undergraduate research

The active undergraduate program has many opportunities for students to get involved and gain research experience. Our NSF-REU Summer Internship Program accepts applications until February 1.

Every academic year, workshops are held to give students opportunity to share about internship experiences as well as learn about graduate school. Symposia are held every spring and fall.

Courses in undergraduate research are widely available, which often lead to undergraduate meeting presentations, publications, and research articles.

We offer advice on obtaining an academic year position, as well as information on applying for a mini-grant to help fund your research or attend a meeting.

The department also offers resources for students searching for a summer internship. In addition to the NSF-REU Summer Internship Program, there are also undergraduate openings with GLOBES and UNDERC. The College of Science and the University Undergraduate Research programs also provide summer internships, including an Alumni Mentor Internship Program as well as a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Program. Please see our list of links for summer internships:

COS Off-Campus Research Opportunities

NSF-REU Programs

Pathways to Science Over 800 programs 

Amgen Scholars Program

NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships

Opportunities in Ocean Sciences

For current students interested in applying to graduate schools, view profiles of former Notre Dame students and learn about their application and admissions experiences (NetID and password required).  Also available now are Graduate School Resources and MD/PhD Resources.

Faculty Coordinators:

Michelle Whaley

Dom Chaloner

Undergraduate Research Committee:

Gary Belovsky
Dominic Chaloner
David Hyde
Miguel Morales
Jennifer Robichaud
Tracy Vargo-Gogola
Michelle Whaley (chair)
Rebecca Wingert