Diverse programs at OSU provide funds for undergraduates to engage in research or creative activities under the mentorship of OSU faculty members. Programs vary in eligibility requirements - some are available to undergraduates in all majors while some are restricted to specific colleges/majors.

Undergraduates can also apply to non-OSU programs for financial support for research.

For students in all majors

URSA Engage provides support for will provide first-year, second-year and recent transfer students with stipends for engaging in research and creative activities under faculty guidance.

URSA Engage

URISC (Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity)

DeLoach Work Scholarship

Undergraduate research opportunities related to specific projects:

OSU Human-Animal Interaction Lab is currently seeking Undergraduate Research Assistants for a range of projects in areas including: cat and dog behavior and cognition, the human-animal bond, kitten cognition, cat and dog play, and human-dog and dog-dog social interactions in public off-leash dog parks. We also periodically have opportunities in the areas of horse and livestock behavior. To learn more or to apply for a volunteer RA position please visit our website: http://thehumananimalbond.com/research-assistants/ 

For specific majors/colleges at OSU:

OSU STEM Leaders program

URAP (Undergraduate Research Awards Program)

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience: SURE Science

Branch Experiment Stations Internship program

Biomedical Sciences Student Summer Research Program

Ernest and Pauline Jaworski Fund for Summer Research Experiences for Underserved Undergraduates in Plant Science

NSF REU  - Marine, Estuarine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

NSF REU  - Mathematics 

NSF REU  - Robotics 

NSF REU - Eco-Informatics Summer Institute


National/International Opportunities

NSF REU (National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

USDA Undergraduate Fellowships

EPA GRO Undergraduate Fellowships (Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities)

University of Washington Environmental Health Summer Research Program

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany