Discover Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) is a paid summer experience that provides students with essential research experiences for careers in STEM-based fields. Faculty are committed to experiential education for their undergraduate students and seek junior colleagues to become members of their research teams. Students will participate in: 

  • Ten Weeks of Research 
  • Community Engagement
  • Seminar Series
  • Ethics Education
  • A Research Symposium

This summers' program dates are May 22-July 29, 2023. Additional information for each program is available below. 

Bayer students enjoy the hands-on research experiences with faculty and the relationships they have built here on the Bluff.

Undergraduate Research Program Information

BSNES Undergraduate Research Program

  • The summer undergraduate research program is a selective program open to all BSNES undergraduates.
  • Students will be selected based on academic and previous lab experience and potential.
  • Undergraduate research positions are available in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental science,  forensic science and law, and physics. 
  • Students are required to fill out the application below, provide one letter of recomendation from a Duquesne faculty and their Duquesne transcript. 
  • This program is only open to Duquesne students. 
  • The application deadline is March 20.

Apply for 2023 Summer Opportunities

Program highlights
  1.  Stipend of $4,500 with free on-campus housing and $1,000 meal plan. 
  2. Ten-week immersive program with opportunity to present research at the capstone symposium in July
  3. Community engaged service-learning projects with the opportunity to give back to the community

National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates

  • Undergraduate biochemistry and chemistry majors are invited to apply to the Integrated Computational and Experimental Chemistry NSF-REU Program.
  • This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense's Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Education (ASSURE) program in collaboration with the National Science Foundation's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program.
  • The 2023 applications are closed.

Pain Undergraduate Research Experience and Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience

  • Duquesne University welcome undergraduate biology, pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, and health science majors interested in pain and/or neuroscience research to apply to the Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) and/or Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience (NURE) summer programs.
  • These programs are currently funded through a National Institutes of Health NINDS R25 Summer Research Experience Grant and have been funded previously by the generous support of the Duquesne University Charles Henry Leach II Fund and the Duquesne Office of the Provost.
  • The 2023 applications are closed.

Biology CIRCLE Program

  • We invite undergraduate biology majors from any institution to apply to our 10-week summer undergraduate research experience- known as the Biology CIRCLE program.
  • Applicants should apply directly to the Biology CIRCLE program.
  • Contact Dr. Sarah Woodley for more information.
  • This program is supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates.
  • The 2023 applications are closed.