Office of Research

Student Research Opportunities

Finding Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

Undergraduates can now search faculty-mentored research and creative practice opportunities at UW Bothell campus. First year and pre-major students are encouraged to get involved!

Search UW Bothell Undergrad Research & Creative Practice Database


Other Research Resources

  • Visit the Fall Research Fair - faculty and researchers display opportunities in October and recruit students for the upcoming school year.
  • Search the UW Seattle Undergraduate Research Program (URP) Database which includes several hundred (these are just some of the projects actively seeking students- not all) undergraduate research opportunities. 
  • Talk to an adviser for help identifying the best opportunity fit for you. Advisers are available to assist you with applying to opportunities.


Line Up Your Fall Research!

Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Fair

Come to the Fall Research Fair to find a faculty mentored research or creative practice project that interests you. Over sixty research opportunities presented.

October 11, 2018  |  10am-5pm

Summer Research FUNdamentals

The Office of Research presents a summer workshop series every year designed to support students engaged in undergraduate research or creative practice at UW Bothell.


Terryl Ross, PhD, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
UW College of the Environment
Participants will learn what microaggressions are, how to interrupt  them, and what steps to take to better their research group culture.


Eric Echols, BA, Assistant Director
UW Bothell Writing and Communications Center
Participants will learn techniques for writing quality abstracts and are encouraged to bring drafts of their abstracts for peer review.


Carolyn Brennan, MS, Asst. Vice Chancellor, Research
UW Bothell Office of Research
This interactive workshop will discuss responsible research conduct using scenarios that undergraduate and graduate students may encounter while performing research and creative practice.


Jennifer Harris, PhD, Director, Undergraduate Research Program
UW Seattle
Learn design “rules” for research posters at this interactive workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of their posters for peer review.


Ronnie Thibault, IPhD Candidate
UW Graduate School, Geography, Disability, and Communication Studies
Tips for preparing for graduate school



Summer Research Opportunities


With a variety of different opportunities for travel and learning, participating in summer research is a great way to build skills and experience, learn about the research process, and earn some money. Many summer research opportunities often provide stipends, living expenses, and sometimes pay for travel expenses.

Summer Research is a great way to spend your summer, so get started today!

Where to Look

Application Timeline

  1. Start Looking (Fall): Deadlines for summer research opportunities start in January and February
  2. Apply (Winter): Check when applications are due and apply as early as possible. If you need help with the application, you can make an appointment with the UW Bothell Student Success Center (UW1-360). 
  3. Announcements (Spring): Most programs will contact you in spring to line up your summer research. If you are not approved for the program you wanted, you still have time to find a local opportunity.

Other Summer Programs

  1. Look for summer jobs and internships at Husky Jobs.

  2. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
    The NIST Summer programs offers positions for students to do hands on work in labs. From biochemistry to statistics, students will be doing a variety of hands on work with an instructor who will guide them. There are many programs within the NIST itself.
    Click for additional NIST Research information.

  3. The Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR - EIP)
    This program encourages students from “traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors.”
    Click for additional SR - EIP information.

  4. The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF)
    "The MLEF program provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. There are many opportunities to work under the mentorship of program officials and researchers on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy."
    Click for additional MLEF information.