Research Development

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Operations (ORSPO) organizes research engagement activities to provide opportunities for UIW researchers to showcase their work, including the annual Research Week. The ORSPO also offers a variety of resources and research training opportunities for the UIW community. For more information on research development opportunities, please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Operations at (210) 805-3036.






Research Week


"A Celebration of Student Research"

April 8-12, 2019

Call for Submissions

Deadline: January 31, 2019 at midnight. 



Undergraduate Research Opportunities


Program Information

Application Due Date

Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN)- Undergraduate Research Program

Dates: May 29 to August 1, 2019 (9 weeks) 

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are encouraged to apply. 

Stipend: $4,500 stipend Other support:  On-campus or nearby housing, travel assistance. The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO. 

For more information about UWIN, visit:    For more information about the program, contact Aude Lochet, program coordinator:


January 25

NASA Student Airborne Research Program

The Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) is an eight-week summer internship program for rising senior undergraduate students to acquire hands-on research experience in all aspects of a scientific campaign using one or more NASA Airborne Science Program flying science laboratories (aircraft used for SARP have included the DC-8, P-3B, C-23, UC-12B, and ER-2).


Research areas include atmospheric chemistry, air quality, forest ecology, and ocean biology. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. The program culminates with formal presentations of research results and conclusions.

For more information visit:

January 30

REU: Computational Sensing for Human-Centered AI at Rochester Institute of Technology

The REU Site in Computational Sensing for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence recognizes that as the boundaries between HCI and AI blur, and AI grows increasingly agile and pervasive, the next generation of computational scientists must be capable of responsibly and effectively leveraging a spectrum of sensing data from data-generating humans. With this focus, the REU Site will expand its trajectory as an attractor for highly diverse students who will gain experience with sensing hardware and software towards transformative advances in intelligent systems focused on human behaviors and cognitive processes. Enabling diverse stakeholders early in their careers to discover how to collect, fuse, make inference with, and visualize multimodal human data can transform how humans and machines engage and collaborate. The research in the REU Site will address two limitations in AI: first, that underserved populations are at risk of being marginalized with the present focus on big data AI and, second, that AI trainees often lack experience with human data collection and critical thinking about human-elicited datasets. The REU Site will stimulate novel, safe ways for systems to team up with people to address society's vexing problems while remaining fair, attuned to bias, and representative of the diverse fabric of the general population.


For more information visit:



January 31

Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP) at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The Gates Center Summer Internship Program (GSIP) encourages outstanding undergraduates to consider careers in biomedical research in an academic or industry setting by providing state-of-the-art training opportunities at the Gates Center.​

Eligibility and Requirements

All undergraduate students that are in a science-related major and that are enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of application are eligible to apply. Former GSIP interns are highly encouraged to apply.

Interns are required to attend orientation, the GSIP seminar series and outreach activities. They must also present their work at the end of the internship at the poster session.

Any publications, patents, posters, talks or projects that result from an intern's participation in GSIP must credit the program by including the funding acknowledgment.

For more information visit:

February 11

Analytic Studies Intern Program at the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of its technical studies and research group.  MCI is the center for specialized technical collections research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums, collections, and research centers.  MCI combines state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide technical research and characterization of objects.

Acceptable majors include, but are not limited to:  museum studies, conservation studies, art history, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, earth sciences, chemical engineering, and materials science engineering.  Basic courses in chemistry and math are preferred; lab experience is not required.  A stipend will be offered for a period of 10 weeks.
Applicants should contact potential advisors in advance of application and should specify preferred advisors in their application. Applications must be made on line at  - apply for the Museum Conservation Institute Analytical Studies Intern Program. 

February 15

Robert Frederick Smith Internship Program at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History was established to advance the digital curation, community outreach, and internship initiatives at the Museum. As part of the Smith Fund Internship and Fellowship Program, the Museum will select and provide funding for interns who will be located onsite with the Museum and offsite at select African American museums, art galleries and museums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), cultural institutions and historic sites, or other related institutions dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history and culture. All internship opportunities with this program will focus on work related to digital imaging, media preservation, digital preservation of personal and community objects, digital content management, collections information management, recording and preserving oral histories, or digital filmmaking.

(open to undergraduate and graduate students)

For more information visit:


February 15

University of Tennessee Summer Research Intern Program

Spend the summer doing research at the University of Tennessee Space Institute! The Summer Research Intern Program at UTSI provides research experiences to undergraduate students majoring in engineering, science, or mathematics. Interns are assigned to the supervision of one or more UTSI professors and given a long-term research project to complete over the course of the summer. Additional, educational opportunities are provided, including engineering seminars and a career panel discussion. 
Employment Details 
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019 
Position Type: Temporary, Part-time 
Position Level: Undergraduate 
Salary: $3510 stipend ($13.00/hr x 30 hrs/wk x 9 wks)* Location: UTSI campus in Tullahoma, Tennessee Starts On: June 10, 2019** 
Ends On: August 19, 2019** 
Travel: Some travel to other facilities may be required. 
* 2018 numbers, subject to change 
** tentative dates, subject to change 
For More Information 
Please visit: 
or contact the UTSI Human Resources Department 
phone: (931) 393-7226 

February 28

REU: Mechanisms of Evolution at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas


This NSF-supported program provides students with an opportunity to perform independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.   

Participants receive a $5,750 stipend, travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.   

The program dates are May 28 to Aug 2, 2019. 

Please direct your students to the list of mentors and the on-line application - 

All applicants to REU biology programs must now register with the NSF at Applicants will be asked to create a user account and will receive a unique nine-digit REU ID via email. The REU ID is required for an application to UNLV Mechanisms of Evolution program. A complete application includes a one-page career essay, transcripts, and one letter of recommendation. 

Interested students may contact for additional information.

March 3