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.

Department Research Opportunities

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.

Undergraduates should make an appointment with their department faculty advisor to discuss their options for research experience opportunities within their department. These department research opportunities are non-funded but may provide credit hours.

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 and possibly a stipend during the fall, spring and summer semesters. Students have the opportunity to work alongside researchers for hands-on experience in their field of study. Students 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 Creative Arts, Research, and 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. See what faculty mentors of the Diamond Research Scholars Program have to say here.

Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training for Academic Research Program (MARC-USTAR) 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.