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Research
Research
We advance science
through foundational research.

We Are committed to push the frontiers of science through cutting edge research with world-class scientists, leading-edge facilities and a climate conducive to make discoveries that impact our world.

Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate Research

You can excel as an undergraduate student by getting involved early, either through a summer program or semester internship. A myriad of diverse options are available to you. Explore below to get started.

Thomas Building on the University Park campus.
Researcher from the Department of Chemistry working in the laboratory.
Postdoctoral Individual Development Plan

The IDP is a tool to help the postdoc and their mentor focus on any skills that the postdoc may need to develop to help ensure success in their future career endeavors.

View of the Bridge to the Sciences at the University Park campus.

Eberly Postdoctoral Fellowships are designed to attract exceptional early career scientists to Penn State to enhance their career goals in the vibrant, highly collaborative environment of the Eberly College of Science and the broader STEM community of Penn State University.

Eberly Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Funding for Research

Certain grant opportunities, as well as internal and external funding resources, are readily accessible to you. You’ll find additional funding options, tips for preparing proposals, and more on the college’s intranet.

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Information for Researchers

With more than $900 million in annual research expenditures, Penn State ranks among the nation’s top 25 research universities. It’s also one of only two institutions in the country given land-grant, sea-grant, sun-grant, and space-grant status.

Materials Research Institute
Broader Impacts Resource Center

If you’re interested in activities that make a larger difference, this center helps you plan, write, and execute such projects successfully. While some resources are available through National Science Foundation grants and fellowships, many can also be used for other outreach purposes.

Researcher using a 2DCC Machine