Montana State University

Office of Research and Economic Development

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172460
Bozeman, MT 59717-2460

Tel: (406) 994-2891
FAX: (406) 994-2893
Location: 207 MONTANA HALL

Vice-President of Research and Economic Development

Dr. Renee Reijo Pera, PhD


Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Scholars Program (USP) is designed to encourage, facilitate, and support undergraduate research and creative activity in collaboration with faculty. Working on specific research/creative projects has been shown to increase student success in other classes, in the job market, and in graduate school.

Hughes Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) The Hughes-SURP is a structured, 10-week, summer research program that introduces undergraduates to the rigors and challenges of scientific research in a mentor-based environment. .

The McNair Scholars Program The McNair Scholars Program at MSU serves the needs of 25 undergraduate students annually who are either first-generation/low-income or minorities traditionally underrepresented (e.g. Native American, Latino, Alaskan Native, and African American) in graduate school. Eligible scholars are selected who have demonstrated strong academic potential and are committed to attending graduate school and pursuing a doctoral degree.  A particular focus of the MSU McNair program is providing research/project opportunities and financial support for summer research projects for each student who is paired with a faculty mentor.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program - funding from National Science Foundation (NSF)

Center for Biofilm Engineering

Chemistry & Biochemistry