week program that provides a stipend of $4,000. Summer
California San Francisco Summer Research Opportunities Various summer research opportunities for undergraduates in the health sciences; application will be available November 1, 2017. Summer
State University of New York Upstate Medical University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program In an intensive ten-week biomedical program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty help will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work... Summer
Cornell ACCESS Summer Program Summer biomedical research experience Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory Annual and Summer Research Jobs/Internships Opportunity to conduct independent aquaculture research Summer
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Animal Behavior Unique opportunity for talented undergraduates to do state-of-the-art research and gain valuable skills while exploring career opportunities in the sciences; applications for the 2018 program will be available November 1, 2017. Summer
Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation College Student Summer Internship Program 8-week opportunity to conduct biomedical research in fields of reproductive biology, women's health, and infants' health Summer
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Summer Student Program Experience that provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research; applications will be available November 15. Summer
American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program Research fellowship for projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke; application deadline is February 1, 2018. Summer
Pasteur Foundation Undergraduate Internship Provides U.S. undergraduates (rising seniors) the rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur; knowledge of French is not necessary, but a desire to learn it is advisable. Summer
California, Davis Health Sciences System Hugh Edmondson Research Internship Summer research internship in Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Application deadline is March 1; program dates are June 18 - August 13. 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; application deadline is February 1, 2018 and the 2018 program dates are June 4 - July 27, 2018. Summer
Cornell Food Science Summer Scholars Program Summer research experience in food science 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; applications will be available... Summer
HHMI Summer Research Program Opportunity to conduct research in science, math, or engineering with Janelia scientist; applications will be available sometime fall 2017. Summer
VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program Intensive, six-week interprofessional academic enrichment program designed to enhance the academic preparation of undergraduates who are actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school (not research); application deadline is February 1, 2018 and... Summer
MD Summer Experience at Emory MD-SEE offers genuine clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine with a focus on clinical neurology (not research); program will return in 2019. Summer
Maine Medical Center Research Institute Summer Student Research Program Opportunity to conduct research in diverse biomedical science fields ($4,500 stipend provided); applications will be available November 30, 2017. Summer
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program Opportunity for highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students from the surrounding Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and other nearby academic institutions with students from... Summer
American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Undergraduate Student Research Program Summer research funding for scientific investigations broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke in certain states Summer
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program Various 10-week programs for summer research in biomedical science Summer
Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Various summer programs for conducting biomedical research Summer
Texas A&M Summer Undergraduate Research Focus (SURF) The major objective of the 9-week annual Summer Undergraduate Research Focus - Climate Change, Global Warming, and the Health of Texas Bays and Estuaries - is to provide research experiences and training for undergraduate students Summer
Cornell Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program Summer program for medical research and preparation for MD-PhD Summer
Louisville Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity Program Various summer research programs in biomedical science Summer
Indiana SOM Psychiatry Summer Internship Program Opportunity to learn about neuroscience research and clinical care in the field of psychiatry 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. Application information will be available late Fall 2017 for Summer 2018 opportunities. Summer
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences Research Training Unique opportunity for academically talented high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to receive first-rate training in neuroscience research Summer
American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Opportunity for students with little or no lab research experience to work on own research question with an APS investigator; application deadline is February 1, 2018. Summer
Pittsburgh Health Sciences Research Opportunities Both paid and unpaid opportunities for biomedical research Summer
Chester Summer Scholars Program Opportunity to conduct clinical research at MetroHealth Medical Center Summer
Texas Medical Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program Provides stimulating hands-on research experience for undergraduate students considering graduate education in biomedical sciences Summer
Cornell Plant Genomics Research Summer internship for research in plant genomics, bioinformatics and bioenergy education; applications for the 2018 program will be available in mid-November 2017. 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
Indiana University Summer Research Programs Various medical research opportunities at Indiana University School of Medicine Academic Year, Summer
University of Washington Environmental Health Sciences Research Experience Program (EHREP) Funded, nine week summer experience for talented undergraduates who express strong interest in environmental health science research Summer
Maryland Sea Grant's Research Experience for Undergraduates 12-week opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay; applications will be open in December and will close February 16, 2018. Summer
National Institutes of Health Sciences Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research; application for... Summer
American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowships Various research programs and internships in the area of public health; application deadline is February 15. 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; application deadline is February 2, 2018. Summer
Center For Disease Control - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Summer Fellowship Program Various research internships at national laboraties and other federal research institutes Summer
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Sciences Center Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research Program Summer biomedical research opportunity; summer 2018 application is now open and will close February 15, 2018. Summer
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Collegiate Medical Summer Internship Program Summer internship for pre-medical students in the clinical area of organ transplantation (not research). Strong preference for students completing their junior year of college. Summer
Lehigh Valley Health Sciences Clinical Research Department Student Intern Program 8-week clinical research summer internship program; application will open February 2018. Summer
Indiana Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers Research program for students committed to integrated career as physician-scientists or physician-engineers. Application deadline is February 7, 2018 and program dates between May 23 - August 1, 2018. Summer
Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio) REU 10-week summer program that will provide a challenging and fulfilling graduate-level research experience in computational biology Summer
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory Summer Fellowship Program An opportunity for students of biology, physiology, molecular biology, chemistry, medicine and other life sciences to participate in research under staff guidance; applications will soon be available for the 2018 program. 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; application deadline is January 30, 2018 and 2018 program dates are May 29 - August 3, 2018. Summer
American Society of Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Funding for undergraduate research on plant biology 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
Children's Hospital Boston - Summer Student Research Program An 8-12 week summer research program in Newborn Medicine, sponsored by Harvard School of Neonatology Summer
The Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowships The Society provides a stipend to each award recipient to participate in research projects on endocrinology under the guidance of a Society member for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer; application process: September 20, 2017 - December 7, 2017. Summer
Duke Center for Science Education Grants ($500-1500) for student teams to develop hands-on science activities for children in Grades 4-8 Academic Year
Cannon Summer Scholars Program Program of instruction in medical research for selected students Summer
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies' Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Opportunity to conduct summer research on ecology; application will be available in November and 2018 program dates are from May 21 - August 10, 2018. Summer
OSU Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior REU Opportunity for in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human or animal behavior Summer
Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship A limited number of NIH-funded SURF positions are available to underrepresented students for research in the fields of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematological diseases Summer
New York Blood Center Lindsay F. Kimball Research Institute Summer Internship Independent research projects that relate directly to today's major health related blood issues; deadline for application submission is January 31st. Summer
Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Semester/summer research internship offered by the Department of Energy; applications for summer 2018 program are now open. Academic Year, 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; applications will be available November 1, 2017 and will close December 15, 2017.     Summer
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute Summer clinical research program with mentorship from CHORI PIs; application deadline for undergraduates is February 23rd, 2018. Summer
Thomas Jefferson SURP Program Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences sponsors summer biomedical research positions for students who have completed their junior year; 2018 program runs from June 4 through August 10, 2018 and participants will receive a stipend of $3,500 Summer
Eastern Virginia Medical School Summer Scholars Program 11 week program designed to conduct mentored research in fields of: cancer biology and proteomics, immunology, cardiovascular biology, virology, obesity and diabetes, neuroscience, reproductive biology, and myosin biochemistry Summer
Kellogg Biological Station Research Experiences for Undergraduates 11 week full-time research in ecology and evolutionary biology under the supervision of faculty. Summer
Iowa Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Program Summer program that allows students to pursue broad interests in modern biomedical research areas. The 2018 program will begin May 22 and end on July 27 and each student will receive a stipend of $3,750. Summer
Center for Colon Cancer Research Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program Summer research internship in cancer-related field (e.g. biological sciences, pharmacy, public health) Summer
Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Program for Undergraduate Research SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science. Applications... Summer
North Carolina Academy of Science Yarbrough Research Grants Provides grants to students who submit grant proposals judged meritorious of support Academic Year, Summer
Arizona Minority Health Disparities Research Opportunities Summer research opportunity focused on health issues that affect minority groups; application deadline for STAR/UROC-PREP/AWARDSS is November 1st and for all other UROC programs, February 1st (or as posted per program). Summer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Intensive medical and dental education program for minority students (not research); application will be available December 1st and will close February 15th. Summer
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Student Research Training Program Summer internship for biomedical research Summer
Tulane National Primate Research Center Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Undergraduate Fellowship Program entails one-on-one mentored participation in a biomedical research project; deadline for application is February 1, 2018 and 2018 program dates are June 1 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Emory Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Ten-week program for training in cutting-edge science research; application deadline is January 29, 2018 and 2018 program dates are from May 29 - August 3, 2018. 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; application will be available December 1st, 2017 and will close February 23rd, 2018. Summer
Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Training for MD/PhD degrees that integrates research training with clinical studies; the application for the 2018 program is now open. Summer
Mechanisms of Evolution REU Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution will focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change Summer
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Research Internship Program  Working with a physician mentor and a research staff mentor, interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. Internship period is June through August; application deadline January 31st. Summer
North Carolina PMABS Summer Research Program Listing of summer internships and research programs, stipends, travel funds, and other opportunities for undergraduates in the biological sciences Summer
Texas Southwestern Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Intensive 10-week research training experience for students planning to pursuing PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences; application deadline is February 9, provides a stipend of $4,000. 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; application deadline is February 1, 2018 and if... Summer
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity for clinical and basic research in Department of Pediatrics; application will be available November 1st, 2017. Summer
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research Various programs covering a myriad of disciplines designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Tentative dates for 2018 are June 24th to August 18th (8 weeks... Summer
Eppley Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Summer program for cancer research; 2018 program dates are from June 4 - August 9, 2018. Summer
Diversity In Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO) 8-12 week research experience in basic and clinical research on vision and opthalmology Summer
Jackson Laboratory Research Internship Opportunity to conduct summer research in mammalian genetics; application deadline is February 2, 2018. Summer

