Undergraduate Research Opportunities

2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites in Kentucky

The REU program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides opportunities for undergraduates interested in all disciplines of science research. Applications for these summer programs are typically due early in the calendar year. Here are some REU hosts in Kentucky- a link to other REU opportunities across the country is at the bottom of this page.

Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia, May 21st to July 27th

There are 10 available research internships at Eastern Kentucky University over the next two summers. The application deadline for this summer is February 16th. These internships are funded by a National Science Foundation award, Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia. We are recruiting undergraduate students from across the nation, and we’re particularly interested in applicants from groups underrepresented in the sciences. Our research mentors represent multiple scientific fields and approaches (see attached), so students will be able to choose from a diversity of projects. These are paid internships that include a stipend ($525/wk), housing, food allowance, transportation, and funds for research supplies. 
Contact Drs. David Brown and Stephen Richter with questionsbioreu@eku.edu


Application deadline is March 15.


Theoretically Interesting Molecules, Northern Kentucky University (and other locations)


University of Kentucky

A multidisciplinary undergraduate summer REU program in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences focusing on cell/protein interactions with materials and incorporation of these systems into devices.
Dates: Tuesday, May 29 – Friday, August 3, 2018
Application deadline Feb 9


University of Kentucky Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences

All application materials must be received by Friday February 16, 2018.
Program will run from Monday May 21 to Friday July 27, 2017.

U of L Summer Research Opportunity Program at U of L -Micro/Nano Manufacturing

From May 29 to August 9, 2018
Application Deadline Feb 15

Find NSF-funded REU programs, in (almost) all 50 states, and a few US Territories, here: