Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

REU Symposium: Abstract Deadline | August 23, 2021

Physics & Astronomy Nadine Barlow UR Support Award: Deadline | October 1, 2021

Psychology Mid-Career Mentoring Award: Deadline | October 15, 2021

CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award: Deadline | November 1, 2021

REU Symposium: October 24-25, 2021 | Alexandria, VA

Internships and Reserach Opportunities

If you need assistance in applying for one of the internships listed below, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jamie Burriss in the Undergraduate Research Center at (615)494-7669 or via email (Jamie.Burriss@mtsu.edu).

Other Opportunities: Conferences, Symposiums, and Other Event

  • Sigma Xi GIAR Program Accepting Applications

    Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for research funding through the Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) program. The deadline to submit applications for the fall 2021 grant cycle is October 1st. The program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from most areas of the sciences and engineering. Additionally, designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences allow for grants of up to $2,500 for human vision research and up to $5,000 for astronomy research. Interested students should visit sigmaxi.org/GIAR to learn more about the program, read stories from past recipients, and submit applications.

  • Mark Your Calendar: ACS Accepting Proposals for PRF

    The American Chemistry Society (ACS) Office of Research Grants will be accepting proposals for Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) grants to support fundamental research in the petroleum field from noon September 21, 2021, to 5:00 pm EDT October 16, 2021. Proposals must be directed to fundamental petroleum research, including fundamental research related to petroleum-derived materials in one of ten specified subject matter areas. Grant programs are available for new professors beginning their first tenure-track position, and for established tenured or tenure-track professors pursuing a new research direction. Separate grant programs are available for qualified professors in nondoctoral departments. Further, in a recently approved change, the eligibility period for Undergraduate New Investigator Grants in nondoctoral institutions has been extended to 5 years from the beginning date of the first tenure-track appointment. Please note that PRF has moved to a new data system. The new system will allow applicants to enter the proposal information previously included in downloaded forms directly through the web-based portal. Additional information may be found at www.acsprf.org.

  • Knight Foundation Seeks Proposals for Research in Addressing Disinformation in Communities of Color

    The Knight Foundation is accepting proposals for research on combatting disinformation and online manipulation in communities of color. The foundation is especially interested in proposals from early-career researchers and researchers from historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and institutions serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The deadline is September 15, 2021. Find out more >>

NSF Opportunities
The following is a round-up of some opportunities from the National Science Foundation:

NIH Opportunities
The following are opportunities from the National Institute of Health:

  • Request for Information: Developing Consent Language for Future Use of Data and Biospecimens | Deadline September 29, 2021
  • Listening sessions cohosted by NIH and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on the proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health that will seek to speed health research. Search Upcoming Dates and Times.

UR Grant Opportunities

Virtual UR Opportunities

  • Call for Posters, Michigan Autism Conference | Deadline August 11, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, Conference on Latin America, European Assn of Geoscientists and Engineers / Houston Geological Society | Deadline August 13, 2021
  • Call for Proposals, "Contested Language and the Study of Later Life," 2021 Online Symposium, North American Network in Aging Studies | Deadline August 15, 2021
  • Call for Undergraduate Submissions; 2021 Amer Soc for Gravitational and Space Research | Deadline August 15, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, "Justice & Equity: The Future of Health Education," Virtual Annual Conference, North Carolina Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education | Deadline August 20, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, "Bridging the Gap: Research Networks for Positive Change in Appalachia," 2021 Virtual Health Summit, Appalachian Translational Research Network (student submissions encouraged) | Deadline August 20, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, Second Annual Harmful Algal Bloom Virtual Symposium, Iowa Water Center | Deadline August 27, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, Virtual Pop-Up Conference on Popular Culture, Lone Star College–University Park | Deadline August 29, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, "Home Economics: Soaring toward Sustainable Development," 2022 World Congress International Federation for Home Economics | Deadline August 31, 2021
  • Call for Poster Abstracts, Virtual Conference, Black Doctoral Network (open to undergrads from all disciplines and all ethnic/racial backgrounds) | Deadline August 31, 2021
  • Call for Poster Abstracts, 2021 Virtual Conference, International Center for Responsible Gaming | Deadline September 1, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, Virtual 2021 Symposium on Substance Use Research, UNL Rural Drug Addiction Research Center/COBRE on Opioids and Overdose–WVCTSI/WV-INBRE | Deadline September 1, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, “Medieval Global Encounters” and “Race and Medieval Studies,” 31st Annual Conference, Texas Medieval Assn | Deadline September 1, 2021
  • Call for Poster Abstracts, 2021 West Virginia Rural Health Conference, West Virginia Rural Health Assn | Deadline September 3, 2021
  • Call for Papers, "The Role of the Arctic in International Relations and International Cooperation," Global Affairs Review | Deadline September 3, 2021
  • Call for Posters, "Emerging Approaches to Omics Questions: Data Science for the 21st Century," Sixth Annual MidAtlantic Bioinformatics Virtual Conference | Deadline September 8, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, Conference on Digital Experimentation, MIT | Deadline September 15, 2021
  • Call for Proposals, “Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place” Conference, University of Waterloo | Deadline September 30, 2021
  • Call for Proposals, International Academic Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals, Utah Valley University | Deadline November 1, 2021
  • Call for Abstracts, April 2022 Technical Meeting, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society | Deadline November 6, 2021
  • Call for Proposals; “Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments”; Conference on Christianity and Literature, Biola University | Deadline November 15, 2021





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