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Volunteer Research Opportunities

See below for a listing of volunteer and/or course credit research opportunities available at KU. 

Students will need to create an account through to view opportunities.  Once you have an account, you can click on the links below. You will be prompted to login with your KU online ID and password.  After you view the first posting, you can either come back to this page to view other opportunities or click on “Find Jobs & Internships” within Hirejayhawks and then select “Undergraduate Research Opportunities.”

Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list of all research opportunities on campus, so visit our Getting Started page for other ideas for finding a research opportunity!


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More than 1,200 students have received Undergraduate Research Awards since 1986
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