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Types of Research Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved in undergraduate research; you may do research for course credit, as an internship, for pay, or as a volunteer. Regardless, several blocks of time are usually required over multiple semesters to carry out a research project.  To make the most of your experience, it is recommended you start searching for a research opportunity early in your undergraduate career.

Course Credit

Information on courses to take for research credit

Course Credit

Summer Research

UW-Madison and national organizations’ summer research opportunities

Summer

Paid Research

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Paid Research

Internships

A selection of internships in the U.S. and around the world

Internships

Scholarships

Departmental and National scholarships

Scholarships

Volunteer

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Volunteer