Faculty & Research

Summer Research Opportunities

The University of Chicago offers a wide variety of opportunities for undergraduate students to obtain research experience. If you think you may want to pursue further education in science, or you just want to learn more about how science is done, please consider applying to one of our programs. Here is a full list of BSD Pathway Programs for high school, college and graduate students as well as postdocs.

If you would like to pursue research at UChicago as a non-degree visiting student (NDVS), please see the Non-Degree Visiting Students page.

REU in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology

The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago is at the forefront of research in molecular mechanisms underlying cell biology and organismal development. Current faculty work on fundamental problems in biology using a wide range of model systems including viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, plants, nematode worms, fruit flies, fish and mice. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department offers an exciting opportunity for talented undergraduates to acquire experience in research. This program is designed for students who are interested in attending graduate school and pursuing a career in science. MGCB Summer Internships allow students to devote themselves to research projects, working in collaboration with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, to address important problems in biology.

Biological Sciences Collegiate Division Summer Fellowship Program

Biological Sciences Collegiate Division summer fellowships are available for registered first and second year Biological Sciences undergraduate students interested in conducting research during the summer in a University of Chicago campus laboratory.  

Argonne National Laboratory

Mission: Argonne integrates world-class science, engineering, user facilities to deliver innovative research and technologies.  We create new knowledge that addresses the scientific and societal needs of our nation.

Leadership Alliance

The Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) offers undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at the University of Chicago.

Please contact Victoria Flores, Associate Director, Office of the Provost, for more information.

Graduate Summer Research Program

The BSD Graduate Summer Research Program is designed to introduce incoming graduate students in the BSD to the responsibilities and opportunities for graduate students at the University of Chicago before the start of the rigorous academic year.  The primary focus will be on lab research supported by an informal schedule of journal-club like meetings where other aspects of graduate study are introduced.

Contact your graduate program administrator for more information.

Deadline: April 17