Summer Research Opportunities

The UHC provides these research programs in the summer term. Undergraduate students who are interested should choose between the following:

BE (Brackenridge Experience) Summer Research Fellowships

These fellowships support University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students on the Oakland campus who conduct an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor and participate in a weekly seminar in which Fellows present their projects. Fellows receive a stipend of $4,000 for the summer (mid-May through July) to enable them to commit fully to their project and the associated responsibilities without having to support themselves by means of a summer job. These fellowships are open to undergraduates from any field.

Honors College - Health Sciences (HCHS) Summer Research Fellowships

These fellowships support University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students on the Oakland campus who are planning to pursue a career in one of the health-related fields. The Honors College - Health Sciences Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend for the summer (mid-May through July) to enable them to dedicate themselves full-time to conducting an independent research project under the mentorship of a faculty member in any of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Schools.

Dick Thornburgh Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program

The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and the University Honors College founded the Dick Thornburgh Summer Fellowships to support undergraduate research into issues of governance addressed in Governor Dick Thornburgh’s long and eminent service in national and international leadership. Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,000 to free them from having to seek summer employment.

ACT Research Fellowship

ACT research projects investigate issues pertinent to the local communities in areas such as education, the environment, immigrant and refugee issues, neighborhood development, food security, and more. ACT Fellows must be University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students and weekly research meetings are held on the Oakland campus. Fellows prepare a final report for the University Honors College, their faculty mentor, and community partner that details their research efforts, findings, and recommendations. Fellows receive a stipend of $4,000 for full-time research over the summer (mid-May through July).

These fellowships support University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students on the Oakland campus who are planning to pursue a career in one of the health-related fields.  The Honors College - Health Sciences (HCHS) Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend for the summer (mid-May through early August) to enable them to dedicate themselves full-time to conducting an independent research project under the mentorship of individual faculty members in any of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Schools.  The HCHS Fellows will include undergraduate students who participate in the International Academy of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.