Student Research Opportunities


We strive to create learning opportunities for our students outside the classroom, and we believe in the value of student-led research. Check out some of your options below.

W. Scott Chilton Undergraduate Research Award

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology offers the W. Scott and Mary Dell Chilton Undergraduate Research Award. Applicants must be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors with an interest in becoming involved in research with a faculty member in the department. Stipends of up to $1,500 will be furnished by the Chilton Undergraduate Research Foundation.

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Integrative Molecular Plant Systems Research Experience

Participants in 2017 REU

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology welcome applications for the Integrative Molecular Plant Systems Undergraduate Research Experience. NCSU has a strong core of plant biologists who are working in the areas of sustainable foods, fuels, and developing model systems for studying fundamental biological mechanisms. During the 10-week summer program, students will actively engage in a research project under the mentorship of a participating faculty member. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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honey bees

The BeeMORE program at NC State is an eight-week summer research experience funded by the USDA – NIFA Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates (REEU) Fellowships Program that focuses on building awareness and fundamental skills in the areas of microbiology and bee biology. The program gives give eight undergraduate students the opportunity to investigate diverse topics that highlight the importance of bees as pollinators, the role of pollinators in crop productivity, the importance of microbes in earth ecology, and the specific role of microbes in bee health and disease.

Students receive stipends of $500 per week, lodging in the Wolf Village student apartments, and a daily food allowance. There are limited travel funds available for participants from outside the state, with preference given to those traveling the farthest.

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