Research Opportunities

Interdisciplinary Opportunities

The National Science Foundation (NSF) - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) - Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a
Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.  The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research.

iUtah Undergraduate Opportunities
iUtah is a statewide effort dedicated to maintaining and improving water sustainability in Utah.  Funded by the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) this five-year, $20 million competitive award will assist in building the human and research infrastructure needed to sustainably manage Utah's water resources.

Arts & Humanities

Utah Humanities Council 
The Utah Humanities Council empowers individuals and groups to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities. 

Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters invites all Utah scholars to submit papers for the 2014 Annual Conference April 11th at Dixie State University in St George Utah.


The American Psychological Association lists many undergraduate research opportunities and internships for Psychology students.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Association of American Medical Colleges lists many programs for students majoring in medicine related fields. 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields.

Department of Energy Scholars Program
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will earn a competitive edge by familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent and skills.

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project
The NASA Undergraduate Student Research Project, or USRP, offers internship opportunities for undergraduate science and engineering students at all 10 NASA centers and additional partner facilities. These mentor-guided internships provide hands-on, real-life, career-related experiences that challenge, inspire, and provide practical application that complements and expands upon students' academic education.

SULI - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
This internship supports the advancement of undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in science and engineering. SULI prepares students to pursue professional careers and graduate school opportunities by providing direct exposure to Ames Laboratory's research facilities, scientists, and technical staff.

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer.  For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math).  The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.  Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance. 






Research Seminar Series
Research Opportunities
Lap Top Loan Program
Support for Mentors
Poster Printing