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. 

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NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) 

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

Evolutionary Biology
10 week program; May 25 - July 30, 2021

Interdisciplinary Geospatial Approaches to Watershed Science (I-GAWS)
10 week program; May 24 - July 30, 2021

Microbiology
8.5 week program; May 24 - July 21, 2021

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
8.5 week program; June1 - July 30, 2021

Computing for Health and Well Being
10 week program; May 24 - July 30, 2021

Computational Bioengineering
10 week program; May 24 - July 30, 2021

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) 

Program runs June 7 - July 31, 2020

*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.

Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program (SUMR)

*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.

Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF)

*Discipline: Biochemistry
The Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF), intended for students outside of the University of Iowa, is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to gain hands-on experience in an active research laboratory, under the direction of an established scientist.

Biomedical Scholars Summer Undergraduate Research Program (BSSURP)

*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.