• What our students say:

    “The experience was very beneficial and educational. I am glad that I did it. I enjoyed learning independently at my own pace.”

    “My research experience was completely ideal and gave me great insight into what I have to look forward to.”

    NSF-EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program:
    The Solar Energy-Water-Environment Nexus - Academic AND Summer Awards

    Deadline March 7, 2016 - $4,000 for students

  • International Research Experience for Undergraduates
    Deadline January 31, 2016

  • Nevada Undergraduate Research Award
    Deadline April 11, 2016 - Total budget limited to $1,500

  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
    • Academy for the Environment and Great Basin Institute: "The Value of Snow": Summer Research Experiences in Natural Resource Issues in the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin Region
      Deadline March 18, 2016

    • NSURJ logo
      • Nevada State Undergraduate Research Journal (NSURJ)
      • NSURJ is open to all undergraduates in all fields of research and hopes to promote civic engagement amongst students. This research journal is driven towards undergraduate researchers in the Nevada System of Higher Education to showcase the brilliance of students, the integrity of programs, and the quality of a Nevada education.

    • Opportunity!
      The Nevada State Undergraduate Research Journal (NSURJ) is searching for students who may be interested in filling available Senior Co-Editor positions. This is a student position, open to those with junior or senior standing.

    • The UNLV REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications for summer 2016. Undergraduate projects funded by the REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution focus on biological processes, such as mutation, genetic drift, migration, non-random mating and natural selection that drive heritable change. The inspiration for this proposal is the celebrated essay, Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution by Theodosius Dobzansky.
      Research projects are available in the following disciplines: bioinformatics, field ecology, systematics, molecular biology and physiology
      Stipend: $5,250
      Travel award and double occupancy housing is provided
      Application deadline: Friday March 4, 2016
      Students from underrepresented groups and from academic institutions with limited research opportunities, including two-year colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.

    • Conferences

Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium - April 19, 2016

Undergraduate Research Poster Conference

Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session


Other UNR Research Opportunities

  • McNair Scholars Program - The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to provide research opportunities and other related academic experiences that promote the acquistion of a doctoral degree for first generation, low-income, and underrepresented college juniors and seniors. The McNair program was created by congress in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented persons pursuing teaching, research and administrative careers in higher education.

  • Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium Academic UROP - Scholarships are competitively awarded to support and reward Nevada students for their achievements in academic endeavors related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NVSGC support can assist NSHE undergraduate students in pursuing their educational goals that will lead to employment opportunities in industries that rely on a STEM-trained workforce that are relevant to both NASA and Nevada's workforce needs.
  • NASA Summer 2016 Student Scholarships Applications Accepted Until: March 1, 2016
    Students from a variety of academic disciplines can now apply to intern at a NASA Center during Summer 2016. Visit https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/ and click on "Search Opportunities" to learn more. Although students must apply through the NASA website, students who are accepted for an internship will be funded through the Nevada Space Grant Consortium, pending availability of funding (up to 2 students per summer). Deadline March 1, 2015.

  • NASA Nevada Geobiology Summer Short Course (NASA Space Grant)
     - A two-week, research-based course was developed and implemented during the summer of 2010 to train undergraduate and graduate students, as well as highly qualified K-12 science teachers on microbial consortia in Nevada-specific environments. Participants became engaged in research on life in hotsprings, rocks (cryptoendoliths), snow, caves and highly stratified lakes. Much of the research was tied to ongoing research projects by NASA scientists and principle investigators seeking to better understand the limits of life on earth and the unique geochemical signatures that microbes impart on their environments. A unique aspect of the course has been the engagement of science teachers that are helping to develop strategies for translating high-end research and findings into lesson plans for K-12 education.

  • NEESreu Summer Program - The NEES REU program is a dynamic, 10-week summer research program for upper division undergraduate students interested in Civil Engineering, Computer Science/Engineering, and other fields related to seismic risk mitigation testing. REU participants are paired with a faculty advisor, join a NEES research team, and participate in four enrichment activities including attending the NEES Annual Meeting and the Young Researchers' Symposium. Mentors, including university faculty, researchers, and graduate students, provide support and guidance to interns. Students are taught how to conduct independent research and how to participate effectively as a member of a research team. Interns receive a $5,000 stipend. 

  • Nevada IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NIH INBRE) - The Nevada IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (Nevada INBRE) is a statewide network of physical and human resources available to scientists in Nevada. Our mission is to provide infrastructure that enables investigators to successfully win research funding. INBRE research core facilities provide research support services, training, and equipment for Nevada's biomedical investigators. We also sponsor research, scholarship and training opportunities for faculty members and students throughout the state with programs such as the undergraduate research opportunities program and the biomedical students' pipeline program. 

University of Nevada, Reno - Honors Program - Office of Undergraduate Fellowships


Other Research Opportunities


  • CIRRUS - Contains a variety of information and links pertinent to undergraduate research in chemistry