Research Opportunities at Auburn

Auburn University is committed to enhancing undergraduate education by offering fellowships and scholarships for undergraduate research. The opportunities listed below allow talented students in all majors to work collaboratively with faculty mentors, graduate students and other undergraduate students on research and creative scholarship. Through these faculty-guided experiences, students acquire skill in research methodologies, scholarly production and critical thinking. Auburn also hosts an annual symposium to allow undergraduate researchers a chance to showcase their work.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides opportunities for students from any major to conduct mentored research or creative scholarship with Auburn faculty. Year-long competitive fellowships are available for research, beginning in the summer semester and extending through the spring semester. Renewal for a second year is possible. One-semester fellowships are also available each year for on/off-campus research or scholarship activities, such as intensive writing, music, computer, design or art workshops, or research at national or specialized laboratories.

College of Sciences & Mathematics (COSAM) Undergraduate Competitive Research Fellowships
Year-long fellowships for research with COSAM faculty are available to COSAM students who are interested in performing undergraduate research. Each fellowship begins in the summer semester and extends through the following spring semester. Renewal for a second year is possible.

Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (CMB) Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars Program
The CMB Research Scholars Program is a summer research experience coordinated through the College of Sciences and Mathematics and Biological Sciences. The program provides talented undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct research with a CMB faculty member.

College of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
The College of Agriculture offers year-long research fellowships for undergraduate students involved in any of its majors or Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Science. The fellowship extends from the summer through the spring semester and provides students with an excellent opportunity to gain research experience.

Auburn Undergraduates Committed to Veterinary Medical Bioscience Research and Training (AU-CVM BRaTS) Undergraduate Research Program
The College of Veterinary Medicine offers opportunities for highly motivated undergraduate students with interests in veterinary or biomedical science to become actively engaged in supervised research activities involving animals and related model systems.

Opportunities in Undergraduate Research in the College of Liberal Arts (OURCLA) Fellowships
These semester-long fellowships provide CLA students with support to undertake a project of individual research or creative scholarship with a faculty mentor. Eligible students must have completed at least 30 hours at Auburn and have met a minimum grade-point average set by the program.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Symposium
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Symposium provides a venue for Auburn undergraduate students to present research and creative projects to the broader academic community. Undergraduates from all disciplines are invited to present their current and recent academic work, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at Auburn University and reflecting its spirit of excellence.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
Several NSF-sponsored REUs will be offered at Auburn University in summer 2011. These research opportunities bring talented undergraduate students to Auburn University to study with our faculty. For more information on the REUs offered at Auburn during Summer 2011, please visit the websites below.

NSF-REU Topics at Auburn:

Aquatic ecology (Dr. Alan Wilson -

Biosystems (Dr. Sushil Adhikari -

Computer Science and Software Engineering (Dr. Saad Biaz -

Mathematics (Dr. Peter Johnson -

Micro- and Nano-materials (Dr. Mark Byrne -


Last Updated: Dec. 11, 2011

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