Summer Research Opportunities
- Fisk University Summer Research Program (SPR), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
- The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Lincoln Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
- Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
- NASA Academy
- National Institutes of Health, Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
- National Science Foundation Science and Technology Centers Summer Undergraduate Internship Programs
- NIH Research and Training Opportunities for Undergraduates
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Summer Internships for Undergraduates
- Rockefeller University, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
- Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function
- University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART)
- UC Davis: Hugh Edmondson Research Internship
- UC Davis: NIEHS Undergraduate Summer Training in Environmental Toxicology
- UC Davis Vertical Integration of Research and Education (VIGRE)
- UC Davis: Collaborative Research and Education in Agricultural Technologies and Engineering (CREATE) REU
- UC Davis: Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Physics Department
- UC Davis: CBST Summer Internship Program
- UC Davis: NIEHS Undergraduate Summer Training in Environmental Toxicology
- UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
- UC Berkeley Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy and International Affairs
- UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research (SUPERB)
- UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
- UCLA Summer Nursing Program: School of Nursing
- UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
- UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Pharmacology (Pharmacology Surf)
- UC San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS)
- UC San Diego Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Research Internship Program
- UC San Francisco Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program
- University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program
- Vanderbilt University Research Experiences for Undergraduates
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP)
Fisk University Summer Research Program (SRP), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The REU summer program at Fisk University will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct various types of Materials Science research. This program is designed especially for sophomores, juniors and seniors majoring in such fields at physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. Students will be mentored by the Fisk University faculty, post docs and graduate students in the following areas in the Physics Department: Chemical Physics, Optical Materials, Materials Science and Applications and Surface Science. Students will also participate in an organized program of lectures, mini-courses, laboratory visits and a variety of recreational activities.
Summer 2013 Application form at: http://www.fisk.edu/academics/cpcom/outreach/srp.aspx.
The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program
The Summer Student Program is designed to help students understand the nature of research science. The emphasis of this program is on methods of discovery and communication of knowledge, not the mastery of established facts. Independent research is under the guidance of a mentor. Students will have the opportunity to develop an independent research project, implement their plan, analyze the data, and report their results. Each year, there will be about thirty students chosen from around the United States, from both high school and undergraduate institutions. Jackson Lab is located near the beautiful Acadia National Park.
Applications due: February 2, 2013
Program date: June 8 Ė August 12, 2013
For more information and applications: http://education.jax.org/summerstudent
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Offers a wide variety of summer internship opportunities in various disciplines, including chemistry and material science, computer science, criticality safety, engineering, and physics.
Lincoln Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Participants must have completed the junior year or be seniors in the process of completing their undergraduate degree and they must be majoring in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or comparable fields and have excellent academic records. U.S. citizenship is required.
Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, sponsored by Mayo Graduate School, is a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research. For students considering medical research as a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D.
Application deadline: February 1, 2013
Program dates: May 28 - August 2, 2013
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship
This program offers internships for undergraduate and graduate students in science, math, and engineering academic disciplines. The program allows students to apply classroom theory to "real world" work experience while earning a stipend. The program includes a trip to a field site to participate in a technical forum and provides valuable presentation experience.
Application deadline: January 18, 2013
Program dates: June 3 - August 9, 2013
A national educational, training, and research resource for college undergraduate and graduate students, dedicated to promoting current and future opportunities for innovation and leadership in aerospace-related careers.
Application deadline: January 7, 2013
National Institutes of Health, Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.
Awards cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
National Science Foundation Science and Technology Centers Summer Undergraduate Internship Programs
The NSF Science & Technology Centers (STC) Undergraduate Research Experience is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in a cutting-edge field. Scholars gain a competitive advantage and are mentored by a top research faculty. Scholars make a difference scientifically & socially interact with a national community of peers and discover pathways to graduate school.
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NIH Research and Training Opportunities for Undergraduates
The NIH offers programs for college students, recent college graduates, graduates students, professional students, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Summer Internships for Undergraduate
This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Many of the participants in the program have decided on a career in science and engineering because of the nature of the experience. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. This program is not a job. It is an internship and is intended to support the intellectual and professional development of students who have a sincere desire to be fully involved in a program which offers an intensive, mentored scientific research experience.
Website: http://www.orau.org/ornl/undergraduates/default.htm and apply for the following Undergraduate Internship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
Note: On your application, be sure to specify Oak Ridge National Laboratory as your first choice.
Rockefeller University, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.
Application deadline: February 1, 2013
Program dates: June 3 - August 9, 2013
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function
The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) of the Center for Study of Gene Structure & Function at Hunter College of the City University of New York gives undergraduates hands-on experience in one of the 50 research laboratories of the Gene Center at Hunter College in NYC. The goal of the program is to train and encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate study in biomedical research.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
Program dates: June 3 - July 29, 2013
University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART)
The University of Colorado at Boulder offers 10-week summer research internships through the Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) program. The internships provide hands-on experience in research and an introduction to graduate education at a leading university. Twenty to twenty five undergraduates from institutions nationwide take part in this challenging and informative program each summer. SMART interns conduct research projects in science, math, and engineering fields under the guidance of a faculty mentor and see firsthand graduate student life at a major institution. Interns also interact in the social environment of a large university and in a community of underrepresented peers.
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Program dates: June 3 - August 9, 2013
UC Davis: Collaborative Research and Education in Agricultural Technologies and Engineering (CREATE) REU
NSF CREATE-REU is a summer residential undergraduate research experience program focused on transgenic plants and in-vitro plant systems. the CREATE-REU program, students will be trained in interdisciplinary research approaches and will develop professional skills needed for success in graduate school and the workplace. Each summer, eight trainees will be selected to participate in the CREATE-REU and will reside on campus for nine weeks.
