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Find Your Opportunity
Given below are a list of opportunities that take place at WVU and are available, on a competitive basis, to WVU and non-WVU students. Some opportunities have restrictions and are only open to non-WVU students (e.g., WV-INBRE Summer Program and Chemistry REU).
WVU AND NON-WVU STUDENTS(Dependent upon eligibility criteria)
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
A summer undergraduate research experience that allows students interested in graduate school to continue their research in their discipline or related discipline through 8 weeks of summer. Students receive a competitive stipend for their full-time research efforts.
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NASA WV Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC) Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Provides state-level competitive funding for undergraduate students in STEM disciplines and enrolled in a WVSGC affiliate institutions to become involved in research under the supervision of faculty mentors.
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Summer Undergraduate Vision Research Fellowship Program
The West Virginia University Eye Institute will offer an undergraduate summer research fellowship opportunity beginning May 2020.
The highly selective program will emphasize components of basic vision research with regards to ocular diseases and exploration of new diagnostic and treatment methods.
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WVU Cancer Institute (WVUCI) Summer Research Fellowship Program
The fellowship program provides funded (stipend and research supply funding to host lab) research opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in cancer research.
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WV-INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) hosts HSTA (Health Sciences & Technology Academy) during the academic year. WVU/Marshall students fill out separate applications from other Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)
More about WV-INBRE HSTA
WVU Robotics REU
This NSF-funded REU Site, the Undergraduate Robotics Research in Human-Swarm Interaction project, will provide training, mentorship and support to undergraduate students so that they can become independent researchers in the area of robotics. Throughout the project, the faculty and graduate student mentors will encourage creative thinking and frequent interactions to enhance the students' problem-solving skills.
More about the Human-Swarm Interaction Project
OPPortunities for WVU Students
Beckman Scholars Program
In 2020, West Virginia University was one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to establish a Beckman Scholars Program at WVU
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Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
Through RAP, undergraduate students with limited or no research experience engage in academic year research apprenticeships with WVU research faculty.
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WVU STEM Ambassadors act as science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instructors and camp/cabin counselors during 4-H summer camps and events across the state of West Virginia.
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Offers a unique 10-week summer research experience for chemistry and biochemistry undergraduates in a research and training environment like that of a graduate student.
More about Chemistry REU
WV-INBRE Summer Program
Accepting applications now through February 2020 . WV-INBRE (Idea Network for Biomedical Research Excellence) is a consortium of higher education in West Virginia educating and training faculty and students in biomedical research for 9 weeks. WVU and Marshall students NOT eligible for the summer program.
More about WV-INBRE Summer Program
Future REU Sites
Please check back for future WVU REU sites in the summer! Proposals are currently under development.