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Research and Internships

Biology 386: Undergraduate Research

A student who wishes to register for 386 must fill out the form with their prospective mentor and submit it to the Biology Main Office.

Biology 486: Honors Investigation and Thesis

A student who wishes to register for 486 must fill out the student form and their prospective mentor must submit the faculty form.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

  • 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.

    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.