Off-Campus Research Opportunities

Alabama

The Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 2015, and the Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) 2015

Details: Both of these programs introduce outstanding undergraduates to the exciting career options of being a scientific investigator while also being a practicing physician. Eligible students may apply to both programs. Students in both programs will be introduced to the concept of scientific research, principles of scientific experimentation, the proper methods of data analysis, the interpretation, presentation, and translational applications of research results, and to clinicians who practice at academic medical centers.

Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program 

Our goal in offering this fellowship is to give talented undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of intensive, hypothesis-drive laboratory research. This experience should help students make well informed decisions about future career plans.  Previous research experience is not required. We especially welcome applications from students who are interested in research as a potential career, including students interested in PhD and MD/PhD programs. We accept fifteen students per summer into this program. We expect applicants to SIBS to have completed at least their sophomore year of undergraduate coursework. We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 (“B”) or higher, especially in science, math, and related areas. 

Preparation for Graduate and Medical Education (PARAdiGM) 

The PARAdiGM program focuses on undergraduates from diverse and underrepresented minority backgrounds, and offers the opportunity to participate in the program for two summers. In addition to working in the laboratory of a faculty mentor with an actively funded biomedical research program, PARAdiGM participants will learn about careers in academic medical centers (AMCs) by shadowing clinician-investigators in their clinics, as well as on in-patient rounds. At the end of the first summer in the program, the students will write an abstract and participate in both a local and national poster presentation of their research results. The students will also receive instruction in essay writing, MCAT preparation, and critical career skills. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide undergraduate students with an understanding and appreciation of the biomedical research process so as to encourage them to pursue careers studying patients and their diseases after further postgraduate training in graduate and medical education. Previous research experience is not required in order to apply.  The PARAdiGM program is especially useful for students who do not have local access to biomedical research and/or academic physician-scientist role models. 

Duration: These two eight week programs are held concurrently from June 2-July 24, 2015.

Support: Students will receive stipends and free on-campus housing but will be responsible for their own meals, travel to and from Birmingham, and other expenses. 

Deadline: Applications must be submitted online and the deadline is February 15, 2015.

Contact: Students can learn more about SIBS, about PARAdiGM, or contact Robin Lorenz at rlorenz@uab.edu for more information.  


California

Amgen Scholars Program - California Institute of Technology

Duration: Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August.

Details: Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in the biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and bio-molecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $5500 award, round-trip air transportation, a generous housing allowance, and a food allowance.

Application: Students must identify and contact a mentor, collaborate with the mentor to develop and define the research project, and write and submit a research proposal. All documents will be submitted directly to the SFP online system. The application contains:

  • An online application
  • A proposal written by the student and uploaded to the application
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member)
  • An unofficial transcript for non-Caltech applicants
  • SFP will contact the applicant's mentor for a confidential evaluation after the application is submitted.

The application for 2015 is available at http://sfp.caltech.edu/programs/amgen_scholars/application_information

Deadline: Online applications are due February 15, 2015

Contacts: For more information, please visit the application website or contact Candace Rypisi at candacer@caltech.edu

Amgen Scholars Program - University of California, Berkeley

Duration: The program dates for Summer 2015 run from June 1-August 7 

Details: This program provides research experience, enhances participants’ research skills, and exposes students to the diversity of research offered at Berkeley and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to science. Projects focus on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biophysics, Cell and Developmental Biology, Chemical Biology, Chemical Engineering, Genetics/Genomics and Development, Immunology, Integrative Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology/Neuroscience, Plant and Microbial Biology, Structural Biology, and Synthetic Biology.

Eligibility: All applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, an undergraduate enrolled in four-year college or university in US, Puerto Rico, and other US territories, a sophomore through a non-graduating senior. GPA of 3.2 or higher is required. Applicants should show interest in research and pursuit of Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Prior research is preferred. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Support: All participants will receive a $4000 stipend, round trip travel costs, a full room and board plan, and fully transferable research credit from UC Berkeley. 

Deadline: Online applications are due February 2

Application: Students must identify and contact a mentor, collaborate with the mentor to develop and define the research project, and write and submit a research proposal. All documents will be submitted directly to the SFP online system. The application contains:

  • An online application
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • An unofficial college transcript

The application is available at www.amgenscholars.berkeley.edu

Contact: Audrey Knowlton: amgenscholars@berkeley.edu

Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - University of California, Berkeley

Duration: June 8 to August 14, 2015

Details: This program is designed to expose participating students to core concepts of Cell, Developmental, and Evolutionary Biology. The program's research areas focus on Integrative Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Plant and Microbial Biology

Eligibility: All applicants are required to be the following: US citizens or permanent residents, motivated students interested in biological research and possibility of pursuing PhD., non-graduating students pursuing BA at 4-year undergraduate institution, have completed at least one course in chemistry and one course in biology before applying, must have health insurance.

Students from groups underrepresented in bioscience fields, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are the first generation in their families to attend college are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to have previous research experience.

Support: All participants will receive a $4500 stipend, a room and board program (with 19 meals/week), up to $600 reimbursement on travel costs, and excursions to and from the Bay Area.

Deadline: All applications are due by January 31

Application: The application consists of the following:

  • Application form
  • Two letters of recommendation (please use the Recommendation Form and email as an attachment to ucb.reu.letters@gmail.com
  • Unofficial transcript (note: if accepted, an official transcript may be requested)
  • Proof of health insurance

Information: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/nsfreu/

Contact: reupplic@lists.berkeley.edu

NASA Summer Airborne Research Program

Duration: June 14 - August 7, 2015

Details:  SARP provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailed planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others. 

Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 aircraft where they will assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.  Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites.  Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.  Each student will develop his/her own individual research project.  Many students have gone on to present their results at conferences such as AGU, AMS, and ASLO.

Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place at NASA’s Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility, in Palmdale, CA.  Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place at the University of California, Irvine.  Applicants must have a strong academic background in any of the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, or engineering and an interest in applying their background to the study of the Earth system.  We especially encourage applications from students majoring in Earth, environmental or atmospheric sciences and related disciplines.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in a four-year college or university.  Preference in admission will be given to current undergraduate juniors (rising seniors in summer 2015).

Support: SARP participants will receive round-trip travel to California, housing and transportation during the 8-week program, a $3000 stipend and a $3000 meals allowance.

Deadline: February 5, 2015

Application: To submit your application to NASA SARP 2015, email your completed SARP 2015 application form, PDF files of your unofficial transcript(s) and your resume to SARP2015@nserc.und.edu.  The subject of the email should read: SARP2015_Application_(Your last name). 

For more information, please visit http://www.nserc.und.edu/sarp/sarp-2015


Colorado

NIH Summer Research Internship for Diversity in Academic Medicine

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) summer biomedical research program at Webb-Waring Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo. provides research and premedical experience for students from groups underrepresented in medicine.

The purpose of the program is to give students a preview of academic medicine.

Program Details:

  1. The program will begin on May 25, 2015 and last until August 3, 2015.
  2. Housing will be provided at the University of Colorado, Denver in a dormitory setting with other undergraduate students pursuing a variety of internships in Colorado. Housing is located near the downtown campus, allowing for easy access to local transportation, events, and amenities during free time.
  3. The NIH grant provides a summer stipend is $4,000 plus $500 additional food allowance.  In addition, round trip transportation can be provided from the student's home to the program, as well as daily transportation to and from the internship during normal working hours. No car is needed for participation.

To apply, please contact Kathleen Kolberg in the Center for Health Sciences Advising.

SOARS, Research Mentoring Community

Duration: The 10-week summer program typically starts at the end of May and continues through mid-August. SOARS protégés spend up to four summers in the program.

Details: SOARS, Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science, is an undergraduate-to-graduate bridge program designed to broaden participation in the atmospheric and related sciences. The program is built around research, mentoring and community. SOARS participants, called protégés, spend up to four summers doing research in atmospheric and related sciences. SOARS offers comprehensive financial support for summer research, as well as undergraduate and graduate school funding. Over 90% of SOARS protégés have gone onto graduate school, and many have entered the workforce with an M.S. or gone on for their Ph.D.

SOARS invites students from many disciplines--including meteorology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, ecology, and the social sciences--to apply their expertise to understanding the Earth’s atmosphere. In particular, SOARS seeks to involve students from groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences, including Black or African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, female, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

Eligibility: All applicants to the SOARS program must: have completed the equivalent of two years of college, have at least one semester of college remaining after the initial summer program, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have a major in atmospheric science or a related field such as the geosciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or social science; plan to pursue a career in atmospheric or a related science,  and have U.S.-citizen or permanent-resident status.

Support:  All SOARS Protégés work 40 hours a week and earn a competitive wage, which increases with each year of participation. Furnished apartments are provided at no cost to protégés. Round-trip airfare is provided to summer working locations from anywhere within the United States and Puerto Rico. Protégés receive a regional bus pass that meets local transportation needs.

Application: http://www.soars.ucar.edu/
To successfully apply to SOARS, be sure to complete each of the following steps:

  • Register as an official applicant on the UCAR Human Resources website. It only requires your name and contact info. Please do not upload your CV. Be sure to follow all registration instructions located beneath the position description.
     
  • Request two recommendations from contacts who can speak to your ability to do research, such as faculty members or academic counselors, using the SOARS Recommendation Form.
     
  • Collect transcripts from all institutions you have attended. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, students selected for the internship will need to provide official transcripts before they will be officially accepted into the program. Please do not include high school transcripts. 
     
  • Fill out and submit the SOARS Application. Please note that this will take you away from the SOARS website and to the Spark website (SOARS' parent department).
     
  • Note that the application includes two essay questions. Remember to give yourself enough time to write the essays.  You can find tips for writing effective application essays here.

Deadline: All application material, including your application, essays, recommendations letters, transcripts and your registration on the UCAR HR website need to be received and completed by February 1.

Contact Information: If you have questions, please contact SOARS at 303-497-8622 or SOARS@UCAR.edu.


Florida

Mote Marine Laboratory Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Duration: The REU Program will take place over 10-weeks during the summer, from May 30 to August 7. Students must be available for the entire duration of the program.

Details: Mote Marine Laboratory has been a leader in marine research since it was founded in 1955 in Sarasota, FL.  From the original focus on sharks, Mote research has expanded to include studies of human cancer using marine models, the effects of man-made and natural toxins on humans and on the environment, the health of wild fisheries, developing sustainable and successful fish restocking techniques and food production technologies and the development of ocean technology to help us better understand the health of the environment. Mote research programs also focus on understanding the population dynamics of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs and on conservation and restoration efforts related to these species and ecosystems.

The Mote REU Program offers paid research training experiences in estuarine science to 10 undergraduate students per year.

  • Conduct mentored research projects under the direction of a Mote scientist.
  • Gain experience in the development of research plans by completing a research proposal.
  • Gain experience in scientific writing by completing a "manuscript-style" final research paper.
  • Gain experience in oral presentation of scientific data by presenting their research results in a laboratory-wide poster presentation.
  • Attend research seminars on ocean science presented by graduate students from several Florida universities.
  • Learn about opportunities for graduate study, careers in marine science, and communication skills in science by participating in student workshops.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Mote REU Program, students must be: U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories, currently enrolled in a degree program (full-time or part-time) leading to a baccalaureate degree, first-time REU participants (If you have already completed an NSF REU internship, you will not be considered for the program), available for the full duration of the program, from May 26 to August 3, and students may NOT have already graduated at the time of their REU internship.

In addition, applicants should: possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale) and make efforts to receive academic credit for participation in the REU Program.

Support: Students participating in the Mote REU Program receive: a $5000 stipend over the 10-week period, free housing in a local dormitory, and financial support for travel expenses between Mote and their home institution

Deadline: February 15

Application:  Visit the Mote Marine Laboratory website for information on when and how to apply.

Contact Information: reu@mote.org


Georgia

CDC/ATSDR Summer Environmental Health Internship - Chamblee Campus

Duration: June 10 - August 14, 2015

Details: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) are offering a paid 10-week summer internship program for students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through collaborative projects, experiential learning opportunities, environmental health presentations, journal clubs, field trips, brown bag lunches, and mentoring relationships at NCEH/ATSDR. 

