Research opportunities for undergraduates abound, both on and off the MSU campus.
If you're looking for research experience, a great place to begin is on VENTURE - Michigan State's database of research opportunities for undergraduates. MSU faculty looking for undergraduates to assist them with their research can post information about their project on VENTURE. Selected off-campus and summer research projects are also posted on VENTURE. New projects are constantly being posted on VENTURE, so be sure to check back often.
Each of Michigan State's undergraduate colleges maintains web resources for undergraduate research, including information about research and funding opportunities. Click on your college's name below to be taken to the appropriate site.
Summer Research Opportunities
Visit VENTURE to learn about available Summer Research Opportunities for Summer 2014.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for all disciplines
- Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)- see below
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
- Department of Energy Scholars Program
- Department of Homeland Security Summer Internships
- In the Canopy with Water Bears and Wheelchairs
- ORISE Fellows through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health Researchers
The REPID program's goal is to increase the number and diversity of researchers in health-related research. This program is funded through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which provides scholarships to support a short term research experience for MSU undergraduate, graduate or medical health professional students from underrepresented, minority and disadvantaged groups. Students engage in an introductory biomedical research course and a summer hands-on research experience. Application deadline is October 15 of each year. For more information about program details, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit the REPID website.
Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
EnSURE offers undergraduates from MSU and around the country an opportunity to engage in engineering research and work with faculty mentors in one of six Engineering departments: Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. More information can be found on the EnSURE website.
Summer Research Opportunities Program
MSU's SROP program aims to increase the number of undergraduates who pursue graduate study and careers in teaching and research at colleges and universities. SROP offers professional development workshops, academic seminars, and other opportunities during the summer. For more information about SROP, including eligibility requirements, program details, important dates, and how to apply, visit the SROP website.