University Wide

Program Description:

URSA Engage is designed to establish mentoring relationships for undergraduates early in their academic programs at OSU. Students will identify potential faculty mentors based off of provided mentor summaries, and submit an application based off of a research project of their collaborative design. Students who are selected will receive an award of $750 and their faculty mentors will receive $250 in development funds.

Awardees are expected to engage with their projects for an average of 5 hours a week for the 15-week duration of the project and present their research at the CUE Symposium in the spring.

Eligibility:

  • First or second year undergraduate students, or transfer students in their first year
  • Open to students at all OSU campuses and in all academic disciplines

Contact:
Sophie Pierszalowski, Undergraduate Research Coordinator
ugr@oregonstate.edu

More information: http://undergraduate.oregonstate.edu/research/funding-opportunities/ursa-engage

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application Deadline: January 15

  • Notification Date: Late January

  • Program Duration: 15 weeks (Feb - June)

Program Description:

This summer experiential learning program allows selected PROMISE interns to engage with mentors in meaningful ways to develop their professional capacities. Students should identify a project and mentor from the provided list of projects and complete an online application.

Selected students will attend weekly professional development sessions and receive an award of $4,200.

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled OSU undergraduate students who have completed at least 90 undergraduate credits
  • Required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Preference given to first time applicants

Contact:
Charlene Martinez
DCE Associate Director of Integrated Learning
Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu

More information: https://career.oregonstate.edu/promise-internship


Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: April 6

  • Notification Date: April 20

  • Program Duration: June 21 - August 31

Program Description:

This program aims to encourage student engagement in experiential learning through research and scholarship mentored by OSU-Cascades faculty. Students should connect with a faculty mentor to obtain approval for their proposed project. Application process includes description of the project, statement of impact, and budget for supplies/travel.

Awardees will be awarded $1000, and be required to register for 3 research credits over the one-year study period. Students can also receive up to $500 for supplies and and travel expenses for project-related activities. Students are expected to document 90 hours of work within one calendar year of the project start date, present their completed project at the OSU-Cascades Research Symposium or an alternate presentation venue, and complete an online form at the conclusion of their project.

Eligibility:

  • Faculty/mentor student research/scholarship projects appropriate to the discipline are eligible for funding
  • All full time 1.0 FTE OSU-Cascades faculty members are eligible to be a mentor
  • Open to all OSU-Cascades students

More information: http://osucascades.edu/undergraduate-research-and-scholarship/layman-fellowship-program


Application Timeline 2017-2018:

Two funding cycles offered -

Application Deadlines: November 15 (January 1 funding) and May 15 (July 1 funding)
Program Duration: Decided with mentor, maximum duration of one calendar year 

Program Description:
The OSU STEM Leaders Program is designed to increase the diversity and success of undergraduates in STEM fields at OSU. This is accomplished through an orientation course, cohort-based workshops, peer mentoring with upper division STEM students, and faculty-mentored undergraduate research experiences for freshmen and transfer students. Click here to find out more about why the program was initiated and click here to learn more about the different program components.

More information: https://stemleaders.oregonstate.edu/ 

College of Agricultural Sciences

Program Description:

This program is designed to fund research projects by undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural Sciences engaging in research for the first time. Students will identify their top projects from a provided list of projects submitted by CAS faculty. They must then submit a resume, cover letter, and list of top project choices. Faculty will review applications and conduct interviews. There are two funding cycles for this program – funding will be $750 for the winter/spring cycle and $1000 for the fall/summer cycle.

