Fund Your Research and Creative Activities!

OURI is pleased to provide the following funding opportunities both internal and external to FAU.  All opportunities are contingent upon students and faculty mentors adhering to the University's research integrity and other research policies.  For more information about these policies please review the following links:

Division of Research - Research Integrity

University Policy 2.2 - Administration of Campus Surveys and Questionnaires

Environmental Health and Safety

OURI Opportunities

FAU Undergraduate Research Grants
Deadline Dates: October 15th for Spring/Summer funding, and March 15th for Summer/Fall funding.  If these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the following business day.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Deadline Date: January 15th, or the next business day if this date falls on a weekend or holiday.

FAU Opportunities

The John Nambu Memorial Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program:  Deadline for applications is March 1st.

FAU Wave – An Undergraduate Research and Entrepreneurship Competition:   FAU Wave funds students’ innovative ideas targeting societal problems. Ideas could include start-ups, technology, processes, designs, instruments, policies, or community based research. Projects are judged and given monetary awards at the end of the spring semester.

FAU Broward Research Symposium and Awards:  Deadline: Varies

FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute: Summer InternshipsDeadline: March 1st, annually 

FAU Biological Sciences Scholarship: Deadline: March 1st.

The National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation Scholarship : Deadline: March 1st

FAU Partner Institution Opportunities

The Scripps Research Institute  Scripps offers mentoring and research experiences to undergraduates that range from semester-long academic credit programs from nearby colleges and universities to full-time summer research opportunities.

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience Undergraduate Opportunities  The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain intensive lab research experience learning from some of the world’s best neuroscientists in a state-of -the-art research facility. 

National Undergraduate Internship and Fellowship Opportunities 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates: The National Science Foundation funds many summer research opportunities to REU Sites nationwide. You can Search for an REU and apply – Deadlines usually between Dec – Feb annually.   
Prestige scholarships are nationally competitive scholarships and include the Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, Udall, and Goldwater. Most of the scholarships support graduate study in the U.S. or abroad.  
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is for exceptional college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics, or engineering.  Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually. For the 2010-2011 Academic Year, there were 1,111 nominees and 278 awards; winners had average GPA of 3.95. For additional application information and eligibility visit the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship website.

Travel Funding

FAU Student Government Travel Funding  Be sure to log in to Owl Central to be able to access the travel applications. 

Deadline: Rolling                                                                                   

Search for Additional Opportunities: External Databases 

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunity (CIC SROP)  application allows you to apply to a variety of widely-recognized summer research programs at participating CIC institutions using a single application. One of the benefits of using the CIC SROP application is that you only need to send one transcript to a central location and your faculty recommenders will only be required to submit one online letter of recommendation. Upon completion, your application will be viewable by faculty from nine top research universities.

The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) , offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. The SR-EIP is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, social sciences and humanities to consider research careers in the academic, public or private sectors. This all expense paid summer internship provides students with a competitive stipend, travel and housing.

Pathways to Sciences:  Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.

Web Guru  is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience