Research Opportunities

Each year, multiple opportunities become available for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in research. Often these opportunites are connected to a larger, ongoing initiative that supports the research of our faculty, but students are also encouraged to pursue their own research interests.

Check with your advisor or the faculty research lead to determine if you are eligible for any of the projects listed.


Undergraduate research opportunities

  • OSU Undergraduate Research Office
    Description: The URO provides resources for undergraduate students at any stage of their research process - from figuring out what research actually is to finding a faculty advisor and funding sources to presenting your research at a national conference.
    Application deadline: Varies, see website
    Contact info:
    Location: Varies, opportunities are available around the globe

  • NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
    Description: Full-time summer research positions funded by the National Science Foundation for students interested in a variety of mathematical and scientific fields, including Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, CIS and Engineering, Department of Defense, Earth Sciences, International Science, Ocean Sciences, Polar Programs, and the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.
    Application deadline: varies, but usually around January-Feburary each year
    Location: varies; located at colleges and universities across the country

  • Santa Fe Institute Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
    Description: Full-time summer research positions for students interested in computer science (CS), pure and applied mathematics, physics, chemistry, quantitative biology, and social science. This REU aims to build your capacity for computational and mathematical modeling and train you within a group to build a wide range of skills.
    Application deadline: 01-04-2016
    Program Contact: Juniper Lovato,, (505) 946-2726
    Website: To apply, go to the Santa Fe Institute website
    Location: Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM

  • Summer Research Initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park
    Description: 8-week summer reasearch program designed to help underrepresented minority students pursue graduate degrees in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.
    Application deadline: 02-10-2016
    Program Contact: BSOS Summer Research Initiative;; 301-405-1679
    Website: To apply, go to the Summer Research Initiative website
    Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • Wildlands Studies Program offered through California State University, Monterey Bay
    Description: Field study experiences designed specifically for undergrads with no prior research experience; students can earn 4-12 credit hours while conducting field research at locations across the globe
    Application deadline: Rolling, but usually one year before project date begins
    Program Contact: or call 1-(831) 684-9999
    Website: Wildlands Studies Program
    Location: Multiple locations around the world