Monday, September 14, 2020

Undergrad Research Opportunities Database

MARYLAND CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Maryland Student Researchers / Database of Undergrad Research Opportunities

 

ARE YOU AN UNDERGRADUATE INTERESTED IN EXPLORING RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES - BOTH VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON - FOR FALL 2020 AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND? 

 

Learn more about the Maryland Student Researchers program, and review over 155 available opportunities (more added daily) by clicking here. If you have questions about using our resource write to us at ugresearch@umd.edu 

 

The Maryland Student Researchers (MSR) program maintains a University-wide online bulletin board where UMD researchers post research opportunities for undergraduate students. It is a great way for undergraduates to learn about the rewards and challenges of academic research. Over 155 projects are available this Fall 2020 with more being added so check back regularly over the next several weeks.

 

The MSR bulletin board is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities that are a good fit for their interests and qualifications, and to help faculty members find students to assist with their research project(s). The research opportunities posted on the MSR website typically call for students to spend around six hours a week working under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research.  Participating students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. Many positions are for volunteers, some are paid.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Any student in good academic standing may apply directly for any listed opportunities for which they have the listed required skills.  It is open to undergraduates of all majors and disciplines with an interest in research. Many positions are offered on a volunteer basis, and selection of undergraduate researchers is made solely by the faculty members who provide the listed opportunities.


Q & A SESSIONS: The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is holding early-semester live, online Zoom Q & A sessions to assist students who want to use the MSR bulletin board to identify suitable research opportunities, and also to provide advice about additional ways to pursue research opportunities. To receive an invitation to our Q & A sessions, please click here and complete a brief form.