Eligibility: To qualify for the internship, applicants must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident with a green card, enrolled full time at a college or university as a rising junior or rising senior by fall 2015, possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and an academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in environmental studies, environmental, physical, biological chemical and/or social sciences (if applicants are not majoring in one of these areas they can make the case for why their major or interests are applicable to this internship in essay #2).

Support: Interns will be based at NCEH/ATSDR’s Chamblee Campus and will be paid a stipend of approximately $600 a week during the course of the program.

Deadline: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Application: The application period for the 2015 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health internship will open in mid-November; please stay tuned for more details or visit their website here. The application to the program includes the following:

  1. Application DOCX  [41 KB]
  2. Current resume or CV No longer than four pages.
  3. Two letters of recommendation: At least one from a faculty member. Please remind your recommenders to also include your email address in the subject line when submitting their recommendation on your behalf. DOCX  [100 KB]
  4. Essay 1: Describe your interest in environmental issues (Typed, 1000 word suggested length, attach to application – please put your name on the top and in the file name).
  5. Essay 2: What makes you a strong candidate for the internship program? Feel free to discuss academic, extracurricular, or life experiences that have qualified you. If you are a non-environmental major, be sure to make the case for why your major or interests are applicable to this internship and environmental health (typed, 1000 word suggested length, attach to application – please put your name on the top and in the file name).

Note: CDC has partnered with The Department of Energy (DOE)/Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the implementation of this program. CDC will review applications and make final award selections.

Contact: Please email Jay Nielsen or James Gooch at CLEH@cdc.gov

 

NSF- Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanotechnology and Biomedicine

University of Georgia

Details: The University of Georgia focuses on hands-on and interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of nanotechnology and biomedicine. More than 30 faculty participants from the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and Medical School inspire students by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. Students will participate in interdisciplinary research projects that apply nanotechnology to specific biomedical problems. Each REU student will be co-mentored by paired faculty from the nanotechnology and biomedical disciplines on a collaborative research project.

PROGRAM INCLUDES

  • Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities

  • 18 exciting projects from 30+ faculty 

  • Weekly career development seminars, workshops, and field trips

  • Group social activities

  • Presentations in research symposiums

​Eligibility: 

  • Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply

Duration: 

May 24, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Support:

  • $5,000 stipend
  • Travel allowance
  • Room and board

Deadline: 

Application deadline is April 1, 2015. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications and faculty recommendations.

Contact: 

For more information visit the webpage.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) - Emory University

Duration: May 26 - July 31, 2015

Details: This ten-week program provides hands-on training for students of the sciences. Participants receive training in research methods, analyze data, and present results of their work at a formal research symposium. Additionally, SURE students participate in weekly seminars on graduate school admissions, science careers, and research ethics. Programs focus on research projects in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Anthropology, Psychology, and Environmental Studies

Eligibility: Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled in a four year university (i.e. rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in science-related fields; graduating seniors are ineligible). Women and students with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Support: Awardees shall receive a $3500 stipend plus waivers for room and board and summer registration fees.

Deadline: February 2, 2015 by 11:59pm

Application: Please complete the application here.

Contact: Dr. Cathy Quiñones - srp@learnlink.emory.edu


Illinois

Northwestern University: Summer Research Program for Underserved College Students

Duration: 8 weeks

Details: The Chicago Region Physical Sciences-Oncology Center invites applications to its 8-week summer program for underserved* college students with interests in the physical and biomedical sciences. This program allows students majoring in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences to participate in hands-on laboratory research that applies physical sciences concepts and methodology to understanding chromatin in malignant cells. Participants also attend weekly lunch-time seminars and a two-day workshop to gain a basic understanding of tumor biology and cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. This program encourages the next generation of physical scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, from historically underrepresented populations, to consider focusing their careers on cancer research. More details can be found on the flier.  

Eligibility: 

To be considered for this program, applicants must:

  • Currently be college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a major in engineering, applied mathematics, or a physical science. Bioscience majors with a demonstrated interest in the physical sciences will also be considered.
  • Have completed at least one college course in biology by the program’s start date.
  • Be members of an underserved population. In the physical and biomedical sciences, these groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and students from families with an annual income below established low-income thresholds.

Support: 

  • A $3500 Stipend
  • Free On-Campus Housing
  • Reimbursement for Travel Expenses

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Application: The application can be found here

Northwestern University: CURE Summer Research Program

Duration: June 20 - August 12, 2016

Details: CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience Program) is a summer research program at the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University for underserved college students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Each year the Lurie Cancer Center accepts 12 college students to work alongside top cancer researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories. The scientists act as mentors and work with students on nationally funded laboratory research projects during the eight-week summer program. Students are introduced to the basics of cancer biology and receive career guidance through weekly focused seminars presented by faculty members. At the end of the CURE program, each trainee is required to prepare a brief written summary and to give an oral report of his or her project to fellow CURE students and faculty mentors. More information can be found on their flier

Eligibility: To qualify students must be classified by the following fall semester as college freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior students. Applicants should be pursuing a major in the sciences, and their transcripts should demonstrate a record of academic achievement (GPA 3.2 or higher). Students must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US (with green card) and members of underserved populations (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander or Native American).

Support: Participants in the CURE program receive a taxable stipend of approximately $3,500. In addition to the stipend, travel and housing are provided to students who do not live in the Chicago area.

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Application: The online application can be found here

Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates Program

Duration: May 29-August 6, 2016

Details: Particularly seek students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees.  Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2016 are our intended scholarship recipients.  Because of high demand for our program in prior years, applicants should be planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry or related fields between January 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018. For more information see UIUC flier

Eligibility: The program requires that students have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. Students should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. 

Support: $5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department; Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance to the Department of Chemistry and the rest of the campus; Round trip travel cost (up to $800); $600 living allowance 

Deadline: February 12, 2016 by 11:59

Application: Applications are available online: http://chemistry.illinois.edu/reu/

CURE Program - Northwestern University (Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Duration: June 22 - August 14, 2015

Details​: CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience Program) is a summer research program at the Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University for underserved college students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences. It is funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Each year the Lurie Cancer Center accepts 12 college students to work alongside top cancer researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories. The scientists act as mentors and work with students on nationally funded laboratory research projects during the eight-week summer program. Students are introduced to the basics of cancer biology and receive career guidance through weekly focused seminars presented by faculty members. At the end of the CURE program, each trainee is required to prepare a brief written summary and to give an oral report of his or her project to fellow CURE students and faculty mentors.

Eligibility: All participants in the CURE program must be: US citizen or permanent resident with a GPA of at least 3.2, rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, pursuing a major in the sciences, and an African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or Native American. Transcript should demonstrate record of academic achievement.

Support: Awardees shall receive a stipend of $3400 plus travel and housing costs if the participant does not live in the Chicago area.

Deadline: March 2, 2015

Application: Applicants should fill out the application here. 

Contact: Robin Leikin, Ph.D.: rleikin@northwestern.edu

Physical Sciences Oncology Center - Northwestern University

Duration: Eight week summer program for underserved college students with interests in both the physical and biomedical sciences.

Details: The Physical Sciences-Oncology Center at Northwestern University (NU PS-OC) invites applications to its eight-week summer program for underserved college students with interests in both the physical and biomedical sciences. This program will allow students concentrating in engineering, mathematics, or the physical sciences to participate in research that applies physical sciences concepts and methodology to problems in tumor biology. In addition to acquiring hands-on laboratory experience, participants will also attend weekly lunchtime seminars and a two-day workshop to gain a basic understanding of tumor biology and cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. The intent of this program is to encourage the next generation of physical scientists, mathematicians, and engineers—especially those who are members of historically underrepresented populations—to consider focusing their careers on cancer research.

Eligibility: All applicants to the PS-OC summer program must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior at an accredited four year university, have taken at least one biology course by the program's start date, and be members of an underserved population. In the physical and biomedical sciences, these groups include African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and students from families with an annual income below established low-income thresholds.

Support: All participants shall receive a $3500 stipend plus coverage for room/board and travel expenses.

Application: All applicants must submit 

  • A completed application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A college transcript 
  • A personal statement

Informationhttp://psoc.northwestern.edu/education-outreach/research-experiences-underserved-college-students

Contact: Benette Phillips, Ph.D.: schallma@northwestern.edu

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) - Northwestern University (The Graduate School)

Duration: Eight weeks during the summer (June 22-August 13, 2015)

Details: The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. The research training is coupled with activities that prepare students for the graduate school application process, success in graduate school, and the development of their professional careers. Workshop topics include preparation for GREs, research presentations and communication skills.  The summer research experience culminates with students writing a final paper and presenting their findings. The SROP is designed to position students for success in their graduate and professional careers.

The SROP provides both fun and intensive training.  Participants are expected to make a full-time commitment to their research, work energetically on their projects, and develop a professional attitude toward their research, faculty supervisors, SROP administrators and fellow student researchers. During the eight-week period of the SROP, each participant is expected to work at least 30-40 hours per week on their project.  The hard work is rewarded with plenty of social time to develop new friendships and explore Chicago.  

Eligibility: All applicants to the SROP must be a current sophomore or junior, have a GPA of at least 3.2, be a US citizen or permanent resident, and have an interest in pursuing a doctoral degree at Northwestern University. Those belonging to groups which have been traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (e.g., certain racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to apply. Please note: applicants interested in pursuing MBA, JD, or MD degrees are not eligible for this program.

Support: Recipients of the SROP award will also receive: a $4000 stipend, coverage for housing at Northwestern and travel expenses (including roundtrip ticket to Chicago), and a $450 food subsidy (not intended to cover all meals).

Deadline: February 10, 2015

Application: The application to the SROP may be found here

Contact: Mario Craigen: m-craigen@northwestern.edu

UIUC Chemistry REU Program

Duration: June 1 - August 7, 2015 (late starts are allowed if start dates conflict with the end of the student's school semester)

Details: We are happy to announce the Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program, with support from NSF and the 3M Foundation. We particularly seek students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees. Opportunities are available in all areas of chemistry: analytical, chemical biology, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and theoretical. Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2015 are our intended scholarship recipients. Because of high demand for our program in prior years, neither post-freshman nor mid-year seniors will receive consideration so that the “playing field” is level.

Eligibility: It is required that applicants have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. They should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. We particularly encourage students who do not have prior research experience or who are members of groups under-represented in the chemical sciences to apply.

Support: $5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department, housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance of the School of Chemical Sciences and the rest of the campus plus $500 to support travel to and return from Urbana, and $800 for meals.

Deadline: February 15, 2015 by 11:59pm

Application: The application to the UIUC REU program can be found here. In addition to the online application, students are asked to submit two letters of recommendation, a PDF of their transcript, and a personal statement. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on February 16, 2015, for full consideration.

For more information visit http://chemistry.illinois.edu/reu/.

Contact: Alexander Scheeline, scheelin@scs.illinois.edu


Indiana

Dow AgroSciences - Summer Internship Opportunities

Duration: May to August (final dates determined upon acceptance)

Details: Dow AgroSciences has positions available for students seeking summer internship opportunities. These opportunities are full-time positions available from May until August. Applicable majors would include:

  • Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, or plant physiology)
  • Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical)
  • Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical)
  • Any agriculture-related majors

R&D opportunities include both laboratory-based and field station research positions. Positions for R&D field station research are located throughout the US whereas the laboratory-based R&D positions are located at our headquarters in Indianapolis, IN.

