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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

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 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 Ole Miss Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2023. Students who have completed their freshman year of college and who will not have graduated as of Fall 2023 can participate fully in "Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Summer Research Program" activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor.

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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 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.

If you have questions, contact

Idaho’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), through its Summer Authentic Research Experiences (SARE) program, provides undergraduates in STEM fields with paid summer research experiences to study a wide range of topics related to the adaptive responses of organisms to changing landscapes. Fields of study related to Idaho’s current EPSCoR program include bioinformatics, computational biology, conservation genetics, ecosystem management, environmental science and social science. For more information, visit the Idaho EPSCoR GEM3 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.

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.

View the official website and apply for this program.

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

Application can be found here.

Questions? Contact: Shelley Pressley at

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.

Caltech has announced two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students – WAVE Fellows and AMGEN Scholars.

Wave Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a doctorate to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry and biotechnology fields. Students for both programs must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US or US territory at time of application and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or students with DACA status. Minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Find out more about WAVE Fellows and AMGEN Scholars.


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