Awardees are required to keep a research journal and present a research poster at either the annual fall Experiential Expo or the Ag Days event held in May. Students will also have periodic check-ins with the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Experiential Learning Coordinator.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all undergraduate students enrolled in a College of Agricultural Sciences major
  • Specific preference given to first or second year undergraduate students, first-year transfers, or students with no previous research experience
  • Students are eligible to receive funding for one winter/spring cycle and one fall/summer cycle

Contact:
Katie Gaebel, Director of Experiential Learning
katie.gaebel@oregonstate.edu

More information: https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/academic-programs/experiential-learning-and-leadership/2018-winterspring-beginning-researchers

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

Winter/Spring Cycle

  • Application Opens: TBA

  • Application Deadline: TBA

  • Review of Applications/Interviews: TBA

  • Notification Date: TBA

  • Program Duration: TBA

    • With required student orientation at beginning of winter term
       

Fall/Summer Cycle

  • Application Opens: TBA

  • Application Deadline: TBA

  • Review of Applications/Interviews: TBA

  • Notification Date: TBA

  • Program Duration: TBA

    • With required student orientation at beginning of spring term

Program Description:

The Branch Experiment Stations are off-campus research facilities located across Oregon. They are located in regions of Oregon where they can have the most impact in helping stakeholders (farmers, ranchers, fishermen, food processing entrepreneurs) to address the critical issues specific to that locale. Potential projects are posted at the following website (/students/bes-internship/projects). To apply, students will complete the student information sheet, upload a current resume, cover letter, and transcript.

Successful applicants will be provided an hourly wage, with some locations also providing housing.  Applicants will be expected to spend between ten and thirteen weeks at the BES location locale.

Interns will be required to complete a written report (either a research paper, extension paper, or a weekly blog) and create and present a research poster at the October College of Agricultural Sciences Experiential Expo.

Eligibility:

  • Limited to students enrolled as OSU undergraduates at the time of application and for the term following completion of the stated period (students classified as graduate students or Veterinary Medicine are not eligible to apply)
  • Only one award, per year, per student is allowed
  • Students may apply more than once, but may not apply for the same location nor faculty mentor

Contact:
Penny Diebel
Penelope.Diebel@oregonstate.edu

More information: https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/academics/internships/branch-experiment-stations-internship-program

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application deadline: TBA

Program Description:

This program provides funding assistance for faculty and students who are seeking support for a semi-independent research project. Students will submit a project proposal and program application in collaboration with their faculty mentor showing their previous research experience, future plans, and service to the university. There are two funding periods for this program – the academic year and summer, that share one application cycle.

Funds must support a minimum of 50 hours of work in the academic year and a minimum of 30 hours in the summer for the students. Awardees are required to submit a report at the end of their experience to the Agricultural Research Foundation (ARF) and the College of Agricultural Sciences. Additionally, they must create and present a research poster at either the annual fall Experiential Expo or the Ag Days event held in May. Students may be invited to present their poster at an ARF meeting. Students will also have periodic check-ins with the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Experiential Learning Coordinator.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time undergraduate student with at least sophomore standing (45 college credits)
  • Open to undergraduate students in any college, with preference given to CAS students
  • Preference will be given to students with previous research experience
  • Faculty must be in the College of Agricultural Sciences or a partner program
  • Preference will be given to faculty in their first two years at OSU
  • Students are eligible to receive funding once for the summer and once for the school year

Contact:
Katie Gaebel, Director of Experiential Learning
katie.gaebel@oregonstate.edu

More information: https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/academic-programs/experiential-learning-and-leadership/continuing-researchers-support-program

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Applications accepted until April 18th

Program Description:

Ernest and Pauline Jaworski have established the Ernest and Pauline Jaworski Fund for Summer Research Experiences for Underserved Undergraduates in Plant Science through the Oregon State University Foundation.  The fund is established in recognition of their strong interest in plant biology and their interest in providing opportunities to encourage students to pursue careers in the plant sciences.

The Ernest and Pauline Jaworski Fund for Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Plant Science will bring talented and promising students to OSU for ten weeks starting anytime after June 25th, 2018 and ending by September 14th, 2018.  Students will be awarded a stipend to assist with living expenses. Assistance with finding suitable accommodation will be provided for non-OSU students. The program will be directed so that students participate in an ongoing research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor and other activities that will help to prepare them for graduate school. Applicants should contact prospective faculty mentors prior to applying for this program.

