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Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice


New Research Opportunities!

2019 Amgen Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Applications due February 1, 2019

Amgen Scholars at NIH will spend the summer working at NIH's main campus in Bethesda, Maryland side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. During their internships at NIH, scholars will be matched with research mentors in the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) where they will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational, and clinical research enterprise.


The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (SRE)

Currently accepting applications - deadline Feb 11, 2019

The program will be held June 4-July 26, 2019, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Undergraduate majors in biology, math, and related fields will live on campus and work in teams with UT professors, NIMBioS researchers, and collaborators to conduct research at the interface of mathematics and biology. Participants receive free university apartment-style housing, a stipend of $4500, and up to $650 of support for travel to/from Knoxville. This year's research projects include: modeling biochemical pathways for aerotaxis in motile bacteria; modeling climate as a driver of change in human-wildlife interactions; investigating viral infection rates of marine phytoplankton; modeling cell differentiation; and modeling networking and the opioid epidemic. Applicants will be asked to select their first, second and third project choices.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas REU Site: Mechanisms in Evolution (Biology)

Currently accepting applications for summer 2019 - Deadline Mar 3, 2019

This NSF supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Participants receive a $5,750 stipend, travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory. The program dates are May 28 to Aug 2, 2019.


Find Research at UW Bothell on Database

UW Bothell Research opportunities databaseIf you are looking for ways to enhance your education, pad your resume, or just be a part of amazing projects then visit the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Opportunities Database. This database will help you connect with faculty who are actively looking for student researchers.


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Undergraduate Journals - Get Published!


Cover of the Crow journal: crows flying with sunset in backThe CROW

The CROW accepts a variety of submission types including research editorials, research papers, abstracts, works in progress, and literature reviews.* More information on the submission types can be found below. Submissions can be a culmination of any research conducted during a student’s time at the University of Washington Bothell.  The primary focus should be on research. We accept papers from both undergraduate and graduate students from all schools and programs at UW Bothell.


Clamor cover with green and black ombre backgroundClamor

Clamor is a venue for public expression and creative practice, as our name implies. In light of current events, we decided to showcase works that reflect opinions and identities representing the concerns of our community. While not everyone will agree with the ideas presented in these works, we chose pieces that resonated with us. As a student-led publication, our decisions were not made solely based on the content of these works, but on their engagement with their materials.


Fieldnotes cover with mountain landscape in backFieldnotes

A student-run undergraduate journal in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, Seattle. they are focused on highlighting undergraduate research performed in the College and raising awareness of environmental issues in the Puget Sound. This journal is produced quarterly with each issue focusing on a different aspect of the environment.



UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

Symposium Poster - girl holding a snake and smilingApplications Due Feb 12, 2019

Event Date: May 17, 2019 - 11AM to 6PM

A celebration of undergraduate scholarship and creative work.

UW Bothell undergraduate researchers are encouraged to apply to share their work at the 22nd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 17th on UW Seattle Campus in Mary Gates Hall. Be sure to use #UWSymp if you post about the symposium on social media.

Apply now!


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Student Research Benefits

  • Students discover their passion and talents and continue on to successful careers!
  • Research projects can lead to scholarships and/or awards; projects look good on a resume and  graduate school application.
  • Research experience allows undergraduate students to better understand published works, learn to balance collaborative and individual work, determine an area of interest, and jump start their careers as researchers.

How to Contact Faculty

How to get involved in an Undergraduate Research or Creative Practive (UGRCP) project:

Step 1: Use the opportunities database to find a project that interests you.

Step 2: Email the faculty contact. Example:

Dear Professor Smith,

My name is Jane Doe, and I am a pre-major freshman at UW Bothell. I was intrigued by your research project “Project Title”. I was drawn to this project because ___________. Would it be possible to meet with you to further discuss my potential involvement in your research? I am available these days and times. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jane Doe

Step 3: Check out all UGRCP scholarship, event, and summer research opportunities.

Step 4: Still have questions? Email the UREACH ambassadors club at They are here to support you!


More Opportunities


""Visit the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Database. To find UW Seattle opportunities from   visit the UW Research database.


""Find a whole list of research opportunities within the UW system and additional summer opportunities. 


""UW Bothell Office of Research has  scholarships for students participating in undergraduate research. These awards allow students to focus more attention and time on their research.





UREACH Ambassadors 

UREACH Ambassadors provide outreach and guidance to UW Bothell students interested in getting involved in research and creative practice.