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Undergraduate students may participate in research during the regular semester or during the summer. This page lists a number of different research opportunities for undergraduates. Visit our Summer On-Campus Opportunities page for additional opportunities.


College and Departmental Opportunities

Many colleges and departments provide information on their websites about undergraduate research opportunities:


General Opportunities and Programs

Nationally known, the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board provides a register of animal related opportunites nationally and internationally. You are able to filter resutls by a variety of criteria such as salary, location, job type, and focus.

More information: http://wfscjobs.tamu.edu/job-board/


Deadline: Rolling/Ongoing
The Research Team within Residence Life at Texas A&M University encompass all the diverse disciplines from around the Aggie community and include programs during regular academic semesters as well as summers. Residence Life may not be a unit or department on-campus that students often think to consider related to our research and assessment enterprise. Often our research interests center around understanding and improving the on-campus student experience. Much of our research focuses on the topics of: student learning and development, education, leadership, peer mentorship, and other social science topics/humanities topics.
More Information: Visit http://reslife.tamu.edu/researchteam to learn more about the application process and current/past research projects.

CIMPIR is currently inviting undergraduate students from all majors to apply to our Tier One Program in Fall. CIMPIR is a collaborative initiative set forth by the College of Veterinary Medicine. They currently have 50 vacant spots for Fall 2017. Attached is a copy of the flyer and application form.


Deadlines to apply for the 2017-2018 Fellows Program have passed, but the application for the 2018-2019 Fellows Program will open again in Fall 2018.

Website: http://ltjordan.tamu.edu/programs/fellows/
The L.T. Jordan Fellows Program provides highly qualified Texas A&M University undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity for personal enrichment and education through an international research experience. This is achieved by the program participants designing an independent international research project in another country that will enhance their academic or career goals. The program annually selects up to ten qualified students to receive a grant of up to $2,000 with which to assist trip expenses. As a part of the program, the Fellows must prepare their own travel itineraries, description of research activities, budget estimates, and an extensive report and public presentation describing the experience abroad.
This fellowship is designed for individual study or research and is not designed to fund a Study/Internship Abroad program.
Upon returning, each Fellow is required to:

  • Write a 7-20 page report describing the experience.

  • Deliver a 20-30 minute narrated slide presentation (PowerPoint with photographs is suitable) of the cultural experience and research during travel.

 Visit http://ltjordan.tamu.edu/programs/fellows/ for more information about eligibility and the application process.
Questions can be directed to Julia Mork (ji-fellows@msc.tamu.edu) or Cory Arcak (coryarcak@tamu.edu).

Available Projects and Positions

2 Positions Open - Contact Dr. Geoffrey Kapler to apply!

Name of Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Geoffrey Kapler (gkapler@medicine.tamhsc.edu)

Department: Molecular and Cellular Medicine

Project Description:
Students will conduct research that is anchored in data generated from high-throughout DNA sequencing.

Projects in this area include:
  • the functional analysis of cyclin gene family members using gene disruption or gene replacement with epitope-tagged alleles
  • alleles under the control of an inducible promoter 
  • RNAi
  • the contribution of DNA sequences and the epigenetic chromatin landscape to the establishment and regulation of origins of DNA replication (replication initiation sites in chromosomes)
This research opportunity offers the possibility of becoming an author on a peer-reviewed publication and/or conducting paid full-time or part-time summer research.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Sophomore/Junior (preferred)
  • Commitment to 2 semesters of research for 285/485 course credit
  • Ability to work roughly 10 h/week (at least two 3-4 h open blocks of time in your schedule to work closely with your mentor and additional shorter periods of time to move your project forward during the week)
  • Background in genetics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology (preferred)
Student Responsibilities:
  • Conduct original research that is mentored by a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. Students will be given a specific project to work on.
  • Learn and apply molecular biology and genetic methods to study cell cycle control of DNA replication
  • Meet biweekly with the faculty mentor to discuss your project
  • Periodically present research at lab meetings
  • Write a written report at the end of the semester


Deadline: TBA

The LSAMP program provides research opportunities for underrepresented students participating in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

More Information: tamuslsamp.org


Conferences and Symposia

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017 (NOTE: Registration to attend is still open.)
Event Date:
February 2, 2018
Location: Memorial Student Center
Website: dms.tamu.edu/diversity/tamu-rise/

The Texas A&M Race, Identity & Social Equity (RISE) Program Committee invites proposals for panels, individual papers, and alternative session formats that allow for audience participation and community engagement. We encourage submissions from undergraduates who would like to present research focused in the RISE areas, as well as seek to provide an opportunity for a campus-wide discussion around significant issues of race, identity, and social equity on campus, in the nation, and on a global scale.

To apply, please send the following information in an email to tamurise@tamu.edu:
  • Your name
  • University affiliation
  • If Individual paper: include a one-paragraph abstract and a one-page CV/Resume
  • If Panel proposal: include a brief description of the panel, a one-paragraph abstract for each paper presentation, a one-page CV/Resume for each panel participant.
  • If proposals for alternative format: include one-page description of the session including its format and goals, as well as a one-page CV/Resume for each participant.
  • Indicate Audio/Visual equipment needs.


Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: Rolling

The NSF LSAMP program supports sustained and comprehensive approaches that facilitate achievement of the long-term goal of increasing the number of students who earn doctorates in STEM fields, particularly those from underrepresented populations (URM) in STEM fields. A major focus of LSAMP is to promote experiential learning in research at the undergraduate level and progression into graduate school. This research grant program is a cooperative partnership between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the TAMU LSAMP program.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Meet the NSF definition of an underrepresented minority
  • Be conducting undergraduate research in a STEM field under the direction of a College faculty member 

Eligible students can apply for $500-$1,000 grants. Undergraduate Research Scholars are eligible to apply for up to $1,000. If students conduct research for credit, as a 485 or 491 for one or two semesters, they can apply for up to $500 funding. Funding can be used by the faculty advisor and student for research supplies and materials (but not equipment), travel to meetings to present findings, etc.
To apply for funding, complete the application and consent form and return to Ms. Dawn Kerstetter at dkersetter@tamu.edu


Disclaimer: The undergraduate research opportunities listed on this page is for informational purposes only. Inclusion in the listing does not gaurantee an endorsement or funding by LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research. Please note that the accuracy or timeliness of the undergraduate research opportunity listings cannot be assured by LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research.

FACULTY: Please contact us at ugr@tamu.edu if you would like your program listed on this page.