Undergraduate Research

Local Research Opportunities

There are often opportunities for undergraduates to participate in research with local faculty. You are encouraged to contact faculty directly about available research projects.


The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activites (URECA) program offers financial support for summer research done at Stony Brook.

External Research Opportunities

There are a number of programs available for undergraduates interested in doing summer research in astronomy. Here we provide links to the application pages for these programs as they become available.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) provides various astronomy programs across the country with funding to provide paid summer research internships for undergraduates. This is a great opportunity to spend your summer in another part of the country performing astronomy research. Note that the deadlines for applications are in Dec/Jan for the following summer.
You may also want to look over the list of Physics REU sites
DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
Summer internships at DOE National Laboratories
Caltech Summer Undergrauate Research Fellowships
Summer research opportunities at Caltech and JPL. See also their WAVE Fellows Program for opportunities for underrepresented minorities.
Space Astronomy Summer Program
Summer research opportunities at the Space Telescope Science Institute