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As a major research institution and one of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State has many excellent opportunities for its undergraduate researchers. On this page, we have listed many of the excellent opportunities for undergraduate students to work with Ohio State faculty and students from OSU and elsewhere.

The funding sources below are arranged in alphabetical order. These funds are generally recurring: current deadlines are listed in red, while past deadlines are listed in black. Past deadlines will be updated as new information becomes available; they remain on the website so that students can be aware of sources that may become available again.

Programs with a Shared Application Managed by the Undergraduate Research Office

Undergraduate Research Office Summer Research Fellowships
Get paid to conduct 10 weeks of full-time, independent research in any discipline with an OSU faculty member.
Deadline: February 17, 2017 at noon

Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowships
Get paid to conduct independent summer research in any discipline in a foreign country.
February 17, 2017
at noon

The Mayers Summer Research Scholarships in the Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Summer Research Scholarships give students majoring in the natural and mathematical sciences the opportunity to enhance significantly the quality of their senior thesis Research Projects.
February 17, 2017
at noon

OSU Libraries Undergraduate Research Experience
Awards open to all undergraduate students to conduct research during the summer term under the mentorship (supervision) of a faculty librarian.
February 17, 2017
at noon

Additional Programs at Ohio State

American Heart Association/OSU Undergraduate Student Research Program
Deadline: will not be occurring in 2017

College of Pharmacy Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Department of Animal Sciences Summer Research Positions
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Dr. Rudy Melfi Research Fellowship in Dentistry        
Deadline: February 15, 2017  

Mathematical Biosciences Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Deadline: January 31, 2017

NSF REU: Center for Emergent Materials
Program is open for students majoring in physics, materials science, chemistry, or electrical/computer engineering.
Deadline: February 15, 2017

New program! NSF REU: Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Deadline: January 31, 2017

NSF REU: Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry
Deadline: February 15, 2017

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Internship Program
For those interested in conducting 10 weeks of research with faculty at the Wooster facility in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Physics Summer Research Program
Deadline: March 24, 2017

School of Earth Sciences Shell Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
Get paid to conduct 8 weeks of independent research in Earth Sciences with a faculty member from the School of Earth Sciences. Open only to students majoring in Earth Sciences.
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Contact: Dr. Anne Carey

Stone Laboratory REU
Fund student research at the Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island in biological sciences related to limnology, herpetology, fisheries as well as other related disciplines.
Deadline: February 6, 2017

SUCCESS Summer Undergraduate Course Creating Excellence in Scientific Study
Deadline: January 7, 2017

Summer Internships in Biomedical Informatics
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Summer Research Internships in Plant Pathology
Deadline: March 17, 2017

Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Astrophysics
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Summer Internship at the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science
Deadline: will not be occuring in Summer 2016.

The Science of Language and the Language of Science REU
Deadline: February 27, 2017

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