The University of Iowa is proud of its Summer Undergraduate Research Programs for non-UI students.  Whatever your major, there is something for you here. 

Click on a program to find out more!

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 

*All NSF REU programs include stipend, room, and board

Evolutionary Biology
Application open through 11:59 pm, February 1, 2023.

Program Dates: May 21-July 29, 2023 

Application open through February 15, 2023
Program Dates: May 22-July 28

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
No Program 2023

Computing for Health and Well Being
Application due March 1, 2023
Program Dates May 22-July 28, 2023

Computational Bioengineering
Apply by February 15, 2023 for best consideration
Program Dates: May 22-July28, 2023

BIG10 Programs

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) 
Application open through February 10, 2023

Program Dates: June 1- July 28, 2023

*Disciplines: STEM, Humanities, Social Sciences
The UI Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is an award-winning eight-week program designed to provide promising underrepresented undergraduate students with in-depth research experiences.

Biomedical Programs

Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program (SUMR)
Applications open December 1, 2022 through 11:50pm February 1, 2023

Program dates: May 28-July 28 2023

*Disciplines: MD/PhD career-track students
The University of Iowa SUMR Program offers an intensive experience for highly motivated undergraduates interested in future combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist.

Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program (BSSURP)
Apply December 1, 2022 through February 1, 2023
Program Dates: May 22, 2023 - July 28, 2023

*Disciplines: Biomedical Sciences (Free Radical and Radiation Biology, Genetics, Human Toxicology, Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience)
The Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program allows scholars to pursue broad research interests in modern biomedical research, which they may not have opportunities to pursue extensively in undergraduate coursework. 

Natural Science Programs

Edge of Space Program
Applications open
Paid summer research experience centered around space-based instrumentation for observing Earth and space.