Past Events & Opportunities
Applications due December 1, 2023
Selected Water Science Communication Fellows will work with mentors (faculty, research scientists, graduate students) to create a communication project to educate the public on a water resource related issue that is currently being researched. The research used to produce the communication project can either be the student’s own or the research of their faculty mentor. Students select their own communications venues (paintings, podcasts, videos, etc.) and work together as a cohort to develop and refine their individual projects. Projects are then presented at the UNM Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC) in April 2024, and are posted on UNM websites.
Applications due December 1, 2023
The Arts & Sciences Support for Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE) fosters faculty-student research collaborations. We are particularly eager to fund work through which students have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful and progressively sophisticated work central to the overall research program of the principal investigator. Because the awards are part of larger efforts to foster a culture of faculty-undergraduate research collaboration at UNM, we would like to see proposals engaging lower-division students and students from underrepresented groups.
Lunch & Information Session at UNM's El Centro, November 29, 1-2pm
Are you an undergraduate interested in conducting cancer research in Summer 2024? UNM has teamed up with the University of Colorado to offer a summer cancer research experience for undergraduates, in which you will spend 10 weeks engaging in lab research at the University of Colorado, Anschutz campus in Denver. It is a 10 week, paid program, come have lunch and learn more about it on November 29, 1-2pm, El Centro de la Raza's conference room.
November 17, 2023 10-11am Honors College Forum
Interested in securing a Summer 2024 research experience, either at UNM or somewhere else around the country? Plan to join us on Friday, November 17 at 10am in the Honors College for a workshop to help you find opportunities and assemble a competitive application!
Application due October 27, 2023
For undergraduate seniors who will be applying to PhD programs in the physical or biological sciences, mathematics or engineering, consider applying for the Hertz fellowship which awards up to 5 years of funding, equivalent to $250,000 to fund your doctoral education and research.
October 25, 2023, 9am-3pm
UR Inspiration is a FREE virtual symposium with workshops offered in both English and Spanish. During UR Inspiration, you will learn how to create effective research posters, how to conduct powerful oral presentations, and how to tell compelling research stories. You will learn foundational research skills, including information literacy and how to overcome the imposter syndrome. You will meet fellow students and other experts from North and South America. Register now to reserve your spot.
November 4-11, 2023
Please join the University of New Mexico’s Office of the Vice President for Research in celebrating our vibrant UNM research community during Research & Discovery Week, November 4-11, 2023. The week features an exciting schedule of events that showcase the excellence and diversity of UNM's research enterprise, promote resources and opportunities available to the UNM community, and foster the principles of ethical, engaged, collaborative, and fulfilling scholarship. Research demos will be offered M-F in the SUB atrium from 11am-2pm; lectures and workshops will be offered in various campus locations.
September 28, 11:30am-12:30pm
University Advisement & Enrichment Center (bldg 85), Room 265
Sandia National Labs is looking to fill 15 paid internship positions with students from various fields, bring your resume to this information session!
September 14, 2023
Come join us for events throughout the day, enjoy some FREE FOOD, at the SUB to learn more about how you, as an undergraduate student, can get involved in undergraduate research at UNM. Meet other students who are also interested in research and staff who can help you advance to the next level. We look forward to seeing you there!
Applications due September 8, 2023
NM AMP seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who successfully complete their B.S. degrees in the STEM disciplines. They offer various programs with paid benefits to help undergraduates build research skills in STEM. Check out the link above for NM AMP for further details on how to apply
For best consideration, apply by September 10, 2023
Anderson School of Management is seeking applications from current UNM students for a Management Information Systems (MIS) Faculty Aide to start in August 2023 for the Fall 2023 term. The MIS Faculty Aide reports to Dr. Alissa Dickey, Professor of Practice in MIS to support faculty research. The primary research project assignment focuses on the area of digital therapeutics with the objective of developing best practices for startups to introduce their innovative digital therapeutic devices to market quickly. Research support may include data collection, literature review, and data visualization. The position is a .5 FTE (20 hours per week) appointment, depending on availability and qualifications.
