Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is faculty-mentored, self-directed work that enables you to explore an area of interest in your discipline and communicate your findings with others.

All MOLSAMP scholars will have an opportunity to present their research at both local and national conferences and receive a stipend for their participation.

The situation with COVID-19 is changing quickly and frequently. Because of this, we will be delaying acceptances for the 2020 Summer REU until Mid April.

2020 Program Dates

May 26-August 1, 2020


  • Students must have at least 60 credit hours and be majoring in a STEM field.
  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Students must receive a letter of support from a faculty member in their respective discipline.

Those who participate in the research component of the MOLSAMP program MUST submit a research proposal. You will have support when completing the proposal because our goal is to help you through the process. Applications for undergraduate research will be on rolling basis and remain open until all slots are filled.

2020 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Students who are rising sophomores, juniors or seniors studying at U.S. institutions and who are from backgrounds historically underrepresented in STEM are eligible to apply. These backgrounds include: low-income, first-generation college, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Native Pacific Islanders, and those with disabilities.

Students from the MOLSAMP Alliance schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Components

  • Free GRE preparation
  • $4,000 stipend
  • Free housing
  • Professional development
  • Mentored research