The Office of Undergraduate Research helps fund students undertaking research projects over the summer and keeps listings of other summer programs both at Wash U and programs and funding sources outside of Wash U.
Undergraduates from all academic backgrounds involved in research are welcome to apply for funding from the OUR but must seek nomination from a faculty mentor.
Funding awards are not typically given to students doing research during the academic year when they may receive academic credit for their work. Students seeking research funding during the academic year should make an appointment to speak with someone in the Office of Undergraduate Research. Academic year awards may include funding for conference-related travel.
If you are considering summer research, keep in mind the following timeline for research funding and fellowship applications:
September – December: Find a mentor and formulate a project.
January – March: Apply for funding for summer research projects.