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Funding for Undergraduate Research

On-campus Resources

The best sources of information on-campus are the college offices that oversee undergraduate research. See the following:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
--see also CALS grants page
--see also Drinkwater Lab, Department of Horticulture
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Engineering
College of Human Ecology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholars
School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Undergraduate Program in Biology
See also Cornell Hughes Scholars

Cornell Career Services maintains an excellent page with information about summer internship and job opportunities. You may also use Cornell Undergraduate Research Advisors as a resource.

Off-campus Resources

Regional Opportunities:

Project-ION (Internship Opportunities Now), site with over 400 internships from across Central Upstate New York
Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U), offered by Center for Environmental Research and Conservation at Columbia University

National Opportunities:

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Summer Internship. The ICPSR is the world's largest archive of digital social science data.

Federal agencies:

The source of much support for your faculty mentor, federal agencies also have a few programs that support undergraduate research programs. See the list of federal funding agencies, maintained by the Office of Sponsored Programs.
See also:
Department of Energy, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Student Research Program
National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
National Institutes of Health Summer Internship in Biomedical Research
National Institutes of Health Research Training Opportunities for Minorities
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates

International Opportunities:

Michigan State University: Environmental REU in China (PREMIUM)
National Science Foundation: Society and Environment in China REU
RISE:Research Internships in Science and Engineering (German Academic Exchange Service)

Funding Searches:

Community of Science and Illinois Researcher Information Service
GrantsNet, are searchable, continuously updated, databases of funding opportunities for all academic levels.

National Organizations with a Focus on Undergraduate Research:

Council on Undergraduate Research
The Leadership Alliance, Summer Research Early Identification Program
The Reinvention Center at Stony Brook
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Professional Organizations:

Be sure to explore funding opportunities offered by professional organizations in your field of interest.
American Society for Engineering Education: SMART scholarship program


Office of Undergraduate Research
501c Day Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-6445

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