Conduct research as an undergraduate at Binghamton — an opportunity not available at all universities — and develop new ideas, drive change and improve the world. Whether you want to perform a one-person show, write algorithms for machine learning, examine the application of international law or decipher the genetic code of amphibians, you can learn the skills you need to help you obtain your dream.

Undergraduate students work alongside our nationally known faculty experts, enhancing their classroom experiences with hands-on research. The Undergraduate Research Center advises students on how to create a plan to gain hands-on experience in fields that they are studying, and supports and mentors students in writing about and presenting their work. And research opportunities are not limited to just the hard sciences. Binghamton students are writers, historians, scientists, artists, social activists and engineers.

Research opportunities at Binghamton include:

  • The Summer Scholars and Artists Fellowship, which offers financial awards to students conducting special research, scholarship or creative activities during the summer. With guidance from faculty and mentors, students have written novels, studied the brain, created documentaries and explored architecture.
  • First-year Research Immersion (FRI) program is the only one of its kind in the northeast and just one of four in the country. FRI provides students with an authentic research experience in the sciences and engineering, preparing them for graduate school or a career.
  • The Source Project offers incoming first-year students the opportunity to undertake research in the humanities and social sciences gaining new knowledge about the world that we inhabit.

Binghamton’s Undergraduate Research Center provides several funding opportunities.

Additional funding sources for your research