Summer Research Opportunities sponsored by the School of Graduate Studies
If you are a high-achiever who is passionate about research and a future Ph.D., then a paid undergraduate summer research program may be for you.
RISE (Research Intensive Summer Experience) at Rutgers
RISE hosts outstanding students from across the U.S. and its territories to participate in cutting-edge research and scholarship under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds, from first-generation college families, who have faced adversity, or who attend Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions.
RISE applicants can opt to be considered for sister National Science Foundation REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates), NIH training programs, and other partner programs at Rutgers: “One Application, Multiple Opportunities.”
A multi-pronged professional development component, GRE prep, wellness workshops, and a social/recreational program complement the research. Students receive a generous stipend, on-campus housing, and travel compensation. Post-program mentorship provides ongoing connections. RISE alumni have an outstanding record of success.
Learn more about the RISE Advantage, meet RISE alumni, and apply at the RISE website.
Other SGS-sponsored summer programs
Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
As a gateway to graduate education, SROP provides a common application for summer undergraduate research experiences at participating Big Ten institutions, including Rutgers. Through a single application, students can apply to summer programs at up to 10 Big Ten schools. We encourage Rutgers undergraduates, especially those from underrepresented and first-generation college backgrounds, to broaden their networks by spending the summer at a sister Big Ten. To learn more and apply.