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Research Opportunities

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) 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.

Idaho Specific

The primary objective of Idaho EPSCoR is to stimulate research in niche areas that can become fully competitive in the disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programs of the National Science Foundation and other relevant agencies. Idaho EPSCoR provides support for sustainable increases in Research and Development capacity and advances science and engineering capabilities within the state.

For more information, visit the Idaho EPSCoR 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.

U of I Campus Specific

The Institute for Health in the Human Ecosystem (IHHE) offers Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) mini-grant awards.

For more information, and to apply, visit the IHHE-REEU website.

College Specific

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

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science has identified specific projects of faculty and has supplied each of their unique philosophies on how undergraduates learn and participate in their research.


Every summer, the Program in Animal Behavior and the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) invites about ten talented undergraduates to Bloomington, Indiana to work with Indiana University faculty on individualized research projects in animal behavior. Projects involve neuroscience, cognitive science and molecular approaches as well as traditional fieldwork and behavioral analysis.

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How to Apply.

The Ole Miss Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who will not have graduated can participate fully in Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty member.

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How to Apply.

Digital Legal Research Lab is an interdisciplinary hub for the social scientific study of freedom-making in the U.S. Our team explores legal mobilization among marginalized actors who leverage the law to challenge enslavement, deportation, coercive confinement, coverture and institutionalization to build an interactive and relational database.

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How to Apply.

The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering. Participation in the program provides students with a true interdisciplinary research experience in an environment where physicists, chemists, biologists and all engineers collaboratively solve problems and create new scientific understanding. Each student works directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and has access to the VINSE laboratories, which are shared facilities available to all authorized users.

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How to Apply.

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research.

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