Summer Research Program

Physics at Hope College


Hope College has a long, rich history of undergraduate research.

You will work directly with a faculty mentor to answer questions at the forefront of scientific research.

Are you ready to begin your career as a researcher?

Social activities with over 150 fellow research students
occur most evenings and weekends.

Hope has had as many as six NSF-REU grants.

U.S. News has listed Hope as providing exceptional undergraduate research opportunities every year since 2003.

Choose from a range of externally funded research projects:

Learn more about the specific projects by clicking on the topics above. The dates for the 2015 research program are May 26 to July 31, unless otherwise indicated.

Funding for the Summer Research Program is provided by:

  • National Science Foundation
  • Research Corporation
  • Mesaplexx, PTY LTD
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium
  • NASA
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • and Hope College Endowed funds

Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $5300 for the 10 week program. Housing assistance is also provided at 50% if the student lives on campus. Due to funding, we will only be accepting Hope College applications this year.


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Applications will be reviewed starting February 15, 2015 for Hope College students. We do not anticipate offering any positions to students from other institutions in 2015.

For more information contact us at