Honors Thesis examples

  • Inherent aerobic fitness and the enhancement of adult olfactory neurogenesis
  • Investigating the impact of 5-HT deficiency on brain responses to social defeat and chronic mild stress
  • How pasteurization affects bacterial agglutination in human and bovine milk: evidence for healthy alternatives to infant formula
  • The effect of biome reconstitution on the immune systems of laboratory rats
  • Role of long noncoding H19 RNA in epithlial ovarian cancer

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 Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
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 Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
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 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.

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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 John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards Awarded to undergraduates attending Triangle-area universities to help them conduct summer-long documentary fieldwork 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
Duke Career Center Internship Funding The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Center for Documentary Studies Awards Various awards and prizes sponsored by the CDS Academic Year, Summer
Duke Sigma Xi Sally Hughes-Schrader Travel Grant Grants to graduate students in memory of Sally Hughes-Schrader for travel to field sites, distant laboratories, or professional meetings Academic Year, Summer
Duke DeWitt Wallace Center Internship Grants (Sanford School) Up to $3000 in support for any Duke students pursuing opportunities in journalism or media organizations Academic Year, Summer
Duke Susan Tifft Student Internships & Research Grants Grants to undergraduate students to cover expenses for research related to journalism or media studies Academic Year
Duke Wired! Lab Undergraduate Research Opportunities We seek independent and motivated students to engage in original digital humanities research, who would like to work as part of a larger research team. Academic Year
Duke Dance Awards and Funding Awards and funding available through the Duke Dance Program 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 Center for Latin American Studies Brazil Initiative The Duke Brazil Initiative offers research grants for individual and group projects focused on Brazil. Summer
Duke Kenan Summer Fellows Kenan Summer Fellows spend a summer exploring the answers to the question: What does it mean to live an ethical life? How? Between five and six fellows will receive up to $5,000 and their faculty mentors will receive $500 to support their project. Summer
Duke 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 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 GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year
Duke Deans' Summer Research Fellowship, Trinity Up to $3,000 for a proposed summer research project for Trinity students who will be enrolled the following fall Summer
Duke Nasher Museum Summer Internships in Museum Studies Funding to assist students with living expenses during internships at major art museums in the United States, abroad, or at the Nasher Museum of Art; internship deadline is February 16, 2018 and funding deadline is April 20, 2018. Summer
Duke Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience 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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2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program The Graduate School and faculty of Kansas State University (K-State) are planning the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP). This program gives undergraduate students who are between their junior and senior years a first-hand... 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 covering a myriad of disciplines designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Tentative dates for 2018 are June 24th to August 18th (8 weeks... Summer
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany; applications will be available December 1, 2017. Academic Year, 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
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; applications will be available... 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; application will be available December 1st, 2017 and will close February 23rd, 2018. 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); each intern receives $225 per week and free housing. 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. Programs run from May 23 to August 31 and students will receive stipend of $1,500. (not research) Summer

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 Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
URS Independent Study Grants Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
Benenson Awards in the Arts The 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) - June 4 - July 27, 2018 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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Research Opportunity in in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center Undergraduate students interested in gaining clinical research experience prior to applying for medical school, particularly those with a background in neuroscience, psychology, electrical engineering or related fields. If interested, please send a cover... Academic Year, 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 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 Career Center Internship Funding The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to $1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke 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

