The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center sponsors several research programs. Each program is aimed to help guide the student towards their academic/career goals by providing research training and leadership development opportunities.
Summer 2023 - ALL APPLICATIONS will open in November 2022!
Application Timeline: November 1 - January 30
Check out the links below for more program information
The goal of the UROC-H program is to engage a cohort of 20 promising undergraduate students each year in faculty-mentored research and prepare them for advanced education in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is our newest research program offered to all undergraduate students in any discipline. This 9-week summer fellowship offers undergraduates the opportunity to work alongside faculty and graduate student mentors and provides graduate school preparation.
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The University of California Leadership Excellence Through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) Scholars Program is a two-year research and leadership training program designed to prepare UC Merced students for advanced education in STEM and careers in research, academia, government and public service.
JGI is a 9-week program that allows students the opportunity to experience research with a national laboratory through two opportunities. A few students will have the opportunity to conduct research on-site at the Berkeley Lab and others will conduct remote data science research at UC Merced in collaboration with JGI scientists and UC Merced faculty mentors. The Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is managed by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (OBER) to produce high-throughput DNA sequencing and analysis in support of its missions in alternative energy, global carbon cycling, and biogeochemistry.
More UC Merced Research Programs
UC Merced offers a wealth of research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in gaining practical experience. These opportunities vary across academic disciplines and include creative opportunities such as community-engaged scholarship and applied learning. To find out more information, check out the links below!
- Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines (CCBM)
- Merced Nanomaterials Center for Energy and Sensing (MACES)
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