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Additional Undergraduate Research Opportunities at UC

Biomedical Research Mentoring Program for University Honors Students

This undergraduate research opportunity is sponsored by Cincinnati Children's Hospital, UC College of Medicine (UCCOM), and the University Honors Program. 

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at UC COM and CCHMC mentor University Honors students in biomedical research labs. This program is geared towards first- and second-year undergraduate honors students (with or without prior research experience) who are interested in careers in biomedical research and/or entering PhD, MD, or MD/PhD programs in biomedical fields

UC Sigma Xi Student Grants-in-aid-of-Research (GIAR) Award

The UC Sigma Xi chapter offers this competitive award to full-time UC students for Grants-in-Aid of Research in all areas of science and engineering. Students may use the award for travel expenses to and from a research site, to present research results at a national science or engineering meeting, or for purchase of consumable research materials and supplies or non-standard laboratory equipment necessary to complete a specific research project. These grant awards are made possible by the Violet M. Diller Endowment to the UC Chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Taft Undergraduate Senior Research Fellowship

The Taft Research Center's Undergraduate Research Award recognizes superior undergraduate student achievement in the completion of a substantial independent research project that culminates in the writing of a capstone paper, thesis, or expository work and its presentation preferably at the annual University Undergraduate Research Conference or some other academic setting at UC or beyond. The broad purpose of the award is to reward undergraduates for engaging in substantial and creative independent research.

Biological Sciences - UC Department of Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Program provides an opportunity for students to conduct research with Biological Sciences faculty or with outside faculty whose research is relevant to the biological sciences.All undergraduates are eligible, but faculty may prefer students that have completed two years of coursework.

SUMR-UC - Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research

Summer Undergraduate Mentored Research at UC provides a 10-week, fully supported, mentored, intensive research experience for rising juniors and seniors with an interest in pursuing graduate education. Students selected for the program will work on projects under the supervision of advanced UC graduate students. Projects are available in a broad range of fields.

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

WISE is a 12-week summer Research Experience for Women Undergraduates (REWU) in science and engineering, that engages women students at UC in research projects with faculty in a wide variety of disciplines. The vision is to provide an environment for women in Science and Engineering to attain their full potential as students and faculty, while the mission to engage women students in activities with faculty and peers to promote their success in the science and engineering professions.

McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program helps undergraduate students prepare for doctoral studies through various scholarly activities. It is one of several Federal TRIO Programs - educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes six outreach programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation, and disabled students as they progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

STARS – Student Achievement in Research

STARS is for freshmen and sophomores aspiring to become McNair Scholars.

Academic Internship Program

AIP is Available to students in any major who are not required to participate in another experiential program (co-op, internship, etc….). Junior status is preferred (but Sophomores in good standing are welcome). Participants work 10-30 hours, while taking classes at UC.

Undergraduate Student Research Fellowship Program

This UC program provides summer stipend support to outstanding undergraduate students at UC. Stipend support of $750 per month for two months will be provided. All undergraduate students from UC who will not have graduated by Summer semester are eligible to apply for the award during the Spring semester. Fellowships are limited to undergraduate students who are engaged 20 hrs/week on their research during the period of the award. Students who have been accepted into other UC-sponsored summer undergraduate programs are eligible to apply for this fellowship. If awarded, the student will receive the higher of the two stipends and the URC funds will be used for all or part of that support.

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