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About urp

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across the disciplines. The URP assists UW undergraduates in: - Planning for an undergraduate research experience - Identifying faculty mentors and projects - Defining research goals - Presenting and publishing research findings - Seeking funding for their research The URP helps UW faculty by: - Inviting them to post their undergraduate research opportunities on this web site - Encouraging them to visit our "Engaging Undergraduates" page for information on incorporating undergraduates in their research and scholarship and to keep undergraduates aware of local and national funding sources - Offering assistance in preparing grant proposals for funding department-based undergraduate research opportunities - Providing support for the inclusion of research projects in undergraduate courses through the emerging Research Learning initiative

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides biomedical research experience and mentorship to undergraduate students of rising senior status. The program is an intensive, nine week internship in which students work with faculty mentors on independent research projects and attend professional development workshops. Applications will be accepted until January 12, 2018. More information about the program can be found here.

Sign up for Research Exposed!

Looking for classes to take next quarter? Sign up for Research Exposed! The 1 credit course features weekly presentations by faculty in all academic disciplines, giving students a look into ongoing research projects at UW and information about how to get involved.

This winter quarter, URP is excited to announce that Research Exposed is partnering with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer faculty lectures (including one by President Cauce!) focused on all aspects of human health. For more information, including the course speaker schedule, visit:

EXPD Art Committee Student Art Show

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) Art committee invites all undergraduates who have participated in EXPD programs to submit a photograph or piece of art or writing that answers the question “What’s Your Story?” Accepted pieces will be hung in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity. Authors and artists will be invited to an unveiling on Friday, December 1. Priority deadline for submissions is November 13, 2017. More information about the show can be found here.

DAAD RISE Summer STEM Research Internships

DAAD RISE program for undergraduates is a summer internship program for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. The internship takes place for 2-3 months during the summer in Germany. Students are carefully matched with doctoral students, whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

Amazon Catalyst Award

The Amazon Catalyst program helps UW researchers launch their next big idea. The program is open to all current students, faculty, and staff at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses, and proposals are selected in any field, including the humanities, engineering, the sciences, and the arts. Phase 1 winners ($25K award limit) will join a community of innovators—Amazon Catalyst Fellows—who share a passion for building solutions to real-world problems. Funded projects may be eligible for a further award of up to $75K. Applications will be accepted until December 16, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program offers “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences. The program provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. Applications will be available from November 1, 2017 through January 2, 2018. More information about the program can be found here.

Infinity Box Theatre Project

Each year, Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human examines the impact of a different field on that question. Conversations between scientists and playwrights lead to a festival of original short plays examining how current developments in that field may impact how we answer the question of what it means to be human. This year’s theme is The Science of Changing Your Mind. Performances will be held at the Ethnic Cultural Center, October 13-15. More information can be found here.

Carlson Center Undergraduate Community Based Internship

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce that student application materials for our Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program are now available on our website. UCBI provides approximately 40 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations during both winter and spring quarters. Internships begin January 3, 2018 and conclude June 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until October 23. For more information, visit the UCBi website or attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Monday, October 9th, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, MGH 258
  • Tuesday, October 10th, 12:30-1:30 pm, MGH 134
  • Thursday, October 12th, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm, MGH 258


Amazon Catalyst Program

The Amazon Catalyst program was formed as a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion to help fund big ideas. The program is open to current UW students, faculty, and staff across all three UW campuses and all disciplines. Winners receive mentorship, community, and funding from anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000. Applications for spring quarter will be accepted through June 9, 2017. More information about Amazon Catalyst can be found here.

Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy

President Cauce has encouraged UW students, faculty, and staff to share their expertise for the public good. But what role can academics play in solving today’s pressing problems? How can we break out of the cloistered world of academic journals and conferences and share our research with a broad audience? How can we bring facts to the forefront of today’s urgent issues?

This Saturday, April 29th, UW Libraries, the eScience Institute, and the Simpson Center for the Humanities will host Going Public: Sharing Research Beyond the Academy. Featuring lectures and workshops by members of UW and Seattle media organizations, Going Public will provide faculty and students practical guidance on engaging the public and policy-makers via the press, social media, and other venues. The event will run from 9am – 3pm. Registration is free and includes lunch. A full schedule of event activities and registration link can be found here.