Undergraduate Research Opportunities

2023 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites in Kentucky

The REU program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides PAID 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-

This is not an exhaustive list! Search for more REU opportunities at the bottom of this page.Deadline: Feb 15, 2023
Contact; Ana Sanchez Galiano, J.B. Speed School of Engineering, (502) 852-1568 ana.sanchez@louisville.edu

University of Kentucky
Engaging Student Teachers in STEM Education Research

Contact: Molly Fisher,  molly.fisher@uky.edu

University of Kentucky
A Multidisciplinary Research Experience in Engineered Bioactive Interfaces and Devices
Contact: Kimberly Anderson, (859) 257-1864, kimberly.anderson@uky.edu

KY INBRE ( Kentucky IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence ) Summer Undergraduate Research Program

KY INBRE funds up to 20 undergrad students annually to participate in biomedical research under the supervision of faculty mentors who are actively engaged in biomedical research at the University of Louisville or the University of Kentucky.
Deadline: Feb 13, 11:59 pm ET
Program dates:
  — SURP@UK: May 22 to July 28
  — SURP@UofL: May 30 to Aug 4

*If accepted to the SURP program, your placement location will determine the dates of your participation.
Details & Application

University of Kentucky
Research in Symmetries
Deadline: Feb 15
Dates: May 22 to July 28, 2023

Contact: Dr. Christopher Crawford, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, (859) 421-9612, reu-pa@uky.edu 

Eastern Kentucky University
Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia

Deadline: Feb 17, 2023
Dates: May 29 - July 28
Contact:  David Brown, Department of Biological Sciences, (859) 622-2283, bioreu@eku.edu

NIH Summer Internship Programs

SIP is for college, graduate school, and professional (e.g., medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.) school students.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
Information session January 10. 
Details, Eligibility and Application

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