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2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program The Graduate School and faculty of Kansas State University (K-State) are planning the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP). This program gives undergraduate students who are between their junior and senior years a first-hand... Summer
WAVE Fellows Program designed to promote diversity and the importance of intersectionality in STEM. Summer
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
California San Francisco Summer Research Opportunities Various summer research opportunities for undergraduates in the health sciences; application will be available November 1, 2017. Summer
Office of Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program Opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer; application deadline is October 31, 2017. Summer
Central Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer research experience in the area of Computer Vision Summer
National 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
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities 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; applications will be available November 1, 2017 and will close December 15, 2017.     Summer
Cornell Engineering Summer REU Program 9-week summer research experience in engineering for underrepresented populations; 2018 summer dates are June 10 - August 10, 2018 and participants will receive a stipend of $4,000. 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; application deadline is February 1, 2018 and the 2018 program dates are June 4 - July 27, 2018. Summer
Department of Energy Scholars Program Opportunity conduct research in variety of fields related to DOE's mission, including nuclear science, statistics, and policy; applications for summer 2018 program will be accepted from October 16, 2017 through December 15, 2017.  Summer
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research Various programs covering a myriad of disciplines designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Tentative dates for 2018 are June 24th to August 18th (8 weeks... Summer
Georgia Tech Aquatic Chemical Ecology Program (REU) 10-week opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, earth sciences, chemistry, or engineering Summer
Virginia Tech NSF REU in Cognitive Communication 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates is available in the area of Machine Learning Summer
HHMI Summer Research Program Opportunity to conduct research in science, math, or engineering with Janelia scientist; applications will be available sometime fall 2017. Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Clean Energy REU Program Summer research program for students interested in clean energy. Application deadline is February 16, 2018 and program starts June 18, 2018.   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; applications will be available... Summer
Indiana Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers Research program for students committed to integrated career as physician-scientists or physician-engineers. Application deadline is February 7, 2018 and program dates between May 23 - August 1, 2018. Summer
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors) to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil... Summer
Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBio Technology 10-week opportunity to conduct research in nanobiotechnology; applications will be available November 10, 2017 and close February 1, 2018. 2018 program dates are from June 4 - August 10, 2018. Summer
Kansas Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Various summer research programs in fields of chemistry, biology and engineering Summer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Critical Skills Internship Program Summer opportunities in various scientific facilities (computer science, engineering, and physical and life sciences). Applications are now open for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program for Summer 2018 and are due by January 12, 2018. Summer
Leadership Alliance Summer Research- Early Identification Program Program to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue careers in research; application deadline is February 1, 2018 Summer
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research opportunities exist in fields such as communications systems, sensor and radar data analysis, digital signal processing, laser and electro-optical systems, solid-state electronics, software engineering, and scientific programming Summer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Opportunity for undergraduates with a strong background in science to conduct original research Summer
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program Opportunity for highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students from the surrounding Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and other nearby academic institutions with students from... Summer
Bradley University Center for STEM Education Programs for Undergraduates Various summer opportunities for undergraduates in STEM fields Summer
RiSE at Rutgers Participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas; application deadline is January 30, 2018 and 2018 program dates are May 29 - August 3, 2018. Summer

Honors Thesis examples

  • Nanostar chip for breast cancer diagnostics using SERS molecular sentinel
  • Improving performance of endothelialized synthetic vascular grafts
  • Biogas sweetening in biotrickling filters: Investigation of unclogging mechanisms and oxygenation via hydrogen peroxide degradation
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Effect of cardiac muscle anisotropy on the variance of shear wave velocimetry measurements

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 Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
URS Independent Study Grants Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
Benenson Awards in the Arts The 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.
Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowship (B-SURF) - June 4 - July 27, 2018 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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Duke STAR Program The summer training in academic research takes place over 8 weeks and focuses on pharmacoepidemiological research methodology and writing skills. Summer
Summer Scholars in Genome Sciences and Medicine 10-week summer mentored research program for current freshman/sophomores who are underrepresented minorities, have a disability, or are from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g., first in college); deadline for application is January 15, 2018 and room, board, and... Summer
BIGGER: The BrIdGing the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research Program The BIGGER program provides a high-quality research experience over a 6-month period for students in their gap year, defined as the period after college graduation and prior to applying for or enrollment in graduate/professional school.
North Carolina Collaborative Summer Research Experience Program The NCC summer research experience takes place over 8 weeks and focuses on pharmacoepidemiological research methodology and writing skills. Participants are placed in teams and matched with Duke faculty mentors to work on an original, hypothesis-driven... Summer
POWER Undergraduate Research Experience The Duke O’Brien Center for Kidney Research offers a summer biomedical research program. See here for details.
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 Grants-In-Aid of Research Up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering Academic Year, Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to $1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE) Shadowing/career exploration program intended to train the next generation of clinical researchers Summer
Duke SURPH@Duke 8-week summer research experience funded by the Duke Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology Summer
Duke Career Center Internship Funding The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, 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 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 Psychology and Neuroscience Research Opportunities List of research opportunities, internships and jobs curated by the Undergraduate Studies office in Psychology and Neuroscience Academic Year, Summer
Duke GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year
Duke Deans' Summer Research Fellowship, Trinity Up to $3,000 for a proposed summer research project for Trinity students who will be enrolled the following fall Summer
Duke Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Opportunity to engage in biomedical research and attend weekly lab meetings and seminars during an 8 week summer program. Summer
Duke Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke Global Health Institute Fieldwork Grants Funding for DGHI sponsored fieldwork. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Research in Practice Program Program for undergraduates interested in working with Duke professors to address pressing global problems (in environment, finance, policy, etc.) Academic Year
Duke Skin Disease Research Center Research Program for Undergraduate Students Biomedical research opportunity in skin biology and skin disease Academic Year, Summer