Research and Development: The R&D intern program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with a senior scientist in order to improve technical skills while being given a developmental opportunity in an industrial setting. It is desirable that the intern have past practical experience in handling chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data, as well as computer database and word-processing skills. Interns are encouraged to be creative and take initiative, where appropriate, and will be granted significant latitude for discretionary decisions and independence of action within guidelines established by their supervisor. Interns are expected to always operate in a safe and efficient manner. The primary responsibilities of the participant will include:

  • Review and research project background and status with mentor
  • Become proficient in laboratory and/or greenhouse experiments or biochemical assays to characterize experimental, developmental, and commercial herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and products of biotechnology
  • Participate in all phases of research including planning, preparation, calibration, application, evaluation, data analysis, maintenance, and when necessary, appropriate disposal.
  • Design and conduct experiments, with mentorship guidance, within a defined project
  • Make novel observations
  • Collect and interpret data
  • Draw sound scientific conclusions based on data analysis. The results of these studies, and the conclusions generated, will impact research plans and advancement decisions on the experimental materials.
  • Present project reviews before colleagues and peers

Eligibility: Qualified interns should be pursuing a BS or MS degree in biology, chemistry, informatics, or closely related majors.  Students who have completed at least their junior year are preferred.  A chemistry intern candidate who has a working knowledge of organic synthesis and/or experience with modern chromatographic techniques is highly desirable.  For a biology intern, it would be advantageous to have a working knowledge of their area of study.  Interns will be part of a team responsible for the development of novel agricultural products.  Good interpersonal, communication, organizational, teamwork, and time management skills are essential.

Support: Competitive salaries and housing expenses are provided and shall be set upon acceptance into the program.

Application: To apply for an R&D internship at Dow AgroSciences, please submit one document which includes a cover letter (detailing your interest in an internship and any relevant research experience), your resume and your current overall GPA.  Be sure to specify your preference for R&D laboratory-based positions or field R&D positions.  Resumes and cover letters should be sent electronically to Karen Richardson. Resumes are accepted beginning in October for the following year's internships, until December 31.

Informationhttp://www.dow.com/en-us/careers

Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI)

Duration: June 2-July 31, 2015

Details: The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) undergraduate clinical research program will provide Notre Dame students with the opportunity to work with CTSI research mentors located at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on projects designed to increase their awareness of and interest in translational research to accelerate the pace of taking medicine from the "bench to the bedside."

The program is designed for those undergraduate students keenly interested in research, and will involve being partnered with a CTSI research mentor.  However, in addition to conducting research, there are activities planned for all summer interns on campus which include training and workshops about speaking skills, writing skills, presentation preparation, personal issues encountered during post-baccalaureate training and in academic environments, research ethics, interviewing skills, and other activities that relate to future success in clinical research.

Eligibility: All applicants to the Indiana CTSI program must be: undergraduates enrolled as full-time sophomores or juniors in the 2015-2015 academic year, enrolled full-time at Notre Dame, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and possess an interest in pursuing translational-biomedical careers.

Support: All participants are to receive a stipend of $3,200; housing is supplied for ND students only.

Application: Applicants are to submit the online application via https://www.indianactsi.org/programs/summerinternships; deadline is March 1, 2015

Contact: Any questions or concerns about the undergraduate research program or the application process should be directed to Elizabeth Rubens (erubens@iupui.edu317-274-4590).    

Innovation Park Internships

Are you an undergraduate looking for a summer internship? Many of the businesses at Innovation Park are hiring Notre Dame students for the summer.  Over 125 students have had internships with Innovation Park companies over the past four years. Any students looking for an internship are encouraged to learn more about the businesses on the Innovation Park website and directly contact the CEO of companies they find interesting.

Innovation Park
1400 E. Angela Boulevard 
South Bend, IN 46617

Website: innovationparknd.com

Duration: May 26-July  31, 2015

Overview of Program: This National Science Foundation sponsored program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. It facilitates deep understanding of experimental laboratory research, insights into protein biochemistry and contemplation of the broader context of research. A wide range of student research projects mentored by faculty in the Department of Biochemistry is available. Examples include the experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research.

Support: $5,000 stipend, campus housing, and round-trip transportation to West Lafayette, Ind. provided

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college study
  • Students must have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer of 2015
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Application

  • Online application requiring a statement of career goals and interest in the program
  • Two faculty letters of recommendation
  • Copy of transcript

Application deadline is February 13, 2015.

Website: https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/REU.aspx


Iowa

University of Iowa Summer Microbiology Undergraduate Research Program

Duration: May 26-July 31, 2015

Details: The REU in Microbiology at The University of Iowa seeks to foster the careers of the next generation of microbiologists. We do this by providing an intensive 10-week research experience for bright and ambitious undergraduates who are considering a PhD in microbiology or an allied discipline. We hope that this experience will encourage students to pursue a career in basic science and give them the skills they need to succeed in that career path. The focus of the program is a hands-on research project conducted under the guidance of faculty and graduate student mentors. A range of research projects will be available, including basic mechanisms of bacterial and viral gene expression, virus structure and assembly, biofilm formation, microbial development, and prokaryotic cell biology. Students will also attend lectures to broaden their understanding of microbiology and educate them about graduate school and career options. 

Eligibility: Applicants to the University of Iowa Microbiology REU program must be a US citizen or permanent resident and a rising junior or senior working toward BA in the biological sciences. Disabled students, minority students, and disadvantaged students (economically or first in family to attend college) are especially encouraged to apply

Support: All participants will receive a $5000 stipend, housing and travel coverage, and a $515 food allowance.

Application: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/microbiology/summer/; deadline is February 15

Contactundergrad-micro-info@uiowa.edu


Kansas

The “Earth, Wind, and Fire: Sustainability in the 21st Century” REU Program - Kansas State University

Duration: May 26-July 31, 2015

Details​: The “Earth, Wind, and Fire: Sustainability in the 21st Century” REU program is designed to provide both an in-depth technical exposure to one aspect of sustainable energy, and a broader exposure to sustainable energy and its impact on society.

Undergraduate participants obtain an in-depth, hands-on exposure to sustainable energy research by undertaking a research project under the guidance of one of the dedicated faculty mentors from fields as diverse as chemical engineering, electrical engineering, geology, and chemistry. Participating students report on their research project during weekly research seminars, attended by all REU students and by the REU coordinators. Final research results are summarized in a poster that is presented at a final poster session held the last day of the REU.

To provide students with a broader perspective, all REU participants attend a sustainability seminar (CHE 670) that describes different how sustainable energy can be produced and how it impacts society and the economy. In addition to the sustainability seminar, all students participate in a group sustainability project. In 2009, the two sustainability projects were: preparing a white paper on a solar parking lot and interacting with the public in a Science Café on sustainability.

In addition to these activities, three field trips are taken to sites relevant to sustainable energy. In 2009, field trips were taken to the Land Institute near Salina, KS, where sustainable agriculture is researched; the Meridian Way Wind Farm near Concordia, KS, two local companies that develop and commercialize new technologies (the Advanced Manufacturing Institute and Nanoscale Corporation, Inc.); a nuclear reactor; and the Jeffries Energy Center.

Numerous social activities are also incorporated in the sustainable energy REU. Participants meet once a week to have lunch and discuss topics related to sustainability. Participants also were invited to an opening picnic, a hike on the Konza Prairie, to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum in Abilene, KS, and the Cosmosphere air and space museum in Hutchinson, KS.

Eligibility: Applications are sought from motivated undergraduate students studying science or engineering to take part in a ten-week research experience at Kansas State University in the area of sustainable energy. This research is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Support: Participating students will receive a stipend in the amount of $4,500 for the ten-week period, $2500 for food and lodging expenses, and the cost for two credit hours will be covered. Funds will be available for REU students to travel to conferences to present their REU research.

Application: http://www.che.ksu.edu/reu/; the completed application should include

  • The completed application form
  • An essay of up to two pages outlining the student's general interest in sustainability, research interests, and professional goals
  • An academic transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Preference will be given to applications that are received by February 20, 2015.

Contact Information: Any questions about the REU can be addressed to either of the program co-directors: Keith Hohn or Larry Erickson at reu@ksu.edu.

Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program 2015- Kansas State University

Duration: The program for summer 2015 begins on May 31, 2015 and concludes on July 31, 2015. To be eligible to participate, applicants must be available for the entire time period of the program.

Details: The Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) at Kansas State University (KSU) gives undergraduates from under-represented groups a first-hand experience with the research process. This experience is designed to help students prepare for graduate school and other advanced study. Participation in a program such as SUROP provides a first-hand look at the process and excitement of discovery through research, and such experience is viewed favorably by the admissions committees for graduate and professional schools.

Students participating in the SUROP will spend nine weeks during the summer at K-State working closely with faculty members as part of their research teams. Faculty members have on-going scholarly programs that continue through the summer. Students are expected to spend about 40 hours per week working with their research teams and to be contributing members of this group. By the end of the 9-week period, students should have produced tangible results from experimental research and will report the results in a special research forum.

Participants will also attend weekly seminars to learn more about the graduate school experience and are strongly encouraged to attend other events and activities organized by the SUROP coordinators.

Eligibility: First-generation college students, members of ethnic minority groups, females in STEM disciplines, and other under-represented groups are invited to apply for the KSU SUROP. Applicants must be American citizens. Applicants should have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, be majoring in a field listed above or a related field, and have a career goal that includes graduate-level education of at least two years beyond the B.S. or B.A. degree. Students should have at least sophomore standing and must be enrolled in at least one semester of undergraduate study upon completion of participating in SUROP. Non-KSU applicants will be given prior consideration.

Support: Stipend and Financial Support - The KSU Graduate School provides participants with a stipend of $3,000 paid in three installments. In addition, the program pays travel expenses (up to $300) and residence hall room and board. The student is expected to pay for personal expenses from the stipend amount.

Applicationhttp://www.k-state.edu/grad/academics/surop/surop.html. Completed applications should have:

  • Submit a completed SUROP application form (Word) (PDF).
  • Submit a brief statement of purpose that includes academic and career goals, research interests, and a reason for desire to participate in SUROP. It is also beneficial to identify K-State faculty with whom you would be interested in working and explain why you would like to work with them.
  • Submit a current official transcript of your undergraduate work.
  • Have a faculty member at your home institution submit a letter of recommendation and/or complete the SUROP recommendation form. The form and recommendation letter can be faxed to 785-532-2983 or sent as an email attachment to gdschgra@ksu.edu.
  • Send application materials to:

The Graduate School - SUROP
Kansas State University
103 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1103
e-mail: gdschgra@ksu.edu
*To avoid a delay in application processing, please be sure to include SUROP in the address when sending any materials.*

Early applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis beginning November 1, 2012. Completed applications must be received no later than February 1, 2015.

Contact Information:

The Graduate School - SUROP
Kansas State University
103 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1103
phone: 785-532-6191
toll-free: 1-800-651-1816
e-mail: gdschgra@ksu.edu
website: http://www.k-state.edu/grad/academics/surop/surop.html


Maryland

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program

Duration: May 24 – August 1, 2015

Details: The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college.  The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.

Eligibility: Students must have completed one year of college and be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident to apply to the Pulmonary Medicine, Institute of NanoBioTechnology or Stanley Summer Scholars divisions; students must have completed two years of college and be either a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute division; students much have completed two years of college and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Bloomberg School of Public Health division of the program. Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

Support: All participants will receive a stipend of $3000 and coverage for housing costs

Deadline: February 1, 2015

Application: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/graduateprograms/sip.cfm

We ask that students complete the application describing relevant course work, research experience and future plans regarding a career in science.  We require two letters of recommendation and official transcripts.

Contact: Ms. Catherine L. Will, cwill@jhmi.edu

National Institute of Health (NIH) Summer Internship

Duration: Flexible – Start anytime from May to July

Details: 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; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.

Eligibility: All applicants to the NIH summer internship must be: a US citizen or permanent resident, 16 years old or older, enrolled at least half-time in high school or college, will enroll at least half-time in high school or college in the fall.

Support: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH.

Application: The application for the NIH summer internship can be found at www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip and should include:

  • CV/Resume
  • List of coursework and grades
  • Cover letter (research interests and career goals)
  • Names and contact information of two references

Only applications received before March 1 shall be considered.

Contact: Pat Sokolove, sokolovp@mail.nih.gov

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at Johns Hopkins

Duration: May 25-July 31, 2015

Details:  The JHU BioREU is a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site, funded by the National Science Foundation.  The 10-week summer program is designed to provide an intensive, mentored research experience for undergraduates, especially those attending institutions with limited research opportunities. The focus of our REU program is VISUALIZATION OF MACROMOLECULES IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. Many of the projects pursued by REU participants will employ imaging and structural techniques to study important biological systems and phenomena. Faculty mentors are drawn from the CMDB program faculty. Many of the projects pursued by REU participants will employ imaging and structural techniques to study important biological systems and phenomena.

