Admission committees like to see applicants with research experience because it shows they:

Students who participate in research may also have an opportunity to contribute to the publication of a paper, or may develop an interest in pursuing an MD-PhD.

Research support for undergrads

UR@NU is a one-stop shop for information on research opportunities and funding for Northwestern undergraduates. On this site you can search for opportunities with Undergrad ARCH (Accessing Research and Creative Help), find out how to approach faculty to work in their lab/study, and apply for research grants.


Below you'll find a list of opportunities in which Northwestern students have previously participated. Although you are not limited to these experiences or locations, this is a great starting point to help you gain a broader perspective of the types of opportunities that are available to you. For recently posted opportunities, check out our Events and Opportunities.

Are you looking for a summer opportunity? See Summer Programs for more information.