Applications due August 9, 2023
LGS-EDGE (LGS-Emory Diversifying Graduate Education) will host its 5th Annual Learning about Laney: Preview Visitation of Emory University, Laney Graduate School on Monday, October 2, 2023. LGS invites promising, highly qualified, prospective LGS scholars from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore 40+ LGS degree programs offered at Emory University.
This fully-funded visit is designed to familiarize potential LGS scholars, who plan to begin graduate school in Fall 2024, with our graduate programs, faculty, staff, and current scholars while providing insight into the life of an LGS scholar. All participants will receive round-trip travel to Emory, lodging, and an application fee waiver for the Laney Graduate School.
Start Date: Immediate
End Date: August 15 2023, extendable
Seeking an undergraduate (grad students considered also) with experience in image editing and batch photo editing/manipulation to work on a research project funded by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The applicant will oversee the creation of a set of imagery with synthetic wildlife of various species on a variety of photo backgrounds and evaluate the ability of wildlife biologists to count animals under different scenarios. Understanding of statistical inference and experience with statistical packages (R, Matplotlib, etc) is preferred. The applicant will report results and have the opportunity to work with collaborators at UNM and USFWS on the eventual publication of this research.
- Image editing (e.g., Adobe Photoshop)
- Strong writing/communication skills
- Must be a current UNM student
- GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, or similar)
- Experience with image classification
- Confident programmer in Python
- Experience with statistical packages such as R, Matplotlib, etc
Compensation: $16-20/hr depending on experience/qualificationsTo Apply: email resume and cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to Rowan Converse at email@example.com with the subject line: ASPIRE Project Assistant
Applications due July 14, 2023
Would you like an all-expense paid trip to visit a research-intensive institution? Are you interested in submitting a competitive application to a top graduate program? Would you like exposure to world renowned faculty and graduate students in your research of interest?
If so, please consider applying to Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern University, September 28 – 30, 2023.
Application due June 15, 2023
P3 is a nationally recognized visitation program to Princeton University (Oct 5-6, 2023) that focuses on engaging scholars from historically underrepresented groups around the path to the PhD. The program prepares scholars for the graduate admissions process, provides skill building and professional development workshops, and provides a unique opportunity to learn more about graduate education at Princeton. P3 Scholars will also have the opportunity to connect with current Princeton graduate students, faculty, and staff.
Applications due May 25, 2023
El Puente Research Fellowship is now accepting applications for their 2023-24 cohort. El Puente is a program under El Centro de la Raza and supports and promotes undergraduate research in multiple academic areas. It offers undergraduates the opportunity to prepare for graduate level education over the course of two semesters.
Applications due 5/31/23
The UNM Office of the Vice President for Research and the Undergraduate Research, Arts and Design Network (URAD) are seeking nominations for the Faculty-Mentored Research Award. This joint award is given annually to an outstanding undergraduate researcher and their faculty research mentor based upon the demonstration of a strong research partnership.
Application due May 5, 2023
The UNM College of Arts & Sciences seeks applications for the Arts & Sciences Support for Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE) for the 2023 fall semester. This program is designed to foster faculty-student research collaborations, and, as such, we are particularly eager to fund work through which students have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful and progressively sophisticated work central to the overall research program of the principal investigator. Because the awards are part of larger efforts to foster a culture of faculty-undergraduate research collaboration at UNM, we would like to see proposals engaging lower-division students and students from underrepresented groups.
To apply and read more about eligibility, funding and terms of the fellowship.
April 21, 2023
Join us at UROC for a day of outstanding undergraduate research at the SUB from 9-3 on Fri, 4/21. There will be three different types of presentations throughout the day: oral, poster and UROC 180 (3 minute elevator pitch competition). Check out the schedule and reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14, 2023
CARC's 2nd annual user meeting will be held in the SUB, top floor, Santa Ana A&B on April 14. Undergraduates may submit to present a poster (please have your abstract ready when registering) or just attend. Register to either present or attend on April 14</a >.
