Undergraduate Research Program

Summer research programs at UW

A number of summer research programs are hosted at the University of Washington each summer. These programs differ from other on-campus research opportunities in that they usually require a formal application process (often during Winter Quarter); may be open to non-UW students; have a fixed term during the summer (often 9-10 weeks); and are full-time or close-to-full-time commitments (30-40 hours/week).

Summer research programs give students the opportunity to have an immersive research experience during the summer period that might not be possible during the school year. Summer programs are a great chance for students to try something new or take their experience to the next level.

Below are some summer research programs affiliated with UW. Note that only the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities is directly administered by the URP. For all other programs, information about each program, as well as how to apply, can be found on the individual program webpages listed below. If you find any broken links, please email urp@uw.edu.

If you would like us to add your research opportunity to the list, email urp@uw.edu with the program information.

globe icon = Indicates programs that are open to international students studying at U.S. institutions pursuing an undergraduate degree. Please check program sites for specific eligibility criteria and information. International students should also use the Advanced Search feature of the Pathways to Science database to limit their search to opportunities open to non-US citizens.

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