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FIND RESEARCH PROGRAMS

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. Since 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 programs 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.

Below is a list of research programs here at Ohio State, as well as other databases that may be useful to you and your search. We also encourage you to browse through the list of non-OSU programs that can be found here. This list is extensive, but far from a comprehensive list of all programs that are available nationwide. A simple internet search will yield more programs. We also have a small number of international programs that we are aware of.

Have you participated in a research program before but do not see it on the lists provided? Please email ugresearch@osu.edu with the information of your program so that we can help spread the word to other students!

Ohio State Undergraduate Research Programs

Astrophysics Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Summer program for OSU sophomores or juniors interested in graduate study in astrophysics.

Biomedical Informatics Summer Research Internships
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Summer program for students to conduct research in the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Department of Animal Science Undergraduate Research Positions
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Positions are available for OSU undergraduates to conduct 10 weeks of full-time summer research.

Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) NSF REU
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Students from any university can conduct summer research with CEM faculty in physics, materials science & engineering, electrical & computer engineering, and chemistry.

College of Dentistry Dr. Rudy Melfi Fellowship
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Fellowship for OSU undergraduates to conduct summer research in the College of Dentistry.

College of Pharmacy Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Fellowship for domestic sophomores or juniors from any university to do summer research in any of the pharmaceutical sciences.

Earth Sciences Shell Undergrad Research Experience (SURE)
Deadline: March 3, 2017
For OSU Earth Sciences undergrads to conduct 8 weeks of independent research in the summer with an Earth Sciences faculty member. Contact: Dr. Anne Carey.

Mathematical Biosciences Institute NSF REU
Deadline: January 31, 2017
REU program for students from any university to do summer research in mathematical biology.

Molecular Biology NSF REU
Deadline: February 15, 2017
REU program for students from any university to conduct summer research in molecular biology.

Next-Generation Evolutionary Biology NSF REU
Deadline: January 31, 2017
REU program for rising sophomores and juniors from all universities majoring in the life sciences to conduct summer research in evolutionary biology.

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Research Internships
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Research internships for students from all universities to conduct summer research with OARDC faculty.

Physics Summer Research Scholarship
Deadline: March 24, 2017
Scholarship for OSU undergraduates majoring in physics or engineering physics to conduct full-time summer research.

Plant Pathology Summer Research Internships
Deadline: March 17, 2017
Internships for students from all universities to conduct summer research with Plant Pathology faculty.

Stone Laboratory NSF REU
Deadline: February 6, 2017
REU program for students from all universities to conduct field and lab research during the summer with Stone Lab scientists.

Summer Undergraduate Course Creating Excellence in Scientific Study (SUCCESS)
Deadline: January 7, 2017
Research program for students from any university to conduct summer research with the OSU Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program.

The Science of Language and the Language of Science NSF REU
Deadline: February 27, 2017
REU program for students from all universities to conduct summer research with OSU faculty at the Language Sciences Research Lab at the Center of Science and Industry.


Databases of external research programs

Association of American Medical College's GREAT Group programs - find summer research opportunities in biomedical sciences.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)'s Zintellect search engine- find research programs, internships, and opportunities with a variety of governmental agencies and institutes.