Summer Research Opportunities

Summer Research Opportunities Program 2020

Notre Dame has many opportunities for promising undergraduate students to broaden their research skills with world-class faculty and to experience our campus in advance of applying for graduate studies.

We offer several Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The list of REU programs can be found below.

The Graduate School also offers its very own Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) which is independent from the REU, but offers many of the same (and more) opportunities to prepare undergraduates for graduate school success.

We encourage current undergraduate juniors and rising seniors, in any discipline offered by the Notre Dame Graduate School, to join our campus community for 10 weeks of guided research with accomplished faculty, culminating in a symposium attended by 200 peer researchers. The deadline for applications is March 1.

We offer:

  • Competitive stipends
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • GRE preparation
  • Graduate school application support
  • Fee waiver when applying to ND
  • Assistance with fellowship applications to NSF, NIH, and more

Upcoming Events

Session title: "5 Reasons Why Undergrads Should Participate in Summer Research Experiences.” Click a time and date below to register.

Session title: "SROP Application Walk-Through and Q&A.” Click a time and date below to register.

Apply today to the Graduate School’s Summer Research Opportunities Program

Click here to view our 2020 SROP brochure

Meet Past Participants

Meet 2021 Notre Dame summer research participant Austin Wyman

Meet 2016 Notre Dame summer research participant Jordan Lewis

Other Notre Dame REU Programs

International Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (iSURE)

Biological Sciences

Center for Research and Computing

Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology Interface Program

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Naughton Fellowship REU

NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Physics REU