Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Resources

Events & Workshops

Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) Information Session
Participating in a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a great opportunity to engage in full-time research, investigate an in-depth question of interest, or explore something new. Hundreds of programs exist at universities locally, nationally, or internationally, so there’s something out there for everyone! Join CBS Undergraduate Research Coordinator on November 6 from 2:30-3:30 in MCB 3-104 as we discuss the benefits of these programs, and how to find and apply to programs of interest. Learn more and let us know you’re coming at z.umn.edu/summerREUInfoSession.

Conferences & Symposia

National Conference of Undergraduate Research: Kennesaw State University, April 10-13, 2019
Each Spring, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) sponsors a national meeting  exclusively for undergraduate students to come together and present the results of their research. Regardless of whether you participated in research through directed research, a UROP, or volunteering, presenting at this conference is a great opportunity to network with peers and faculty from around the country, and to showcase your hard work.

NCUR Abstract Deadline: Tuesday, December 6. Submit NCUR Abstracts here.
For CBS students, please list Dr. Jacob Moore (cbsrsrch@umn.edu, 612-624-9717) as the Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator. Need additional help with your abstract? Set up an Undergraduate Research Coaching appointment with Dr. Moore.

CBS NCUR Funding Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 16. Submit your application here.
CBS is able to provide full support for a small number of students who are accepted to present at NCUR. To apply for CBS NCUR funding, you need to submit an additional funding application to CBS, in addition to submitting your abstract to NCUR.

CBS Travel Awards
Travel awards provide up to $500 toward travel expenses to present your research at a conference. Applications are accepted year-round, and must be received prior to attending the conference. See the CBS Travel Award page for more information.

Research Opportunities on Campus

We will be advertising open research positions in the first newsletter following when we receive them. These positions tend to fill up quickly, so there’s no guarantee they’ll still be available when you apply!

McNair Summer Research Program
The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the 10 week summer research program, students will: develop relationships with faculty, receive a $3500 stipend, conduct research, develop a quality research paper and poster presentation, and receive guidance through the graduate school process. Applications are due January 28, 2019. See https://www.cehd.umn.edu/trio/mcnair/ for more information and upcoming information sessions.

October, 2018