Undergraduate Research Symposium

Student Resources

Research Opportunities by Department

Departments in Social Sciences are excellent resources for students who are eager to get involved in research. Their opportunities vary from supervised research, independent study courses, and honors programs, to helping with grant work for professors. Be sure to check the Department websites to learn more.

Events and Conferences

Statistical Training and Research Techniques (STaRT)
The School of Social Sciences annual research workshop open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
Students selected to attend NCUR may apply for Gateway Travel Funding.

Research Internships & Publishing Opportunities

American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR)
A national, independent, faculty peer-reviewed, open-source, quarterly, multidisciplinary student research journal. Submissions are open under specific guidelines. Deadlines: Rolling

National Science Foundation Summer REU
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. NSF does not have application materials and does not select student participants. A contact person and contact information is listed for each site.

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
Offers up to 10 undergraduates (from backgrounds and/or institutions traditionally underrepresented in the field of educational research) a scholarship to support their summer 2024 internships. Selected students will receive up to $5,000 scholarships (paid directly to the students) to support unpaid or stipended internships and/or living expenses. Deadline: April 5, 2024

Rice University Archaeology Field School
A five-week on-site course that will introduce a multi-disciplinary approach to archaeology and early African history. Students will learn the techniques and methodologies of field archaeology, in an experiential-learning environment. All students will participate in archaeological excavations, pedestrian survey, artifact processing and analysis, and historical linguistic and ethnographic research.

Office of Undergraduate Research & Inquiry

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI) provides resources to support undergraduate research opportunities across the campus. They also have their own research programs, such as the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), which provides funding for undergraduates from underrepresented backgrounds interested in pursuing supervised research with a Rice faculty member over the summer.