Doing Research at Other Institutions

You can apply to do research with faculty at another institutions. Ways to pursue this include:

  • The American Psychological Association’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities & Internships: The APA maintains a database of summer research opportunities for undergraduates. More information may be found here..
  • The American Psychological Association’s Summer Science Fellowship:
    The American Psychological Association selects a small number of students to do research with nationally known psychologists over the summer, and the APA covers expenses and gives you a stipend.  Only rising senior students are eligible (i.e., during the summer between your junior and senior years). For more information see www.apa.org/science/ssf.html.

 Other local resources include:

  • Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) – University of Wisconsin-Madison
    The Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP) provides intensive mentoring and experience in scientific research and professional development to undergraduates from historically underrepresented populations – racial and ethnic students of color, low socio-economic status, and first-generation college students – who have expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in scientific psychology. PREP features a balance of mentored laboratory research (approximately 30 hours/week) and a curriculum of scientific instruction, professional development and networking opportunities. It is supported by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) mechanism and sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • NSF REU in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences – University of Minnesota This intensive ten-week program serves up to 12 undergraduates who are considering future research and graduate work in the behavioral and cognitive sciences. This University of Minnesota program offers students an ideal opportunity to explore their future options in an intellectually challenging and socially rewarding context. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and the University of Minnesota.