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 Celebrating Undergraduate Research (CUE) Symposium in the spring or Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (SURS) in the summer.

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, Associate Director of Undergraduate Research
ugr@oregonstate.edu

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

Program Description:

The Data Science for the Public Good program at Oregon State University supports the use of data science approaches to address issues of rural communities (defined broadly) through student summer projects and through engagement with Cooperative Extension.

The program will fund 5 graduate student fellowships and 10 undergraduate student internships for the summer of 2020 (program dates: June 22 - August 28). Undergraduates will receive a $6000 stipend that includes sufficient funds for food and lodging. Graduate fellows will receive summer salary and tuition. Some internships will be based at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, with occasional travel to field sites (provided), while others may be located elsewhere in Oregon.

Eligibility:

  • Graduate student applicants should be enrolled at OSU. Applicants should ideally have completed most of their coursework, and should have some experience in big data analysis, including the use of R or Python.

  • Undergraduate students may be from any Oregon college or university. Students should be entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2020. Applicants must have completed at least one of the following classes or their equivalent: Math 252 (Integral calculus), Math 243 (Statistics) or CS 161 (Introduction to Computer Science). Graduates from any community college who expect to transfer to OSU in Fall 2020 are welcome to apply. Students from rural backgrounds (e.g. grew up in a town of less than 25,000) are especially encouraged to apply.

Contact:
shawn.oneil@cgrb.oregonstate.edu

More information: https://workspace.oregonstate.edu/data-science-for-the-public-good-get-involved-student-fellow-application

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

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/ 

Contact:

Stephanie K. Ramos, M.Sc.

stephanie.ramos@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:
Christina Walsh, Student Engagement Coordinator
christina.walsh@oregonstate.edu

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

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:
Christina Walsh, Student Engagement Coordinator

walshc2@oregonstate.edu

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

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:
Christina Walsh, Student Engagement Coordinator
christina.walsh@oregonstate.edu

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

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/bpp/student-support/ernest-and-pauline-jaworski-fund-summer-research-experiences-underserved

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

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

Program Description:
The Biocomputing and Research Internship 8-week summer program aims to provide undergraduate students classroom and experiential learning experiences in working with big data relevant to agricultural research and extension.

Students will learn fundamentals to gain familiarity with skills and ethics of computational biology and train in research and extension labs to work with real world BIG datasets relevant to agriculture. Students will learn in peer cohorts and be mentored by groups of scientists who are linked on the basis of sharing common research interests.

Each student awarded with an internship will receive a stipend of $1500 in addition to travel support and on-campus room and board.

Eligibility: 

  • Undergraduate students from any US institution are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to students from traditionally underserved minorities, first-generation college students, and students from institutions with limited research opportunities.

Contact: 
bigdataagbpp@gmail.com

More information: https://bpp.oregonstate.edu/bpp/big-data-internship

    College of Business

    Program Description:

    The Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights 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 your resume and letter of interest to Johnny Chen. (information below)

    Eligibility:

    • Open to students from all academic disciplines

    Contact:
    Johnny Chen

    Office: (541) 713-8041
    johnny.chen@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

    Program Description:

    During this 10-week internship, college students are matched with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices. Interns help businesses improve efficiency, save money and reduce waste through projects based on preventing pollution.

    The interns are PAID, and the program is FREE for first-time businesses.

    Eligibility:

    • Internships are open to any college student in Oregon with junior or senior standing, or attaining graduate or advanced undergraduate training, in business, economics, engineering, environmental science, green chemistry, physical science, or sustainability science.

    Contact:

    jenny.engels@oregonstate.edu.

    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

    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

    Program Description:

    Oregon State University is pleased to announce summer internships for undergraduate students on the topic of resilience. The Engineering for Bouncing Back (EBB) program will award research experience for undergraduates (REU) fellowships up to $5,000 per student, along with travel and subsistence support, for participation in hands-on and interdisciplinary research on building resilient communities.

    During the ten-week program, students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. In addition, students will participate in cohort-building activities such as, field trips to communities facing unique challenges in resilience and a film night focused on community resilience stories. Professional development activities include weekly skill-building workshops and panels, a 10-page project report, and a final program symposium.

    Highly motivated undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. 

    Eligibility:

    • Only open to non-OSU students

    Contact:
    Tyler Radniecki

    tyler.radniecki@oregonstate.edu

    More information: https://engineering.oregonstate.edu/current-students/research-opportunities/reu

    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.

    Eligibility:

    • You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30
    • If you are a CS student, you must have already taken CS 161 and CS 162, and have taken, or be currently taking, CS 261
    • If you are an ECE student, you must have already taken three out of these four classes: EE111, ECE112, ENGR201, ECE271/272.
    • You must not have already taken, or be currently taking, your major's senior capstone

    More information: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu/research-and-experiential-learning-undergraduates-relu-student-form

    Contact: Mike Bailey, mjb@eecs.oregonstate.edu

    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.

    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 12 credits of course work at OSU or for those participating in the Degree Partnership Program, a total of 12 credits overall with at least 6 of these at OSU. 
    • Be in good academic standing
    •  Must attend and present at the year end Mentored Employment Program Luncheon & Presentation. Presentations can include posters or short lightening talks about your research experience and benefits of the program. 
    • 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

    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

    Program Description:

    Forest GUMP (Graduate Undergraduate Mentorship Program) is a mentorship and employment program provided by the Graduate Student Council that offers College of Forestry graduate students and undergraduate students the opportunity to work together in mentored pairs on career preparation, graduate school applications, research skills, and preparing for life after college.

    The Forest GUMP Mentorship Program pairs graduate students as mentors with undergraduate students as mentees based on related interests for an academic year.

    The Forest GUMP Employment Program offers the opportunity for graduate students to hire undergraduates in a mentored employment research opportunity over the summer.

     

    Contact:

    Email CoFGradStudentCouncil@oregonstate.edu with any questions.

     

    More information: https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/studentservices/forest-gump

    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, Director of Graduate Programs in Pharmeceutical Sciences
    kerry.mcphail@oregonstate.edu
    (541) 737-5808

    or 

    Debra Peters, Administrative Assistant
    debra.peters@oregonstate.edu
    (541) 737-8743

    203 Pharmacy Building
    Oregon State University
    Corvallis, OR 97331

    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

    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

    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:
    Gabrielle James

    gabrielle.james@oregonstate.edu

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

    Program Description:

    Designed to prepare undergraduate students for a graduate research career in the Statistical Sciences. 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, Modeling 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 fields who have had the calculus sequence and a course in linear or matrix algebra
    • Must be registered as an undergraduate student and should not be graduating by the end of summer of 2020
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

     

    Contact:
    Javier Rojo
    javier.rojo@oregonstate.edu

    More information: https://stat.oregonstate.edu/node/1689

    http://stat.oregonstate.edu/reu

    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

    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.chappell@oregonstate.edu

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

    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

    More information: https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/academics/financial-support/internship-financial-support-program

    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:

    • Must be enrolled and in good standing with the Honors College through the time of the experience.
    • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate both financial need and a strong commitment to completing their 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
    • Students must apply for funding in advance of any proposed experience by the deadlines on website.

    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.