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External Opportunities

Dozens of online resources can connect current students in finding and applying for research opportunities off campus. Contact your college or faculty advisor for additional outlets. Just a few external programs include:

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The National Science Foundation oversees the REU program, which offers stipends supporting student research at universities nationwide, including Illinois Tech. View the NSF’s website for more details.

Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
The RISE program offers bachelor’s-level students from the United States, Canada, and the U.K. who are studying in science and engineering fields the opportunity to participate in research in Germany.

Pathways to Science
The Institute for Broadening Participation connects interested undergraduate and graduate students, especially underrepresented minorities, in STEM fields with paid research and internship opportunities through its Pathways to Science program.

NIST SURF Research Program
The National Institute of Standards and Technology oversees the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Universities can recommend students studying science, engineering, and mathematics to conduct research as part of this initiative. The SURF program has two locations:

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Boulder, Colorado

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research
This national program awards grants to undergraduate and graduate students to defray certain expenses involved in conducting research in engineering and science.

External Graduate Fellowship and Scholarships

To view graduate student research and fellowship opportunities, click here.