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Research Opportunities

Science, Technology and Research Scholars Program (IU STARS)

Physics, ConferenceIf you’re an outstanding high school student and you’re planning a career in science, IU STARS can provide you the competitive edge necessary for success, beginning with your first semester at IU. The IU STARS Program gives a select group of undergraduates majoring in the sciences an opportunity to conduct four full years of research under the mentorship and guidance of some of our best faculty scientists, while earning a bachelor’s degree. STARS participants get excellent preparation for graduate study and for challenging jobs in the sciences. More »


Biology’s Integrated Freshman Learning Experience (IFLE)

students in a labIFLE is for biology, biochemistry, and behavioral neuroscience majors at IU. It is a unique opportunity for high school graduates to conduct six weeks of laboratory research during the summer before their freshman year, followed by a year-long accelerated freshman introductory science course.  The course combines lecture with lots of lab experience, accelerated learning in biology, biochemistry and behavioral neuroscience, and uses state-of-the-art equipment. This program is limited to 25 students.  More »


Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Research Scholars Program

Political Science Prof. Jack Bielasiak with a studentThe Cox Research Scholars Program pairs incoming Indiana resident students with faculty mentors and provides them with a four-year full ride scholarship.  Each Research Scholar works with their faculty mentor to develop a research project or creative endeavor.  The student is expected to work on the project for 8 to 10 hours per week during the academic year.  Research Scholars may choose any major (or majors) offered at IU Bloomington; past Scholars have majored in biology, international studies, theatre and drama, and many other subjects.  More »