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Off-Campus Research

URGO helps students identify and apply for summer research opportunities throughout the country.  Many universities and organizations host summer undergraduate research programs.  These programs often include a research stipend and some include housing support.  Such programs are a great way to enhance your education, meet new people, and explore a new city!  This list is not comprehensive, so we encourage you to continue your search for programs beyond this list.  Check out our document of off campus summer research programs and presentation on off-campus research to get started!

Research Opportunities

If you are not sure how to begin searching for undergraduate research opportunities, we recommend starting with the following databases:

The National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)

  • Nationally funded research opportunities in all science fields, including the social and behavioral sciences
  • Includes some international research opportunities

STEM Federally Funded Opportunities and Scholarships

  • Nationally funded research opportunities in all science fields
  • Nationally funded scholarships

List of National Laboratories

  • The National Laboratories conduct scientific research and development in areas related to energy and technology
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratories has research opportunities that can be done all year

The Association of American Medical Colleges Research Programs Database

  • Research opportunities in the medical field

The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) Summer Opportunities

  • Academic Research, Shadowing, Clinical Research, Basic Science Research, Translational Research, Employment, Academic Enrichment, MCAT Prep, and other opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities for International Students

  • Macalester College Database

ORISE Zintellect

  • Whether you are seeking a summer, fall or spring internship, or a longer-term research opportunity to provide hands-on laboratory experience, ORISE has a program for you