Find an Existing Research Opportunity

There are many resources to help you find a research team that is actively looking for a new member at UConn, another university, or a company.

  • Office of Undergraduate Research
    • The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is a resource for all undergraduates in all majors on all UConn campuses seeking to enrich their undergraduate experiences through participation in research, scholarship, and creative activity.
  • Lincus
    • Lincus is a search engine sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research that allows you to identify faculty around the university who are working on topics that interest you. Lincus allows you to run a keyword search on faculty expertise and see how research on a given subject crosses departments, schools, colleges, and campuses.
  • UConn TIP Technology Innovation Fellows Program
    • The TIP Innovation Fellows program pairs UConn students with on-campus UConn startup companies for immersive, real-world STEM or Business research experiences.
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
    • The National Science Foundation funds research opportunities for undergraduate students at universities and companies throughout the country.
  • International Undergraduate Research Opportunities
    • Amgen Scholars Program – an undergraduate summer research program in science and biotechnology with possible sites located worldwide.
    • Rise Germany – RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions.
    • EFPL School of Life Sciences Research Program – we offer international bachelor students eight weeks of lab-immersion during the summer. Join one of our research groups and experience what it means to be part of the thriving science community in Switzerland.
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  • Undergraduate Research Programs and Search Engines

    Agriculture, Food, & the Environment

    • EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORAU) – ORAU posts job opportunities to fill nationwide openings with the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Each opportunity posting contains detailed descriptions about required skills, degree disciplines, tasks associated with the job, and the ORAU process for submitting an application.
    • UConn Extension – UConn Extension is the premiere public engagement program at the University of Connecticut. Extension has eight offices in strategic locations statewide as well as the Sea Grant office at the Avery Point campus and the administrative office on the Storrs campus. Extension programs cover the full spectrum of topics related to food, health and sustainability.
    • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education – ORISE is a U.S. Department of Energy asset that is dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research, and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system

    Arts, Media, & Communication


    Business, Finance, Sales, and Marketing


    Education and Social Services


    Government, Public Administration, Law, and Non-Profits


    Healthcare and Wellness


    Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    • UConn Entrepreneurship – UConn supports every aspect of innovation and business development, from the research that breeds new inventions to connecting entrepreneurs with funding resources and training.
    • CT Experiential Entrepreneurship Research Experience for Undergraduates – A 10-week summer integrated, hands on, laboratory research and entrepreneurship training experience for undergraduates.
    • Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation – CCEI inspires a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across all academic disciplines throughout UConn by offering programs that support new venture development, teaching courses that engage students in innovation and new technologies, and connecting the University with the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem within Connecticut.

    Science, Data, and Technology

    • Pathway to Science – Pathways to Science has a number of research and fellowship opportunities.
    • STEM Undergrads – The science.govsite was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for undergraduate students and undergraduate programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas.
    • Data Science Institute – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is offering data science graduate students and advanced undergraduate students like you the opportunity to join the Data Science Summer Institute (DSSI). Our interns get to work on real problems that really matter to our country.