Application due April 7th, 2023
UNM and the University of Texas at Austin are hosting a 2-week research program (July 31st-August 11th, 2023) focusing in the field of autonomy & autonomous systems. This research program will be hosted at UT – Austin where students will work on various projects. All levels are welcomed to apply!
Students will learn the basics of research in autonomous systems, machine learning, and aviation systems. You will also receive preparation for graduate school & network with professionals currently working in these fields. Interns will receive a stipend and all travel & housing costs paid.
You can find the application & projects at react.unm.edu. Please email email@example.com with any questions!
QU-REACH - Quantum Undergraduate Research Experience at the Center for High Technology Materials at UNM
Application due March 31, 2023
QU-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.
Applications due March 24, 2023
UNM's Global Education Office (GEO) and Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) are accepting applications from undergraduates who have been involved in globally-engaged research to compete for $1000 award. Please note applicants do not need to have traveled outside the US to conduct research in order to be eligible.
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.
Abstracts due March 12, 2023
All are welcome! Community Members & Organizations, UNM Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Residents are encouraged to participate. The poster session will be held in-person from 9-11:30 on March 31, at the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education. Additional event information
Empowering Creativity, Celebrating Achievement
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.
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.
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.
Application due February 11, 2023
The 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.
Deadline February 12, 2023Apply 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!
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Prof. Ian Wallace ( email@example.com ) in the Department of Anthropology.
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.
Application due February 6, 2023
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.
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!
Application due January 31, 2023
Scripps Research invites applications from college undergraduates who are pursuing studies in the chemical and biological sciences and are interested in performing cutting-edge research in one of our state-of-the-art laboratories.
Our ten-week summer undergraduate programs are held on our La Jolla, California campus and offer students the opportunity to experience research with and be mentored by our world-renowned faculty. All participants receive a $6,000 stipend and housing is provided on a nearby university campus. A similar program is offered on UF Scripps Biomedical Research’s Jupiter, Florida campus.
Application due January 30, 2023
The University of New Mexico Department of Communication & Journalism announces the creation of paid internship positions to run concurrently during summer 2023. The program seeks to place undergraduates from UNM, NMSU or ENMU in three host newsrooms in New Mexico. Interns will be expected to work 20-25 hours per week for 8 weeks. Each newsroom will be provided $3,250 to employ an intern, including the bootcamp orientation week. The program is underwritten by a grant from the New Mexico Local News Fund.
Application due January 31, 2023
NM AMP is looking to award scholarships to students who are undertaking undergraduate research and meet the eligibility requirements for AMP (full time declared STEM major, member of underrepresented group as defined on the website, US citizen or permanent resident). The link in the title will take you directly to the application on NMSU's website - and there is a video and instructions on the website to guide you.
Application due January 31, 2023
NM AMP PREP is looking for students who are NEW to research and meet the following eligibility: Full-time STEM student, US citizen or permanent resident, have freshman, sophomore or junior status (seniors are not eligible). Particular emphasis is placed on supporting groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans and Native Pacific Islanders.
January 27, 2023, 12-1:30pm, Lunch provided!
Come to Centennial Building 1044 (Bldg #112 on map) and learn all about this FREE program open to ALL majors to discover artificial intelligence as a potential career path. LUNCH will be provided! Contact Yadeeh Sawyer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Apply by January 27, 2023
- Work collaboratively with R&D staff with developmental research, analysis of technology and engineering options, project design, testing, formulating conclusions, data collection and analyzing experimental results
- Develop models for specific energy systems
- Apply models to analyze specific energy systems
- Analyze data from experimental testing related to specific energy systems
- Apply total systems models for hybrid energy systems
Application due January 27, 2023
Entering its 37th year, the University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are underrepresented in their field of study. Through intensive mentorship, active learning, and enrichment activities, SROP fosters a community of scholars who increase social and cultural capital and networking while mastering research skills and knowledge that advances their preparation as candidates for successful graduate study at U-M and success in future careers, increasing representation in professional fields. Students from diverse backgrounds in the social sciences, physical or natural sciences, and engineering are encouraged to apply.
Priority deadline 12/5/22, Final deadline 1/20/23
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program is recruiting NOW for it's paid 2 yr research program for underrepresented undergraduate students in the Humanities. For questions contact Kiyoko Simmons.
