Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate research programs and internships offer students the opportunity to gain research and/or work experience in their field of study. These programs look great on your resume and many of them are paid or offer financial stipends!

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Program Name Description Deadline Website
L@s GANAS Research Fellowship The L@s GANAS Research Fellowship is a 2-year program that engages students in research-intensive experiences in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and beyond. As a student participant, a L@s GANAS fellow, you will gain sustained and meaningful exposure to research environments, you will learn about research as a career and be provided with a visible path towards it. Still Open https://hsi.uic.edu/initiatives/ls-ganas-research-experience/
Association of American Medical Colleges - AAMC An extensive list of summer undergraduate research opportunities in varies locations open to students from universities across the country Varies depending on the project https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html
UIC Office of Undergraduate Research The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students and faculty from all disciplines identify additional programs and funding sources for pursuing their intellectual and creative interests, locally, nationally and internationally. Varies depending on the project https://undergradresearch.uic.edu/
Chicago EYES on Cancer Chicago EYES on Cancer is a cancer research training program for underrepresented high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine. For two consecutive summers, participants work full-time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers at the University of Chicago. Closed https://cancer.uchicago.edu/education/pipeline-programs/eyes/
Research Training & Career Development Program at UIC A paid summer research opportunity for students interested in careers in the health sciences. Closed http://publichealth.uic.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/rtcp
Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at UIC The goal of SROP is to introduce domestic underrepresented sophomores and juniors to academic research experiences. Student participants work one-on-one with a faculty mentor giving them an opportunity to experience research and the graduate student experience. 02/07/2020 https://grad.uic.edu/summer-research-opportunities-program-undergraduates
UIC Department of Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Biomedical Research The Department of Pharmacology at UIC is seeking sophomores and juniors to participate on a paid 8-weeks full time research intensive summer experience. Participants will have the opportunity to attend departmental seminars, presentations by guess speakers, scientific methods course and lab meetings. Closed http://mcph.uic.edu/graemecarnegie_undergradsummerfellowship/
Discover Pharmacology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Loyola University The Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics at Loyola University seeks undergraduate students who intent to pursue a career in research to participate in a paid 10 weeks (~40hrs/week) summer research experience. Closed https://ssom.luc.edu/pharmacology/undergraduate-research-opportunities/about-the-program/
Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)at Northwestern University The SROP at Northwestern is an 8-week paid research opportunity for sophomores and juniors from universities across the country. All fields of research at Northwestern are open to SROP including STEM fields. 02/10/2020 https://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/diversity/diversity-recruitment/summer-research-opportunity-program
Northwestern University Nanotechnology Research Experience for Undergraduate This is a paid full-time 9-weeks summer research opportunity for students majoring in the physical sciences or engineering. Students are introduced to scientific life as well as meet and work with world-renowned scientists. Closed https://www.iinano.org/northwestern-university-nanotechnology-reu
University of Chicago Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate in Physics The U of C REU in Physics is a paid full 10-weeks summer research experience for underrepresented students who are pursuing a concentration in physics or related engineering field. Participants will gain research hands-on experience and work with Physics faculty members. Closed https://physics.uchicago.edu/page/reu-program
ChicagoCHEC Research Fellows Program The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (CHEC) Research Fellows Program seeks undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students with an interest in health and health care to participate in a paid full-time summer research experience. 02/28/2020 https://chicagochec.org/opportunities/education-training-programs/research-fellows/
CURE - Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience - Northwestern University CURE is a 8-weeks full-time paid summer research program at Northwestern for underrepresented college students pursuing career in the biomedical sciences. Participants will work with cancer researcher scientists mentors who will introduce students to cancer biology and offer career guidance. Closed http://cancer.northwestern.edu/research/education-training/summer-research/cure.html
Medical Informatics - MedIX Research Experience for Undergraduates - DePaul University MedIX is a paid full-time 10-weeks research opportunity for students who are interested in information technology and medicine. Closed http://facweb.cdm.depaul.edu/research/vc/medix/2018/index.htm
Hispanic Center of Excellence Summer Undergrad Research Program (SURP) The Summer Undergraduate Research Program on Health Disparities (SURPHD) provides research opportunities to third and fourth year undergraduate Hispanic students. This 10-week summer research program aims to improve the quality of health care by providing students with practical knowledge of research studies and its importance in the medical field. Coming Soon! http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/education/md-student-life/diversity/hispanic-center-of-excellence/undergraduates/
Summer Research Opportunities - Office of Undergraduate Biology - Cornell University An extensive list of summer undergraduate research opportunities in varies locations open to students from universities across the country Varies depending on the project https://biology.cornell.edu/research/summer
Cientifico Latino - STEM Summer Undegraduate Research Programs An extensive list of summer undergraduate STEM research opportunities in varies locations open to students from universities across the country Varies depending on the project https://www.cientificolatino.com/stem-summer-undergraduate-research-programs/#Physics
UIC College of Pharmacy's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program SURF program is for undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. Students will work on independent research projects in the laboratories of their faculty mentors. SURF participants will receive compensation of $3,000 for the 10 week period. 01/27/2020 https://surf.pharmacy.uic.edu/