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Welcome students! The Undergraduate Research, Arts and Design Network is dedicated to bringing you more opportunities to create and showcase amazing scholarly work. Check back often to learn about exciting programs, courses and other opportunities.

Biomedical Research Summer Opportunities - Nationwide

Application deadlines vary, generally in Jan and Feb, check each school for specific dates

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This is a comprehensive list of paid summer research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) in the Biomedical sciences all across the country.




Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Research Opportunities

Application deadlines vary, generally in Jan and Feb, check each school for specific dates

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 Application deadlines vary, generally in Jan and Feb, check each school for specific dates This is a comprehensive list of paid summer research opportunities across the nation, aimed at undergraduate students studying in the Humanities and Social Sciences.



Research Experience for Undergraduates interested in culture, demography and health in the South Pacific 


Recruiting NOW for positions starting in spring 2023, summer 2023 (two week field course in Vanuatu, an island in the South Pacific), and into 2023-24. This research experience is FREE. Students will be supported with stipends and paid travel expenses. All undergraduates are welcome to apply, including 1st and 2nd year students.
For more information on how to apply, including flexibility in ways to participate, please contact Prof. Siobhán Mattison ( or Prof. Ian Wallace ( in the Department of Anthropology.

Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award

Application due February 6, 2023


The Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills.
Student award winners receive a cash prize – $500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, $200 for 3rd place – and recognition for their outstanding efforts.

University of Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS)

Application due February 6, 2023

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The University of Michigan invites outstanding undergraduates studying the Humanities to apply for the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS). This program is designed to encourage rising seniors, recent B.A.s and terminal master’s students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds to consider pursuing a doctoral degree in the humanities at the University of Michigan. Our goal is to attract diverse scholars with unique experiences who foster innovation and push the humanities to meet today’s challenges. For 2023, students interested in the fields of Asian Languages and Cultures, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, History, Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology (qualitative), and Women’s and Gender Studies (any humanities field) are eligible.

URinspiration Online Symposium

February 7, 2023, 9am-2pm


Please join us, along with undergraduates from U of Arizona, Florida International University and Argentina, virtually for any part of the day if you are an undergraduate interested in research or currently involved in research. We have a full day of presentations to support your research journey, from getting started, to presenting at conferences to learning about grad school. This event is FREE, see the agenda and register today!

Northwestern University Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Application due February 11, 2023

research-program-icon.jpgThe Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is a seven-week competitive research experience hosted by Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. All fields of research at Northwestern are open to SROP participants including the social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, chemical and biological sciences, technology, math, and engineering fields.

NSF Center for Genetically Encoded Materials Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Deadline February 12, 2023

research-program-icon.jpgApply for this 10-week summer research program studying the chemistry of biological systems, with a stipend ($6000), housing provided. No prior research experience required! First and second yr students are encouraged to apply!

University of Missouri Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Application due Feb 19, 2023


Coordinated by the MU Office of Undergraduate Research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program hosts 50+ students from institutions across the nation. Interns in the program participate in educational and social activities and numerous outings planned by the interns themselves creating a vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming summer community. Under the guidance of an MU faculty mentor, students work on their own projects in collaboration with graduate students, lab technicians, and post-doctoral researchers and will showcase their results at a poster Forum on July 27th. All programs affiliated with the Office of Undergraduate Research run May 31 – July 28th (9 weeks). Students live in on-campus air-conditioned housing (double rooms), and receive a meal plan paid by the program. Many programs provide one credit hour of research, travel to and from Columbia, MO and stipends range from $3,400 – $5,400.

Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE)

Application due March 1, 2023


Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University of New Mexico’s Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) Program offers research training and support to prepare scholars interested in biomedical research for graduate school. Our goals are to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented students engaged in biomedical research by increasing the research training opportunities for our scholars. U-RISE supports talented UNM undergraduates with training that directly prepares them for careers in biomedical research. The fields of research could be biology, chemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, mathematics, pharmacology, biochemistry, engineering or computer science.

Research Institute for Scholars of Equity (RISE) at North Carolina Central State University

Application due March 1, 2023


RISE is an 8 week summer paid fellowship program that prepares a new generation of scholars committed to addressing issues of social equity. Fellows will conduct rigorous, high-quality research in education that will improve the schooling experiences and academic attainment of pre-kindergarten through university-level African-American and Latino students. Fellows will be mentored by stellar faculty and will be prepared to pursue doctoral


QU-REACH - Quantum Undergraduate Research Experience at the Center for High Technology Materials at UNM

Application due March 17, 2023

research-program-icon.jpgQU-REACH leverages the longstanding and growing research infrastructure in Quantum Technology at UNM to provide New Mexico undergraduate students with an early hands-on research experience in Quantum Technology. The program runs from May 30-Aug 4, 2023 and pays a $6000 stipend. Projects are available in a broad range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, etc.) related to the three cornerstones of Quantum Technology: Quantum Sensing, Quantum Communications, and Quantum Computing. Domestic and International students are welcome to apply. No specific background is required, but 1-3 years of undergraduate coursework in a physics, chemistry, math, or engineering major is preferred.

Introductory Research Experience in Autonomy & Control (REACT)

Application due March 20, 2023


Sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in autonomy-related fields and underrepresented students are encouraged to apply for this paid research opportunity to be held at Stanford University from August 7-18, 2023.




McNair Scholars & Research Opportunity Program

Priority deadline of April 10, 2023


The mission of the University of New Mexico’s Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program and the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) is to prepare high achieving undergraduate students for admission into graduate school to pursue master’s and doctoral degrees. The McNair/ROP programs offer eligible students the opportunity to conduct faculty-mentored research as well as travel opportunities and support during the graduate application process. Please visit for more details and eligibility.


Departmental Seminars



Many departments host regular seminars, brown bags or lectures throughout the academic year for students to learn more about the research and happenings in that department. Check out this list to see all of the departments across campus offering such events .

Past Events/Opportunities