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Various Deadlines: MU Summer Undergraduate Research Program

  • Deadline to apply: Various
  • Term: Summer 2024 (May 28-July 26, 2024)
  • Program: University of Missouri Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  • Location: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Description: Coordinated by the MU Office of Undergraduate Research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program hosts 50+ students from institutions across the nation. Interns in the program participate in educational and social activities and numerous outings planned by the interns themselves creating a vibrant, inclusive, and welcoming summer community. Under the guidance of an MU faculty mentor, students work on their own projects in collaboration with graduate students, lab technicians, and post-doctoral researchers and will showcase their results at a poster Forum on July 25th.


Applicants must have completed at least one year of full-time college enrollment prior to June 2024. Students should be pursuing a major in fields related to the program for which they are applying. Students graduating before December 2024 are not eligible. Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. See information on individual programs for additional requirements.

Educational Programming

As part of the program, students participate in professional-development seminars designed to provide information about research methodologies, career preparation and options, and research ethics. Weekly small-group seminars provide opportunities for students to focus on a topic and engage in discussion with peers and faculty.  Social activities also provide opportunities for participants to get to know each other. Mandatory orientation sessions will be held May 29 & 30, 2024.

Deadlines and link to apply: Application deadlines vary; please visit each site for more program information and the application links.

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