Summer Research

Here are 3 websites to get you started.

UConn OUR, office of undergrad research:


UConn McNair:

If looking for an opportunity on-campus, I recommend you search under the “faculty” links on UConn departmental webpages, and each faculty should have detailed info about their research projects, their office locations, and their email addresses.

Draft a professional email to send to the professor: introduce yourself/ major/ why you’re interested in doing research in their lab, andinclude your course agenda + other weekly commitments so they can coordinate their schedule with yours and you can set up a time to meet with them. I’d make a list of top 5 and send an email to each individually. Don’t be afraid to look outside of your major (such as being a biology major seeking a research project in the department of animal science or nutrition!).

If you live near campus, perhaps meeting between semesters with a professor to discuss research projects will be an option for you. It is very quiet on campus and most faculty/ staff are around except for the week of Christmas/ New Years.

Also Check out this program through Johns Hopkins as well:

Diversity Summer Internship Program Flyer

And Don’t forget to check out information on the SURF Grant!

SURF Award Program – Information Sessions

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) Award program provides thousands of dollars in support of undergraduate students’ summer research or creative projects. The SURF program is open to undergraduate students in all majors at all campuses who plan to graduate no earlier than December 2016. Students can apply for funding of up to $4,000 per student.

Please encourage interested students to attend one of the upcoming SURF information sessions to learn how to apply and what makes an application successful! The SURF application will open on Friday, November 20, 2015. The application deadline is 4:00pm,February 1, 2016.

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, November 10, 5:00-6:00pm, Oak Hall 110

Wednesday, November 18, 5:00-6:00pm, Oak Hall 110

For more information on the SURF Award program, please visit:


For more information, contact: Office of Undergraduate Research at

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