Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URF) is committed to supporting the intellectual curiosity, creativity and scholarly development of Simmons students.

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Pursue Research at Simmons

Throughout your undergraduate career at Simmons, you will have numerous opportunities to explore scholarly and creative passions, participate in paid, hands-on research experiences, present at national and international conferences, receive mentorship from faculty, pursue global experiences, and connect with community leaders, organizations, hospitals, and world-renowned research laboratories in the Boston area and beyond.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships works closely with students to locate research and funding opportunities, fellowships, and faculty mentors to advance their major, academic and career goals.

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Explore Opportunities at Simmons

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships offers a range of programs that support undergraduate academic and professional growth.

Opportunities at Simmons

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External Fellowships and Scholarships

In the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, we connect students with sources of funding from outside of Simmons.

External Opportunities

Undergraduate Research in the News

A model of a Perfluorooctanoic acid molecule.

Associate Professor of Biology Eric Luth Co-Authors Scientific Article with Former Students

Neurobiologist Eric Luth recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A (October 2021) with several of his students: Celine Breton ’21, Kaitlyn Kessel ’23, Ariel Robinson ’19, and Kainat Altaf ’22. The piece traces developmental abnormalities among worm populations after exposure to environmental contaminants.


National Period Day 2019 in Boston from the Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition website

Researcher-Activist Katarina Sousa ’24 Promotes Menstrual Equity in Massachusetts

Menstrual equity is an under-discussed and under-researched topic within academia, politics, and the general populace. Katarina Sousa ’24 is breaking the silence with her groundbreaking research and activism in Massachusetts.


Pictured: Students visit the MIT Museum: Raneem Mousa, Michelle Doroteo-Alvarez, Giselle Yang, Christine Felt, Leensyn Asmen, Minh Anh Bui

Simmons Creates Paths to Engineering

Simmons University is officially partnered with Washington University in St. Louis in the Engineering 3+2 program, in addition to Columbia University. As part of this program, students complete three years of course work at Simmons, followed by two additional years at a partner institution, earning both a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science from Simmons.


Physics major Geraldina Cruz '23

Geraldina Cruz '23 Presents Research at Brigham and Women's Radiology Research Symposium

Physics major Geraldina Cruz '23 recently participated in the annual Radiology Research Symposium at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) on May 25. Cruz was one of just two undergraduates who presented research alongside seasoned researchers at BWH. They spoke with...


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Piper Alyea-Herman '24 Presents Research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference

Biology major Piper Alyea-Herman has developed a deep interest in genetic research. In March, she gave a poster presentation at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference (ASBMB) in Seattle, for which she received a competitive travel award...


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From Scientific Research to Collective Bargaining: Neuroscientist Nora Monahan '21 Secures Research Assistants' Rights

After Nora Monahan graduated from Simmons with a degree in Neuroscience in 2021, she promptly began a research position at a prominent mental health treatment and research center. While still engaging in full-time scientific research, she has taken on a...


Chloie "CJ" Johnson

STEM Student Attends Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

CJ ’24 (Chloie Johnson) attended the American Physical Society’s Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at Boston University in January 2023. They spoke with us about their experience at the conference and their love for science. Tell us about...


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Dan Nguyen '23 Receives Robert Y. Young Award

Physics major Dan Nguyen has received a prestigious award from the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Nguyen began her research as a SURPASs (Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Simmons) scholar and is now testing her theories at the new science building. She spoke with us about her project, what drew her to Simmons, and her future plans.


Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

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Nakeisha Cody

Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

Jaime Libowitz

Operations Manager, Undergraduate Programs

Rachel Oshinsky

Fellowship Advisor