Eligibility: The JHU BioREU program is open to US citizens and permanent residents.  To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university.  We especially encourage rising sophomores, students at community colleges or other institutions that have limited research opportunities, and "non-traditional" students (first generation college attendees, veterans, older students) to apply.  Among the items required for application are an essay, a copy of transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

Application: Application available online at: www.bio.jhu.edu/BioREU; Deadline is February 1, 2015

Contact: Jessica Kastner, jess.kastner@jhu.edu


Massachusetts

Amgen Scholars Program- MIT  

Duration: June 8th – Aug. 6th

Details: Now entering its ninth year, the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research in MIT laboratories. This intensive nine-week program focuses on cultivating and supporting partnerships between MIT faculty and undergraduates in the areas of science and biotechnology. Students indicating a strong desire to engage in research collaborations within these areas will be selected from colleges and universities from around the U.S., as well as the MIT undergraduate population. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a participant in the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program for a ninth year. UROP is MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers. More information about the program, application, and contact information can be found on the flier

All students will live on-campus in one of our undergraduate residences. This community of young scholars will share in the excitement of research by participating in a faculty-led seminar series, workshops, poster session and a mid-summer symposium at UCLA (travel, room and board are covered).

Eligibility: During the summer 2015 program, MIT hosted 15 visiting scholars who engaged in research under the supervision of MIT’s foremost faculty and leading researchers. In addition to the visiting scholars, ten MIT undergraduates participated in the program. Over the past eight summers, over 200 students have conducted research through this program.

Amgen Scholars U.S. Program applicants must be:
 
• U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents;
 
• Undergraduate students enrolled in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories; and
 
• Sophomores (with four quarters or three semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue undergraduate studies).
 
U.S. program applicants must also have:
 
• A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above; and
 
• An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

Support: While spending a summer in Boston and gaining research experience, students will be paid a stipend; room, board and transportation to and from Boston will also be covered by your appointment.

Amgen-UROP Scholars working 40 hours per week for the nine-week period will earn $4,320, at an hourly wage of $12.00. In addition, a $800 meal allowance and on-campus housing is provided to all Scholars. Travel to and from MIT for the beginning and end of the Program is covered for visiting (non-MIT) students.
 
Deadline: February 2, 2015

Contact: To learn more about the MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program and how to apply. For more information, please contact MIT Amgen-UROP Scholars Program staff at (617) 253-7306 or by email.

Center for Causal Consequences of Variation (CVV) - Harvard University Medical School

Duration: 10 week internships will begin mid-June 2015. All interns are expected to devote 40 hours per week

Details: The Church Lab (Department of Genetics) at Harvard Medical School is offering paid, 10-week summer undergraduate research internships for underrepresented students interested in research careers in genome sciences. Research interns will participate in a variety of projects with the Center for Causal Consequences Variation (CVV), a Center for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), focused on development of cutting edge methods for genomics that hold promise for significantly advancing biological and medical research.

Research interns will have the opportunity to:

  • Work closely with scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students
  • Work on a supervised independent project with a mentor
  • Attend lab meetings, analyze, and discuss recent literature related to their research
  • Attend seminars given by scientists and researchers from Harvard, MIT, the Broad Institute, and other research institutions
  • Present research to other students, scientists, and mentors
  • Participate in academic, social, and professional development programs

Support: Undergraduate interns who are not residents of the metropolitan Boston area will receive assistance in securing free housing in the vicinity of the Medical School. All participants will also receive a stipend for $4,000.

Eligibility: Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a four-year degree granting college or students. Please note that students must either be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents (green card holder) from the following underrepresented minority groups: Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, or Native American Samoan/Guamanian. Students who have an academic record of marked distinction and who have an interest in research careers in the biological and genomic sciences are encouraged to apply. Undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior years, and seniors who have not yet earned the bachelor's degree by the start of the 2015 summer program are eligible for the internship. First year students (freshmen) and students enrolled in two-year (community) colleges are not eligible to apply.

Application Requirements: Official college transcripts, 1000 word essay describing your academic and career goals, and how this research experience in the Church Lab will complement those goals, and two letters of recommendation from professors or other college/university instructors of related science courses in which the applicant has been enrolled.

Applications are due by  Friday, March 4, 2015.

Additional information is available at: http://ccv.med.harvard.edu/diversity_summer_internships.htm

Contact: Please send your application and supporting documents to Alexander Hernandez-Siegel of the Church Lab at Harvard Medical School. Please contact Alex with any questions. Any items that must be sent by regular mail can be forward to the following address:

Alexander B. Hernandez-Siegel
Harvard Medical School
New Research Building, Room 238H, George Church Lab
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

Four Directions Summer Research Programs - Harvard University (Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)

Duration: June 8- August 6, 2015

Details: The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is an exciting summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. The FDSRP is in its 18th year, and has brought over 150 students to Boston during this time. We invite students to join us for 8 weeks to engage in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisors. Please see the About pages for more information.

Eligibility: This does not require the highest grades (we do not request transcripts) or the most extensive research background (previous research experience is not required). We do require the following: minimum 1 year of undergraduate studies in a 4-year undergraduate degree program prior to start of program (June), demonstrated interest in careers in medicine, public health, or biomedical sciences, at least 1 introductory science course (can include biology or chemistry), NOT taking the August MCAT (the time constraints of the program do not allow adequate time for studying for this important exam), can provide proof of health insurance coverage.

Support: Students will be housed in Vanderbilt Hall, a Harvard Medical School Dormitory, and will receive a stipend to cover meals and living expenses. Travel reimbursement will also be given to participants living outside the greater Boston area.

Application: All applicants are asked to fill out the application form and submit two letters of recommendation. All applications and supplementary materials are due by February 9, 2015. For more information, go to http://fdsrp.partners.org/about/.

ContactFOURDIRECTIONS@PARTNERS.ORG, or call (617) 525-8356

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Duration: May - August 2016 (11 weeks)

Details: The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is a 12-week research program that allows students to participate in on-going research at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass. Projects focus on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global warming, hurricanes, forest harvesting, and invasive organisms. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific studies center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, aquatic ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges. Students work with mentors from Harvard and collaborating institutions. Responsibilities may include field sampling, laboratory studies, data-analysis and scientific writing. In addition, students attend seminars given by nationally known scientists and workshops on career and graduate school preparation. At the end of the summer, students develop their research results, prepare an abstract, and present their findings at a student research symposium. The program provides room, board, and a competitive stipend.

Eligibility: The Harvard Forest Summer Program is open to undergraduates or recently graduated students from all institutions. Significant past experience in ecological research is NOT required - only an enthusiasm to learn. Some projects might require students to have completed coursework in ecology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, or statistics. Must positions are for US Citizens or Resident Aliens.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $5500 paid in weekly installments of $500, furnished housing, a full meal plan, and transportation to and from the Forest to either the student's school or living address (whichever is closer).

Application: Every participant in the Harvard Forest Research Program must provide two letters of recommendation, a resume, an essay outlining your career objectives, your science background (including courses, employment, and/or experiences), your expectations for a successful summer experience, and your educational and career objectives, and a ranked list of up to four projects. Applications and supplementary materials are due by Friday, February 7, 2015. Late applications will not be considered. 

For more information, go to http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/education/reu/ and see their brochure here 

Deadline: First Friday in February

Contact: hfapps@fas.harvard.edu.

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Internship Program (HIP)

Duration: June 8 - August 14, 2015

Details​: HIP provides an opportunity for Harvard and non-Harvard undergraduates to gain direct experience in stem cell research while working in a Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) laboratory under the supervision of an experienced researcher. Interns participate in a stem cell seminar series and a career pathways presentation, and present their summer research findings in the HIP Symposium. Candidates must express a strong interest in stem cell biology, but not necessarily have previous lab experience. Approximately 35 students are selected for 10-week internships; longer engagements may be arranged by mutual agreement.

Eligibility: This is an UNDERGRADUATE internship program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who express a strong interest in stem cell biology. Applicants may be from Harvard or any college or university across the United States and internationally.

Previous research experience in a biological laboratory is highly desirable, but not required.

Applications will not be considered from those who will receive their baccalaureate degrees by December, 2015, or are currently in high school or graduate/medical school. Exceptions are made for international students in six-or-seven-year ‘medical programs.’ Students who have previously participated in the HSCI summer internship program are also ineligible to reapply to the program.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $4320. It is intended to cover housing and transportation costs for the student. Housing is provided by Harvard at the student's expense.

Application: The application for HIP 2015 is available here. In addition to the application form, applicants are expected to provide two letters of recommendation, a transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted), and a personal statement. Applications are due by February 6, 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, go to http://www.hsci.harvard.edu/research/hsci-internship-program-hip

Contact: Maureen Herrmann, Program and Administrative Manager, maureen_herrmann@harvard.edu

Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) - Harvard Medical School

Duration: June 9 - August 15, 2015

Details: The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a new 10-week mentored summer research program designed to enrich the understanding of undergraduate students--especially those from underrepresented minority and economically disadvantaged groups-- in clinical and/or translational research. In addition to a mentored clinical/translational research experience, SCTRP students will participate in weekly seminars with Harvard faculty and graduate students focusing on topics such as research methodology, health disparities, ethics, career paths, and the graduate school and medical school application process. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in offerings of other Harvard Medical School programs such as career development seminars and networking dinners. Program participants are provided with housing, a stipend, and financial assistance of up to $500 toward travel expenses. Eligible candidates are undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors with U.S. citizenship.

Eligibility: Eligible participants are undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, particularly those attending Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) NIH-funded institutions, historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and/or Tribal Colleges with baccalaureate degree programs, and/or alumni of the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program and/or the Biomedical Science Careers Program. US Citizens or U.S. Noncitizen Nationals or Permanent Residents of U.S. are eligible to apply.

Application: Contact Rachel Milliron, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email pfdd_dcp@hms.harvard.edu to receive a copy of the application.

More information can be found online.

Contact: Rachel Milliron, Program Coordinator, at 617.432.1892 or email pfdd_dcp@hms.harvard.edu

Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program - Harvard University (Harvard Medical School)

Duration: June 1 - August 9, 2015

Details: SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences.  SHURP presently has 475 alumni from colleges across the country, and over 90% are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of 33 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate programs.

Eligibility: To be eligible for SHURP, applicants must be currently-enrolled undergraduates who: will not have completed their BA/BS degree by June 2015, are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences, have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of experience in a research laboratory, have taken at least one upper-level biology course that includes molecular biology, and are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (due to requirements of our federal funding).

Support: The Division will provide housing at the medical school dormitory, travel to and from the program, a stipend (varies but is usually $420/week for 10 weeks) and health insurance if it is needed.

Application: The application form, CV, and statement of purpose can be uploaded at the Leadership Alliance website (apply for the SHURP). In addition to the online materials, two letters of recommendation and an official university transcript must be mailed to

Ms. KeyAnna Schmiedl, Division of Medical Sciences
TMEC Room 432, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 

Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2015.

For more information, go to http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/shurp/

Summer Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health - Harvard University

Duration: June 1 - August 8, 2015

Details: The program goal is to expose college science students (who will be juniors or seniors in the fall of 2015) to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important public health problems. The overall mission of our program is to recruit qualified students for graduate-level training leading to research careers in the biological sciences. Interns apply state-of-the art technology in their own research projects under the direction of a Harvard faculty member. Research projects focus on biological science questions that are important to the prevention of disease. Disease areas include infections (tuberculosis, malaria, Chagas disease), cancer, lung diseases, multifactorial, multigenic and common diseases of aging, diabetes, obesity, etc.  Scientific approaches include regulation of cell growth and gene regulation, cellular metabolism, DNA modification, cellular signaling, structure-function analyses, etc.

