Research & Scholarship at UMBC

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Real-World Research

Early exposure to research enhances our students' readiness for graduate school and their chosen career paths. More importantly, independent research under the mentorship of UMBC's dedicated, talented faculty members can spark a student's lifelong interest in interdisciplinary learning.
Learn more about how UMBC students receive early experience in the lab,
in the field and across the globe.

At UMBC, we back up our commitment to undergraduate research with grant awards and faculty support, so that research can be a part of any undergraduate's learning experience. Each spring, student researchers have an opportunity to present their work at Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day.

General on-campus opportunities -- Summer programs in physics, space/earth science, molecular/computational biology, biomedicine and more.

UMBC departmental offerings -- Fieldwork, internship and other research opportunities in ancient studies, history, geography/environmental systems, computer science, engineering and more.

Off-campus placement listings -- Conferences and study abroad opportunities.

Summer research opportunities -- Prestigious summer programs with federal agencies, and top universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Undergraduate Research Resources -- Support for undergraduate student research through the Office of Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement Day -- UMBC's annual celebration and performance of undergraduate research and creativity

Undergraduate Research Awards -- Competitive awards of up to $1,500 in support for original projects with a faculty mentor

UMBC Review: Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Works

Undergraduate Research Resources

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Resources

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences Resources

College of Engineering and Information Technology Resources

Undergraduate Student Research Profiles

Workshops on how to Get Started in Undergraduate Research