Undergraduate Study
Research Opportunities
Summer Research Grants in BME

Summer Undergraduate Research Awards

The Biomedical Engineering Department is providing support for undergraduate research in the Summer of 2024.  Awards of $4750 will be extended on a competitive basis.

These grants will support BME students in immersive, full-time, 9-week summer research experiences within BME faculty labs.  The award money is allocated for student support and not toward research expenses. To encourage deep involvement in research, supported students will be expected to extend their research experience into the following academic year by enrolling in one or more BME 499 and continuing their research.  Students are expected to be involved in the lab from June 9–August 9 (9 weeks).

The online application is available here.  You must submit a summer undergraduate research proposal and have the support of a BME faculty member.  

Acceptance for this program will be rolling so you are encouraged to submit your application early. We expect applications to close by April 1, 2024.

You may submit the same undergraduate research proposal for a Northwestern Undergraduate Research Grant (URG) and/or a McCormick Summer Research Award and are encouraged to do so.


Michael Jaharis Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Supported by a generous gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation, there is additional support for one undergraduate student to engage in summer research as the Michael Jaharis Undergraduate Research Fellow.  Applications are welcome across the range of pharmaceutical sciences including, but not limited to: cell and viral based therapeutics, immunoengineering, regulatory science, and advances in gene and drug delivery.  Financial support is $4700 for 9 weeks of research and is intended to support the student and not be used for research expenses.

Applications are through the same system as for the BME SURA program.  Please mention in your application that you would like to be considered for the Michael Jaharis Undergraduate Research Fellowship.