Visit the Biological Sciences in Public Health faculty listing for more detailed information about program faculty and their research. Note that an interest in a particular faculty member does NOT guarantee placement in his/her lab.

Eligibility: To qualify for this Harvard School of Public Health sponsored program, applicants must meet the criteria below:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. (proof of permanent residency must be provided);
  • Applicants must be from an underrepresented group in graduate research, which includes: first generation college students (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree); students from an economically disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (requires additional supportive documentation); students from racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented, such as: blacks or African-Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders;
  • Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above;
  • Applicants must have a basic science background and have taken several classes beyond intro level courses;
  • Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in public health, specifically laboratory research.

Individuals already accepted into a graduate program are ineligible to apply.

Support: All participants will receive a stipend of $3600, a travel allowance of up to $500, and free university housing. 

Application: The application takes place in two parts. The first, the online application, can be found here. The supplementary materials - a resume/CV, official transcripts (must be sent by the Office of the Registrar), two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement - can be emailed to bph@hsph.harvard.edu or sent as a hard copy to

Holly Southern
Harvard School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave; SPH2-111
Boston, MA 02115

Deadline: February 1, 2015

For more information, go to http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/academics/biological-sciences/undergraduate-summer-internship-program

Summer Research Opportunities - Harvard University

Duration: June 7- August 8 2015

Summer Research Opportunities at Harvard (SROH) is offered for currently enrolled undergraduates who are considering Ph.D. careers in the humanities, social sciences, and life/physical sciences and who have already had at least one upper-level course in their field of study. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. This 8-week program will be held in conjunction with the Harvard MCO, Systems Biology, and Summer School Programs, in partnership with the Harvard University's Senior Vice Provost Office for Faculty Development & Diversity (FD&D) and the Leadership Alliance Consortium. SROH interns are placed in faculty labs in Cambridge spanning fields in the life and physical sciences, and their activities include weekly faculty lectures from departments in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS), weekly group meeting discussions of student research projects, and joint field trips with other Harvard summer programs. Students in the program will live in Harvard Summer School housing. The program will provide all research and course-related expenses, room and board, travel to and from the program, as well as a stipend.

Eligibility: Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All applicants must: be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD, have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program, and be a US citizen or have permanent resident status at the time of application.

The Leadership Alliance programs encourage diversity to further its goal of preparing young scholars from underrepresented and underserved populations for graduate training and are not exclusionary on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Support:Students in the Program will live in Harvard-affiliated housing. The program will provide all research and course-related expenses, room and board, travel to and from the program and a stipend of $3,000. Students are required to participate for the full period of the Program.

Application: The application form, along with two letters of recommendation, resume, and statement of purpose, can be submitted here. The program also requires an official transcript. 

Questions? Consult the application instructions.

Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP) - Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Duration: June 15 - August 6, 2015

Details: The goal of the SRTP program is to provide underrepresented minority students with an eight week overview of opportunities available in biomedical research and clinical medicine. Students are assigned to MGH laboratories or clinical sites where they undertake original research projects and prepare oral or written presentations of their work under the mentorship of an MGH investigator. The program is open to underrepresented minority students who have completed at least three years of college and/or first and second year medical students; no prior research experience is necessary.

Eligibility: SRTP seeks students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine and meet the following criteria:

  • Member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan-Hawaiian Native, Hispanic or Native American)*
  • US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa
  • Undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student (exceptions are possible for sophomores with advanced laboratory experience)
  • No prior research experience is necessary

*Underrepresented in medicine (URM) for the purpose of this program are those individuals belonging to a particular ethnic or racial group which has been considered by the National Institute of Health to be underrepresented in biomedical research; these include Latino/ Hispanic, African-American/Black, Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Natives.
 

Support: A living stipend of $ 4,000.00 for food and other necessities is provided along with housing costs (lodging arrangements provided near the hospital).

Application: The application form and supplementary materials - resume, official transcript, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation (must be sent directly from the author) - must be mailed to:

Multicultural Affairs Office
Massachusetts General Hospital
Attn: Summer Research Trainee Program
55 Fruit Street, Bulfinch 123, Boston, MA  02114

For more information, go to http://www.massgeneral.org/education/internship.aspx?id=5

Deadline: February 9, 2015

Contact: mao@partners.org
 

Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program - Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)

Duration: June 9 - August 7, 2015

Details: The STARS internship provides underrepresented minority (URM) medical and undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical and translational research projects during an 8-week summer program at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS)--with the goal of encouraging scholars to pursue advanced medical and graduate-level science training. The focus of internship activity is participation in a research project under the supervision of a medical school faculty mentor. Additional activities include "Research 101" education and training sessions, social networking opportunities, weekly roundtables with BWH Faculty and the Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers, and community health center/clinic shadowing.

Eligibility: The BWH STARS Program seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine and meet the following criteria: member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic, or Native American), US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa, undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student who can provide proof of health insurance coverage.

Support: Transportation to and from Boston, housing, and stipend for living expenses are provided.

Application: The primary application form can be completed and submitted online. Supplementary materials - official transcript and two letters of recommendation - can be submitted via the following methods: 

Fax: (617) 264-5110 (Transcripts may not be faxed)

Email: BWHSTARS@partners.org (Official E-Transcripts ONLY. Letters of Recommendation may be emailed ONLY by the letter writer)

Physical Address:
BWH STARS Program
Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers, CFDD
1620 Tremont Street, 3-014
Boston, MA 02120

For more information, go to http://www.brighamandwomens.org/CFDD/OMC/STARS.aspx

Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology - Harvard Medical School

Duration: June 5 - August 10, 2017

Details: The Immunology Graduate Program at Harvard Medical School offers a 10-week Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology. This internship program provides participants with a combination of weekly lectures and laboratory work with faculty from the Immunology Graduate Program and includes extensive interactions with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The intent of this initiative is to provide undergraduate students with an exposure to current topics in immunology. Participants from colleges in which the topic is not taught or presented in depth are especially welcome, and individuals from underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students who are in their sophomore or junior year.

Eligibility: Applicants must be eligible for employment in the US, with at least one year of undergraduate study remaining.

Support: The program is unable to provide assistance with housing or travel to/from Boston.

Application: Potential applicants can apply online. Official transcripts can be sent to:

Megan Eruzione
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Graduate Program in Immunology
Jeffrey Modell Immunology Center, Room 100D
Boston, MA 02115
megan_eruzione@hms.harvard.edu

Deadline: TBA

For more information, go to https://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/immunology/prospective_students/summer_program.html 


Michigan

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan

Duration: Summer 2016

Details: The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology or of the University of Michigan Medical School. The selected laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms including sleep, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, and many aspects of cardiovascular disease.

There will be a lecture series, a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, and opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

Eligibility: Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree-granting University or College is invited to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.
In general:

1) Biological science students will join our traditional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF):https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/surf/home

2) Students from quantitative science majors (e.g. engineering, math, computer science) will join our Short Term Educational Program (STEP) towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology:  https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/step/home

3) Underrepresented groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds will join out Summer Undergraduate Research In Physiology (SURP) program: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/surp/home

Support: Varies

Application: Further details and application materials are available from the fellowship website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/molecular-integrative-physiology/education/undergraduate-opportunities

Deadline: February 15, 2016

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the student program administrator, Ms. Michele Boggs, at mboggs@umich.edu.

Frederik and Lena Meijer Student Internship Program at the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI)

Duration: The program has two sessions:

  • 2015 Session I: May 18, 2015 to July 24, 2015
  • 2015 Session II: June 8, 2015 to August 14, 2015

Details: The student internship program is designed to provide undergraduate college students opportunities to be mentored by professionals in their chosen research field, to become familiar with the use of state-of-the-art scientific equipment and technology, and to learn valuable interpersonal and presentation skills. The goal of this program is to expose aspiring researchers and clinicians to exciting advances in biomedical sciences that will help define their career paths.

Student interns will be paired with a scientific investigator and/or their designee for an intense 10-week research experience. Students will gain an understanding of the latest research methods, instruments and testing procedures. They will learn how to design experiments and see how their test results can contribute to a larger research project. At the end of the internship program, students will give an oral presentation or poster presentation about their experience to the research staff.

Eligibility: Undergraduate college students must have completed at least one year of higher education (equivalent to 24 credit hours), be enrolled in a science-related degree program, and maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Students who have graduated before the start date of the summer internship program, or are currently enrolled in a master’s program are not eligible.

International students are eligible to apply if they meet the requirements for the program and are legally permitted to work and earn income in the United States. Van Andel Research Institute will typically not sponsor visas for summer-only employment.

Support: Student pay varies on the number of credit hours the student has taken, from $8.50 - $10.50 per hour. Local universities may have housing available, but it is the participant's responsibility to secure travel and housing.

Application: The application form requires a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript and can be completed online. In addition to the online form, two letters of recommendation must be sent by the author to

Summer Internship Program
Van Andel Institute Graduate School
333 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2518 

Deadline: February 2, 2015

For more information, go to http://gvsu.edu/cmb/undergraduate-research-opportunities-at-van-andel-research-institute-vari--38.htm

Frankel Cardiovascular Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - University of Michigan

Duration: starting the Tuesday after Labor Day and ending around the first week of August

Details: The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center  is pleased to offer a summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students that are interested in cardiovascular research. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply, with preference give to those students interested in a career in research. Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology and heart failure. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer. 

Eligibility: Any student that is currently enrolled in a degree granting college or university is eligible.  Applicants should have excellent academic records.  Preference will be given to students with strong academic performance in science/math courses and relevant laboratory experience.

Support: The stipend will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work.

Application: Interested students can apply for the CVC Summer Fellowship by completing the following.

  1. Complete and submit an Application form online at the application web site.  Please remember a copy of undergraduate transcript (official or unofficial) and three options for faculty mentors will be required on the form website before you submit your application. 
  2. Please arrange for two confidential recommendations to be sent on your behalf and enter the recommender's email address in the online application to support this process.  The link for the recommendation form will be sent by email directly to the recommender for completion.

The deadline for the application is January 31st. The application is available at https://umichumhs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cFLCeIHc4vUCMBL 

Contact Information: Please first check our FAQ page if you have any questions.

Questions about the fellowship program or the application process can be directed to CVCSummerFellowship@gmail.com

Kerri Briesmiester
Research Administrator
Frankel Cardiovascular Center

 

Daniel Michele, PhD
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Medical Scientist Training Program - Pre-MSTP Summer Biomedical Research Program - University of Michigan

Duration: 10 weeks: June 1 - August 7, 2015

Details: The University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is accepting applications for its Pre-MSTP Program. The program will provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates to participate in a ten-week summer research-focused program in the University of Michigan Medical School. The MSTP is an NIH-funded combined M.D./Ph.D. training program; it takes students approximates 8 years to earn the two degrees. MSTP graduates typically establish careers in academic medicine focused on basic research relevant to human diseases. Clinical medicine generally is a small component of the M.D./Ph.D. career and serves primarily to inform and enhance the research.

For undergraduates potentially interested in the above career path, the Pre-MSTP summer program provides biomedical research experience and exposure to clinical medicine. This may help you decide if this is the right career for you and could enhance your competitiveness when applying to M.D./Ph.D. programs.

Support: A stipend of $4,200 and university housing will be provided. The program will cover transportation costs to and from Ann Arbor up to $200. Students are responsible for providing their own meals.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the UM Pre-MSTP Program, an applicant must:

  • Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the sciences
  • OR have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances
  • OR have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Be a current undergraduate (excluding those applying to Med/Grad School for 2013)
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Have completed a science course with laboratory
  • Students must be able to show proof of their own health insurance coverage

Application: Applicants are expected to fill out the application form (Microsoft Word, PDF) and send it to the below address by January 16, 2015. Two academic referees (one of which must be a research mentor or laboratory course instructor) must directly submit a letter of recommendation to the below address.

