Selected Research Opportunities

From papers to capstone projects, from advanced laboratory research to fieldwork in the lanes and alleyways of Shanghai, research is a cornerstone of an NYU Shanghai education. Many of NYU's institutes in New York offer summer research opportunities and funding, such as the below. Meanwhile, students studying across NYU's global network work closely with professors in laboratories and research projects, take on research assistantships, co-publish and present with mentors and supervisors. 

Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund (NYU Shanghai)

NYU Shanghai's flagship funding program for undergraduates outside of the academic year, the DURF annually funds students' summer research. Proposals should be made in collaboration with a faculty member(s) who will be supervising your work, and projects can be conducted individually or in groups. Each year, the competition opens in early spring, but applicants are encouraged to think through possible directions for their research throughout the year. Along with other research opportunities, DURF projects are presented each fall at the annual NYU Shanghai Global Research Symposium.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (NYU Courant)

NYU's Mathematics Department sponsors summer research experiences (SURE) for a selected number of undergraduates math majors each year. The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience is aimed at advanced undergraduate math students in their junior year. For more information, click here.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NYU Center for Neural Science)

NYU's Center for Neural Science hosts undergraduates interested in pursuing a neuroscience research-centered career. Accepted students are placed in laboratory positions during a 10-week summer program, during which they contribute to ongoing research and undertake projects in New York University science labs. For more information, click here.

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (NYU Langone, NYU Biology)

NYU's medical school sponsors a comparable, competitive summer program for undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college and who aim to pursue a biomedical career. For more information, see here. For NYU Biology's summer research program, see here.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University International Summer Research Internship Program

The SJTU International Summer Research Internship Program seeks to promote international research collaboration and to enhance the academic environment at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. It offers top undergraduate students from around the world the opportunity to work at world class research laboratories under prominent research professors. Applications from NYU Shanghai students are encouraged, and scholarships may be available. For more information, please visit the Study@SJTU page.

Students from all NYU sites who will be in residence in Shanghai are welcome to apply to conduct research with NYU Shanghai faculty. To find an open position, simply log into the NYU Shanghai CareerNet.

Faculty are encouraged to hire student collaborators for new and ongoing research. Contact for assistance in administering your research position.