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The University of Wisconsin- Madison Psychology Research Experience Program The University of Wisconsin – Madison Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) is currently accepting applications for the summer of 2018. This summer research opportunity program (SROP) offers a 10-week program of mentored research, with an emphasis on... Summer
The CaREFREE Study; Calorie Restriction, Environment, and Fitness: Reproductive Effects Evaluation This research will help explain how diet and exercise affect the menstrual cycle and infertility; targets healthy women ages 18-28.   Academic Year, Summer
NIEHS Scholars Connect Program A mentored academic-year paid research internship for STEM students interested in the biomedical sciences. The 2018-2019 application will open in early November. Academic Year
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. INBRE applications are due January 29, 2018 and REU applications are due February 1, 2018. 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. This program is a 10-week long internship in molecular... 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, will be held from February 5-8, 2018. Academic Year
Thomas Jefferson SURP Program Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences sponsors summer biomedical research positions for students who have completed their junior year; 2018 program runs from June 4 through August 10, 2018 and participants will receive a stipend of $3,500 Summer
California, Davis Health Sciences System Hugh Edmondson Research Internship Summer research internship in Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Application deadline is March 1; program dates are June 18 - August 13. Summer
Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA) gives college students earning a four-year degree the opportunity to participate in both research and clinical patient care at an academic medical center; applications will close February 1, 2018 Summer
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
Indiana Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers Research program for students committed to integrated career as physician-scientists or physician-engineers. Application deadline is February 7, 2018 and program dates between May 23 - August 1, 2018. Summer
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Program targeted to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers as research scientists; fellows receive intensive training in a biomedical research laboratory. Summer
Pasteur Foundation Undergraduate Internship Provides U.S. undergraduates (rising seniors) the rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur; knowledge of French is not necessary, but a desire to learn it is advisable. Summer
Tulane National Primate Research Center Undergraduate Fellowship Program The Undergraduate Fellowship Program entails one-on-one mentored participation in a biomedical research project; deadline for application is February 1, 2018 and 2018 program dates are June 1 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Various summer programs for conducting biomedical research Summer
VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program Intensive, six-week interprofessional academic enrichment program designed to enhance the academic preparation of undergraduates who are actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school (not research); application deadline is February 1, 2018 and... Summer
Connecticut Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences Summer biomedical research experience for undergraduates interested in obtaining a PhD Summer
Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Training for MD/PhD degrees that integrates research training with clinical studies; the application for the 2018 program is now open. Summer
National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Summer Internship Program Under the supervision of a Division researcher, summer interns conduct research in selected areas of epidemiologic or genetic investigation; application will be available in mid-November. Summer
Penn State Hershey College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program Various 10-week programs for summer research in biomedical science Summer
Washington School of Medicine Siteman Cancer Center Research Programs A program designed to provide students with hands-on cancer research experience for 10 weeks over the summer ($6,200 stipend). Will start accepting applications on November 1, 2017. Summer
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Summer research program in area of molecular pharmacology; application will close January 31, 2018 and 2018 program dates are from May 30 - August 4, 2018. Summer
MD Summer Experience at Emory MD-SEE offers genuine clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine with a focus on clinical neurology (not research); program will return in 2019. Summer
Cornell ACCESS Summer Program Summer biomedical research experience Summer
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Volunteer positions for summer research internships to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in biomedical research, public health and medicine Summer
NSBRI Summer Apprenticeship Program Opportunity for students from across the country to join ongoing project activities and gain hands-on experience in space biomedical research Summer
Pittsburgh Health Sciences Research Opportunities Both paid and unpaid opportunities for biomedical research Summer
Washington University BioMedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMed RAP) The BioMedRAP is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience; 2018 program dates are May 29 - August 4, 2018 and a stipend of $4,000 is provided. Summer
Chester Summer Scholars Program Opportunity to conduct clinical research at MetroHealth Medical Center 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
Cornell Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program Summer program for medical research and preparation for MD-PhD Summer
Louisiana State REU 10- week long Research Experiences for Undergraduate Minorities in Genetics and the Basic Sciences. Applications will be available in December 2017. 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; application will be available November 15. 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; application deadline is February 2, 2018. Summer
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Premed Mentoring Volunteer Program Program designed to expose students interested in a career in clinical care to the operations of a world-class medical center (not research). Sessions run 14 weeks; the Spring 2018 College Volunteer Session will run from 1/16/18 to 5/5/18. Summer
Summer Health Professions Education PRogram Intensive six week exposure to science, clinical medicine, and career counseling for motivated college students at various universites (not research). Applications open December 1st and close February 15th. Summer
Center For Disease Control - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Summer Fellowship Program Various research internships at national laboraties and other federal research institutes Summer
Charles B Wang Community Health Sciences Center Project AHEAD 8-week summer internship program designed to give training and experience to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare (not research) Summer
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Collegiate Medical Summer Internship Program Summer internship for pre-medical students in the clinical area of organ transplantation (not research). Strong preference for students completing their junior year of college. Summer
Louisville Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network Summer Research Opportunity to conduct biomedical research under supervision of faculty from University of Louisville or University of Kentucky Summer
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Summer Student Program Experience that provides an opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research; applications will be available November 15. 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
Alabama Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 8-week paid summer program to work with faculty members on biomedical research projects. Applications are now open and will close February 15, 2018.     Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Sciences Summer
University of Washington Environmental Health Sciences Research Experience Program (EHREP) Funded, nine week summer experience for talented undergraduates who express strong interest in environmental health science research Summer
Eastern Virginia Medical School Summer Scholars Program 11 week program designed to conduct mentored research in fields of: cancer biology and proteomics, immunology, cardiovascular biology, virology, obesity and diabetes, neuroscience, reproductive biology, and myosin biochemistry Summer
Loyola Chicago Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Summer Undergraduate Research Intensive research training program in molecular pharmacology Summer
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program Opportunity for highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students from the surrounding Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and other nearby academic institutions with students from... Summer
Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic Health Sciences Education and Advocacy Liasons in Roatan Honduras Unique opportunity to experience pediatric medicine and community health through the Roatán Volunteer Pediatric Clinic (RVPC) in Roatán, Honduras (not research) Summer
Alberta Innovates AIHS Summer Studentships Award to conduct medical or health research in Alberta over the summer; application deadline is February 5, 2018. 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; applications will be available... Summer
Center for Science in the Public Interest Internship Program 10-week internships focusing primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits (not research) Summer
Center for Colon Cancer Research Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program Summer research internship in cancer-related field (e.g. biological sciences, pharmacy, public health) Summer
Emory Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Ten-week program for training in cutting-edge science research; application deadline is January 29, 2018 and 2018 program dates are from May 29 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation College Student Summer Internship Program 8-week opportunity to conduct biomedical research in fields of reproductive biology, women's health, and infants' health Summer
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences Research Training Unique opportunity for academically talented high school, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students to receive first-rate training in neuroscience research Summer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Intensive medical and dental education program for minority students (not research); application will be available December 1st and will close February 15th. Summer
Alliance for Health Sciences Reform Internship Internship for students interested healthcare economic and politics Academic Year, Summer
Louisville Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity Program Various summer research programs in biomedical science Summer
Children's Hospital Boston - Summer Student Research Program An 8-12 week summer research program in Newborn Medicine, sponsored by Harvard School of Neonatology Summer
Eppley Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Summer program for cancer research; 2018 program dates are from June 4 - August 9, 2018. Summer
Maine Medical Center Research Institute Summer Student Research Program Opportunity to conduct research in diverse biomedical science fields ($4,500 stipend provided); applications will be available November 30, 2017. Summer
National Institutes of Health Sciences Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research; application for... Summer
Sansum Diabetes Research Summer Internship Program in the Biological/Medical Sciences Program with primary focus on diabetes mellitus, but interns learn about and are involved in a wide variety of clinical research and medically oriented activities Summer
