Research Opportunities

Summer Research Assistantships (SRAs) in Social/Behavioral Science, Clinical Medicine or Biomedical Sciences are made available annually on a competitive basis to students enrolled in the PLME. This is an excellent opportunity to become engaged in a research project under the supervision and mentorship of a Brown faculty member [e.g. Instructor rank or above]. Students who are awarded an assistantship usually carry out their research project on campus or at a Brown-affiliated hospital between June-August. Applications for a student and a faculty member to work abroad together are considered only when both the faculty and student will be on site together.

The Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award Program (UTRA) is offered through the College to strengthen undergraduate education through supporting collaborative research, course development, and teaching activities between faculty members and students in all academic disciplines. The fellowship may be held either over the summer or during the semester, and provide students with opportunities to work closely in research situations with faculty members, to participate integrally in the process of course development and revision, and to experience the work of college teaching directly.

BrownConnect serves first years, sophomores and juniors who are seeking high-quality internships and research opportunities providing “one stop shopping” in a wide range of fields and geographical locations, as well as financial support to students in low-paid or unpaid internships. Students will be able to search BrownConnect for internships, research opportunities, and funding offered through and for the Brown community.

Office of Biology Undergraduate Education maintains a searchable database of research opportunities for undergraduates at Brown which lists faculty names and their research interests and may be browsed at It can be used to identify volunteer (non-credit) research opportunities, summer projects, independent study projects, and Honors projects.

The Directory of Research and Researchers ( at Brown, produced by Brown's Office of the Vice President for Research, has been designed to help Brown faculty promote their own research activities, and to make it easy for our various audiences (including Brown students and staff, investors and funding organizations, and the public at large) to keep track of ongoing research at Brown.

Alpert Medical School Research

Lifespan Research Programs (Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital and Newport Hospital)

Care New England Research:
Butler Hospital Research
Memorial Hospital of RI Research
Women & Infants Hospital Research