Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

💡What is an REU?
REU stands for Research Experience for Undergraduates. Primarily for students who want a future in research but have limited opportunities in their home institution. Generally funded by the National Science Foundation. Sites that host 10+ undergraduate students to conduct research. Students are granted stipends Additional aid in housing, travel, and meal stipends may be awarded

💡Where can I find REUs?

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Research Opportunities at Arizona State University

ACE Scholars Program

The Arizona Cancer Evolution Center (ACE) is excited to recruit undergraduate students to its ACE Scholars research program for Spring 2024. The ACE Scholars program aims to recruit motivated undergraduates from a diverse set of backgrounds and skillsets to pursue research projects at the intersection of cancer biology and evolutionary theory. The emerging field of cancer evolution seeks to employ evolutionary theory to address how we can understand the progression of cancer in individuals and how natural selection has shaped cancer risk across the tree of life. Our group explores a broad range of research questions within this field from cancer-like diseases in species of coral to reproductive cancers across mammals and the language of cancer (i.e., how do we talk or not about cancer and how does that impact various clinical and non-clinical domains). Much of our research relies on computational and bioinformatics methods but a background in these topics is not required to be considered for admission. The ACE Scholars program offers robust training in the methods relevant to our research as well as professional development training aimed to enhance graduate school applications, science communication, and personal branding. 

Students can take research credits as allowed by their degree program/department should they want to do so.

Eligibility: We are looking to work with online students from a variety of degree programs offered through The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

Mentor(s): ACE Center Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Course credit: Optional

How to apply: Submit an application to:

Contact information:

SOLUR Program

The School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Research (SOLUR) program promotes opportunities for undergraduates in the School of Life Sciences to participate in exciting biological research.

Working side-by-side with faculty and other mentors, we will teach you about scientific investigation through hands-on experiences. You will directly contribute to current research projects. Your research experience will help prepare you for a career in life sciences.

We provide:

We encourage and promote research opportunities specifically for students within the School of Life Sciences. Our student researchers are often involved in interdisciplinary projects that encompass areas such as psychology, biochemistry, kinesiology, bioengineering, medicine and philosophy.

Learning research skills is a gradual process — so we offer four levels of student involvement: Apprentice, Researcher, Scholar and Fellow.

Course credit: Optional

How to apply: Review: or contact Dr. Susan Holechek at