American Academy of Audiology Foundation Research Grants in Hearing & Balance Program $2500 stipend to conduct research in areas of audiology and hearing science Summer
Lehigh Valley Health Sciences Clinical Research Department Student Intern Program 8-week clinical research summer internship program; application will open February 2018. Summer
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute Summer clinical research program with mentorship from CHORI PIs; application deadline for undergraduates is February 23rd, 2018. Summer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Research Program Intensive mentored biomedical research experience; applications will be available in mid-November 2017 for the 2018 summer program: May 11 - August 10, 2018. Summer
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation Summer Research Intern Programs Summer research program in fields such as agricultural health and safety, medical anthropology, and genetics. Application information will be available late Fall 2017 for Summer 2018 opportunities. Summer
New York Blood Center Lindsay F. Kimball Research Institute Summer Internship Independent research projects that relate directly to today's major health related blood issues; deadline for application submission is January 31st. Summer
Seton Hospital Undergraduate Internship On-the-job opportunity to gain “real world” work experience in a career-related professional workforce environment (not research) Summer
American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program Research fellowship for projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke; application deadline is February 1, 2018. Summer
Cannon Summer Scholars Program Program of instruction in medical research for selected students Summer
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Student Research Training Program Summer internship for biomedical research Summer
Augusta University Student Training and Research Program Biomedical research experience for students planning to pursue PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical science; all participants receive a stipend of $4,500. Summer
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory Summer Fellowship Program An opportunity for students of biology, physiology, molecular biology, chemistry, medicine and other life sciences to participate in research under staff guidance; applications will soon be available for the 2018 program. Summer
North Shore LIJ Health Sciences System Franklin Hospital Pre Med Internship Program Joint program between the North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, offering an exposure into the complexity of medical care and medical education today (not research); application deadline is March 15th. Summer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience; application deadline is February 1, 2018. Summer
American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Undergraduate Student Research Program Summer research funding for scientific investigations broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke in certain states Summer
Diversity In Vision Research & Ophthalmology (DIVRO) 8-12 week research experience in basic and clinical research on vision and opthalmology Summer
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity for clinical and basic research in Department of Pediatrics; application will be available November 1st, 2017. Summer
Georgia Tech Aquatic Chemical Ecology Program (REU) 10-week opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, earth sciences, chemistry, or engineering Summer
Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship A limited number of NIH-funded SURF positions are available to underrepresented students for research in the fields of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematological diseases Summer
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Internships - Scientific Training with Real Work Impact As a Scholar, you will work on your own project with the guidance of a NIBR scientist as well as participate in professional development and social activities; application deadline is December 15th, 2017. Summer
St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne PA Pre-Med Summer Program 10 week summer program to observe in the operating room, Emergency Department and other ancillary departments (not research); applications will be available after January 1, 2018 and program dates are June 4 - August 13, 2018. Summer
American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowships Various research programs and internships in the area of public health; application deadline is February 15. Summer
Arizona Minority Health Disparities Research Opportunities Summer research opportunity focused on health issues that affect minority groups; application deadline for STAR/UROC-PREP/AWARDSS is November 1st and for all other UROC programs, February 1st (or as posted per program). Summer
Michigan State Veterinary Medicine Enrichment Summer Programs This twelve-week program matches traditionally underrepresented students with a mentor in order to conduct a research project in the fields of cardiovascular and airway diseases. The program runs from May 14th to August 5th, 2018 (stipend is provided). The... Summer
Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Various summer biomedical/clinical research experiences; applications will be available November 1st, 2017. Summer
Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research experience in biomedical science; application deadline is February 1, and participants will receive a $4,000 stipend. Summer
Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Program for Undergraduate Research SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science. Applications... Summer
NYU Langone Medical Center Project Healthcare Project Healthcare allows students the opportunity to experience and observe many different aspects of healthcare; applications are now being accepted for the 2018 program and will close January 7, 2018 at 11:59. Summer
State University of New York at Buffalo Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Our program provides you with research experience in a state-of-the-art biomedical research laboratory as a prelude to pursuing a PhD; application deadline is February 5, 2018 and the 2018 program dates are May 29-August 3, 2018. Summer
Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Summer Science Program Clinical/research summer experience in academic medicine Summer
Operation Wallacea Research Assistant Opportunity to help conduct biodiversity/conservation/medical research internationally Summer
Cincinnati ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 10- week research experience in pharmacology, toxicology, and the pharmaceutical sciences. The Summer 2018 application will be available on November 1st. Summer
Hartford Hospital Summer Student Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct clinical research for pre-med students. Deadline for applications is February 2, 2018. Summer
Michigan School of Public Health Sciences Health Sciences Management & Policy Summer Enrichment Program 8-week summer internship to expose students to the health care field and health issues for underserved populations; application deadline is January 19th and the program runs from May 30 - July 27, 2018. Summer
NYU Langone Medical Center Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Studies Summer Undergraduate Research Program Opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center; participants will receive a $3,500.  Summer
State University of New York Upstate Medical University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program In an intensive ten-week biomedical program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty help will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work... Summer
Arkansas Medical Sciences Department of Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct research in pharmacology or toxicology Summer
Cornell Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Opportunity to conduct medical research that serves underserved populations within the USA; application deadline is February 1, 2018 and the 2018 program runs from June 18 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Cincinnati ROSE Program Summer program combining research, service, and clinical observation. The 2018 program application will be available on November 8, 2017. Summer
Harvard Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program Biological/biomedical research program for students from groups underrepresented in the sciences; applications are anticipated to open November 1, 2017 and close February 1, 2018. Summer
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Research Internship Program  Working with a physician mentor and a research staff mentor, interns contribute to clinical research studies and publications that impact patient care. Internship period is June through August; application deadline January 31st. Summer
Ohio State College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 10-week fellowship for students who would like to know more about the discovery, use, or mechanisms of drugs; provides a stipend of $4,000 and runs from May 14 - July 20, 2018. Summer
Texas Medical Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program Provides stimulating hands-on research experience for undergraduate students considering graduate education in biomedical sciences Summer
Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training Program Opportunity to conduct biomedical research at Rice University; 2018 program dates are from May 29 - July 27, 2018. Summer
Amgen Scholars Program Opportunity to conduct independent summer research at one of 17 US colleges or abroad Summer
City of Hope Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy Opportunity to conduct independent biomedical research \N
Indiana SOM Psychiatry Summer Internship Program Opportunity to learn about neuroscience research and clinical care in the field of psychiatry Summer
Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program A 10-week research project under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor and numerous special activities focused on professional development as well as social interaction; 2018 program will go from May 31 - August 11, 2018. Summer
Parkinson's Disease Foundation Summer Student Fellowship Program Supports students in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects; 10-week program that provides a stipend of $4,000. Summer
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Sciences Center Summer Accelerated Biomedical Research Program Summer biomedical research opportunity; summer 2018 application is now open and will close February 15, 2018. Summer
The Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowships The Society provides a stipend to each award recipient to participate in research projects on endocrinology under the guidance of a Society member for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer; application process: September 20, 2017 - December 7, 2017. Summer
California San Francisco Summer Research Opportunities Various summer research opportunities for undergraduates in the health sciences; application will be available November 1, 2017. Summer
Ohio State University SUCCESS Program 10-week, stipend provided with a travel allowance, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program Summer
Colorado Cancer Center Cancer Research Summer Fellowship Summer program for cancer research at various University of Colorado laboratories; applications for the summer 2018 program will be available in late November and program dates will be from May 29 - August 3, 2018. Summer
Indiana University Summer Research Programs Various medical research opportunities at Indiana University School of Medicine Academic Year, Summer
MIT Department of Biology Summer Research Training Program A joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors; application will be available November 15 and the 2018 program dates are June 4... Summer
Partners in Health Summer Intership in Rwanda Each intern will complete global health projects or support a core function of the organization, in collaboration with staff mentors (not research) Summer

