N3AS Undergraduate Research Program

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Applications are closed.

Watch this page for future application cycle in Fall 2024.

Program Description

Students in the N3AS undergraduate research program are supported directly by N3AS and their mentors across the US, with one on one meetings, projects, workshops, planned semester by semester/ In addition to a scientific mentor, the students have a non-science mentor and participate in bi-weekly lectures or activities with N3AS members, specifically designed to support students through small groups and individualized research development plans.


  • Strong interests in nuclear physics, neutrino physics, dark matter, and/or related topics in astrophysics
  • Having completed Quantum Mechanics coursework (Physics/Astrophysics major)
  • Computational skills (e.g. Python, Sequel, Matlab, C, and similar, related to Physics and Astrophysics)
  • Strong background in algebra and calculus
  • N3AS is well-suited for transfer students seeking funded research and mentoring opportunities
  • Students eligible for work study are invited to apply
  • Independent study units can be provided
  • Students are paid biweekly; international students can participate in mentorship and research, but there may be limits to their ability to receive compensation.

Position can be renewed semester by semester, ideal commitment 2 or more semesters


  • Carry out research-related to the N3AS project for approximately 10 hours a week
  • Meet regularly with their science project mentor
  • Meet once a month with the career mentor
  • Participate regularly in the N3AS workshops, 6 meetings per semester approximately
  • Contribute to the N3AS community
Current and past students