Tips and Resources for Undergraduate Researchers

We had a great turnout for our undergraduate mentoring roundtable discussions. Thank you to all who shared advice. We asked participants to contribute to a document with recaps, resources, and tips they learned about during the event. Feel free to download and share this compiled document. It is full of wonderful resources for OU students and graduates interested in pursuing STEM fields or graduate degrees in general.

Downloadable Document: AWIS_undergrad_mentoring_roundtables_recaps&resources


Interested in Science Communication?

Get involved with a network of researchers who share a similar passion. NPR coordinates a worldwide community they call Friends of Joe’s Big Idea, who serve to peer edit Sci Com pieces, share job opportunities, and promote each other’s work. Connect with Madeline Sofia if you’d like to become a part of this community.

Fellowship Opportunities

Best Colleges offers a resource that features unique perspectives from women who completed STEM programs and includes a listing of scholarships valued at over $100,000.

UC Berkeley maintains a listing of postdoctoral fellowships in the biological sciences.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awards fellowships to women for full-time study or research at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. These are available to non-US citizens and US Citizens.

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program has awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists more than $3.5 million in grants since 2003.