UCF-Related Research Opportunities

UCF has opportunities for EFSC students from all academic disciplines transferring to UCF who are interested in undergraduate research. Opportunities include a three-day Summer Research Academy; a STEM-focused learning community; and a program for underrepresented undergrad students who may be interested in going on to master's level education and research. Learn more during a March 27th Virtual Open House. Click through for more details.

Summer Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student have opportunities to participate in ongoing research at institutes worldwide with the goal to better prepare students for graduate school and research in their future professions. Most summer undergraduate research programs run 8-12 weeks, include a stipend of $3,000-6,000, and may or may not include travel, housing and meals. Explore a list of websites with research opportunities below and explore the application process.

Recommended Application Timeline

Most deadlines are between January 15 and March 15

Search for summer undergraduate research opportunities over winter break when you do not have school exams or papers (the list below is a great place to start). Write your research statement and résumé over winter break. When you return to Eastern Florida State College in January, visit the Registrar’s Office, Writing Center, Career Center and your professors to finalize your application.

Application Process
Websites Detailing Summer Research Opportunities

Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

The Leadership Alliance

National Institutes of Health 

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

DAAD Rise Research Internships in Science and Engineering (international)

National Science Foundation REU

Pathways to Science (also includes humanities) 

NASA Internships

National Endowment for the Humanities

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education


Association of American Medical Colleges

Medical internships (list arranged by Rochester Institute of Technology)

Health science internships (list arranged by Swarthmore College)

Summer research and internships (list arranged by Duke University)

Summer research (list arranged by University of Washington)

Undergraduate research (list arranged by University of California Berkeley)

Internships and summer research opportunities (list arranged by University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)