Application due Jan 11, 2023
The Santa Fe Institute is a nonprofit research institute that focuses on complex systems. We are currently accepting applications for our Undergraduate Complexity Research program, a 10-week paid research internship. The ideal student is:</span >
- interested in pursuing an independent research project
- interested in complex systems and transdisciplinary questions
- comfortable with quantitative approaches and/or programming languages</span >
- not graduating before December 2023
Application due Jan 13, 2023
The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) seeks to promote the value of graduate education; to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT. MSRP seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, conducting research under the guidance of MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students.
January 10, 2023, 12-1pm
Join via Zoom anytime between 10-11am on Tues, 12/19 to learn about the various research programs that UNM has to offer. Representatives from McNair Scholars, Undergraduate Pipeline Network, URISE, El Puente Scholars, Mellon Mays, Engineering Student Services and NM Alliance for Minority Participation will be available to talk to you about their programs for 2023. More information on all programs can be found here.
Application due January 2, 2023
This paid summer research program is for sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in CPS-related fields and in diversity and inclusion. It will be held at Purdue University from May 31 to July 29..
Application due December 16, 2022
The Native American Environmental Arts and Humanities Scholarship is an interdisciplinary </span > award for Native American students across all UNM colleges who are interested in art and </span > ecology, social justice, environmental justice, and/or species conservation. This application </span > is for Spring 2023 awards. This scholarship is made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon </span > Foundation and the UNM Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities.</span >
Application due December 9, 2022
-Are you a student looking for a professional opportunity to learn about homeland security related research to enhance your research interests and career goals?</span >
-Do you want to learn from top scientists and subject matter experts in homeland security related areas?</span >
-Do you want to network with your peers and members of the academic and scientific communities in government facilities conducting research in DHS relevant areas?</span >
-If you answered “Yes”, to the above questions, the HS-POWER program is for you!</span >
December 7th at 12pm at Lab 2, LLC
Come learn about researching the Spanish-speaking Southwest from faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in Spanish & Portuguese.</span >
For best consideration, apply by December 8, 2022
Anderson School of Management is seeking applications from current UNM students for a Management Information Systems (MIS) Faculty Aide to start in January 2023 for the Spring 2023 term. The MIS Faculty Aide reports to Dr. Alissa Dickey, Professor of Practice in MIS to support faculty research. The primary research project assignment focuses on the area of digital therapeutics with the objective of developing best practices for startups introducing their innovative digital therapeutic devices to market quickly. Research support may include data collection, literature review, and data visualization. The position is a .25 FTE (10 hours per week) appointment, depending on availability and qualifications.
Applications due November 30, 2022
The UNM College of Arts & Sciences seeks applications for the Arts & Sciences Support for Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE) for the 2023 spring semester. This program is designed to foster faculty-student research collaborations, and, as such, we are particularly eager to fund work through which students have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful and progressively sophisticated work central to the overall research program of the principal investigator. Because the awards are part of larger efforts to foster a culture of faculty-undergraduate research collaboration at UNM, we would like to see proposals engaging lower-division students and students from underrepresented groups. Proposals will be evaluated based on the funding priorities of the ASSURE initiative, which include providing resources for students who see research activity as key to their overall trajectory at UNM and for research programs that are committed to solid outcomes for undergraduate researchers and promote inclusive excellence</span >
Application due December 1, 2022
Are you interested in water resource management, research, and/or policy in the state of New Mexico? If so, we encourage you to apply to become a UNM Grand Challenge Water Science Communications Fellow. Fellows are paired with a mentor from an assortment of departments across UNM who is participating in water-resource related research within their discipline. Fellows meet with a cohort of their peers weekly throughout the spring 2023 semester and a minimum of 4 times with their faculty mentor. Fellows will develop a research communications project based on either the research of their mentor or their own water-resource research if applicable. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $1000 and up to an additional $100 for materials. Check out the fellowship webpage here</a >. Student applications are available November 7, 2022, and are due December 1, 2022.
