Kentucky Academy of Science

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites in Kentucky

The REU program is funded by the National Science Foundation and provides opportunities for undergraduates interested in all disciplines of science research.  Applications for these summer programs are typically due early in the calendar year. Here are some REU hosts in Kentucky- a link to other REU opportunities across the country is at the bottom of this page.


 Disturbance Ecology in Central Appalachia, May 22 – July 28, 2017 (10 weeks)

Deadline is Feb 15, 2017

annulenesTheoretically Interesting Molecules, Northern Kentucky University (and other locations)

University of Kentucky

A multidisciplinary undergraduate summer REU program in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Sciences focusing on cell/protein interactions with materials and incorporation of these systems into devices. Program Dates: Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, August 4, 2017. Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Summer research experiences for undergraduates

Undergraduate Research Experiences in STEM Education


Advancing Psychological Research with Technology, Western Kentucky University

 University of Kentucky Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences

Summer Research Opportunity Program at U of L -Micro/Nano Manufacturing



Find NSF-funded REU programs, in (almost) all 50 states, and a few US Territories, here: