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External Research Opportunities

Numerous opportunities exist beyond DePauw's campus.

External Opportunities

Amgen Scholars Program
Amgen Scholars Programs are hosted at universities across the United States, Europe and Japan, offering science research experiences to sophomores, juniors and returning seniors.

Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne offers fall, spring and fall research programs in Physical and Life Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, and applied research programs relating to Energy, Conservation, Environmental Impact and Technology, Nanomaterials, and Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems.

DAAD Rise Program
RISE offers unique opportunities for undergraduates to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language is English.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
The 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.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. Multiple DePauw seniors have received the fellowship in recent years.

ORISE: Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers a variety of internship programs for undergraduate students at national laboratories and other federal research facilities across the United States.

Fulbright Study/Research Grant
DePauw is regularly among the top Fulbright-producing small colleges in the nation. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.

Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
The SR‑EIP introduces students to the world of research-based careers by providing hands-on research experiences in all academic disciplines – in the biological sciences, the physical sciences, math and engineering, the humanities and social sciences. These invaluable summer research experiences take place at the country’s top institutions. A program of The Leadership Alliance, the aim is to develop underrepresented students in becoming outstanding leaders and role models in academia, business and the public sector.

Search Tools

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Registry of Undergraduate Researchers
A matchmaking tool for undergraduate researchers who want to pursue graduate degrees in their field

Pathways to Science
A searchable database of summer research opportunities in the sciences

An online guide for undergraduate research with links to research opportunities and to journals for undergraduate research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences

This website provides listings of internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships funded by government and private sector organizations.