Eligibility:

  • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Must be enrolled full time at a college of university
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are not graduating in the spring
  • Must have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA

 

Contact:
Dr. Lynda M. Ciuffetti
lynda.ciuffetti@oregonstate.edu

More information: https://bpp.oregonstate.edu/content/ernest-and-pauline-jaworski-fund-summer-research-experiences-underserved-undergraduates-0

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application Deadline: March 22

Program Description:

The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT - http://emt.oregonstate.edu/) at Oregon State University in partnership with the Society of Toxicology (SOT) encourages students to consider a career in toxicology! Summer Research Internships will consist of an 8-week summer research experience for domestic undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in Toxicology.

This program will provide a $3,500 stipend, housing, living and travel expenses. Students must participate 8-5 pm weekdays for the entire 8-week period. Internship experiences will include intensive hands-on research conducted in EMT laboratories, round table discussions, seminars, lab group meetings, career development activities and other activities. At the end of the fellowship, each student will deliver a brief oral presentation on his or her summer research project.

Eligibility:

  • This program is targeted primarily toward current undergraduates who will be completing their undergraduate degree within the next two years
  • Funding requires that participants be U.S. Citizens or US Permanent Residents
  • Students from groups who are underrepresented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Contact:

Mary Mucia
Mary.Mucia@oregonstate.edu.

More information: https://emt.oregonstate.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-internships-2018

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: May 11

  • Notification Date: Beginning May 18

  • Program Duration: 8 weeks (around June 25 - August 20)

Program Description:
Oregon Sea Grant is excited to announce our eighth annual undergraduate Summer Scholars Program. This PAID ten-week program runs from June 18-August 24, and places high-caliber junior and senior undergraduate students from around the country with a variety of Oregon-based host organizations (public agency, non-profit, non-governmental) to provide a diversity* of students with hands-on experience under the mentorship of a career professional. Scholars can assist host agencies with field work, lab work, analyses, research, policy development, and/or outreach and public engagement efforts.

The Summer Scholars Program encourages student success during and after their internship through cultivating an inclusive environment, creating a broad professional network in the marine field, offering professional development opportunities with an emphasis on science communication, and fostering a supportive mentor/mentee relationship.

Eligibility: 

  • Any undergraduate student who will have completed the equivalent of two years of full time study by June 18, 2018 and who is currently enrolled in any U.S. college or university (or who will have graduated during the 2017-2018 academic year) may apply. Students from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contact: 
eseagrant@oregonstate.edu

More information: https://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/fellowships/summer-scholars

Application Timeline
February 12 – Email eseagrant@oregonstate.edu regarding your intent to apply
February 26 – Applications due by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Late March – Interviews with top candidates
Mid-April – Notification of Awards and Placement
June 18 – Summer Scholars Program begins
August 24 – Summer Scholars Program ends

College of Business

Program Description:

The C2C Marketing Lab provides professional market research and consulting services in order to provide insight into markets, businesses, and today’s consumers. Our teams are led by marketing faculty who mentor teams of students in the field and in the classroom. In doing that, the C2C Marketing Lab brings faculty expertise and research experience into the business community and provides students with experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for marketing careers.

Students will work directly with faculty, industry professionals, and other potential employers. The program is designed to provide opportunities for growth and challenging experiences for all students. Students can apply by emailing a resume and letter of interest to the C2C director, Amanda Terhes.

Eligibility:

  • Open to students from all academic disciplines

Contact:
Amanda Terhes

Office: (541) 713-8041
amanda.terhes@oregonstate.edu

More information: http://business.oregonstate.edu/c2c

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

 

Program Description:

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the unique opportunity to work on individual research projects, and participate in group field trips, seminars and science colloquia over a 10-week period at CEOAS in Corvallis, OR and the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, OR under the guidance of university and research agency scientists, who serve as mentors. Students will review both lists of CEOAS mentors and HMSC mentors, then complete the online application.