Meet & Greet, Nov 22nd, 5:30-6:30 at Draft & Table
Join the 2023 Shared.Futures Fellowship Program! Local artists & research scientists are encouraged to apply to this five month long workshop series that will take place from January through May 2023. Shared.Futures is a SciArt collaborative that brings together local scientists and artists. Together, they communicate scientific perspectives through artistic mediums to showcase what our shared futures can look like. Fellows receive a stipend and are reimbursed for material costs. To learn more, join them at their meet-and-greet event on November 22, 2022 from 5:30-6:30pm at Draft & Table (University of New Mexico)</span >
Application deadline extended to November 17, 2022
Are you envisioning a career in medicine, health professions, public health policy or health research with Native American communities? If so, we encourage you to apply to become a UNM Undergraduate Fellow focused on health research in Native American communities </strong >. Fellows will meet weekly throughout the Spring 2023 semester, with every other week including a workshop or structured experience. Fellows will develop a research communications project of their own design. Each fellow will receive a stipend of $500. Check out the fellowship webpage here</a >. Application deadline extended to November 17, 2022</a >.
November 5th - 11th, 2022
A weeklong series of events devoted to celebrating the research activities of the UNM community. Come learn about the impressive work being done at UNM as well as potential opportunities for undergraduate research.</span >
Thursday, October 6, 2022
10am – 2pm
Over 65 schools will be present!
Friday, Oct 7, 2022
12 – 1pm
Career Service’s Conference Room
UAEC, Room 220
Howard University Graduate School Prep Workshop Series
FREE Offerings from August 23 – September 27, 2022
Who is the Workshop Series For?
• Undergraduate students and recent college graduates interested in pursuing a master’s or Ph.D., but not sure where or how to start — or which school or program is the right fit.
• Students who are curious about “grad school” and the research and internship opportunities that might be available to help them gain real-world experiences in their field of interest and enhance their research skills.
• Students wondering, “Is graduate school right for me?
Purdue University Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase
September 25 - 26, 2022
Meet Purdue Engineering Graduate Programs & Faculty and learn about both graduate research and summer undergraduate research programs at Purdue. Free, online, and interactive.
• Register to access pre-event content
• Present a research poster for cash prizes (optional) - best poster and people's choice
• Attend event to receive an application fee waiver, in order to apply to Purdue Graduate Programs for FREE (good for up to two years)!
Arts & Sciences Support for Undergraduate Research Experience (ASSURE)
Deadline July 31, 2022
This program is designed to foster faculty-student research collaborations, and, as such, we are particularly eager to fund work through which students will engage in thoughtful and progressively sophisticated work central to the overall research program of the principal investigator. Proposals will be evaluated based on the funding priorities of the ASSURE initiative, which include providing resources for students who see research activity as key to their overall trajectory at UNM and for research programs that are committed to solid outcomes for undergraduate researchers and promote inclusive excellence. Please visit for more details and eligibility</a >.
Northwestern University Paid Visitation Program for prospective graduate students</strong >
Deadline July 15, 2022
he Graduate School at Northwestern University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to announce that applications are now open for our 2022 Introduction to Graduate Education at Northwestern (IGEN), which will be held in person Thurs, 9/29 through Sat, 10/1. IGEN is a program for diverse rising juniors and seniors interested in doctoral study. IGEN provides an opportunity for prospective students to network with faculty, staff and current students from doctoral programs. The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022. Please visit for more details and to apply</a >.
Paid Fellowship in Water Resource Management
Deadline June 15, 2022
Research the fundamental scientific challenges of water sustainability while gaining leadership and professional development skills in this unique interdisciplinary experience. This 12-month (August 2022 – July 2023) commitment will give students hands-on experience in water resource systems and models, culminating in the research and development of a dynamic simulation model of the Middle Rio Grande. Three undergraduate students will be selected to work under the mentorship of a Water Resource Program graduate student.
A scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded if selected for this opportunity</a >. Applications are due June 15, 2022. Please contact ASAwards@unm.edu with any questions.
