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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 15, 2016 at noon
Contact: Helene Cweren

Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowships
Get paid to conduct independent summer research in any discipline in a foreign country.
February 15, 2016
at noon
Contact: Grace Johnson or Helene Cweren

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 15, 2016
at noon
Contact: Caroline Breitenberger

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 15, 2016
at noon
Contact: Karen Diaz

Additional Programs at Ohio State

American Heart Association/OSU Undergraduate Student Research Program
Deadline: April 1, 2015

College of Pharmacy Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Deadline: March 1, 2015

Department of Animal Sciences Summer Research Positions
Paid 10-week positions are available at OSU Columbus campus and at the OARDC in Wooster.
Deadline: January 31, 2016

Dr. Rudy Melfi Research Fellowship in Dentistry        
Deadline: February 15, 2016  

Mathematical Biosciences Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
Deadline: January 31, 2016

NSF REU: Center for Emergent Materials
Program is open for students majoring in physics, materials science, chemistry, or electrical/computer engineering.
Deadline: February 15, 2016

NSF REU: Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry
Deadline: February 15, 2016

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 6, 2015

Physics Summer Research Program
Deadline: more information will be available in January 2016.

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: February 15, 2016
Contact: Dr. Anne Carey

Stone Laboratory Scholarships and 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 18, 2016

Summer Internships in Biomedical Informatics
Deadline: March 31, 2016

Summer Research Internships in Cancer Control and Prevention
Deadline: February 7, 2014

Summer Research Internships in Plant Pathology
March 15, 2016

Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Astrophysics
Deadline: February 16, 2015

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
Deadline: February 29, 2016

Training Program in Mathematical Biology
Deadline: November 15, 2014

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