Research Opportunities

Since research can be done in all disciplines, undergraduate students at NC State University have many different types of opportunities to engage in research. 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!

Justin Hills is an NC State University student studying human biology.

Justin Hills is an NC State University student studying human biology.

Opportunities at NC State

Undergraduate Research at NC State University can look different according to the discipline of the research.  Students may be working directly with the faculty mentor, be a part of a larger collaboration of graduate students, …read more.

NC State Summer Research Experiences/Programs (SRE)

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

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 …read more.

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 …read more.

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 …read more.