Research programs are structured opportunities which do not require students to have a project or research advisor already. Students are matched with or asked to choose a project and research advisor. As many of these programs are in the summer, they are ideal for students who may not be able to conduct research during the academic year or are interested in a short-term research experience.The majority of these program offer students funding or a stipend.
Applications for research programs are competitive and generally require a personal statement, essays, recommendation letters, and transcripts. The deadline to apply to these programs is typically in January or February so planning ahead is crucial.
We encourage to browse through the list of research programs that we are aware of here at Ohio State and elsewhere across the country. We also have a small number of international programs, too.