We offer a variety of ways for undergraduates to get involved in research.
Become a research apprentice
The Department of Biology offers a First-Year Science Apprenticeship (FYSA) that pays freshmen to get involved in research their first year on campus.
This program is open to full-time first-year Biology students starting in the fall semester. Participants can earn $12.50 per hour working in the Biology department, 10 hours per week. This program may lead to additional student support, such as upper-level scholarships, employment in research/teaching labs and undergraduate research stipends.
If you are a first-year Biology student interested in this program, complete and submit the FYSA sign-up form to begin the process.
Contact Dr. Patrick Gentry if you have any questions about the program or the form.
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to present their research by giving an oral presentation or displaying a scientific poster at national conferences. Some of our undergraduates even leave IUPUI having been published!
Connect with a mentor
The Undergraduate Research Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) Program helps to increase participation of Blacks, Hispanic Americans, and members of other groups historically underrepresented in science in undergraduate research. The program provides you with the experience and expertise needed to succeed in doctoral programs that ultimately lead to research careers in the biological sciences.
Get help paying for college while doing research
The Center for Research and Learning helps connect undergraduate students with research opportunities and faculty mentors. There are a variety of programs offered with both internal and external funding.