Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Conduct Summer Research
UChicago’s annual Summer Institute in Social Research Methods provides opportunities for undergraduates to work as paid part-time research assistants on an ongoing research project of a faculty member.
The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) also provides summer research opportunities. Students at the University of Chicago may apply for posted summer internships and/or submit their own proposal.
Participate in the Leadership Alliance
In partnership with the Leadership Alliance—a national consortium designed to increase participation of underrepresented minority groups in higher levels of education and research—UChicago offers a rigorous summer research experience for undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD.
Participants in the Alliance’s Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) conduct independent research projects for nine weeks under the guidance of a research mentor. Students also participate in research seminars and professional development workshops and present their research at a national conference.