Undergraduate Research Opportunites
Undergraduate research opportunities are planned activities where students:
- Work collaboratively with faculty mentors and graduate students
- Participate in hands-on, engaging inquiry
- Create and share new knowledge
Our College and the University offer multiple paths to engage students in research in both social science and bench science settings. Engaging in these programs allows students to apply their coursework, build their resumes to become more competitive in both the job market and for graduate school admissions.
The following links provide more detail regarding undergraduate research programs within your college (internal) and external research/fellowship competitions within OSU as a whole.
College Research Opportunities
- URAP | Undergraduate Research Awards Program.
- URISC | Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity.
- LIFE Scholars | Undergraduate Research Program in the multidisciplinary field of aging.
University Research Opportunities
- The Oregon State Undergraduate Research Framework is a resource for undergraduates and faculty looking to participate or implement undergraduate research.
- Search for Federal grant opportunities at Grants.gov
- Potential Funders for Undergraduate Level Students:
- HHMI | Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program run by Kevin Ahern.
- Dr. Larry Mullins Endowed Scholarship for Health Care Education
Health care administration, nursing, medical fields.
- Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research at OHSU (pdf)
Endocrinology, diabetes, clinical nutrition
- Sigma Xi (Grants-in-Aid of Research)
All areas of science and engineering
- American Cancer Society: Joseph S. Silber Student Summer Research Fellowship
- SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships)
Bio-chemistry, biological sciences, physical sciences