Research Opportunities

The following is a list of undergraduate research opportunities/funding with links to more information (please always check details and deadlines with funders as offerings can change). 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 $3000 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. Intent to apply (required) for summer 2022 grants is usually due in February, and applications are usually due in March. 
  • Small grants of up to $1000 are available on an ongoing rolling basis.
  • View more info on SOURCE funding opportunities.

LSAMP – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
T 315.443.5274, E

  • Program supports underrepresented minority students in STEM.
  • 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 – as COVID-19 policies allow). Application deadline TBD – typically in February/March.
  • Academic year research opportunities also available.

Summer Research in the Department of Psychology 
T 315.443.0184, E

  • The Summer Training in Alcohol and Health Research-Undergraduate (STAHR-U) offers undergraduate students with a strong interest in alcohol, substance, and other health related research an 8 week research opportunity.
  • The Summer Program Advancing Research Careers (SPARC) is open to Syracuse psychology majors and neuroscience ILM interested in pursuing graduate studies in a psychology discipline. In addition to a research stipend, participants also receive room and board for the duration of the program. 
  • Application deadline is usually in April.

Renée Crown University Honors Program
T 315.443.2759, E

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 TBD – typically in February/March.


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

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

Last updated: June 24, 2024