Research Opportunities

The following is a list of undergraduate research opportunities/funding with links to more information. If you know of a program not included here, please contact us. We would like to grow this list!

Syracuse University:

The SOURCE – Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement
T 315.443.2091, E

  • Program offers summer research grants of up to $2800 and academic year grants of up to $5000 for undergraduate research expenses including supplies, materials, travel, and/or participant compensation. Summer funding may be used for living expenses. Applications are available each October and February.
  • Rolling small grants of up to $800 are available on an ongoing basis.
  • Attend one of their weekly info sessions to get started.

LSAMP – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
T 315.443.1870, E

  • Program serves approximately 80 students annually through research experiences, academic seminars, advising, and participation in professional conferences.
  • Offers summer research stipend of $3500 (and $150 stipend for travel, and free room and board on campus). Deadline to apply was extended to the end of February – if interested, please contact LSAMP ASAP.
  • Academic year research opportunities also available. Application deadline is March 24, 2020.

PRIDE – Psychology Research Initiative in Diversity Enhancement
T 315.443.0184, E

  • Program offers summer research and mentoring opportunities to undergraduate psychology majors from underrepresented backgrounds. Program runs May 11 to June 26, 2020.
  • Application deadline is March 10, 2020.

Renée Crown University Honors Program
T 315.443.2759, E

  • Program offers Honors Thesis funding, up to $5000 per project. This includes funds for research materials, supplies, and/or expenses. Applications are available each October and February.
  • Explore research currently underway at Syracuse University – search their database of Research Centers and Labs.

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
T 315.443.5936, E

  • Program prepares undergraduate students for graduate/doctoral studies with research, academic services, and scholarly activities.
  • Stipend of up to $1800 for research.
  • Eligibility: First-generation college students who meet federal income guidelines (based on taxable income), and/or members of a population (African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American) that is generally underrepresented or underrepresented in the field of interest.
  • Application deadline is March 8, 2020.


National Science Foundation (NSF) – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) (offsite)
T 703.292.4625, E

  • Program funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. Deadlines to apply are typically late January to early March – if interested, look into ASAP.
  • Search their REU database for opportunities.

Please also remember to check with your advisor, department, and student organizations for information about research opportunities!

Last updated: February 27, 2020