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Test treatments for an infectious disease. Explore the solar system. Help reduce pollution in the Great Lakes.
All of these things are possible through student research at the University of Michigan.
U-M promotes collaboration and interdisciplinary research initiatives that engage students in work that augments their education, transforms their lives and impacts our world.
- Utilize classroom instruction in a real-world setting
- Gain an upper hand when applying for jobs and graduate school
- Establish strong relationships with students, faculty and staff
- Earn academic credit, scholarships and compensation
Internal student research opportunities
Learn more about the various student research opportunities below:
"Students get to learn from faculty who are defining the leading edge of human knowledge and curiosity; and the imagination and energy of our students contribute to the research enterprise," said President Mark Schlissel.
- Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
- Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering
- Summer Research Opportunity Program (Rackham Graduate School)
- Summer at Michigan for Undergraduate Research Training (U-M Medical School)
- Cancer Research Summer Internship Program (Comprehensive Cancer Center)
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (College of Pharmacy)
External Student Research Opportunities
The following external student research opportunities typically recur each year. Identify your department research administrator through The Blue Pages and begin working with that person to get started:
- Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
- Pathways to Science through the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates through the National Science Foundation (NSF)