Students who only wish to be considered for an internship at CEOAS should list only CEOAS mentors on their application, and vice versa. REU interns receive a $6000 stipend, housing on-site, and round-trip transportation from their home area.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled undergraduates who are not graduating seniors – limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Preference given to rising seniors
  • Students from underrepresented groups, community colleges and institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact:
Itchung Cheung
itchung.cheung@oregonstate.edu
(541) 867-0380

More information: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/reu

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application opens: January 1

  • Initial Review Deadline: February 5

  • Final Application Deadline: February 19

  • Program Duration: June 18 - August 24

 

College of Engineering

Program Description:

Pete and Rosalie Johnson established the Pete and Rosalie Johnson Undergraduate Internship Program to support undergraduates in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The Johnson Internship is available to any CBEE student who has successfully completed the first year CBEE courses CBEE 101 (or equivalent COE intro engineering course) and CBEE 102.

In order to be competitive for summer positions after the sophomore year of schooling, students need to have demonstrated mastery of skills not taught or practiced at other schools, and this is what is provided by the Johnson Internship in the summer following the students first year in the CBEE program, when it is difficult to obtain a meaningful engineering internship. Student must complete 400 hours of supervised laboratory research. Daily journal of activities (electronic journal) will be  sent weekly via email to Johnson Internship Coordinator Dr. Skip Rochefort. Required poster and PowerPoint presentation to CBEE 101 in Fall 2017.

Eligibility:

  • First year student in CBEE who have successfully completed CBEE 102 (grade of B or higher)
  • Preference given to students with >3.2 overall GPA

 

Contact:
Skip Rochefort
skip.rochefort@oregonstate.edu

More information: http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/johnson-internship

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • 2018 Application CLOSED

Program Description:

MIME is calling for proposals for new research projects to advance our Strategic Excellence Initiatives. Students will identify a faculty project mentor and submit an application based off of a project of their design.

The program supports awards of up to $5,000 provided to support eight-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities in Spring or Summer 2018, giving $3,000 to the student, $1,000 for the student’s travel (to participate in a relevant professional conference - see guidelines below), and $1,000 honorarium for the faculty advising the student.

Eligibility:

  • Funding from this program cannot be combined with any other funding that covers the same period or project.

More information: http://mime.oregonstate.edu/undergrad/research

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application Deadline: November 9

Program Description:

We offer research experiences in all aspects of robotics, for students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields. Our students have pursued projects in a variety of areas of robotics that deal with the real world; from remote marine sensing, to building and controlling legged robots, to picking up and manipulating objects, to managing swarms of robots, and to how we can incorporate robots into our daily lives.

During our 10 week summer program students will work on specific research projects alongside graduate students and faculty, attend workshops to find out what graduate school and research is all about, learn how to apply for graduate student fellowships (such as the NSF GFRP), and enjoy the great Oregon outdoors through student-organized activities. All participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, plus a travel, housing, and food allowance sufficient to cover costs. Space has been reserved in student summer scholar dorm housing for REU participants from out of town that want to take advantage of it.

Eligibility:

  • Open to students from all institutions and disciplines with a cumulative GPA above 3.0
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have personal health insurance
  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate in Fall 2018
  • Students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and from colleges and universities that have limited research facilities, including tribal colleges and universities are encouraged to apply
  • Particularly interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds, such as an interest in psychology, mathematics, biology, or art
  • Preference given to students who have demonstrated a passion for outreach, diversity and engagement

Contact:
Bill Smart
smartw@oregonstate.edu

Cindy Grimm
grimmc@oregonstate.edu

More information: http://robotics.oregonstate.edu/reu

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: February 9 at noon

  • Notification Date: February 24 at the latest

  • Program Duration: 10 weeks (June 18 - August 24)

Program Description:

This program is hosted by the Schools of Civil and Construction Engineering, Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program will award approximately 15 to 20 fellowships of $4,500 to undergraduate students to support hands-on research in the areas of community resilience, clean water engineering, safety, and infrastructure renewal. During the eight-week program, students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and will develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. Current research topics, eligibility, expectations, application information, and example projects from 2016 and 2017 are listed on the website.

