Research Opportunities

Research Postings from Faculty

The OUR periodically receives postings from faculty who are looking for undergraduates to work on research projects. This is by no means an exhaustive list of opportunities on campus; and we encourage students to also check individual department websites for specific research funding opportunities, listings, and resources related to your area of interest. 

Current Opportunities

WashU Summer Research Programs

A list of summer research programs at Washington University that provide funding in the form of an award, fellowship, or stipend can be found below. Please note this is not an all-inclusive list. Many students work as research assistants for faculty members and are often compensated by grants awarded to the Professor. In addition, the OUR provides funding for independent faculty-mentored research through Summer Undergraduate Research Awards. Information about other summer opportunities including internships and service projects are available through stipends.wustl.edu.

Natural Sciences and Engineering

 

Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE) (February 20)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Amgen Scholars (biological and biomedical sciences) (February 1)
(open to non-Washington University students)

BioMedRap (biomedical sciences) (February 1)
(open to non-Washington University students)

BP-ENDURE (neuroscience) (February 1)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) Summer Fellowship (February 15)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Pediatric Student Research Program (PSRP) (February 1)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Siteman Summer Opportunities Program (cancer research) (January 31)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)-REU (February 13)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB)-REU (February 16)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Summer Internship Program (February 8)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Summer Fellowships in Physics (March 1)

Tyson Undergraduate Fellows Program (February 1)
(open to non-Washington University students, environmental biology field research)

Undergraduate Scholars Program at the Genome Institute (March 20)
(open to non-Washington University students)

 

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Business

Skandalaris Center Internship Program (Feb 12)

Efroymson Award (March 3)

For Students Underrepresented in Research

 

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (February 1)

Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MOLSAMP) (February 28)
(open to non-Washington University students)

Summer Engineering Fellowship Program (WUSEF) (February 15)
(open to non-Washington University students)

 

Non-WashU Research Opportunities

Do you want to conduct research away from WashU, either independently or through another institution or short-term program? The OUR has collected a list of a handful of national databases and specific opportunities that you can peruse. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but a good place to start your search.

International Programs