Research Opportunities

STAR Program

Frequently, the URI Noyce Scholarship is sent information from groups seeking research assistants on projects throughout the country. 

STAR aims to produce excellent K-12 STEM teachers by providing aspiring teachers with opportunities to do authentic research while helping them translate their research experience into classroom practice. STAR also supports the continued development of our Teacher – Resource Fellows with ongoing professional development and networking opportunities.

STAR is a nine-week (June 9, 2020 – August 9, 2020) paid summer research experience program for future K-12 STEM teachers, undergraduates on a teaching path, STEM undergraduates seriously considering a career in teaching, credential candidates and Master’s students can all apply to work with cutting-edge researchers. Eligible applicants must be from any California State University OR be a Noyce Scholar from any university across the US.

National Science Foundation: Where Discoveries Begin

Here’s the best part, no prior experience is necessary. Go ahead, give it a shot and apply. You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you try. To find out more about STAR or to apply for the 2020 STAR program, please visit our website: 

Research Experience for Undergraduates

For Students:

The National Science Foundation (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. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers.

Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

By using the web page, Search for an REU Site, you may examine opportunities in the subject areas supported by various NSF units. Also, you may search by keywords to identify sites in particular research areas or with certain features, such as a particular location.

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.