Databases for Undergraduate Research

Pathways to Science for Undergrads. The Institute for Broadening Participation’s Pathways to Science for Undergrads site has information on summer research opportunities, baccalaureate support programs for underrepresented minorities, and other resources.

ORISE. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education’s (ORISE) searchable database for Opportunities for Academic Fellowships and Scholarships, Research Experiences, Sabbaticals, and Internships 

NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. 

Of particular interest for minority students: 
Tom Fredrick, a faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, has compiled a huge list of programs that are specifically for minority and underrepresented students. Many have a biomedical orientation but a lot are aimed at students majoring generally in the STEM sciences. (Hint: click on the “co-op” link to access the program details.)

IIE Passport.  Database of language and study abroad programs run by IIE.

H-NET.  Offers a list of funding opportunities in the humanities, as well news announcements and upcoming events.