Undergraduate Library Research Award
Applications due February 7, 2022
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. Application Deadline: February 7, 2022. For more information: https://library.unm.edu/awards/index.php</a >
Student Team Research Concept Competition
Entry Deadline March 1, 2022
Current UNM students are invited to work together across disciplines to submit proposals for your own research concept. By leveraging the diverse expertise of your team members, how will you find better solutions to a particular challenge? Teams will present their research proposals at the Team Research Symposium held virtually from April 19-21, 2022, and your team could win up to $2000 in cash prizes.
For more information, see our Call for Participation page.
Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Research Day
March 4, 2022, 2pm-6pm, UNM North Campus
The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP) at the University of New Mexico holds an annual student research day. The Student Research Day is a day-long event when BSGP students give short talks or present a poster regarding their research. The best oral talks or poster presentations receive awards and recognition. Come see the oral presentations from 2 pm to 4pm and the poster sessions from 4 pm to 6 pm.</strong >
It is a great opportunity to check out the research here at UNM and get familiar with the North Campus!
Quantum Technologies, Summer Program
Application Deadline Friday March 11, 2022
The Quantum Undergraduate Research Experience at the Center for High Technology Materials (QU-REACH) at UNM is inviting applications for undergraduate research experiences in Quantum Technologies for this summer. The program is held in person and will run from June 1 – August 6, 2022. Participants will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the summer. A limited number of housing stipends for students attending schools outside of the Albuquerque metro area will also be available. </span > Projects are available in a broad range of disciplines (Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) related to the three cornerstones of Quantum Technologies (Quantum Sensing, Quantum Communications, Quantum Computing).</span >
Applications are welcome from all undergraduate students currently attending any College or University in the state of New Mexico who are interested in Quantum Technologies research. Students from historically-excluded groups in STEM (including women, Hispanic, American Indian, and Black students) and students who are the first generation in their families to attend College are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, visit </span > https://qureach.unm.edu/</a >
Biology Department Research Days
March 31 – April 1, 2022, UNM Castetter Hall & Museum of SW Biology
Research Day is an annual event through which the Biology Department seeks to promote and showcase student research in biology across UNM.
</a >The event will kick off with a special seminar by UNM Biology Professor Rob Miller on Thursday March 31st. Then on Friday April 1st, the day will be filled with student talks and posters, biology laboratory tours, a buffet lunch, and a keynote seminar by our Research Day speaker, Dr. Pamela Padilla, from the University of North Texas. The day will wrap up with a ceremony announcing scholarship recipients and talk and poster award winners. See below for detailed schedule. Research Day is open to all and we encourage presentations from undergraduate and graduate students.
We will be having an in-person event Thursday March 31st (3:30–5:00) and Friday April 1st (8–4).</strong > Followed by an Award & Scholarship Ceremony (4-6).</strong > Please save these dates and visit here for more information</a >.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Conference (UROC)
April 7, 2022
Explore the exciting world of undergraduate research at UNM. This conference is open to students at all UNM campuses, and will be offered in a hybrid format (with some sessions in person, and some via Zoom). To learn more, or to submit your research for a poster or oral presentation session, or to compete in the UROC 180 Presentation Competition, go to: UROC.
Faculty-Mentored Research Award
Nominations Due May 20, 2022
The UNM Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Undergraduate Research, Arts and Design Network (URAD) are pleased to announce the creation of the Faculty-Mentored Research Award.</span >
This joint award will be given annually to an outstanding undergraduate researcher and their faculty research mentor based upon the demonstration of a strong research partnership. In addition to quality of research and research outcomes, this award recognizes successes in developing a collaborative relationship and prioritizes aspects of the research process that contribute to professional growth of the student.</span >
For more information, see our Call for Participation page
El Puente Research Fellowship
Application due May 31, 2022
This program is under El Centro de la Raza, and it supports and promotes undergraduate research in multiple academic areas. Over the course of two semesters, El Puente Fellows work closely with graduate mentors and faculty to increase their understanding of and experience with academic research. This fellowship takes the educational experience to the next level and better prepares students for future opportunities in the academic and professional world. Read further information and access the application</a >, which is currently open and is due by May 31 st.