Summer is an ideal time to pursue an undergraduate research experience, as students may not be taking classes and can devote more time to research. Summer research opportunities are available at MSU as well as off campus. The opportunities listed below are mostly off campus opportunities. Carefully review each positing and note deadlines that often fall in late January through early March prior to the summer.
If you are a faculty research mentor for a student participating in undergraduate research during the summer, please participate in our Summer UR Registry, so that we can communicate with you and your student(s) about professional development opportunities taking place throughout the summer months, including the Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE) in July.
Search the SORS Guide to find an opportunity within one of the Smithsonian units that matches your study and/or research goals.
The SROP program aims to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. This research program can provide up to full funding for a summer experience.