Other Funding Opportunities
The Office of Undergraduate Research has identified the following funding opportunities appropriate to University of Idaho students. For detailed information about each, including the application process and deadlines, please visit each funding opportunity's URL or email its contact person.
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Brian and Gayle Hill, the College of Science is pleased to offer four undergraduate research fellowships for students working with faculty in the college. Each award has a scholarship and research component. Research projects are conducted over a three-semester period. Application deadline: Early November. For more information, contact Associate Dean Mark Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Idaho currently hosts a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Molecular and Organismal Evolution. This 10-week summer program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), provides students with a stipend, room and board, and the opportunity to engage in faculty-mentored research.
Idaho’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), through its MURI Program, provides undergraduates in STEM fields with paid summer and academic year research experiences to study a wide range of topics related to the Management of Idaho’s Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES). For more information, visit the MURI Program website.
The Idaho IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Program offers a 10-week summer program for undergraduates interested in biomedical research. For more information, visit the INBRE website.
The Idaho Space Grant Consortium (ISGC) offers several opportunities for undergraduates to gain hands-on research experience in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on ISGC scholarships, fellowships and internships, visit the ISGC website.
The Computational and Physical Systems (CAPS) lab focuses on the interface between computational and physical systems. Through the study of artificial life, computational biology, and image analysis, the CAPS lab is moving toward a unification of the virtual and physical into a singular reality.
Position 1 (Jan. 2017 - May 2017)
Title: Research assistantship on evolution and pattern formation
An assistantship is available in the Virtual Technology and Design Department for the study of the interaction between evolutionary dynamics and pattern formation. The researcher will focus on evolutionary simulations of pattern forming systems. The researcher will work closely with Kyle Harrington (kyleharrington.com) and other members of the multidisciplinary MILES (www.idahoecosystems.org) research project.
The successful applicant should be familiar with or have interests in evolutionary algorithms, evolutionary game theory, morphogenesis, and image synthesis. Experience programming in Clojure or Java is preferred. To apply please send a letter of interest with your CV via email to email@example.com. Position can begin Jan. 2017 and is completed in May 2017. Additional funding may be available.
Regional Approaches to Climate Change- Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH PNA) is a USDA-funded, multi-institutional project focused on improving the long-term sustainability of agriculture within the region. REACCH partners (University of Idaho, Washington State University, Oregon State University and USDA-ARS) are teaming up to offer a total of 10, 9-week long, undergraduate internships across the three institutions.
Summer interns will participate in independent research, weekly seminars, and field trips. Interns will receive a salary of $500 per week for the summer internship and a travel budget up to $700. Summer interns will also be provided with housing, identification cards, access to library, email and internet privileges.
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is a 9 to 10 week summer undergraduate research program focused on the development of a forest residuals to bio-jet industry that is regionally focused, economically viable, and socially acceptable. This program includes an education component to enhance science literacy in biofuels, and help people understand how they’re going to fit into the new energy economy. Current undergraduates can participate in this program and spend the summer engaged in full-time, mentored research at Washington State University (Pullman, WA) OR at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS, McCall, ID) operated by the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources.
Students at all levels of their undergraduate work are sought for this program, and majors such as chemical engineering, environmental engineering, education, as well as students from chemistry, physics, math, and other technical majors are encouraged to apply, from Freshman to Seniors.
In addition to gaining experience in the bio-jet industry and/or education of renewable energy, you also receive:
A stipend of $5,000 for the 9 to 10 week session and free housing
Travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, WA or McCall, ID
Start date: June 1, 2017
End date: Aug. 4, 2017
Questions? Contact: Shelley Pressley at firstname.lastname@example.org