For more information, go to http://www.med.umich.edu/medschool/mstp/students/prospective/pre-mstp-program.html

Contact: University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program

1150 West Medical Center Drive
2965 Taubman Medical Library
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5619
Phone: (734) 764-6176
E-mail: mstp@umich.edu

Molecular & Integrative Physiology – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) - University of Michigan

Duration: May 26 - August 14, 2015

Details: The Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology is pleased to offer a summer fellowship program to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree-granting university or college is eligible to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research. In addition to our traditional students with backgrounds in the biological sciences, we also encourage students from engineering, computational sciences, or other quantitative backgrounds to apply for summer experiences in research related to diabetes and digestive diseases.

Each student will be matched, based on their interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. This collection of laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, renal and pulmonary function, muscle contractile mechanisms, ion channels and neurophysiology.

Eligibility: Any student that is currently enrolled in a degree-granting college or university is eligible.  Applicants should have excellent academic records.  Preference will be given to students with strong academic performance in science/math courses and relevant laboratory experience. In addition, we encourage students from engineering, computational sciences or other quantitative backgrounds to apply for summer research experience studying diabetes or digestive diseases.

Support: The stipend for 2015 will be $4,200 for twelve weeks of full-time work.

Application:

  1. Complete and submit an application form online at the application web site.  Please remember that your personal statements, undergraduate transcript (official or unofficial) and your three picks for faculty mentors (in order) will be required on the website before you submit your application.   For those undergraduate students with quantitative backgrounds, please choose faculty studying research related to diabetes and digestive diseases, designated by a double asterisk (**) in the research laboratories section.
  2. Please arrange for two confidential recommendations to be sent on your behalf and enter the recommender's email address in the online application to support this process.  The link for the Recommendation form will be sent by email directly to the recommender for completion.

Opportunity Expires: The deadline for the application is February 15, 2015.

Application: https://sites.google.com/site/surfumichedu/.

Contact Information:

Linda Busha
Secretary to the Chair
Departmental Seminars, Chair support
7744 Med Sci II
Phone: (734) 764-4376
Fax: (734) 936-8813
lbusha@umich.edu

Sarah Lawson
Secretarial Support to Faculty
7744 Med Sci II
Phone: (734) 763-5727
Fax: (734) 936-8813
lawsons@umich.edu


Missouri

The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University, Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR)

Duration: OGR program: 8 weeks; Extensive Study: 10 weeks

Details:  The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue Ph.D.s in genomics and related fields.

We have two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, an eight-week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program. Both programs include conducting mentored research with premier investigators in genomics, genetics, and other disciplines. Enrichment activities to develop graduate school skills include GRE preparation, career counseling, and presentation and writing workshops, and journal club.

Eligibility: Undergraduate scholars must be a sophomore, junior or senior in a 4-year institution at the time of entry into the program. Extensive study scholars must have completed a BS within two years of application.

Support: We provide a competitive stipend/salary, housing (summer program only), and travel to St. Louis.

Deadline: OGR Summer program: February 5, 2015; OGR post-baccalaureate program (Extensive Study): May 2, 2016 

Application: To apply to OGR Summer program: see OGR Application.docx

To apply to OGR post-baccalaureate program (Extensive Study) apply online at: genome.wustl.edu/outreach.

To learn more about our programs and see past participants, visit our website at http://genome.wustl.edu/outreach. For all inquiries regarding any of the above programs, please contact us at outreach@genome.wustl.edu.

Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Leukemia at Washington University in St. Louis Postbaccalaureate Program to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

Duration: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Details:  The goal of this program is to provide post-baccalaureate trainees from underrepresented backgrounds with an intensive 1-year exposure to leukemia-related research. The trainees will have the opportunity to work with and

Eligibility

  1. BA/BS obtained from an accredited university within 1.5 years from the start date of July 1, 2016
  2. Willingness to work with staff to submit an NIH Research Supplement grant
  3. Residence: Must be a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident
  4. Professional interest in M.D./Ph.D. or M.D.

 Support: Salary and benefits will be comparable to that of first year PhD graduate students at Washington University.

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Application: Applications and additional information for the program may be obtained by contacting the Administrative Coordinator listed below.

Amy Abrams, aabrams@dom.wustl.edu; office: (314) 747-2274

Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE) - Washington University Medical School

Duration: June 1 - July 31, 2015

Details: The Advanced Summer Program for Investigation and Research Education (ASPIRE) is an opportunity at Washington University-School of Medicine offered to current full-time college Freshmen, Sophomore, or Juniors and rising high school seniors. Under the direction of two WU clinician-researchers, Jay Piccirillo, MD and Vicky Fraser, MD, ASPIRE has been created with the purpose of introducing research to young investigators and to further their existing interest in clinical research. The Program includes didactic sessions, seminars and mentored research experience during the eight-week scenario.

Selected participants work alongside experienced researchers. Opportunities range from clinical to community-based research. Students participate in lab meetings to gain insight into the infrastructure of the research operation and to witness the collaborative process of sharing techniques, new endeavors, and successful investigative outcomes.

Eligibility: Full-time college undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors, or rising high school seniors. Students must be at least 16 years of age. Eligible applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and have in their possession an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-551) or other legal verification of admission for permanent residence. Non-citizen nationals are persons born in lands that are not States but are under U.S. sovereignty, jurisdiction, or administration (e.g., American Samoa).

Application: The application is available online from November 1 to until February 15. Completed applications must include the application form, current transcript, one recommendation letter and a personal statement.

Contact: Please visit the ASPIRE website or email crtcpredoc@dom.wustl.edu with any questions.

Doisy Undergraduate Biochemistry Scholar Summer Research Program - Saint Louis University

Duration: May 30 - August 8, 2015.

Details: The Program is meant to promote the research opportunities available in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University (SLU( among undergraduate students interested in pursuing Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. training in areas relevant to biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology.

Participating students will be matched according to their interests with faculty sponsors after meeting them during an orientation day at SLU in March, become familiar with the selected area of research prior to starting their summer research, and spend 10 summer weeks working full-time as part of their sponsor’s research team.

The research experience will be supplemented by an informal seminar series in which summer students will learn about the research interests and career paths of current students and faculty in the department. Students will give an oral presentation at the end of the program.

Eligibility: Participants in the Doisy Summer Research Program must be full-time undergraduates who are eligible to work in the US, have completed at least two years of college, and have an interest in science as documented by college transcripts, an essay/personal statement, and recommendation letters from at least two professors.

No previous research experience is required, but students must be familiar with basic laboratory techniques and literature reading, which are typically provided by undergraduate courses such as quantitative analysis, cell biology, genetics, and biochemistry/chemistry.

Support: Each student accepted for the Doisy Summer Research Program will receive a stipend of $6,200 for the duration of the program, to cover the cost of housing, meals, and transportation. The housing options will be prearranged at the time of orientation in March. All students are expected to have no other work arrangements for the duration of the Program.

Application: Applications should be submitted online at: Doisy Summer Research Application.

The deadline for applications is January 28, 2015 by midnight. Students should arrange for recommendations from two different Professors or Mentors, which will need to be be submitted online by January 27, 2015. Students will enter their recommender information during the online application process. The Program Director will contact recommenders via email with a link to the recommendation form.

For more information, go to http://biochemweb.slu.edu/summer_research/summerresearchindex.shtml

Contact: Dorota Skowyra, Ph.D. Phone: 314-977-9280

Stower Summer Scholars

Duration: Applicants to the Stower Summer Scholars program have the choice to participate during one of the following three time slots: 

May 18 – July 24, 2015
June 1 – August 7, 2015
July 6 – September 11, 2015

Details: The mission of the Stowers Summer Scholars Program is to provide an invaluable laboratory experience for those serious science students who are interested in learning more about graduate school and a future in academic research.

Stowers scholars have opportunities to interact and collaborate with other members of their laboratory and the Stowers community as a whole. In this way, Stowers scholars experience not only the intellectual but also the collaborative spirit of research. In addition, Stowers scholars have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest techniques in laboratories and supporting core centers, which are equipped with the most advanced technology.

Research focuses on chromatin and regulation of gene expression; chromosome structure and cell division; computational biology, modeling and technology; developmental genetics and cell biology; developmental neuroscience; and stem cells and regeneration.

Eligibility: To be considered for the program, candidates should have completed one year of undergraduate studies with at least a 3.2 GPA (for international applicants, see our FAQs section). They should be enrolled in or just graduated from a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.  Applicants who have begun a Ph.D. program or will begin a Ph.D. program in Fall 2015 are not eligible. Previous Scholars are not eligible. All Scholars must be 18 years of age or older prior to their start date.

Support: Each Stowers scholar from the U.S. receives a $4,000 stipend and, if requested, is provided accommodations near campus. Travel to and from Kansas City is provided at the beginning and end of the program to non-Kansas City residents.

In 2013, each Stowers scholar from outside the U.S. has housing and meals provided, as well as travel to and from Kansas City at the beginning and end of the program.  The Stowers Institute assists international students with their visa application.

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research boasts a beautiful campus, a cafeteria, gym facilities, and an espresso bar. Amongst other things, Kansas City is well known for its barbecue, an expansive farmer’s market, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, which is within walking distance from the Institute.

Application: Application materials are due on or before February 1, 2015 for the 2015 Stowers Summer Scholars Program.

The following is necessary to complete an application to the program:

  1. Application Form
  2. A minimum of two letters of recommendation from advisors, including class professors and/or research supervisors (sent directly from the advisors, not through applicants)
  3. An official transcript

Recommendation letters and transcripts can be submitted by email to studenttrainingprograms@stowers.org or by mail to

Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Attn: Stowers Summer Scholars Program
1000 E. 50th St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

For more information, please visit http://www.stowers.org/education/stowers-summer-scholars

Contact

Ana Pedraza
Stowers Summer Scholars Program Coordinator
studenttrainingprograms@stowers.org
816.926.4400

Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program

Duration: June 5-August 11

Details:  UNL's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at converting cutting edge social and behavioral research into an understanding and reduction of health disparities among minorities.

Summer 2016 research programs include:

Bioenergy Systems

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry

Minority Health Disparities

Mobile Security

Nanohybrid Functional Materials

Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure

Optics and Laser Physics

Redox Biology

Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments

Virology

During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.

Eligibility: Participation in the Nebraska Summer Research Program is limited to students who meet the following criteria:

1. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

2. Current undergraduate with at least one semester of coursework remaining before obtaining a bachelor's degree (E.g., students graduating in May are not eligible for the Summer Research Program for the summer in which they graduate.)

Preference will be given to students based on these criteria:

1. Completion of advanced coursework related to the research area

2. Junior or senior standing with one year of remaining undergraduate coursework

3. Applications are especially encouraged from students in these groups:

4. Historically underrepresented in graduate education, including students with disabilities

5. Currently attending academic institutions where research programs are limited

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Application: Apply online here: http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/apply

 For more information, visit http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/


Nevada

REU Program in Microbiology - University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Duration: 10 week program: May 26 to August 2, 2015

Details: Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a 10-week summer research program in environmental microbiology. Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming processes, microbial adaptation to stressful and non-host environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and consumers. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. 

Eligibility: Undergraduates from institutions where research opportunities in STEM disciplines are limited, including two-year colleges are strongly encouraged to apply.

Support: $5,000 plus housing and travel support

Application: All application materials are due by Friday March 6, 2015. Applications will include the online form, a transcript, and one letter of recommendation from a professor, graduate student, lab instructor, supervisor in any science, technology, engineering and mathematics discipline. Letters from non-scientists will not be accepted. All materials should be sent to:

Kurt M. Regner, Ph.D.
School of Life Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004

Phone: 702-895-1071

Emailmicroreu@unlv.edu

Websitehttp://faculty.unlv.edu/microreu/


New Jersey

Summer Research Program, RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering)

Duration: May 31 — August 5, 2016

Details: RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) is sponsored by Rutgers University, one of the nation's leading public research institutions. We choose 50 outstanding undergraduates from across the U.S. and its territories to participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of a carefully matched faculty mentors. RiSE alumni have an outstanding record of success!

