Undergraduate student research

Undergraduate students have a wide array of opportunities to conduct research under the direction of world-class faculty who are leaders in their fields of research. Students involved in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) receive up to $1,400 in stipends and up to $300 for project related expenses. Learn more about student research.

Graduate student research

There are several ways to acquire a graduate student research assistantship at the University of Minnesota. Your department may offer you an assistantship as part of your admission and acceptance to a graduate degree program. In addition, there are other ways to find an assistantship:

  • Check department websites for internally posted positions. See the CSE department directory.
  • Visit the University’s employment system to search and apply for openings
  • Network with professors and departments.

With each posting, you will find complete application instructions. Learn more at the Graduate Assistant Employment Office.

Faculty research

Several resources are available to help faculty secure research grants, connect with other researchers, and meet University requirements for safety.

Industry research partnerships

The College of Science and Engineering has many research partnerships with businesses and industry that include non-sponsored and sponsored support for faculty research. We also encourage University-industry partnerships in sponsored research from other external funding sources. In addition, we support industry use of research facilities (according to approved external usage fees) and technology transfer and licensing of University-generated IP. Find out how your business can become a research partner.