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 Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
URS Independent Study Grants Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
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 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.

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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 Latin American and Carribean Studies: Mellon Undergraduate Awards for Summer Research $1,000-$2,000 for research in Latin America and the Caribbean Summer
Duke International Comparative Studies Research Grant Support for undergraduates seeking Graduation with Distinction honors in the ICS department. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring, summer and academic year research for students intending to go to graduate school in specific disciplines Academic Year, Summer
Duke GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year
Duke Schiff Summer Research Fellowship in the Humanities Up to $3,000 for exemplary research projects in any area of the humanities Summer
Duke Nasher Museum Summer Internships in Museum Studies Funding to assist students with living expenses during internships at major art museums in the United States, abroad, or at the Nasher Museum of Art; internship deadline is February 16, 2018 and funding deadline is April 20, 2018. 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 Internship Funding The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
Seymour H. Shore Endowment Provides support for undergraduate scholarships for students who pursue academic work in the field of Judaic Studies. Summer
Duke Center for Documentary Studies Awards Various awards and prizes sponsored by the CDS Academic Year, Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to $1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke Humanities Writ Large Grants Support for Undergraduate research in the Humanities Academic Year, Summer
Duke Sigma Xi Sally Hughes-Schrader Travel Grant Grants to graduate students in memory of Sally Hughes-Schrader for travel to field sites, distant laboratories, or professional meetings Academic Year, Summer
Duke DeWitt Wallace Center Internship Grants (Sanford School) Up to $3000 in support for any Duke students pursuing opportunities in journalism or media organizations Academic Year, Summer
Duke Susan Tifft Student Internships & Research Grants Grants to undergraduate students to cover expenses for research related to journalism or media studies Academic Year
Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute Summer Research Grants Up to $2500 to conduct research in China, Japan, or Korea Summer
Duke Wired! Lab Undergraduate Research Opportunities We seek independent and motivated students to engage in original digital humanities research, who would like to work as part of a larger research team. Academic Year
Duke 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 Center for International and Global Studies Funding given to complement classwork with research experience in different social and cultural settings Summer
Duke Center for Latin American Studies Brazil Initiative The Duke Brazil Initiative offers research grants for individual and group projects focused on Brazil. 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 Kenan Summer Fellows Kenan Summer Fellows spend a summer exploring the answers to the question: What does it mean to live an ethical life? How? Between five and six fellows will receive up to $5,000 and their faculty mentors will receive $500 to support their project. Summer
Duke Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke Human Rights Summer Research Funding Up to $3000 for students interested in developing, implementing and working in human rights. 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 Janet Chiang Grants Grant to support student projects with the goal of furthering Asian-American understanding and for need based grants to study in Asia. Summer

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program The Graduate School and faculty of Kansas State University (K-State) are planning the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP). This program gives undergraduate students who are between their junior and senior years a first-hand... Summer
Leadership Alliance Summer Research- Early Identification Program Program to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue careers in research; application deadline is February 1, 2018 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 covering a myriad of disciplines designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Tentative dates for 2018 are June 24th to August 18th (8 weeks... Summer
Washington Post Newsroom Summer Internship Program Paid summer internships for reporters; photographers and videographers; copy editors and multiplatform producers; news and digital designers; graphics reporters and developers; and social media producers (not research); must be a college junior, senior or... Summer
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany; applications will be available December 1, 2017. 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 groups 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; applications will be available... 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); application deadline for Spring 2018 (January-May) is... 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

Honors Thesis examples

  • Building a modern religion: religious architecture in Hakodate
  • Interstitial resistance: The role of Pachuqusimo in (re)shaping Chicanidad in Houston, Texas
  • Trial by persecution: Directing "Parade"
  • "Polluted Ideals" A site-specific dance video about the perception of water in the United States today.
  • For the Good of Their Country: Admiral Byng, the Comte de Lally, and the cultural politics of defeat

Physical and Quantitative Science

Opportunity Name Description
URS Travel Grants Undergraduate Research Support Travel Grants are available for students who have conducted research at Duke and who have the opportunity to present their research results at a national or regional meeting of a professional organization. Up to $400 may be...
URS Assistantships Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
URS Independent Study Grants Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
Benenson Awards in the Arts The 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
BIGGER: The BrIdGing the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research Program The BIGGER program provides a high-quality research experience over a 6-month period for students in their gap year, defined as the period after college graduation and prior to applying for or enrollment in graduate/professional school.
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 Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience Summer
Duke Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellowship Funding for research projects in the physical and quantitative sciences (including economics) or life sciences Summer
Duke Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mentoring, summer and academic year research for students intending to go to graduate school in specific disciplines Academic Year, Summer
Duke Research Experience for Undergraduates (Triange Universities Nuclear Laboratory) 10-week summer program in nuclear and particle physics combining research experience, lectures, and social activities Summer
Duke Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research Up to $1,000 to students from all areas of the sciences and engineering Academic Year, Summer
Duke Career Center 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
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
Duke Data+ Various team-based projects focusing on data-driven, interdisciplinary research Academic Year, Summer
Duke Computer Science Undergraduate Research Fellows Program Intensive research experience in a core Computer Science research-intensive project or an interdisciplinary project Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to $1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke Davies Fellowship Support for rising seniors to pursue research through the Honors Program in Economics 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

