Below is a sampling of campus research programs available to undergraduate students in addition to what is offered by the IUUR office. For help in locating opportunities beyond those listed here, refer to our First Steps in Getting Started page.
Campus Research Programs
The Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) offers the Emerging Scholars Research Experiences for Undergraduate Women (CEWiT REU-W), a program that pairs first- and second-year women with faculty researchers.
The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society offers the Undergraduate Research Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities (URP). The program pairs students with faculty mentors to work on a research project.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers a number of undergraduate research opportunities for undergraduates, including: the Integrated Freshman Learning Experience (IFLE), the Science, Technology, and Research Scholars (STARS) program, and the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE).
Additionally, many College departments and programs offer additional research opportunities—browse departmental websites and talk to your academic advisor for more information.
Luddy has limitless possibilities for research and it's never too early to start. Learn about their Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Computing (UROC) and all that's happening in the world of Luddy student research.
The Media School promotes an environment of endless curiosity through their courses and with the help of their Institute for Communication Research. In addition to being able to publish papers and present at conferences, students can also further their creative pursuits through access to cutting edge technology.
Learn how to get started in The Media School's student opportunities.
The O'Neill School has numerous enriched learning opportunities that involve research and creative activity. Students can even earn a certificate in Applied Research and Inquiry. To learn more about these opportunities, including opportunities at the Research and Teaching Preserve, check out their academic and enrichment programs listing.
Undergraduates in the School of Public Health have opportunities to work with faculty who are advancing scientific knowledge within six primary areas of public health research. Learn more about their student research opportunities and explore their centers and institutes.
The Office of Sustainability offers the Sustainability Scholars program. This program allows students to contribute to research projects relating to sustainability.
Additional Funding and Support
Find External Opportunities
The Pivot database is an immensely valuable resources for IU researchers. Just head to one.iu.edu and search for Pivot. Once you sign in, we recommend using the Advanced Search feature. Depending on your search terms and field of study, you will find undergraduate research opportunities at institutions around the world.
IU Library Resources
IU Libraries supports undergraduate researches in many ways. Among them are:
- Research consultations. Students can schedule 60-minute, one-on-one research consultations with a Research Assistant. This service is free and students can use it as often as they like. Schedule a consultation here.
- A series of tutorial videos to help students learn about a wide range of library resources, such as IUCAT, OneSearch, and Interlibrary Loan.