Undergraduate Research Opportunities

College of Science and Technology students have access to a wide variety of research opportunities with world-class faculty both within the college and at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Students can earn credit for research during the academic year, and some programs provide financial support. All of the summer research opportunities provide stipends.

Student Professional Development administers the Science Scholars and Undergraduate Research Programs and maintains an updated list of undergraduate research projects from across Temple, but ultimately students are responsible for discussing and finalizing research projects with faculty.

Non-Funded Research Opportunities for Credit

All CST students have the opportunity to sign up for departmental research courses and thus earn credit for conducting research under the supervision of a faculty member. Some degree programs allow research course credits to count toward the major, and others require it.

Funded Research Opportunities

These are selective opportunities for top performing students.

College of Science and Technology Opportunities

The CST Undergraduate Research Program (URP) allows sophomores, juniors and seniors in the College of Science and Technology to earn undergraduate credit during the semester and participate in paid research during the summer. You have the opportunity to work alongside researchers for hands-on experience in your field of study. You may also have opportunities to author a paper or present at a conference.

The Science Scholars Program gives qualifying incoming students and sophomores the opportunity to participate in paid summer research and academic or professional development experiences. You can receive up to $4,000 in summer funding for three years to complete research projects within the College of Science and Technology, Temple University, or at another U.S. or overseas institution.

Frances Velay Fellowships are sponsored by the Panaphil/Uphill Foundation and seek to encourage and advance the careers of young women in the sciences. These fellowships offer undergraduates the opportunity to develop and direct summer research projects that will prepare them for graduate study and professional careers in scientific fields.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation  is a national program funded by the National Science Foundation that supports underrepresented students in STEM programs. The student-centered program at Temple develops comprehensive strategies to increase the number of underrepresented students who successfully complete baccalaureate degrees in STEM fields.

Universitywide Opportunities

The Merit Scholarship Summer Educational Enhancement is granted to eligible students at the time of admission. Gain real-world experience and contribute to cutting-edge research alongside faculty. This program provides a stipend for 300 hours of research throughout the summer so you can participate in ongoing projects.

The Creative Arts, Research, snd Scholarship (CARAS) Program is a fund that supports and encourages undergraduate and professional students engaged in scholarly, research or creative projects that could advance their fields.

The Diamond Research Scholars Program is a seven-month research opportunity that pairs students with faculty mentors.

Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training for Academic Research Program is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. This program provides background and experience needed for underrepresented undergraduate students to pursue graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences.

Other summer research opportunities

Off-campus U.S. programs

You have opportunities to take part in funded research with nationally recognized organizations. College of Science and Technology students have participated in programs with the

Learn more about off-campus research opportunities.

International Research Programs

Enrich your academic experience with the following international research opportunities, offered in collaboration with the College of Science and Technology.

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, where students in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics programs work in research groups in Pune, India, over the summer.

Sichuan University, China, offers Chemistry majors the chance to participate in hands-on, independent research with university faculty members.