If you are interested in research or a research career, you are strongly encouraged to apply for summer research opportunities beyond WVU. Many programs encourage applications by January 2024 though each program has its own deadline. To find external opportunities, check the External Opportunities posted on the Office of Undergraduate Research website.
Paid Summer Research Opportunities at Locations Across the U.S.
One recommended opportunity is NIST SURF. This is a paid 11-week research experience at a national lab (National Institute of Standards and Technology in either Gaithersburg, MD or Boulder, CO). The deadline for this program is January 31, 2024 .
A second recommended opportunity is NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates sites (REU). NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Applications are offered at institutions nationwide. Search for an REU Site by discipline or by region ( REU Search). Apply to several opportunities to maximize your chances of receiving an offer.