Students are expected to present their final research project on August 24, 2018.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all OSU and non-OSU students with a minimum GPA of 3.3
  • Students entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2018 are preferred
  • Students enrolled in summer courses are not eligible

Contact:
Kiewit.Center@oregonstate.edu

More information: http://cce.oregonstate.edu/surf

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: February 23

  • Program Duration: June 18 - August 24

Program Description:

The OSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is offering $1,000/quarter scholarships for undergraduate students to work on projects with faculty members. In this way, we will provide Research and Experiential Learning opportunities for our EECS undergraduates that demonstrate, through experience, the practical and gratifying results of being in our majors.

More information: http://web.engr.oregonstate.edu/~mjb/StudentForm.pdf
 

Application Deadline: January 26, 2018

College of Forestry

Program Description:

This program provides CoF undergraduate students paid opportunities to work with CoF faculty on research projects or field experiences. Working with a CoF Faculty mentor enhances your personal growth and development. Students will have the chance to explore potential career paths while gaining new perspectives and broadening your horizons. Students will have the opportunity to develop strong, supportive, professional relationships and apply what you are learning in your classes to hands-on experiences. Student protogés (applicants) will review the current MEP opportunities listed on the website and submit interest for up to three projects. This is done by completing the Student Resources & Engagement MEP interest form and applying to the Student Technical Assistant Pool – CoF Mentored Employment Program position #P02515SE on the OSU Student Employment Website.

Protogés are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. If you are working more than one position on campus you will need to split hours between positions.

Eligibility:

  • Currently enrolled as a College of Forestry undergraduate or post-bacc student
  • Registered for a minimum of 6 credits of course work at OSU or another institution
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Priority funding is available for students from diverse, underrepresented or underserved backgrounds that enhance a pluralistic community in the College of Forestry
  • Students are limited to a 3 consecutive terms in the program. If you have previously participated, you are not eligible to apply for a MEP position.

Contact:
Brooke Harrington
brooke.harrington@oregonstate.edu
(541) 737-1593

More information: http://studentservices.forestry.oregonstate.edu/sre/mentored-employment-program

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Student application deadline: October 12

  • Mentor/Protégé pairs announced: October 26

  • Work able to being (pending HR approval): November 9

  • MEP Funding available: June 14

Program Description:

This program seeks to train the next generation in digital manufacturing and mass timber buildings. Students will fill out the online application found on the website, provide a resume, transcript, and letter of interest in order to apply.

Awardees will receive $500 per week and support for on-campus housing, as well as partial travel support for conferences and meetings.

Eligibility:

  • Students registered in universities and community colleges in the U.S. and associated territories
  • Must be majoring in STEM related field
  • Student should be registered for at least one quarter or semester in the year of application
  • Students from underrepresented and military background are highly encouraged to apply

Contact:
Arijit Sinha
(541) 737-6713
WSEREEU@oregonstate.edu

Eric Hansen
Department Head, Wood Science and Engineering

More information: http://woodscience.oregonstate.edu/training-application

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: April 15

  • Program Duration: May 21 - August 10, 2018 and June 22 - September 14, 2018

College of Pharmacy

 

Program Description:

Opportunities are available to participate in hands-on bench research in the College of Pharmacy in laboratories that seek to discover new medicines, new means of delivery, and new targets for drug therapy, and to improve current drug therapy for patients. Research sites in pharmacology, medicinal and natural products chemistry, and pharmaceutics in Corvallis. Sites in clinical pharmacokinetics and health outcomes research are available mostly in Portland. 11-week summer experiences may commence between mid-May and the end of June depending on the student’s academic calendar.

Students will participate in the full range of lab activities including running assays, isolating compounds, assisting with research subjects, keeping a detailed lab notebook, presenting at weekly lab meetings, developing a formal presentation of research results, and helping with daily lab clean-up.

Eligibility:

  • Students with an interest in exploring biomedical research in pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Preference given to students who have completed introductory biology or chemistry courses, and students interested in pursuing a graduate degree (Ph.D.) as opposed to a professional degree in medicine (M.D.) or pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Preference given to students who have received a letter of support from one of our faculty indicating that he/she is interested in having the student in his/her labs
  •  

Contact:
Kerry McPhail
Kerry.McPhail@oregonstate.edu
(541) 737-5808

Debra Peters, Administrative Assistant
Debra.Peters@oregonstate.edu

Faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences may also be contacted directly by students with specific research preferences.