If you are a high-achieving student, passionate about research, and considering graduate school, then RiSE may be for you. By applying to RiSE, you will automatically be considered for our sister National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduate) and other partners at Rutgers. Learn more about the RiSE Advantage and how to apply. Admission is very competitive, so apply early.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

We particularly encourage:

  • Groups underrepresented in the sciences, math, or engineering
  • Students from economically/educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
  • First generation to attend college
  • Students attending predominantly undergraduate institutions that do not offer opportunities for independent, cutting-edge research
  • Non-traditional students
  • Individuals who have faced life challenges
  • Completion of at least the sophomore year by June 2016. Under some circumstances, we will consider current first-years with outstanding credentials.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Admission is highly selective, and successful applicants typically have excellent academic records.

Support: $4000 stipend (up to $5000 for students selected to participate in some partner programs); Free on-campus housing (if unable to commute); Travel reimbursement up to $500

Application: We have rolling admission. The admission process continues until all open spots have been filled. APPLY EARLY! Applications are reviewed in the order received. Only complete applications, including personal statement and recommendations, will be considered. Apply here: http://rise.rutgers.edu/application.php

Deadline: Rolling admission

New York

NYU​ Materials Research ​Science ​and Engineering Center (MRSEC) REU

Duration: June 5-August 14th, 2016

Details: NYU​ Materials Research ​Science ​and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is offering a 10 week REU program. Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowships are awarded to and Engineering Center undergraduates from four-year colleges and universities for participation in a ten-week summer program designed to provide unique research experiences, professional development, and increased awareness of materials science and engineering. Discover and unravel the fundamental organizing principles of matter that impact the fabrication of complex materials – from the molecular to the colloidal to the macroscopic scale!

Eligibility: US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Materials Science​, Pre-Med​ and all Engineering Majors

Support: Stipend- $5,000; Travel- up to $300

Application: Apply at: http://mrsec.as.nyu.edu/reu-application​.

Deadline: February 28th

Contact Information:

Wesley Francillon, PhD

Department of Chemistry

Program Administrator – NYU Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Office: 212-998-3719

Email: Wesley.francillon@nyu.edu

The Plant Genome Research Program REU internship at BTI

Duration: June 6-August 8, 2016

Details: The Boyce Thompson Institute, located at Cornell University, is now accepting applications for internships in Plant Genome Research and Bioinformatics. Do not miss this opportunity to be a part of the next big breakthrough. Now in its 15th year, the Plant Genome Research Program Summer Internship offers an incredible opportunity to work side-by-side with experts in the fields of Biology/Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics and Development, Plant Sciences, Genomics, and Bioinformatics. Over 80% of our intern alumni enter graduate programs in STEM fields. Apply now to gain invaluable confidence and hone your skills in the lab, while learning from an international community of scientists, who are passionate about protecting the environment, enhancing human health, and improving agriculture around the world.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or permanent U.S. residents only | Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in a college/university and at least 18 years of age, at the time of the internship | High school interns are funded by local supporters, and therefore the high school program is limited to local applicants only (within a daily commute of BTI), and are not eligible for housing, travel, or meal allowances.

Support: Selected undergraduate applicants will receive housing, travel, meals, and up to a $5,250 stipend over 10 weeks. High school students will receive a $2,400 stipend over six weeks.

Applicationbti.cornell.edu/internships 

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC)

Duration: 4-8 weeks

Details: CCMC’s summer research internship program originated in the Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics in 2010, and has grown steadily over the years based on the extraordinary feedback from past interns and the equally positive experience that clinical faculty have experienced while working with such bright, highly talented and motivated students.  Clinical research internship positions are now available in 5 different pediatric divisions – providing students with a range of options in terms of minimum time commitment, clinical focus, and ambulatory vs. in-patient setting.  

Interested students may apply to all five opportunities but they will be accepted to only one internship position. 

  • Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (Paid)
    Available positions: 4-6
    Minimum Time Commitment: 8 weeks
    Contact: Christine Peck
  • Hospitalist Medicine (Unpaid)
    Available positions: 5
    Minimum Time Commitment: 4 weeks
    Contact: Nancy Palumbo, MD
  • Infectious Disease (Unpaid)
    Available positions: 2
    Minimum Time Commitment: 8 weeks
    Contact: Vijaya Soma, MD
  • Nephrology (Unpaid)
    Available positions: 2
    Minimum Time Commitment: 8 weeks
    Contact: Christine Sethna, MD
  • Pulmonary (Unpaid)
    Available positions: 1-2
    Minimum Time Commitment: 8 weeks
    Contact: Maria Santiago, MD

Application: Interested students must submit a completed application, a current CV or résumé, an unofficial transcript, and a separate writing sample. Although letters of recommendation are not required initially, select candidates may be asked to provide 2 letters from faculty in further support of their application. The application deadline is March 13th; however, students are strongly encouraged to apply early.   All students will be notified in early April of their application status. The application can be found here

ACCESS Summer Research Program - Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Duration: The ACCESS Program will take place for ten weeks during the summer, with dates being determined upon admission.

Details: The Access program of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.

In addition to the laboratory experience, students attend lectures and discussions aimed at enhancing their understanding of the current status of biomedical research, the pathways available for entering research careers, and the range of available career opportunities. Students also participate in weekly journal clubs, attend workshops that teach them how to prepare for interviews and seminars, and take part in social activities.

Eligibility: The Access Summer Research Program is open to underserved students who have excelled in their sophomore or junior years in college. Applicants must be citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Participants must have medical insurance for the duration of the program.

Support: Each student receives a generous stipend of $3,000 and up to $300 for travel expenses. On-campus housing is provided free of charge to those who are not from the New York City area.

Application: The ACCESS Program application form can be found here. In addition to the form, the program requires an official transcript, a letter of recommendation, and proof of US citizenship. The application must be received by February 1, 2015, at:

Francoise Freyre, M.A.
Assistant Dean
Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Phone: 212-746-6565 

For more information, go to http://weill.cornell.edu/gradschool/summer/index.html

Contactffreyre@med.cornell.edu

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Duration: First Monday in June and lasts 10 consecutive weeks

Details: Our ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), which begins on the first Monday in June, is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Applicants must have research experience.

The SURP mentors are drawn from departments and research programs of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These include the Sloan-Kettering Institute’s eight research programs – Cancer Biology and Genetics, Cell Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry, and Structural Biology – as well as the hospital's departments of Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Surgery, and the hospital-based Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program.

Eligibility: We invite domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences to apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Students interested in applying can complete and submit our online application.

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have completed college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry, have taken some advanced science courses, and have research experience.

​Support: Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing. Housing accommodations are available in proximity to the school for the duration of the summer program. All students deliver research presentations at a poster session at the end of the program, and four exceptional students will be named “Rubin and Sarah Shaps Scholars" at the end of the program.

Application: In addition to the application form and admissions essay, students should submit an official transcript from their college. Transcripts can be e-mailed to surp@sloankettering.edu or mailed to:

Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, Box 441
New York, NY 10065

Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted via our online submission system. These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the student's academic progress and credentials. Students with research experience must submit letters from their research mentors/advisors.

All materials must be received by February 1, 2015. Decisions will be sent out between March 1 and March 15. For more information, go to http://www.sloankettering.edu/summer-undergraduate-research-program.

Contact:  surp@sloankettering.edu

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

Duration: June 22 - August 7, 2015

Details: The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology, exposing the students to basic science concepts that are relevant to a more specific understanding of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major problems in minority communities. The summer fellows attend a series of talks by minority physicians about various medical specialties, addressing issues of concern in these physicians' daily work plus views of the bigger picture in health care to minority communities. Rounds in the hospital with advanced year students provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine. Students in the summer program receive counseling on financial planning for medical school and how to examine the financial aid package.

The Traveler's Summer Research Fellowship Program is directed by Dr. Carlyle H. Miller, who is the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Equal Opportunity Programs. Dr. Miller has been a member of the Medical College faculty since 1980 and is an active member of the Admissions Committee.

Eligibility: Students must be at least in their junior year to be eligible to apply for this program. All parts of the application do not have to be submitted at once.

Support: Students receive a $140-a-week cost-of-living allowance and are housed rent-free in the dormitory for medical students, but are required to pay for their meals and other living expenses. Travel expenses are paid for students that live some distance from New York.

Application: Submit a resume that will include your permanent and current mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail address. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident visa status. Further requirements can be found on the application brochure. Mail all application materials to:

Carlyle H. Miller, M.D., Associate Dean
Weill Cornell Medical College
445 East 69th Street, Room 110
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 746-1057

For more information, visit http://weill.cornell.edu/education/programs/tra_sum_res.html


North Dakota

Summer REU program at North Dakota State University (NDSU)

Duration: May 29-August 6, 2016

Details: This program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Our program is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on research experience as part of a cohort of undergraduate scholars. Students may have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference. Additional travel funding is available for those in financial need. 

Eligibility: Growing up STEM is open to undergraduate students. US Citizen or Resident Alien status required. No research experience required.

Support: Includes on-campus housing and a $5000 stipend.

Application: https://ndstate.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1B7hGkDZUbGP297

Deadline: January 29, 2016

For more information, including descriptions of potential research projects, please visit http://www.ndsu.edu/cider/reu/

-or-

Email Jennifer Momsen (jennifer.momsen@ndsu.edu) or Warren Christensen (warren.christensen@ndsu.edu)


Ohio

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in the MD/PhD joint degree

Details: The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9‐week enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program (stipend and travel allowance provided). While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state‐of‐the‐art research facilities.

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

Eligibility: In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2016 or 2017, enrolled in a U.S. 4‐year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.

Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 23rd

REU Program in Chemistry, University of Cincinnati

Duration: June 1 - August 7, 2015.

Details: The REU program in Chemistry has two important focal points:

  1. research and the development of the research skills of our REU students, and
  2. the educational development of our REU students as emerging professionals

Students accepted into our REU program will experience the excitement and challenges of conducting research, while developing as independent scientists. Each student will have close contact with a faculty mentor in their general area of interest as an important means of achieving this goal. They will also benefit from interacting with other research group members including graduate students who are similar in age and background. The laboratory projects that are available to our students span a broad spectrum of research in chemistry. Each project has been designed to obtain tangible results within the ten-week summer session. At the same time, our projects are sufficiently open-ended so that our students may pursue additional aspects as time permits. We also encourage publication of our students' results — many of our prior students have co-authored publications and made presentations at national meetings as a result of their summer research here. Below is a link to the participating faculty in the program, as well as their research interests and planned projects.

Our second goal is to contribute to the educational and professional development of the students accepted into our program. An important aspect will be a discussion series that will cover a range of topics of importance in an informal atmosphere. There will be two sessions each week held as lunch workshops, when our students would normally be taking a lunch break, to minimize disruption to research. These discussion sessions will focus on topics ranging from research skills to professional development skills to broad issues of importance in research. Review an outline of the planned discussion sessions for the year. In all of these, active participation by our REU students will be strongly encouraged. The summer will conclude with a poster session highlighting the activities and results of our REU students, with faculty and graduate students from throughout the department in attendance. The student making the best poster presentation will receive the John J. Alexander prize consisting of a plaque and monetary award.

Eligibility: The focus of the program is on students who will have completed their junior year in an undergraduate chemistry degree program by the beginning of summer, 2015, and plan to graduate within a year thereafter. Applications from students with a less extensive background (e.g. having completed their freshman or sophomore years in a chemistry degree program) will be considered. Applications from students in underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Support: A stipend of $5,000 will be awarded to each of the students in the program, paid in three installments during the summer. In addition, we will provide housing and meals on campus at the University of Cincinnati for our REU students. Some travel support to and from Cincinnati will be available, as will some funds for travel to a regional or national meeting in the year following the REU program, to present research findings arising from the 10 weeks in the program. 

Application: The application consists of background information about the applicant, a statement outlining his or her interest in the program and long term professional goals, a transcript of college/university coursework, and two letters of recommendation from faculty or others knowing the applicant as a chemistry major. The application is due by February 28, 2015.

