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  • Research Opportunities

Our faculty maintain active research programs and are committed to providing opportunities for students to become involved in undergraduate research in Biology and Marine Biology. As an undergraduate institution without graduate programs in the sciences, all of our science facilities and equipment are available for use for student research.

RWU Students can become involved in undergraduate research through a number of avenues:

  • Many faculty maintain externally funded research programs, and this funding usually includes stipends to support undergraduate students conducting research under the grants, both during the school year and during the summer.  Check with individual faculty members about opportunities in their lab.
  • Students can apply for research funds through the CEED Student Research Grants. These funds are awarded twice each year on a competitive basis for viable student research efforts. These grants are used to purchase research supplies.
  • The Office of the Provost awards funds on a yearly basis to support undergraduate research. These funds can be used to support student travel to scientific meetings to present the results of their projects.
  • RWU students with an interest in marine and/or biomedical sciences are eligible to apply for Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) . These competitive fellowships provide students in the state of Rhode Island with a stipend to conduct research during the summer: