Summer Research Programs


Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students interested in summer research opportunities at the University of Notre Dame are invited to explore the program areas listed below. These programs provide a broad range of topics in engineering, science, business, international development, humanities, and more. Many programs offer professional development workshops and social events to enhance the research experience of students and to prepare them for the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium where they will present their research project.

Take a look at the demographics of students that participated in the Summer Research Programs in 2022 in the following short slideshow:

Learn Why Notre Dame

Undergraduate students who conduct research over the summer at Notre Dame get more than real world experience. They also get the opportunity to work alongside professionals in their field, like faculty and PhD students, building relationships through mentorship, social events and other interactions that can last a lifetime. See what some students have to say about their experience at Notre Dame in the following short videos:

Explore Summer Program Areas
College/Department/Center/Institute Program Area Contact Email Address
Biological Sciences Summer Research Opportunities Michelle Whaley
Center for Computer Assisted Synthesis (C-CAS) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Courtney Holland 
Center for Research Computing Summer Research Opportunities Laura Kresnak
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Soft Materials for Applications in Sustainability and Healthcare (SMASH) Engineering Jessica Woolley
College of Engineering Engineering Summer Research Experience (E-SURE) Shreya Kumar
College of Science Summer Research Opportunities Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu
Graduate School  Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) (all degree programs) John Lowery
Harper Cancer Research Institute Research Cures Cancer Corp (RC3) for High School Students Angela Cavalieri
Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society Summer Education and Engagement for Data Science (SEEDS) Alison Cheng
Mendoza College of Business Fanning Center for Business Communications (undergraduate studies) Amanda McKendree
Naughton Fellowship Program College of Engineering Naughton Scholars Kaitlyn Stankiewicz
Notre Dame Energy Vincent P. Slatt Fellowship for Undergraduate Research in Energy Systems and Processes   Barbara Villarosa
Notre Dame International International Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (iSURE) Kailey Preston
Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology   NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowship (NURF) Heidi Deethardt
Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory NDTL Internship Program Heidi Wegner
Physics and Astronomy Research Experiences for Undergraduates Kristen Amsler
William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families Shaw Center Summer Student Internships Jennifer Burke Lefever
Wireless Institute Advanced Wireless Research Experiences (AWaRE) Tiffanie Sammons