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Research and Internships

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Through the WVU Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, selected students are given a $3,500 stipend for eight weeks of research with a faculty mentor in the summer. An additional $2,000 is available for travel to a professional conference or for supplies.

Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University offers undergraduate research fellowships every summer in clinical and basic cancer research. The highly competitive fellowship program provides funding and opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in cancer research or medicine.

WVU Center for Neuroscience 

The WVU Center for Neuroscience offers internships of research-intensive training for qualified undergraduate students. Our research opportunities incorporate molecular- to systems-level analyses of nervous-system function. Projects are offered in sensory, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience; in neural injury and neuro-degeneration; and in neuropsychiatric diseases.

WVNano

West Virginia University’s nanotechnology initiative is the focal point for discovery and innovation in nanoscale science, engineering, and education (NSEE).

Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review

Mountaineer Undergraduate Research Review is West Virginia’s only research journal exclusively for undergraduate authors. MURR publishes outstanding research performed by undergraduates at West Virginia University. 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Undergraduate research experiences are funded by the National Science Foundation. Over 100 universities across the United States offer paid summer research internships in biology. Typically, they pay a stipend, room, board and travel.