The University of Minnesota has summer research programs in a number of disciplines including the life sciences, chemistry and bioinformatics.
The Life Sciences Summer Research Program (LSSURP) oversees and coordinates four life sciences programs which include ecology and the environment, molecular biology, neuroscience and independent research. The programs begin with a joint orientation weekend followed by participation in a 10-week research project under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor, and numerous special activities focused on professional development as well as social interaction. The summer research experience concludes with a poster symposium and banquet. LSSURP is designed to potentially recruit highly qualified students to the graduate life science programs of the University of Minnesota. LSSURP Information
The Lillehei Heart Institute at the University provides summer research scholarships in cardiovascular medicine. The major focus is intensive basic or clinical research with each scholar being assigned to a laboratory and a faculty mentor. Scholars will be introduced to clinical, industrial and academic medicine. The Lillehei Heart Institute
The Department of Chemistry at the University sponsors a summer research program for outstanding undergraduate students. The Chemistry Summer Research Program is designed to encourage students in the chemical sciences to learn more about research in chemistry and provide them with the opportunity to work in a lab under the direction of a faculty member.
University of Minnesota Chemistry Summer Research Program
The Stem Cell Institute (UMN-SCI) at the University provides opportunities for undergraduate summer research internships in the areas of stem cell biology and Regenerative Medicine. 10-week internships are coordinated and funded through the Minnesota Regenerative Medicine Undergraduate Research Internship Program (MURIP). Students will be paired with a UMN-SCI faculty mentor and participate in other MURIP program activities. MURIP
The Pathways to Research Program (PReP) was formerly called the Undergraduate Research Program (URP). PReP provides undergraduate students with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science and health equity research through a structured core curriculum including mentored research projects, weekly research seminars, small group discussions, and a final poster to present research findings. PReP provides an opportunity for students from populations underrepresented in research to begin or advance their research career. Pathways to Research Program Information
Program in Health Disparities Research The 2016 summer internship on cancer and health disparities is an eight-week program designed to give undergraduate students from Minnesota's racial/ethnic minority and under-represented communities’ research experience in the health sciences. Students will be matched with a mentor in the Program in Health Disparities Research or the Masonic Cancer Center. Program in Health Disparities Research information
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (UMN MRSEC) is a collaboration among the science and engineering departments of the University's Institute of Technology. The MRSEC program has undergraduate summer research opportunities.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (UMN MRSEC)
The School of Physics and Astronomy has a summer research program for juniors and seniors interested in post baccalaureate studies. Faculty of the school supervise research activity, working with one or two students each.
School of Physics and Astronomy