Information For Students

Students looking for research experience may search for opportunities in several ways.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program links undergraduates with research professors. They also provide other useful advice on gaining research experience and have a database of summer opportunities.

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Summer Programs

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates Programs (REU) Programs

The University of Michigan Summer Research for Undergraduates Programs (REU) provide selected undergraduate students from around the United States an opportunity to conduct ten weeks of summer research with some of the country's leading researchers. Funded by the National Science Foundation

There are also NSF REU supplements that faculty with NSF grants get to support undergraduates in their research group, year round. If you know or want to work with a particular faculty member with an NSF grant, check to see if the researcher has gotten an REU supplement. If not, encourage them to contact the Office of Research & Sponsored Projects NDSF project representative for assistance on applying.

General Advice

Specific department offices can be contacted to see if there are ways each handle such opportunities.

Individual faculty can be contacted as well. To select a few faculty members who are working on projects in a specific area of interest, search the University of Michigan profiles in the Community of Science expertise database by clicking on the link below:

Work Study and Other Student Employment

Work Study eligible students may find research opportunities through the Financial Aid Office. Temporary jobs, which may include lab positions, are also listed there. Again, you can look at their website, or visit the office to see the listings:
Student Employment Office
2503 Student Activities Building

Off-Campus Opportunities

U.S. Dept of Energy Fellowships for Undergraduate Research
Spring and Summer programs, deadlines are many months before the programs start so apply early