Resources at Binghamton to Encourage and/or Support Undergraduate Research and Scholarly or Creative Work
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
A program funded by the State Education Department to increase the number of historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged students in programs that lead to licensure and to careers in scientific, technical and health related fields. At Binghamton University, CSTEP supports students in six disciplines including pre-law, pre-health, engineering, nursing, accounting, and psychology. Among a number of benefits, students are paid an hourly wage to work with a professor in a laboratory setting, thereby gaining knowledge of the research process.
Program open to all Binghamton University undergraduate students who are majors in a life science, physical science, mathematics, computer science or engineering discipline and who have strong interest in participating in research relating to the life sciences. Participants receive: mentoring relating specifically to a research project, guidance in their development as researchers focused on teamwork and communication, and a stipend for program participation through the year, most payable as summer stipend
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)
The Independent Undergraduate Research in the Humanities (IURH) Program offers qualified Harpur College students the opportunity to pursue an independent research project in or about a topic relevant to the humanities. In the context of the IURH program, the humanities are understood broadly to include the academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs that study the stories, ideas, words, and symbols that have been and are being used by people to give meaning to, make sense of, and apprehend some aspect of the human experience and human condition. Students in the program work both in a seminar and with a Binghamton University faculty mentors as they develop their ideas, pursue their research, write a paper, and prepare and present in a poster board session.
Summer Research Internship Program
McNair Scholars Program
The McNair Program is designed to increase the numbers of low-income, first generation and/or underrepresented minority students attending graduate school and receiving their doctorate. The program prepares participants for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. Participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential. Among many benefits, the program provides a funded summer research internship and undergraduate research with a professor during the academic year.
Summer Scholars and Artists Program
Awards to support Binghamton University undergraduates in special research, scholarship or creative activities during the summer. Fellowships provide a stipend to permit students to conduct primary research or creative activities with faculty mentors. The fellowships are intended to support the student's original research or creative projects, not to support research assistance for a faculty member's research project. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome. Support for the awards comes from the divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The fellowships support undergraduate students in eight weeks of full-time scholarly activity. Each fellowship consists of a $3,000 student award and a $1,000 faculty award.
Undergraduate Award to Support Research and Creative Work
The award to supports the expenses for students' independent research or creative work. To qualify, your project must be supervised by a Binghamton faculty member, and be receiving Binghamton University independent study credit or honors thesis credit. Funding is competitive and award amounts vary. The maximum award is $300. There are two deadlines, mid October and mid March.