Summer Research Opportunities

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 February 15.

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

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

Meet 2016 Notre Dame summer research participant Jordan Lewis

Meet 2016 Notre Dame summer research participant Karen Angeles

Click here to view our 2018 SROP brochure


Other Notre Dame REU Programs

NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Physics REU

Biological Sciences

The Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology Interface Program

The American Summer Programs

Center for Research and Computing

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry