There is no time like the present.
Through research, College of Science students develop a practical expertise and intellectual passion for their chosen field.
Undergraduate researchers are better prepared for graduate school or professional employment because they have developed the skills and confidence to experiment. Student researchers discover that asking questions will lead to answers, and each answer leads to another question, another possibility, another opportunity. Undergraduate research allows students to dig deeply into the mysteries of their discipline and to discover themselves.
Students can conduct their own individual research projects, work with a faculty member, or be part of a group project.
- Review research opportunities with an academic advisor
- Check with individual professors in areas of interest via email or in person to find
out who might need assistance.
- Check the Northeastern Research website for posted opportunities
- Check out opportunities posted on the Student Employment website
- Discuss a research based co-op with your co-op advisor
- Find research opportunities available at Northeastern’s many research centers and labs
- Connect with Northeastern’s Engagement and Career Design office to explore career opportunities in research and explore internships and more
Summer in the Lab?
Following are a list of resources for students seeking summer opportunities to conduct research or work in clinical settings:
- The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- National Science Foundation Research
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- AMGEN Scholars Programs
- Pathways to Science – Institute for Broadening Education
- Summer Medical and Dental Education Programs (SMDEP)
- ORISE and ORAU Academic Fellowships and Scholarships, Research Experiences, and Internships
- Pasteur Institute
- Janelia Research Campus (Howard Hughes Institute) Undergraduate Scholars Program
- Cold Spring Harbor Undergraduate Research Program
- Travelers Summer Research Fellowship (for pre-med students)
- The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program in Genetics and Genomics
- AAMC Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Summer Health Professions Education Program
- Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students
- Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
- UMass Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Program
- WebGuru Guide for Undergrad Research (REU)
Following are a list of funding opportunities to explore for your research endeavors:
- The Office of the Provost at Northeastern
- Northeastern’s Undergraduate Research
- The CaNCURE Co-op Program, which has been awarded funding by the National Institute of Cancer (NCI), supports NU undergraduates in six-month research co-ops in NCI-funded research labs (both on-campus and at other institutions).
- The Matz Co-op Program, generously funded by NU alumnus Robert Matz and his wife Eileen, supports NU undergraduates in six-month research co-ops in the labs of NU faculty who work in the area of biotechnology.
- The Schafer Co-op Research Fund, generously funded by NU alumnus Dr. Andrew Schafer, provides six-month co-op funding to students conducting laboratory medical research at NU under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
- MAA Undergraduate Research
- UROP, University of California, Irvine.
- AMS Resources for Undergraduates in Mathematics
“Here at the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, I help with many different types of research to conserve and restore native wildlife and vegetation. My field work ranges from performing surveys to identify trees, snakes, and other species, to assisting with the care and study of federally endangered species, as well as my own independent research on native bat species. Our work positively impacts the surrounding community by inspiring the local children to pursue careers as ecology researchers and conservation workers through their volunteer work with the various surveys; some of which I helped organize. The Wilds is a place where both protecting the environment, internationally as well as locally, and inspiring others to follow the path of conservation meet as one and I am proud to work here as a wildlife research apprentice.”