More information: https://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/undergraduate-research-opportunities

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: April 1

  • Program Duration: 11 weeks during the summer

 

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Program Description:

The population of Americans aged 65 and over is expected to double in the next 25 years. By 2030, almost 1 out of every 5 Oregonians will be 65 or over. The vision of the OSU Center for Healthy Aging Research is to become nationally and internationally known for innovative research, education, and outreach that enhances quality of life for older adults, their families, and society. Center researchers from multiple OSU departments join together to plan, coordinate, and conduct collaborative, multidisciplinary studies designed to optimize the health and well-being of aging individuals and their families.

The Summer LIFE Scholars Program provides an opportunity for students to work with a Center for Healthy Aging Research faculty member to develop research skills and an understanding of opportunities in science and research. Stipend for undergraduate is $1000 with a $1000 match from student’s faculty adviser. A final, scholarly report will be due at the end of summer term. All LIFE Scholars are also expected to participate in at least one public presentation concerning the program and research completed.

 

Eligibility:

  • Students currently pursuing a baccalaureate degree at OSU who are in good standing
  • Only faculty associated with the OSU Center for Healthy Aging Research are eligible to serve as Faculty Project Advisers

Contact:
Carolyn Aldwin
Carolyn.Aldwin@oregonstate.edu
(541) 737-4992

More information: http://health.oregonstate.edu/healthy-aging/student-opportunities/life-scholars

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: May 31

  • Notification Date: June 1

College of Science

Program Description:

SURE Science is a competitive program that supports undergraduate science students who wish to pursue research during the summer. The College of Science welcomes undergraduate students to pursue scientific inquiry and engage in research firsthand. Students learn by doing, making it easier to understand the underlying rationale behind the research. Students will identify a mentor faculty member to collaborate on a summer research project.

The maximum award is $5,060 for 11 weeks of full-time research with a sponsoring faculty member and participation in an end-of-the-summer poster session. The award funds can be used to support scholarly research activities.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in the College of Science and in good academic standing
  • Students graduating in June are not eligible to participate in SURE Science after they graduate

Contact:
Chelsea Wolk
Chelsea.Wolk@oregonstate.edu

More information: http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/SUREscience

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application Deadline: April 5 by 5pm

Program Description:

Designed to prepare undergraduate students for a research experience in Statistical Science. Students will have the opportunity to learn statistical and computational skills and to conduct research projects in one of the following areas: Extreme Value Theory, Multiple Comparisons, Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Modelling of the power grid and other biomedical and statistical problems.

Students will receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10 weeks and up to $600 to cover travel expenses. Lodging and meals will be provided for.

Eligibility:

  • Students majoring in mathematics, computer science, statistics, or related field who have had the calculus sequence and course in linear or matrix algebra
  • Must be registered as an undergraduate student and should not be graduating by the end of summer 2018
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

 

Contact:
Javier Rojo
jrojo052@gmail.com

More information: http://stat.oregonstate.edu/reu

 

Application Timeline 2017-2018:

  • Application Deadline: April 1

  • Program Duration: 10 weeks

Program Description:

The purpose of the program is to give ten motivated and talented students an opportunity to learn the process of doing mathematical research and to learn more about mathematics as a discipline and profession. The students spend a large portion of their time working on research projects. A few students come up with their own project, but most work on projects suggested by the faculty. Often students work jointly on a project, and students are encouraged to assist with each other's projects. We view computation positively as valuable experimental tools in mathematics, but our final goal is always to give a proof or mathematical explanation of patterns observed.

Participants receive a $4000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, and (pending negotiations with the university) a room in campus housing. In addition, 12 units of academic credit (quarter system) are earned, and tuition and fees are paid. Students give two talks during the program, one near the beginning and one final presentation.

