Research Opportunities

Department Funding for Research-Related Conferences

We are delighted to announce an opportunity for conference funding for undergraduate Statistical Science students presenting their research at a scholarly conference or attending a conference in support of their research. Funds are available for the 2021-2022 academic year.  For more information.

Deadlines for Research Conference and Competition Submissions

Deadline Opportunity
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Ready to present your undergraduate statistical science research project?  The regular weekly departmental research seminar on Friday afternoon, March 18th, will be devoted to undergraduate research.  Up to six undergrad researchers or teams will be selected to present to the department. Presenters will have 5-7 minutes to present up to five slides of content, and then will have 3 minutes of Q&A.  A moderator will collect questions throughout the talks and ask the speakers at appropriate times. Talk with your mentor, PI, or project advisor, then fill out this form. Applications close at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 1st; presenters will be announced a few days later.  We will provide guidance and feedback for presenters in advance. For further information, contact  


Duke Undergraduate Research Support Office

For more undergraduate research opportunities and support, read every page of the Duke Undergraduate Research Support Office  website here.

Librarian for Statistical Science

Jodi Psoter is Duke's librarian for Chemistry, Sciences, and Statistical Science.  Schedule an appointment to get help kickstarting your research project and literature review. Her contact information and the Statistical Science Research Guide she has developed for us can be found here.  


November 29, 2021

Abstract Submission deadline is mid-November for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2022 virtual conference scheduled for April 4-8.  It will be virtual and if accepted to present your paper or poster, you can apply for funding from the department for your conference fees.  More information here.

October 15, 2021

Abstract Submissions are open September13 - October 15 to present your research at  SNCURCS [SNCURCS] State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium which will be held virtually on Saturday, November 13.  More information here.  

February 28, 2021

UNC Greensboro’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Complex Data Analysis and Machine Learning Tools will take place May 24 - July 30 . Apply now for one of the 8 seats.

February 26, 2021

Duke Data+ Program will run June 1  through August 6, 2021. Paid ten-week summer research experience for undergraduates and master's students. Rolling review of applications--apply soon!! Details

January 10, 2021

The NSF Student Conference on COVID19 Modeling invites undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs involved in mathematical and computational modeling of CoVID-19 to submit an abstract for a poster or an oral presentation.  Deadline for free registration as well as for abstract submission via the registration form is January 10th.  Details

January 6, 2021

NISS Visualization Competition Submission Deadline.  Details   Submissions will be due by 8am EST on January 6th, 2021.