Term-Time Research

During the academic year, you can conduct research for credit, as determined by the director of undergraduate study in each department.

Students can also receive funding from one of many sources. Additionally, many faculty members across academic departments hire students directly to serve as research assistants.

funding sources



More than two dozen University buildings are used exclusively for scientific research. Their interconnected labs, clusters, and offices encourage scientists to cut across boundaries and collaborate in the chemical, biological, physical, engineering, and computational sciences.
  • students during wintersession in the lab
  • students in a lab
  • students in lab

Summer Research

Harvard offers many residential research programs for students staying on campus during the summer. In addition, funding is available to support independent research locally, domestically, and internationally.

Summer Research

Voyage of Discovery

Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships helps students navigate the research opportunities available here on campus, in the Cambridge area, and around the world.

students during wintersession in the lab