Find a Research Opportunity

Research at Sewanee

Collaborative research and scholarship is a fundamental activity for students and faculty at this institution. Working with a faculty member on collaborative research, scholarship, and artistic productions can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a Sewanee student's time in college. There are two great places to start to find a research opportunity. First, find out about research or scholarship that a favorite professor is doing. If a professor mentions a research project that he or she finds exciting, ask how you can get involved. That direct approach is often the best one.

If you would like to discuss opportunities generally, or have any questions about how to get involved, contact Professor Ron Pongdee, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.  

To learn about many other research opportunities available to Sewanee students, contact Career and Leadership Development. The Career & Leadership Development website has information about research assistantships with Sewanee facultyfunding for unpaid research assistantships or internships; and a list of summer internships and summer research projects that Sewanee students have done in recent years.

Beyond Sewanee

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)--These opportunities exist in almost all NSF-supported fields at universities around the country.

DADD RISE program--Travel to a German university or institute and get paid to do research for the summer

DOE programs--There are several programs sponsored by the DOE, including the SULI (Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship), the DOE Scholars Program and the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

DHS programs--Department of Homeland Security offers summer research internships at labs across the country

There are also numerous programs at schools around the country in a variety of biomedical/science and non-science fields.  Professor Rob Bachman maintains a list of such opportunities.  Please contact him to receive his latest list.

Lastly, Dr. P.J. Aliamo at Seattle University maintains an extensive list of opportunities which may be viewed here.