Category Archives: URP

Deadline Extended: Undergraduate Research Leaders Program

The application deadline for the Undergraduate Research Leaders program has been extended! The application is now due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 16.

Undergraduate Research Leaders serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the Undergraduate Research Leaders program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As an Undergraduate Research Leader, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers!

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Undergraduate Research Symposium Application Now Open!

The application for the 22nd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Symposium will be held on May 17, 2019 in Mary Gates Hall.  It is a great opportunity to showcase your research, make connections, and gain experience!

All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is February 12, 2019. More information and the application link can be found at:

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster


Congratulations to Janice DeCosmo, President of the Council on Undergraduate Research!

The Undergraduate Research Program is thrilled to announce that Janice DeCosmo, associate vice provost for undergraduate research at UW, has been elected as the president of the Council on Undergraduate Research! The council represents over seven hundred institutions and nearly thirteen thousand individuals nationwide. Congratulations, Janice!

URP Seeks Undergraduate Research Leaders – Apply by Sept. 1st

Apply to be an Undergraduate Research Leader!
Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced undergraduate researchers from all disciplines to be Undergraduate Research Leaders (URLs) for the 2015-16 academic year. Students conducting research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences are particularly encouraged to apply.
URLs serve a central role in connecting undergraduates to support services of the URP. The goal of the URL program is to increase awareness and participation of undergraduates doing research in a range of disciplines. As a URL, you can motivate future undergraduate researchers! Anticipated URL time commitment is approximately 8-10 hours/month and dependent on quarterly events and student availability.

Summer Research Opportunity – Deadline April 15th

New Summer Experience investigating the effect of radionuclides on the environment

Students will work both in the field and lab to investigate the impacts of radionuclides  on the environment first hand. You will examine
i) the fate of radionuclides in environmental systems;
ii) the impact of radionuclides on the environment; and
iii) biogeochemical and physiological processes by means of tracer studies.

This program teams with Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL), which studies radioecology in national and international arenas (e.g., Chernobyl and Fukushima) and houses the only chronic low-dose experimental facility in the world.

Application and more information:

Program details:

  • LOCATION: University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), near Aiken, SC
  • 10 students
  • 10 weeks (May 18-July 31, 2015)
  • Stipend: $525/week
  • Housing
  • Food allowance
  • Travel reimbursement

Application deadline: April 15
Notification: April 20

For questions contact Margaret Wead at 803-725-5733 or


Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UW – Deadline April 10th

Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers students the opportunity to work in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics research position that will complement their studies. Student researchers work under the guidance of a faculty member, postdoctoral scholar or research scientist at the University of Washington.

Projects are available in most fields of physical and natural sciences, engineering and earth sciences (see the 2014 reception program for projects undertaken by last year’s SURP students). Some projects may involve off-campus locations or fieldwork.

Students currently working on a research project or interested in working with a specific faculty member may request that project and/or faculty member on their form.

Applicants are selected by the faculty member supervising the individual projects. Once selected, the student and faculty adviser establish a schedule of work time and goals for the project. Students may apply for either part-time or full-time positions.

Eligibility: UW undergraduate students in good academic standing who are interested in research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM fields) are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Washington state residents.
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors are eligible.

Students who attend schools belonging to the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium may be admitted on a space-available basis.

Program Dates: June 22 – August 21, 2015

Research Schedule: Each faculty member-student team will develop a schedule that fits their particular time constraints and project needs.

Award rates: Part-time researchers will receive $2,000 for the nine-week program; full-time researchers will receive $4,000. Awards will be disbursed through the summer.

Application Deadline: April 10th, 2015

Please visit the following URL for more details:

Physics & Astronomy Research Experience for Community College Students – March 31st Deadline

In summer 2015, Texas A&M University-Commerce will again offer the NSF-funded Physics and Astronomy REU program specifically designed for students currently studying in 2-year colleges around the country. Students will be paid $5,000 salary, travel and free housing on our campus for 10 weeks from June 7 to August 14. More information about our program and the application form can be found on the program website (see below)

Quick Facts

Application Deadline: March 31st
Program Dates: June 7th-August 14th
Location: Commerce, Texas
Requirements: Must be a current student at a 2-year (community) college; US. Citizen or permanent resident
Program Website:

Archaeology Research Opportunity for Undergraduates – March 27th App. Deadline

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site program. Students accepted into the program will work with an international, multidisciplinary research team on the excavation and analysis of a Middle Bronze Age cemetery and settlement in eastern Hungary. Student travel, housing, food, field trip fees, etc. will be covered by the NSF in addition to a $500/week stipend (total $3,000). Ten Fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants. Eligibility: students must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.

The BAKOTA project is studying a Bronze Age cemetery population in eastern Hungary, and aims to understand how this region intensified farming, craft production, and trade without corresponding increases in social inequality. For more information about the project and field school check out our website and Facebook page.

Quick Facts
Website and Online Application:
Application Deadline: March 27, 2015
Field School Dates: July 3 – August 14, 2015
Field School Location: Hungary
Contact Information: Dr. Julia Giblin