Research Opportunities and Resources

CURRENT & TIMELY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Very current research opportunities and those that have application deadlines coming in the near future are regularly posted to the UAH Student Research Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/UAHResearch)! Please Like the page and follow us for the latest updates!

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

*NSF REU Search

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. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Students do not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites or to NSF-funded investigators who receive REU Supplements.

*Pathways to Science – Summer Research Opportunities Database

A variety of resources for students and educators looking for summer research opportunities in many academic fields of study.

*American Mathematical Society – listing of Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research

A list of REU programs active during the summer season maintained by the American Mathematical Society. Applicants should note that most application deadlines fall in February – March.

YEAR-ROUND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

*NASA's One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for NASA Interns, Fellows and Scholars

NASA Internships are educational hands-on traineeships that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as educators. These internships integrate participants with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related, real-world task completion.

NASA Student Programs

For the convenience of students, post-doctoral fellows, young career researchers, and their mentors, this page contains a [growing] list of opportunities. The current list includes summer programs and scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students, post-doctoral fellowships, special programs for early career researchers, faculty members, and senior scientists. Some of these programs occur only at NASA centers, but others are designed to support students or scientists at universities.

PUBLICATION & PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITIES

*National Student Conference on Undergraduate Research

The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.

*Posters on the Hill

In the Spring of 2014 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 18th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill.  There will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to member of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

*Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) List of Undergraduate Journals

*CUR list of Presentation Opportunities

RESOURCES

*WebGuru

The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates in navigating the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience.

*Registry of Undergraduate Researchers

 The Council on Undergraduate Research Registry of Undergraduate Researchers is one tool that undergraduate students can use to assist them in their pursuit of a graduate degree. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, and graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research. Currently the Registry is open to students and graduate schools/employers in nearly all fields.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH CENTERS & INSTITUTES @ UAH