University of Vermont

Office of Undergraduate Research

Participate in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

Human and Animal Subjects Research

The University of Vermont has made a firm commitment to the protection of human subjects and the humane care and use of animals in activities related to research.

If your research or creative activity involves human or animal subjects, then you must comply with established ethical standards. Learn more about Human Subjects Research and Animal Subjects Research.

UVM Research Policies

Review the specific policies the university has to ensure that all research is performed safely and ethically.

Many departments and programs at UVM have websites that detail research and creative opportunities. Read the ever growing list of these departments. If you do not find what you are looking for, contact us for more information. If you would like your organization listed, please contact us as well. View the List

Grants and Internships

OUR administers several grants and internships available to any full-time UVM student who has a faculty mentor. Find out more about individual awards, guidelines, due dates, and how to apply

Field Schools

In order to train students in the methods and techniques of their disciplines, departments operate field schools or programs that teach the necessary skills. Sometimes offered in the summer, you can find opportunities listed by UVM department.

National Science Foundation -Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. Applications are due in the spring time for summer positions. Many of the awards include stipends, travel costs, and/or room and board.

The University of Vermont has three NSF-REU sites through the Department of Physics, the Summer Neuroscience Research Fellowship (SNURF), and the Ecosystem Science Laboratory (RSENR). You can also find them by going to the NSF-REU website and searching for "Vermont" -we've got the only programs in the state!

National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program

The Summer Internship Program provides internships to outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biological sciences to work on a research project that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytic al techniques in a given field. Participants are selected by scientific mentors from the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research.


Partnership between the state and its universities and colleges to develop science and technology infrastructure, EPSCoR offers many opportunities for students to perform research during the summer and the academic year.

Pathways to Science

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Use their website to find undergraduate summer research opportunities as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.

Other Research Opportunities

There are many summer programs, certificate programs, and other opportunities available for UVM students. The list evolves, so check back. Don't know what you are looking for? Explore to find out more. Contact your home department or college, or OUR -maybe we can help!

We'd like to build a robust list, so send information OUR way!

Last modified September 17 2015 12:00 PM