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Undergraduate Research Center

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Internship and Research Opportunities (External)

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program (PREP)‐ College of Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a signature program of the College of Graduate Studies. Undergraduate students, usually rising juniors and seniors from all over the country come to MUSC for a PAID 10-week, research-intensive experience. A customized didactic program introduces students to foundational and cutting-edge concepts in biomedical science and either neuroscience, cancer biology, or cardiovascular biology. The keystone of the program, however, is an immersive research experience in an MUSC laboratory. In addition, a number of social events foster a sense of community, and students present their research in a celebratory symposium at the end of the program. Finally, SURP participants can receive up to 15 credits at their home institution.
Application due December 31st, 2023.

  • Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF or the Foundation)

The Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF or the Foundation) is a nonprofit philanthropic partner to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The Foundation is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge and inspiring the next generation of science and technology leaders at LLNL through research and student STEM fellowship opportunities. These paid fellowships connect students to LLNL’s premier innovation, technology and research capabilities, with a focus on those historically underrepresented in the field (women, minorities, low-income/financial need, and first-generation college students). LLFis actively recruiting fellows for Summer 2024. The LLF fellowship application window is now open, with details on the Foundation’s website ( Applicants must submit a statement of interest, resume, and faculty letter of recommendation no later than January 10, 2024. Any questions can be directed to

  • Undergraduate Clinical Scholars Program (UCSP)‐ University of Pennsylvania

The UCSP is a 9-week rigorous summer research enrichment program starting in June andending in July each year. The program is open to students from any accredited university inthe United States and is designed specifically for undergraduate students with an interest in clinical/epidemiologic research, with an eventual goal of MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees. Preference will be given to non-graduating college students. At this time, we are not accepting graduate or post-baccalaureate students.
Application due January 12th, 2024.

Paper and Presentation Opportunities (External)

  • Scientia et Humanitas – MTSU Honors College

Scientia et Humanitas, a journal of student research, is now accepting original, unpublished undergraduate and graduate research for its 2024 issue. We accept articles from every academic discipline offered by MTSU including the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. Eligible contributors are all MTSU students and recent graduates, either as independent authors or with a faculty member.

Articles should be 10 to 30 typed double-spaced pages and may include revisions of papers presented for classes, conferences, or Scholars Week. Articles adapted from Honors or M.A. theses are especially encouraged. Papers should include a brief abstract of no more than 250 words stating the purpose, methods, results, and conclusion.

To submit an article, check out our submissions page and our author guidelines. Articles may also be submitted directly to the editor at The fall submission deadline is Friday, December 15.

Thursday, September 5th, 4:30pm

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Contact us

Jamie Burriss, Ph.D., Director
(615) 494-7669

Casey Penston, Coordinator
(615) 809-4588

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