Students sometimes have interest in conducting research outside of UROP and MIT – whether to be closer to family/friends or to experience research in different contexts and environments. While UROP office funding is not available for non-MIT research, some links to popular options that supply their own funding are provided below.
- Amgen Scholars Program
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- Cornell University’s Office of Undergraduate Biology
- NASA Internships
- Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
- PathwaysToScience.org – searchable database of summer research programs for undergraduates in all STEM disciplines.
- Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) page for Internship and Research Opportunities.
Also, try searching the web for undergraduate research programs. You’ll be amazed by the wealth of opportunities awaiting you!