Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students in EPS take advantage of incredible opportunities to work with Harvard’s world-class faculty through mentored research (EPS 91) or senior thesis research projects (EPS 99). EPS students also frequently accept internships and fellowships at other leading institutions during the summer.

Student in lab

Recent Undergraduate Research

The EPS department believes that hands-on research is an unparalleled experience for undergraduates, and therefore allocates funding for students to work in labs and research groups during the school year and summer. See our recent undergraduate research website for more information on what students have been up to lately!

Undergraduates Sharing Science

Every year, EPS undergraduates present their research in departmental settings and at conferences around the world. See some of our recent conference presenters and student publications at the link above.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Learn about how to work in an EPS research group or find fellowship and internship opportunities outside of Harvard here.

Research Funding

The EPS department provides generous support to undergraduates conducting research, presenting at conferences, and spending the summer working in Cambridge. To apply for funding, speak with the Academic Programs Manager, Campbell Halligan (campbellhalligan@fas.harvard.edu).

For information about funding sources and tips on applying, see this recording of the Summer STEM Research and Funding Panel (begins 30 minutes into the recording) presented by EPS undergrads in March 2021. You can also view the slides from the presentation.