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2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program The Graduate School and faculty of Kansas State University (K-State) are planning the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP). This program gives undergraduate students who are between their junior and senior years a first-hand... Summer
Oregon Sea Grant Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program This paid ten-week program running from June 19th to August 25th places high caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (public agency, non-profit, non-governmental) to provide a... Summer
WAVE Fellows Program designed to promote diversity and the importance of intersectionality in STEM. Summer
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. The Summer 2018 will begin May 29, 2018 through July 28, 2018 and students will receive a $5,000 stipend;... 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
Department of Energy Scholars Program Opportunity conduct research in variety of fields related to DOE's mission, including nuclear science, statistics, and policy; applications for summer 2018 program will be accepted from October 16, 2017 through December 15, 2017.  Summer
North Carolina Academy of Science Yarbrough Research Grants Provides grants to students who submit grant proposals judged meritorious of support Academic Year, 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
Duke Center for Science Education Grants ($500-1500) for student teams to develop hands-on science activities for children in Grades 4-8 Academic Year
Office of Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program Opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer; application deadline is October 31, 2017. Summer
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors) to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil... Summer
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Opportunity for undergraduates with a strong background in science to conduct original research Summer
Florida International Research Experience for Undergraduates Chemistry/biochemistry research experience based in France. Summer
Ohio State College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences 10-week fellowship for students who would like to know more about the discovery, use, or mechanisms of drugs; provides a stipend of $4,000 and runs from May 14 - July 20, 2018. Summer
Amgen Scholars Program Opportunity to conduct independent summer research at one of 17 US colleges or abroad Summer
Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Semester/summer research internship offered by the Department of Energy; applications for summer 2018 program are now open. Academic Year, Summer
Georgia Tech Chemistry Summer Program 10 week research program designed for students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry; participants will receive a stipend of $5,000. 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
Conte Center Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer research experience in neuropsychiatric genomics Summer
Texas Southwestern Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (QP-SURF) Intensive 10-week research training experience for students planning to pursuing PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences; application deadline is February 9, provides a stipend of $4,000. Summer
Georgia Tech Aquatic Chemical Ecology Program (REU) 10-week opportunity to conduct research in fields of biology, earth sciences, chemistry, or 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; applications will be available November 1, 2017 and will close December 15, 2017.     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
Bradley University Center for STEM Education Programs for Undergraduates Various summer opportunities for undergraduates in STEM fields Summer
HHMI Summer Research Program Opportunity to conduct research in science, math, or engineering with Janelia scientist; applications will be available sometime fall 2017. 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; application deadline is February 1, 2018 and if... Summer
Complexity Across Disciplines (CAD) Program Opportunity to conduct independent research in combinatorics, number theory, algebra, and game theory; participants will receive a stipend of $4,200.     Summer
California Chemistry SURF Program Summer opportunity to conduct research in STEM fields at UC Irvine Summer
Clean Energy REU Program Summer research program for students interested in clean energy. Application deadline is February 16, 2018 and program starts June 18, 2018.   Summer
Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research Lab research in biological and chemical sciences; 2018 program dates are from June 4 - August 10, 2018. Summer
RTI Internships Various internships, some involving research, with RTI Summer
California Institute of Technology SURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships Opportunity to conduct summer research and collaborate with Caltech mentor; application deadline is February 22, 2018. Summer
Kansas Summer Research Opportunities 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; 2018 program dates are from June 4-August 10, 2018. Summer
University of Washington Environmental Health Sciences Research Experience Program (EHREP) Funded, nine week summer experience for talented undergraduates who express strong interest in environmental health science research Summer
Case Western Reserve University - School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program Various summer programs for conducting biomedical research Summer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Critical Skills Internship Program Summer opportunities in various scientific facilities (computer science, engineering, and physical and life sciences). Applications are now open for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships Program for Summer 2018 and are due by January 12, 2018. Summer
Smithsonian Institute Opportunities for Research and Study Various internships, including research opportunities, at the Smithsonian Summer
Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio) REU 10-week summer program that will provide a challenging and fulfilling graduate-level research experience in computational biology Summer
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Summer research program in area of molecular pharmacology; application will close January 31, 2018 and 2018 program dates are from May 30 - August 4, 2018. Summer
Leadership Alliance Summer Research- Early Identification Program Program to encourage students from traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue careers in research; application deadline is February 1, 2018 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; application deadline is February 1, 2018 and the 2018 program dates are June 4 - July 27, 2018. Summer
Center For Disease Control - Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Summer Fellowship Program Various research internships at national laboraties and other federal research institutes Summer
Louisiana State REU 10- week long Research Experiences for Undergraduate Minorities in Genetics and the Basic Sciences. Applications will be available in December 2017. Summer
Texas A&M Summer Undergraduate Research Focus (SURF) The major objective of the 9-week annual Summer Undergraduate Research Focus - Climate Change, Global Warming, and the Health of Texas Bays and Estuaries - is to provide research experiences and training for undergraduate students Summer
Central Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer research experience in the area of Computer Vision Summer
Loyola Chicago Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Summer Undergraduate Research Intensive research training program in molecular pharmacology Summer
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research Various programs covering a myriad of disciplines designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Tentative dates for 2018 are June 24th to August 18th (8 weeks... Summer
Cincinnati ASPET Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 10- week research experience in pharmacology, toxicology, and the pharmaceutical sciences. The Summer 2018 application will be available on November 1st. Summer
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory Summer Fellowship Program An opportunity for students of biology, physiology, molecular biology, chemistry, medicine and other life sciences to participate in research under staff guidance; applications will soon be available for the 2018 program. Summer
Virginia Tech NSF REU in Cognitive Communication 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates is available in the area of Machine Learning Summer
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities Summer
MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program Research opportunities exist in fields such as communications systems, sensor and radar data analysis, digital signal processing, laser and electro-optical systems, solid-state electronics, software engineering, and scientific programming Summer
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany; applications will be available December 1, 2017. Academic Year, Summer
Computational Chemistry SURP Research opportuntiy for undergraduates interested in physical/organic chemistry, physics, math, or computer programming Summer
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program Opportunity for highly motivated science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused undergraduate students from the surrounding Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and other nearby academic institutions with students from... Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Cornell Food Science Summer Scholars Program Summer research experience in food science 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; application deadline is January 30, 2018 and 2018 program dates are May 29 - August 3, 2018. 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; applications will be available... Summer

Honors Thesis examples

  • A stochastic spatial model for tumor growth
  • Exploring political blog data with dynamic topic modeling
  • Rank p^2 representations of semisimple lie algebras
  • Comparison of unsupervised clustering methods for wind turbine wake characterization using persistent homology
  • Mechanochemistry: From molecules to materials

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 Applications for Fall Assistantships are now closed. Applications for Spring Assistantships will open the first day of Spring classes. Undergraduate Research Support Assistantships provide funds for faculty to employ an undergraduate in a research project.
URS Independent Study Grants Applications for Fall semester grants are now closed. We will reopen the application the first day of Spring classes.
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 2018 Benenson Application will open January 10th, 2018.
Deans' Summer Research Fellowships The 2018 Deans Summer Research Fellowship application will open January 10th, 2018.

