Student Research Opportunities

Harvard offers students a wide variety of research opportunities. Students can pursue research options during the academic and summer months across all disciplines in the Sciences. Below is a listing of resources to help you find that perfect research position. If these sources do not lead you to what you are looking for, speak with someone in the department where you hope to pursue your research goals, as they will point you in the right direction.

Office of Undergraduate Research Initiatives provides students with information on domestic, international, and institutional research opportunities. The website explores the various research opportunities that exist within and outside of the Harvard community, and offers numerous resources to connect students with their desired area of research.

Office of Career Services provides students with information about internships, research, study, and travel experiences. A listing of fellowship programs, scholarships, grants, travel, and study programs can be found on the website.

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard is a program for currently enrolled undergraduates considering PhD careers in the life/physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Students must have taken at least one upper-level course in their concentration or have prior research experience.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at SEAS offers students a listing of current research opportunities in engineering and applied sciences. The website also provides a list of other useful resources for finding research positions at Harvard and within industry.

Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program at Harvard Medical School is a 10-week summer research program for currently enrolled undergraduates. Research opportunities are in the biological and biomedical sciences, and require at least one upper-level biology course that includes molecular biology.

Mind/Brain/Behavior Interfaculty Initiative lists research opportunities for undergraduate and recently graduated students in the areas of psychology, neuroscience, and biology.

The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal is a bi-annual publication of undergraduate research findings at Harvard.

Life Sciences Research Page contains a wealth of information about research and fellowship opportunities for undergraduates in the life sciences.