UC Davis: Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Physics Department
During the 10-week program students live on campus while working alongside our faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects from the department of physics. Students get a view of physics very different from typical coursework.
UC Davis: CBST Summer Internship Program
UC Davis Center for Biophotonics Sciene and Technology hosts a Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate students. For a period of 8 to 12 weeks students get involved in on-going research projects in the following areas: Bioimaging, Molecular & Cellular Biophotonics and Medical Biophotonics.
Application deadline: March 8, 2013
Program dates: June 17 - August 9, 2013 (With the research mentor approval, internships can be extended up to 4 additional weeks).
UC Davis: NIEHS Undergraduate Summer Training in Environmental Toxicology
Program involves introduction to basic concepts in laboratory research for undergraduate students who are exploring graduate school and careers in environmental health sciences. There is an opportunity to study the harmful effects of chemicals on human health and the environment in this unique science that combines the principles of biology and chemistry.
UC Davis: Hugh Edmondson Research Internship
The Hugh Edmondson Summer Research Internship Program provides a unique research opportunity for motivated college students who have demonstrated a strong interest in research in the health sciences. The internship program offers research opportunities under the supervision and mentorship of pathology faculty in various pathology laboratories located at the UC Davis campus or at the medical center/health sciences campus in Sacramento. In addition to research activities, the program offers weekly lectures and problem-based-learning exercises that promote investigative and critical thinking.
UC Davis Vertical Integration of Research and Education (VIGRE)
Funded by the National Science Foundation to integrate research and education. There are a dozen Summer fellowships available for undergraduate students who work with professors on a research project. Application is posted in Winter of each year for the coming Summer. TARGET GROUP: Undergraduates in all mathematical sciences. Contact: email@example.com
UC Berkeley Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
Promote access to graduate education among undergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged, and who may not have had exposure to the academic environment of a research university. The program offers internships in the humanities and in the biological, physical, and social sciences for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (not graduating in the spring semester/quarter, except UC Berkeley students).
UC Berkeley Richard and Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Preparation for future leaders who possess a commitment to public service and, in particular, to empower and better address the needs of historically under-served communities
UC Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research (SUPERB)
Provide research opportunities in engineering to students who have been historically underrepresented in the field for reasons of social, cultural, educational or economic barriers.
Application deadline: January 31, 2013
Program dates: June 10 - August 9, 2013
UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
The UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer upper division undergraduate students with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who plan to pursue the PhD degree and enter academic careers. Opportunities are available in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, etc.).
UCLA Summer Nursing Program: School of nursing
The eight-week program is designed for students who plan to pursue the PhD Degree and enter academic careers in nursing. Included in the program will be formal and informal discussion on career options, GRE preparation, and other activities
UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
Program offers undergraduate diversity students with outstanding academic potential an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The program provides students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree and enter academic careers with the tools needed to facilitate the application, admission, and enrollment process for graduate school. The program is open to all academic fields (e.g. arts, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, computer science, physical science, etc.).
UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Pharmacology (PHARMACOLOGY SURF)
The Pharmacology Department at the UCSD School of Medicine offers an 8-week research and training program to undergraduate juniors who are interested in a career in basic research and in exploring Ph.D. training in the basic biomedicalsciences.
UC San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS)
The goals of STARS is to increase the numbers of underrepresented students with research experience and encourage their preparation for doctoral study. STARS offers an exciting research internship for undergraduate students, recent graduates and masters students in the sciences, engineering, and math. The academy provides an opportunity to participate in an ongoing UCSD research project and experience the rigors of doctoral programs.
UC San Diego Marine Physical laboratory Summer Research Internship Program
The Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Research Internship Program offers undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work with Oceanographers who are currently participating in a variety of ocean sciences, with possible sea trips throughout the summer. Majors in Physics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Chemistry are encouraged to apply. This is a 10 week program open to US citizens only.
UC San Francisco Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program
UCSF is proud to offer summer research opportunities for undergraduate and masterís students in the health sciences. College students planning to earn a PhD in the field spend up to 10 weeks working with UCSF faculty members on research projects. Students selected for summer research at UCSF will participate in seminars, lectures, and social events, creating a cohesive community of student researchers. At the end of the program, students will submit abstracts and give presentations of their research.
University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program
Come to the University of Virginia School of Medicine for a ten-week, hands-on research experience youíll never forget. Gain exposure to laboratory research and become familiar with the opportunities that exist for careers in biomedical research.
Vanderbilt University Research Experiences for Undergraduates
The Vanderbilt University Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates program is a 10-week internship for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. The program provides the opportunity for students to work closely with the faculty, postdocs, and other students on forefront research projects in physics and astronomy.
For more information visit: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/physics/reu.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University: Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP)
Summer Research Internship Program: For 10 weeks in the summer, undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in their chosen discipline. Guided by faculty mentors, students plan and conduct research, attend seminars, participate in field trips, learn to use state-of-the-art equipment, prepare for the Graduate Records Exam, and attend an exploratory retreat. The program concludes with participants presenting their research projects and findings at a research symposium. This program is open to all undergraduate students, with participants selected on the basis of academic achievement, commitment to pursuing graduate-level studies, and match of interests with an available faculty mentor.
To learn more about MAOP programs visit: http://www.maop.vt.edu