Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Summer Research Programs

Arts and Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Awards

Arts and Sciences is looking for applicants to join a diverse community of undergraduate scholars and researchers from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Awardees receive $3,500 to support a summer term of independent research and scholarship.

Learn more here.

Other Pittsburgh Opportunities

Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BBSI) Applicants from students in the life sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science majors are welcome. Eleven undergraduate students entering their junior or senior years will be admitted.

Brackenridge Summer Fellowship This program supports undergraduates conducting independent research projects and a roundtable discussion of progress in a weekly seminar in the summer months.

Conte Center for the Neuroscience of Mental Disorders (CCNMD) Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides highly talented undergraduate students with early-career, hands-on engagement in cutting edge neuroscience research.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship (HHMI) This grant was awarded to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh to facilitate the development of a strong, diverse community of undergraduate biologists.

Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC) This program exposes students to orthopedic research so that they may augment their class work with practical, hands-on experience.

National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (SFI UREKA) UREKA is a science foundation, Ireland funded program, which promotes active research participation from science, engineering, and medical students. For more information and application materials, please visit

Pitt EXCEL Program's Summer Research Internship (SRI) This program is geared toward students traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering majors in their junior or senior years.

PITT-SPURG This program is designed to provide physical science majors with biomedical research training in a contemporary molecular pharmacology department.

Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) (PDF)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) This program provides an opportunity for students to perform a state-of-the-art research project in one of the many areas of chemistry.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Assistive Technology at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) Students must have completed their freshman year. This program makes engineering and clinical opportunities available in many research areas related to the development and evaluation of new technologies.

Summer Undergraduate Program (SURP) (PDF) This program is through the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program in the School of Medicine. You must be a rising sophomore or rising junior.

The Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP)(PDF)

This program provides Level and I and II programs. Level I is for high school graduates and college freshman and Level II is for college juniors and seniors.

Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TECBio REU) Rising juniors or seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents studying the life, physical, and computer sciences or engineering should apply. More information.

Other Programs and Program Search Tools

National Science Foundation offers an easy way to search for funded undergraduate research opportunities listed by subject.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines.

Mote Marine REU web site This program provides research experiences in Estuarine Science for 8-10 advanced undergraduate students.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Pathways to Science offers a quick and easy way to search through research opportunities by region, category, and institution. It also offers easy ways to search for financial support for graduate school here.

The Leadership Alliance

Scientific and Engineering Student Internship Program

Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates

NASA supported internships, fellowships, and scholarships.