Office of Academic Enrichment Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Summer 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.

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 is typically in January or February so planning ahead is crucial.

Ohio State Undergraduate Research Programs
External Research Program Databases
External Research Programs
International Research Program

We recommend students begin exploring international research opportunities on the Office of International Affair's Global Education program search portal.  Using the Advanced Search function, scroll down to Parameters - Program Features and select Research to filter search results.  Below are some additional opportunities; however, all OSU students travelling abroad for research activities should register with OIA.