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There are several opportunities to participate in research both on and off campus. Check out the options below.

You may also want to check out the EXPLORE database, where UT faculty can post their research positions. Check back frequently for updated opportunities.

Fall Spring Summer
Faculty Research Assistants Funding (FRAF) 
Faculty members apply for funding for undergraduate research assistants during the fall, spring, and summer terms.
Discovery LLC
Students can join our Living Learning Community (LLC) and live with like-minded undergraduate researchers.
Federal Work Study Assistantships
Students may use their federal work-study funds for positions as undergraduate research assistants for faculty at UT.
Advanced Undergraduate Research Activity (AURA)
Undergraduate students apply for funding to support their own research with the help of a UT faculty member.
Summer Undergraduate Research Group Experience (SURGE)
Paid 8-week research experience designed to engage UT students in faculty mentored research.
Summer Research Scholars Program
All students conducting research at UT in the summer may sign up to participate in research-related events such as professional development and social activities and a poster symposium.
Additional Summer Research Programs at UT
Some departments run their own paid summer research opportunities for undergraduates.

Fall Spring Summer
Join an ongoing research project at one of 5 top research institutions in Europe for the fall or spring semester.
Oak Ridge National Lab Internships (SULI, HERE)
Paid summer and semester internships in STEM fields (some non-STEM available, such as Communications).
SMaRT Internship Program
Paid 10-week internship with a UT faculty member on ORNL-related research (at UT or Oak Ridge National Lab or both)
UTGSM Advancing Access to Careers in Medicine Scholars Program (UTGSM AACMSP)
NEW summer research program designed to improve knowledge of and access to careers in medicine and/or translational sciences among UT students with outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
UT Graduate School of Medicine
Opportunities for bench research in basic/translational labs as well as clinical research at UT Medical Center.  Applications submitted through the UTMC web portal.
Research From Home (COVID-19)
The Office of Undergraduate Research has put together a number of resources to help you develop research skills from the comfort of your home.
National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSF REUs)
Paid summer research experience at various universities and institutions around the country in STEM fields.
Summer International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)
Join an ongoing research project in one of 9 different countries for 8 weeks during the summer.
Research in Arts
Two-semester initiative involving a summer study abroad in Paris, followed by the completion of a research-based art project during the fall.
Other Summer Opportunities
Additional summer opportunities that are offered off-campus