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.
If you would like to pursue research at UChicago as a non-degree visiting student (NDVS), please see the Non-Degree Visiting Students page.
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 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.
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.
The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is training the next generation of scientists and physicians in the art and science of translational mental health research. Funded by NSF, REU participants are selected from a nationwide pool of undergraduates.
Contact Barry Aprison, PhD. for more information.
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 Regina Dixon-Reeves, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, for more information.
A nine week residential program (June-August), the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows Summer Research Training Program (MMUF-SRTP) at the University of Chicago prepares current undergraduates for graduate study and rigorous research. Eligibility for this program is limited to students who are currently a MMUF at the University of Chicago or elsewhere. SRTP students complete a structured program of courses in academic writing and social theory, are closely mentored by advanced graduate students and faculty, attend multiple workshops and make presentations at the Chicago Research Symposium. Through the SRTP, students deepen their analytic and creative capacities, develop further their scholarly writing and presentation skills, explore research approaches and methodologies relevant to their areas of study, and experience a unique community living among others who share both a passion for ideas and research as well as common values and commitments.
Contact Elise LaRose for more information.
International Undergraduate Summer Research Program
This program is directed at rising senior undergraduate students from Peking University, Tsinghua University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. There will be 9-12 students on campus to conduct 9 weeks of summer research with faculty in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago.
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