Eligibility:

  • Students from underrepresented groups in mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents
  • Preference given to those graduating the year following the summer program

Contact:
Holly Swisher
swisherh@math.oregonstate.edu
http://people.oregonstate.edu/~swisherh/home/

More information: http://math.oregonstate.edu/~math_reu/index.html

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application Deadline: February 20

  • Program Duration: June 24 - August 16

Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine

Program Description:

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers an opportunity to perform health-related research in its laboratories during the summer. Students will contact a Biomedical Sciences faculty member from the official list of Biomedical Summer Research Projects and Mentors. They will complete the application and have it signed by their chosen mentor. Selected students will be awarded a $2000 stipend and $1000 for supplies.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all undergraduates students
     

Contact:
Patrick Chappell
patrick.chapelle@oregonstate.edu

More information: https://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/research/student-summer-research-programs

 

Application Timeline 2018-2019:

  • Application Deadline: February 15th at 4pm

  • Notification Date: Mid-February

  • Program Duration: Summer

Other Funding Opportunities/Research Awards

The E.R. Jackman Internship Support Program provides financial assistance to students in low-paying or volunteer internships. Funds may be used to help offset a variety of expenses including transportation, living expenses, projects, and research. Applications for International Internships will also be considered for additional support from the Global Experience Fund.

Contact:
Dale Weber
weberd@oregonstate.edu

College of Agricultural Sciences Academic Programs Office
casstudy@oregonstate.edu

These awards recognize and reward OSU undergraduate students who, through the comprehensive use of the OSU Libraries, demonstrate outstanding research, scholarship, and originality in writing a paper or completing a project. Typically there are two awards given to OSU students; a $1,000 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate in the humanities and a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student in the social sciences/sciences/engineering.

This award is thanks to the generosity of donors Gilbert and Marie Cleasby.

Eligibility:

  • Open to all undergraduate students who are enrolled at any OSU campus
  • Open to individuals or groups
  • For details on eligible projects, please visit the award website for more information

 

Contact:
Anne-Marie Deitering
anne-marie.deitering@oregonstate.edu


More information: http://library.oregonstate.edu/awards/undergrad-research

Honors experiential scholarships and grants are available to HC undergraduates in good standing in support of learning experiences outside of the classroom that advance a student’s education goals. Applications will include a detailed budget for how the requested funds will be used, a statement about why receipt of funds is essential to the experience, and a clear statement for how the experience will further the applicant’s education.

Eligibility:

  • Students must be enrolled in the OSU Honors College through the time of the experience and making satisfactory progress towards the Honors Baccalaureate degree requirements
  • Paid experiences are not eligible for additional funding
  • Priority will be given to students who need scholarship funding in order to participate in an experience

Contact:
honors.college@oregonstate.edu


More information: https://honors.oregonstate.edu/webform/honors-experiential-award-application

This program enables OSU faculty members to support Honors College undergraduates who are working with them by providing funds for student payroll. The maximum award is $1000 and must support student work. Applications must be initiated by a faculty member.

The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach.

Eligiblity:

  • OSU tenured/tenure-track faculty and senior instructors from all colleges and departments may initiate proposals
  • All Honors College undergraduates are eligible

Contact:
Kevin Stoller
541-737-6425
Kevin.Stoller@oregonstate.edu


More information: http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship

PCOSW provides funding for OSU community members to pursue professional development, research, or other opportunities that support PCOSW’s mission. Scholarships average $300. Applications are due by Friday of the 5th week of each term (fall, winter, spring). Notification of an award will occur during the 7th week of the term. Funding requests must be made at least one term in advance prior to the project/activity start date. For example, if your funding request is for spring term, you must submit your request during or before winter term. Applications submitted during spring term must be for projects/activities that take place beginning July 1 through fall term. The committee does not meet over the summer.

Eligibility:

  • Refer to website for details

Contact:
pcosw-sanda@lists.oregonstate.edu


More information: https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/pcosw/awards-scholarships

Research-Related Courses for Credit

Here is a list of research-related courses offered at OSU. This list is not exhaustive and was collected based on course listings offered during the 2016-17 academic year. Download here.

 

Thesis-Based OSU Degree Programs

Undergraduates at OSU can also engage in research and submit a thesis as part of their undergraduate degree. Four OSU programs currently offer this option.