Depending on your career goal, research may be an important part of your plans for continued education. Research opportunities can be found both on campus and off campus and may or may not be for academic credit.

Undergraduate research, scholarship and creative work adds value to your college experience and provides an enhanced level of learning that cannot be gained in the classroom alone.

Begin the process by learning about research already being conducted on the campus and speaking with faculty. Visit them during office hours to ask about their research and opportunities for you to get involved. Faculty conduct research because they have a passion for the topic and they love to share that passion with interested students! The Undergraduate Research Center can provide you with excellent guidance on steps to take, contacts, and other resources.


Binghamton Undergraduate Research Center

The URC encourages, supports, and acknowledges student research by:

  • Providing information to students on getting started with research
  • Providing information about internal and external support/funding opportunities
  • Encouraging undergraduate students to share their research
  • Administering awards to students participating in research, scholarly and creative activity


Examples of On-Campus Research Opportunities

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Explore a searchable database of research opportunities for undergraduate students. Database is managed by the Undergraduate Research Center.

  • Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH)

Offers qualified Harpur College students the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in or about a topic relevant to the humanities.

  • McNair Scholars Program

Prepares participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities by providing resources, mentorship, and a summer research internship.

Allows students to participate in a minimum of eight weeks of full-time faculty mentored research or creative activity.


Examples of Off-Campus (External) Research Opportunities

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  • Critical Language Scholarship

The program offers intensive summer language institutes abroad in thirteen critical need foreign languages. These are 7 to 10 week institutes in Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese and Russian (languages may change from year to year).

  • Fulbright Summer Institutes for Undergraduates

These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to go to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer program

The NSF funds a large number of research opportunities in a wide variety of fields 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.

Last Updated: 8/11/16