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Now Available: Fall 2014 Research Fellowship Application!

Undergraduate students may now apply for MemphiSTEM Undergraduate Research Fellowships for Fall 2014. Fellowships are for $500 for the semester (50 hours of research).

Students must identify a research project and faculty advisor in order to be considered for an award. Please remember that the examples below are PAST research projects. Students should talk to faculty members in their major directly to determine what opportunities may be available this semester. In addition, all Fall 2014 applicants must have some level of matching financial support from the faculty advisor in order to be considered for an award. Applicants must ask the faculty advisor to submit a short statement of support to Dr. Ivey ( via email that indicates the title of the project and the level of funding that they will provide. Applications will be accepted until September 12, 2014 for the Fall 2014 semester. Successful candidates will be notified by September 17, 2014 of their award.

Please be sure to complete all fields and submit the completed form electronically. You may access the online application here.


Examples of Previously Funded Undergraduate Research Projects at the U of M by STEM Discipline

Please click on the links below to read about research projects for which Undergraduate Research Fellowships were previously funded through MemphiSTEM.  These are examples of the wide variety of STEM research conducted on campus.  Please contact faculty in your major to determine current research project opportunities.


Biomedical Engineering


Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Earth Sciences

Electrical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering



Other Opportunities for Research Experience

There are a number of alternate ways undergraduate students may participate in STEM research at the UofM. Students may approach STEM faculty with research grants who may be seeking undergraduate researchers. To determine who has research grants, talk to STEM advisors or faculty working in fields that interest you. You may schedule an appointment with STEM advisor, Ms. Regina Hairston ( if you wish to discuss research opportunities for undergraduates at the UofM.

There are also opportunities outside the UofM. Check out the following links:

Duke Engineering URE
Students in any field of engineering or the hard sciences may apply to the program, not just engineering students.

National Science Foundation REU Site
(Includes link to Search for an REU Site)

 Please click here for a Research Skills Tip Sheet and get some information about library resources.  

MemphiSTEM Links

Herff College of Engineering (HCOE)
HCOE Multimedia
S-STEM Grant
TRio STEM Project

MemphiSTEM Spotlight


"Being involved with MemphiSTEM has been a wonderful experience for me. It has helped me forge relationships with professors and other students that have been invaluable to me. MemphiSTEM has helped me become more prepared for a job after I graduate by allowing me to have a leadership position and work with teams. I can't believe how lucky I am to have been able to be involved with MemphiSTEM." - Lorrie

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