Since research/scholarship can be done in all disciplines, undergraduate students at NC State University have many different types of opportunities to engage. Creating knowledge in a discipline can be done in the field, lab, library, or studio, to name just a few possibilities. Regardless of the method used, the hands-on experience gained with student research provides a unique perspective into the field and possible future careers. Look through the links provided for opportunities at NC State, summer research opportunities at NC State and other locations and research abroad.  We encourage students to start this process early in their academic career!


Opportunities at NC State

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship at NC State University can look different according to the discipline.  Students may be working directly with the faculty mentor, be a part of a larger collaboration of graduate students, post-docs,

NC State Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Why should you apply for an Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at NC State University? NC State’s Summer REU’s offer hands-on research experiences that: introduce students to all aspects of research (planning experiments, managing time,

NSF REU Information Site

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in

External Research Opportunities (Links)

Students can find hundreds of summer research opportunities through the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and many other organizations, government agencies, and corporations.  The following links provide

Undergraduate Research Abroad

Students are not limited to only doing research at NC State University or in the United States.  It is possible to combine an international learning experience with research. We encourage students to work jointly with

USC 260: Research as a Profession

Broadly defined, research is an interconnected and global process that adds new knowledge, creativity, and innovation to any discipline, from the sciences to the arts to the humanities and in between. This course will provide

OUR Ambassadors

 The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is hiring undergraduate students with research experience to provide peer mentoring to incoming and current NC State University students interested in undergraduate research. The Ambassadors will assist the OUR