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
Research Opportunity in in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center Undergraduate students interested in gaining clinical research experience prior to applying for medical school, particularly those with a background in neuroscience, psychology, electrical engineering or related fields. If interested, please send a cover... Academic Year, Summer
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 Center for International and Global Studies Funding given to complement classwork with research experience in different social and cultural settings 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
Seymour H. Shore Endowment Provides support for undergraduate scholarships for students who pursue academic work in the field of Judaic Studies. 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 DeWitt Wallace Center Internship Grants (Sanford School) Up to $3000 in support for any Duke students pursuing opportunities in journalism or media organizations Academic Year, Summer
LEAPS Summer Fellows Receive a stipend up to $1000 to expand/start a project inspired by a service-learning course with a community partner in Durham, or work in a location of you choice. Summer
Duke Dora Anne Little Award Prize of up to $1,500, recognizing contributions to the campus and community, with a preference toward work that addresses issues related to women in society Academic Year
Duke Susan Tifft Student Internships & Research Grants Grants to undergraduate students to cover expenses for research related to journalism or media studies Academic Year
Duke Global Education Summer Fellowship Funding for research projects that are based on, or complement, a Study Abroad experience 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 Goldman Sachs Summer Research Fellowship Funding for research projects in the physical and quantitative sciences (including economics) or life sciences Summer
Duke Center for Latin American Studies Brazil Initiative The Duke Brazil Initiative offers research grants for individual and group projects focused on Brazil. Summer
Duke Latin American and Carribean Studies: Mellon Undergraduate Awards for Summer Research $1,000-$2,000 for research in Latin America and the Caribbean Summer
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
Duke Kenan Summer Fellows Kenan Summer Fellows spend a summer exploring the answers to the question: What does it mean to live an ethical life? How? Between five and six fellows will receive up to $5,000 and their faculty mentors will receive $500 to support their project. Summer
Duke Psi Chi Research Grants and Awards Psi Chi grants and awards for undergraduates in psychology Academic Year, Summer
Duke Human Rights Summer Research Funding Up to $3000 for students interested in developing, implementing and working in human rights. Summer
Duke Public Policy Internships Guide for internships for PPS majors Academic Year, Summer
APSA (American Political Science Association) Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Political Science summer institute hosted at Duke University Summer
Duke Gender and Race Research Award Research support for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue projects on the intersection of gender and race Academic Year, 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 Research in Practice Program Program for undergraduates interested in working with Duke professors to address pressing global problems (in environment, finance, policy, etc.) Academic Year
Duke Psychology and Neuroscience Research Opportunities List of research opportunities, internships and jobs curated by the Undergraduate Studies office in Psychology and Neuroscience Academic Year, 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 International Comparative Studies Research Grant Support for undergraduates seeking Graduation with Distinction honors in the ICS department. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Winfred Quinton Holton Prize for Educational Research Cash awards of $500 will be given for outstanding and innovative work in Education Summer
Duke GRES Research Mentor Opportunity Experienced undergraduate researchers have the opportunity to mentor other interested undergraduate students Academic Year
Duke Anne Firor Scott Award Six awards (averaging $500) to support research in women's history Academic Year
Duke Women's Studies Travel and Conference Awards Up to $500 to present research at academic or professional conferences or take part in special projects Academic Year
Duke Global Health Institute Fieldwork Grants Funding for DGHI sponsored fieldwork. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Anne McDougall Memorial Award Up to $1,500 for women who pursue areas of human service by studying psychology or related fields Academic Year
Duke Career Center Internship Funding The Career Center sponsors programs that support students gaining access to experience through internships. Academic Year, Summer
Duke Data+ Various team-based projects focusing on data-driven, interdisciplinary research Academic Year, Summer
Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute Summer Research Grants Up to $2500 to conduct research in China, Japan, or Korea Summer
Duke Service Opportunities in Leadership A year-long leadership program with a summer community-based research project Academic Year, Summer
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

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Opportunity Name Description Semester
2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program The Graduate School and faculty of Kansas State University (K-State) are planning the 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP). This program gives undergraduate students who are between their junior and senior years a first-hand... 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. In January, Summer 2018 applications will be available. 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); application deadline for Spring 2018 (January-May) is... Academic Year, 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
Center for Science in the Public Interest Internship Program 10-week internships focusing primarily on health and nutrition issues, disclosing deceptive marketing practices, dangerous food additives or contaminants, and flawed science propagated by profits (not research) Summer
Stanford Summer Research Early Identification Program Summer program to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue research careers in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities Summer
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program Opportunity to conduct research on molecular biology and cancer, genetics and genomics, neuroscience, plant biology, or quantitative biology; the 2018 program will be held from June 11 - August 11, 2018. Summer
Maryland Summer Research Initiative Summer research opportunity for minority students seeking a graduate degree in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences Summer
Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunties Program (SROP) Opportunity to conduct research in many disciplines, hosted at various CIC universities 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; applications will be available... Summer
Department of Energy Scholars Program Opportunity conduct research in variety of fields related to DOE's mission, including nuclear science, statistics, and policy; applications for summer 2018 program will be accepted from October 16, 2017 through December 15, 2017.  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. Application information will be available late Fall 2017 for Summer 2018 opportunities. 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; application deadline is January 30, 2018 and 2018 program dates are May 29 - August 3, 2018. Summer
OSU Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior REU Opportunity for in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human or animal behavior Summer
Partners in Health Summer Intership in Rwanda Each intern will complete global health projects or support a core function of the organization, in collaboration with staff mentors (not research) Summer
UVA Curry School of Education SURP 10-week internship that emphasizes research focusing on schools, classrooms, and other youth settings as contexts critical to child and adolescent development 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
Smithsonian Institute Opportunities for Research and Study Various internships, including research opportunities, at the Smithsonian Summer
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience; application deadline is February 1, 2018. Summer
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research Various programs covering a myriad of disciplines designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Tentative dates for 2018 are June 24th to August 18th (8 weeks... Summer
Alliance for Health Sciences Reform Internship Internship for students interested healthcare economic and politics Academic Year, Summer
Washington Post Newsroom Summer Internship Program Paid summer internships for reporters; photographers and videographers; copy editors and multiplatform producers; news and digital designers; graphics reporters and developers; and social media producers (not research); must be a college junior, senior or... Summer
American Bar Foundation Summer Research Diversity Fellowship Research fellowship for students of diverse background seeking graduate study in law/social science; applications will be available November 15, 2017 and close February 15, 2018. Summer
DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service Undergrad Scholarship Scholarship to conduct research in Germany; applications will be available December 1, 2017. Academic Year, Summer
American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowships Various research programs and internships in the area of public health; application deadline is February 15. 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

Honors Thesis examples

  • Examining paralimbic connectivity and psychopathic traits
  • Newspapers and the Supreme Court: In re capital punishment
  • Understanding the appeal of Korean popular culture through its international fans
  • Too many cooks in the kitchen? Local government fragmentation and economic growth
  • Determining the effect of personal and familial wealth on congressional and state legislative election outcomes