Research Opportunities

Additional Research Opportunities Outside of LMU



  • There are many organizations throughout the nation that provide undergraduate research opportunities during the academic year and summer season. Below a few of these listed.


    APA - American Psychological Association

    APSA - American Political Science Association

    ASTR - American Society for Theatre Research

    FFRN - Film Festival Research Network

    IBP - Institute for Broadening Participation, Building Partnerships to Support Diversity in STEM

    NHA - National Humanities Alliance

    NSF - National Science Foundation

    WebGURU - Guide for Undergraduate Research

  • Interested in presenting your research beyond LMU? Consider applying for the conferences below

    NCUR The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.

    More information can be found on the NCUR website

    SCCUR The Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research is broadly multi-disciplinary, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and applied sciences. Students present their scholarly work either in 15-minute seminar presentations chaired by faculty moderators (with 3 minutes for Q & A and two minutes to transition to the next talk) or in poster sessions. Students apply to present their work by submitting a proposal in the form of a brief abstract, limited to 300 words. Abstracts are reviewed by faculty from appropriate disciplines at participating institutions and accepted, returned for revision, or declined. Undergraduate students who wish to present their faculty-mentored research or scholarly/creative activity at SCCUR must complete the abstract submission by early October. Students and faculty mentors must also register for the conference.

    More information can be found on the SCCUR website

    CUR The Council of Undergraduate Research is a great place to look for student research paper and presentation opportunities. They have an evolving list of opportunities that are routinely updated on their site.

    More information can be found on the CUR website


  • Click the link below for information on ONIF's upcoming events and fellowships opportunities, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) and the Barry Goldwater Scholarship!

    Upcoming ONIF Events