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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 tips for applying to off-campus research 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

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