Research Opportunities for CNAS Students

California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
CAMP encourages underrepresented students in the STEM fields to successfully complete science degrees and further pursue their studies at the graduate and professional levels.

Digital Agriculture Fellowship
The Digital Agriculture Fellowship (DAF) is designed for undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience in agriculture and research. Students selected for each cohort will complete approximately 15 months of hands-on research and networking experience, with an additional opportunity for externship participation.

DNA Subway
The Sequence to Success DNA Barcoding Challenge (aka DNA Subway) at UC Riverside is an interdisciplinary outreach project consisting of students from local community colleges pursuing a bachelors degree in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math [STEM].

Research in Science and Engineering (RISE)
RISE is a summer research program that prepares students for graduate and professional study by providing valuable research experiences, training, seminars, meetings with the Divisional Dean, and professional development workshops.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Focus on applications of thin films or monolayer materials for chemistry, physics, and engineering (EE, ME, BE, CE) students.

MARC Research Training Program
Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Research Training Program provides structured training programs to prepare high-achieving, underrepresented students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields.

Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)
MSRIP is a summer research program designed for rising juniors, seniors (and some rising masters students) from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their Ph.D.

UC Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS)
UC system-wide academic preparation, two-year program designed to identify educationally and/or economically disadvantaged undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), who will conceivably complete doctorate degrees. Two paid summer research experiences. First summer is spent at UCR, second summer is spent at a UC of your choice.

University Honors Program
The Honors Program connects the brightest UCR students with top professors at UCR for research, focus-driven classes, and individual projects.

Chancellor's Research Fellowship
The Chancellor's Research Fellowship (CRF) supports faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative activity projects. This award is open to students in all disciplines.



Student Summer Research Opportunities with RISE

Research In Science and Engineering (RISE) Program is a 10-week summer research program designed for rising sophomores, juniors, incoming transfers, and seniors which takes place between June 26 - September 1, 2023.

Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on a cutting-edge research project. The program features faculty mentoring, professional development opportunities, immersive experience in the UCR science community, and an undergraduate symposium. Students will complete any relevant laboratory safety training at the beginning of the program.

Through support from generous donors and institutional financial commitments to undergraduate research, the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences pays CNAS undergraduate students in the Learning Communities CNAS Scholars program (continuing students, CNAS Scholars) and the Summer Bridge to Research program (incoming transfer students, STEM Pathways Program [STEM]) a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week program. The linked application is for these programs.

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Undergraduate Research Portal and Opportunities

The UCR Office of Student Engagement's uResearch Portal is a one-stop shop for students to find opportunities to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, and creative activities. For summer research opportunities, visit UCR Office of Student Engagement Summer Research Awards.

Internships & Research Opportunities via the UCR Career Center



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