Since 1987, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and its related international, apprentice, and other programs, has enabled over 1000 students to conduct research or work on creative projects in collaboration with faculty members. The program offers students the opportunity to design and implement a research project in any academic discipline both during the academic year and the summer. There are a number of types of awards, including Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Abroad, and Research Presentation Grants. Recently, geography students have received awards to conduct research in the Murmansk region of Russia and in Barcelona, Spain. If you are thinking of going to graduate school, especially, this is a program to look into. For detailed information, including a description of the programs and application processes, a list of recent awards and fellowships, deadlines, and other summer opportunities, please visit the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research website.
Undergraduate research opportunities for you to consider...
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, UNH, apply by March 1, Summer 2012
Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU) for The Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, apply by February 17, 2012. Summer 2012
You may also ask your advisor or a Geography faculty member about additional opportunities.