Undergraduate Research at Other Institutions

Nationally Competitive Research Opportunities 

Applications for nationally competitive summer undergraduate research programs typically open in November and close in February.

We recommend using these two websites to search for opportunities: 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Use this database to search for NSF-funded intensive research opportunities across the United States. 

  • Pathways to Science: Don’t be fooled by the name, this database offers information spanning all disciplines. We recommend using the advanced search function. 

  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Education (ORISE): This federal program offers internships and fellowships for undergraduate students at national laboratories and research facilities across the United States. 

  • SPIN: This database offers the most comprehensive listing of sponsored funding opportunities from federal, state, foundation, and university sources. UAlbany faculty, staff, and students can log into SPIN using their University NetID and password. 

  • Grants.gov: This site allows you to search for all federal government grants and fellowships, and national foundations/endowments. The database is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To get started, watch our video on Finding & Applying for Summer Research



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Capital Region Research Programs 

Volunteer Research Positions at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center

The New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center places undergraduate students in unpaid, volunteer research positions year-round. Most projects are completed inside the center's state-of-the-art laboratories in Albany; although some remote options are available.

Learn more about volunteering at the Wadsworth Center.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center

The New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center trains undergraduate students each summer in scientific research. Students conduct independent research or participate in collaborative research projects under the guidance of their mentors in state-of-the-art laboratories. 

Learn more about REU at the Wadsworth Center.

Albany Medical College Summer Research Program in Molecular and Cellular Physiology 

Albany Medical College’s Summer Research Program in Molecular and Cellular Physiology allows undergraduate students to explore what professional life could be like if they earn an MD, PhD or MD/PhD. 

Learn more about Albany Med’s Summer Research Program.