For more information, please visit http://www.artsci.uc.edu/departments/chemistry/undergraduate-programs/research-experiences-for-undergraduates.html

Contact: For any questions you may have, please contact either Professor Anna Gudmundsdottir or Ms. Kim Carey:

Program Director: Professor Anna Gudmundsdottir
Email: Anna.Gudmundsdottir@uc.edu
Tel: 513-556-2280

Administrative Coordinator: Ms. Kim Carey
Email: kim.carey@uc.edu
Tel: 513-556-0293


Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Biomedical SURP

Details: SURP provides an intensive 10-week research experience designed to help undergraduates perform outstanding cutting edge research at Pitt. Students are matched with research mentors, participate in weekly seminars and lab meetings and conduct laboratory based research.  Housing in a modern University dormitory is provided along with social activities that enable students to enjoy life in Pittsburgh.  At the program's conclusion all students write up their work and give presentations on their projects.  If you are contemplating graduate school in the biomedical sciences, then SURP can help give you the experience needed to make an informed decision.

The program is administered by the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - a premiere research center in the historic Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The School of Medicine provides an exceptional environment for students to gain research experience under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists.

Eligibility: The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is designed for students seriously considering graduate school or a career in biomedical research.

You may apply if you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate student in an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Preference will be given to US citizens and permanent residents who have completed their sophomore or junior year.

Individuals from groups underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.

Support: All students receive a competitive stipend of $3,500 for the ten-week program. Additional funding for housing and travel may also be available.

Application: The online application can be found here.

The deadline for early admission to the program is February 1, 2015. Decisions will be given on a rolling admission basis. The final date for submissions is March, 1, 2015.

For more information, please visit http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/summer_surp.aspx

 


South Carolina

CCCR Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

Duration: May 23, 2016 - July 29, 2016

Details: The Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC is leading the development of innovative and ground-breaking research in colorectal cancer. One of the primary goals of the CCCR is to foster the progression of young scientists, and we are seeking undergraduate students to participate in research in­ternships in a cancer-related field (e.g., biological sciences, pharmacy, public health) during our Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program. 

Eligibility: Rising juniors and seniors

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Any major related to biomedical or public health research

Underrepresented minority: African-American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

Support: $4,000 stipend, on-campus housing, and up to $1,000 travel expenses

Application: To apply, please submit the following by Feb 15th here http://cccr.sc.edu/news/news/87-cccr-now-accepting-applications-for-the-cccr-summer-undergraduate-minority-research-program

a personal statement describing your interest in cancer research (no longer than one page)

a current transcript

two letters of support from science professors

preferences for up to 3 potential faculty mentors (see our list at http://cccr.sc.edu/about-us/investigators)

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Questions may be emailed to: cccr-sp@sccp.sc.edu


Tennessee

University of Tennessee Knoxville Chemistry Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) funded by NSF

Duration: mid May-July 2016

Details:  The UTK Chemistry Department seeks applicants for an NSF-funded summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2016. Participants will work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The program will also offer multiple seminars, workshops, site visits, and social events.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student participants must have completed their freshmen year of college but not yet graduated, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. Underrepresented groups in science are strongly encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, and first-generation college students.

 Support: Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, free housing and parking on campus for ten weeks.

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Application: The online application can be found here: https://www.chem.utk.edu/REU 

For more information, including research projects, previous program events calendar and how to apply, see https://www.chem.utk.edu/reu or contact program coordinator Dr. Rachel Rui at jrui@utk.edu


Texas

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Institution for the Study of Kidney Disease (SURISKD) Program

Duration: June 6-August 12

Details:   This program is funded by a National Institute of health and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIHIDDKD) training grant and will accept 12 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of natural sciences. The goal of SURISKD is to give students an intensive summer research training experience for college students who are preparing for Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. careers in kidney-related research. SURISKD spend 10-weeks pursuing individual research projects that range from embryonic development and physiology to kidney cancer and imaging in the laboratories of Graduate School faculty members.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 visa.

Criteria used in the selection of fellowship recipients include:

College grades

Relevant experience

Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in research that integrates quantitative and biomedical sciences

Career goals that include pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

Support: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.

Deadline: February 9, 2016

Application: The SURISKD website and on-line application can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURISKD.

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Duration: June 6-August 12

Details:  For the 23nd consecutive year, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is sponsoring the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The goal of SURF is to give 75 students an intensive, 10-week research experience in a world class research environment. Students immerse themselves in the laboratory and work on individual research projects with UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty. Most areas of modern biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology are represented. In addition to research, SURF provides seminars, optional classes in Cancer Biology and Genetics, social events, and an end-of-program poster session. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 visa.

Criteria used in the selection of fellowship recipients include:

College grades

Relevant experience

Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in research that integrates quantitative and biomedical sciences

Career goals that include pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

Support: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.

Deadline: February 9, 2016

Application: The SURF website and on-line application can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/SURF

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Duration: June 6-August 12

Details:  This program, initially funded by a NIGMS training grant and now funded internally, will accept 20 students who are earning their undergraduate degrees in the field of biomedical engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, or chemistry. The goal of QP-SURF is to give students an intensive, research experience and demonstrate to students in the physical and quantitative sciences how their knowledge and skill sets are applied in a biomedical research setting. QP-SURF students would carry out their 10-week research project in a biomedical engineering, biophysics, computational biology, or quantitative/analytical chemistry laboratory. QP-SURF students also participate in seminars, optional classes in Cancer Biology and Genetics, social events, and an end-of-program poster session. For the 3rd year, we are highlighting opportunities for undergraduates interested in research at the interface between chemistry and basic biomedical research.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a physics, computer science, mathematics, biomedical engineering, or chemistry degree program at the undergraduate level and have completed their sophomore year. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or currently possess an F1 visa.

Criteria used in the selection of fellowship recipients include:

College grades

Relevant experience

Letters of recommendation from faculty who can assess the applicant's potential for advanced training and success in research that integrates quantitative and biomedical sciences

Career goals that include pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree

Support: The stipend for the 10-week program is $4,000. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying their own travel expenses.

Deadline: February 9, 2016

Application: Participants will be selected based on their letters of reference, course work, and experience. The program website and on-line application for QP-SURF can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/QP-SURF

University of North Texas NSF-REU Program

Duration: June 2 - August 8, 2015

Details: This program focuses on chemistry research in all of the "traditional" areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical), and also provides opportunities in many non-traditional areas including computational chemistry and materials chemistry. Possible research areas include:

Analytical Chemistry * Inorganic Chemistry * Organic Chemistry * Physical Chemistry *Computational Chemistry * Materials Chemistry * Ligand Design * Kinetics * Catalysis * Synthetic Organometallic Chemistry * Non-electrolytic Solutions * Biochemistry * Layered Inorganic Materials * Metal Electrodeposition * Surface Chemistry * Organic Electrochemistry * Diamond-like Carbon Films * Organic Synthesis * Metal/Ceramic Nanocomposites * Optical Sensors * Gas-Phase Chemistry * Conducting Polymers * Fluorescence/Phosphorescence * Spectroscopy * Atmospheric Chemistry * Environmental Chemistry

In addition to a meaningful research experience, this program includes a career program led by former executives of major international chemical companies, tours of local companies to see how chemistry plays a role, "hands-on" learning experiences training in scientific communication (written and verbal), leadership in chemistry seminars by top leaders of the 170,000+ member American Chemical Society, and an ethics in science component.

Eligibility: Students who will begin their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies in 2013-2015 are eligible to apply. Outstanding students entering their sophomore year will be considered, though preference will be given to juniors and seniors with similar qualifications. As per NSF requirements, all student participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Support: Participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the 10-week program. Double-occupancy accommodations at a UNT residence hall will also be provided by the program in addition to the $5,000 stipend. An optional meal plan will be made available at a modest cost to the student. A travel allowance to/from the REU site is also available.

Faculty mentors may encourage their REU students to present their summer research results at a regional or national chemistry conference. Upon request by the faculty mentor, $600 in travel funds is available to each REU participant who presents summer research conducted in this program at a regional or national meeting.

Application: The application packet consists of the online application, personal statement discussing research interests and career goals, transcript from your current institution, and two (2) letters of recommendation from university faculty in the sciences (such as Chemistry or Biology).  An optional third letter can be included from anyone outside of this group, but must describe your potential for research.

For more information, please visit http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program

Contact: If you have any further questions please contact:

Shawn Adams, REU Program Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
(940) 565-4372 or
contact us at: shawn@unt.edu

MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Experience for College Students - Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Summer Undergraduate Research program  

Duration: Monday, June 5, 2017–Friday, August 11, 2017.

Details: This is a competitive ten-week summer research program designed for outstanding Notre Dame undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in cancer research.  The program is located on the MD Anderson Cancer Center campus in Houston, Texas.  MD Anderson Cancer Center is a center of excellence for cancer treatment and research (see www.mdanderson.org).
 
The program will provide research experience in a broad range of cancer biology topics; students interested in the areas of quantitative biology, bioinformatics, imagining, and technology oriented research are especially encouraged to consider applying.
 
The program is aimed at successful (GPA of 3.5 or more) and highly motivated students who are intent on pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD.  Students will gain a laboratory-based research experience with prestigious faculty mentors working in cutting-edge laboratories, where they will interact daily with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.  Students will also be given the opportunity to attend scientific lectures, seminars, and career development and social events. 

Eligibility: All students enrolled in a college or university in good academic standing are encouraged to apply, but preference is given to students seeking a research degree (i.e. Ph.D or M.D./Ph.D.).

Support: Students receive a stipend of $6,000 for the ten-week program. Students pay for housing from their stipend. 

Application:

Application materials need to be submitted in two places

First, to urapply.nd.edu, being sure to check the ‘MD Anderson Cancer Center – UND joint program’, and need to include a detailed resume, official transcript, personal statement (i.e., motivation for participating in program in terms of past experiences, current activities, and future plans), and detailed explanation of which scientists at MD Anderson the applicant would like to work.  During the application submission process, names of three recommenders should be given, one of which should be someone at Notre Dame that can speak to the personal character of the applicant; once the application is submitted, recommenders will receive an email asking to upload their recommendations - applicants are responsible for ensuring that this happens before the deadline.  

Second, to the MD Anderson Summer Undergraduate Research Program (www.mdanderson.org/education-training/degrees-programs/summer-research-programs/summer-undergraduate-research-program.html). Follow the instructions given on the website and ensure that you provide everything that is asked for. 

The application process to both websites needs to be completed, including submission of letters of recommendation, by Monday January 19, 2017.

Questions about the program can be directed to Dominic Chaloner (dchalone@nd.edu, 631-2441), Undergraduate Research Coordinator–College of Science.

 


West Virginia

West Virginia University

Duration: 9 weeks; May 24-July 25

Details: The West Virginia University Centers for Neuroscience continues to cultivate the next generation of neuroscientists with an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in a 9-week Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program. Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech laboratories across 40+ laboratories housed in modern research facilities. Students accepted to the 2016 SURI program will receive a $4,000 salary, paid throughout the program, plus housing in a WVU dormitory, located near the Medical Center Campus. Please see the flier. (link the word flier to the PDF)

Eligibility: An online application will be accepted from students currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university, who have completed their second or third year (seniors graduating in 2016 should contact the SURI administrator before applying). Preference will be given to students considering research for their graduate careers, who have a strong background in biology, chemistry, engineering, neuroscience, physics, or psychology, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Support: $4,000 salary, on-campus housing, research experience, poster presentation experience.

Application: Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae (résumé), official college transcript(s), and two letters of recommendation (see the specific submission instructions of these documents). See the flyer here for more information. 

Deadline: February 5, 2016

 

Washington D.C.

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Naval Reactors

Duration: Typically 10 weeks.

Details: A mentor/sponsor will be assigned to each intern and provide the SULI intern with orientation to Naval Reactors, daily oversight, training, and assigned duties.

Eligibility: All applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance, be a U.S. citizen, have personal health insurance coverage, and have completed their junior or senior year of college.

Support: Interns will be granted travel expenses (up to $500), a weekly stipend ($500/week) and free housing.

Application: Complete the SULI application for the summer term under the "First choice DOE Laboratory" and select "DOE Naval Reactors" option to include consideration for the SULI-NR program. The application is available at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/how-to-apply/. The application deadline is midnight on December 2, 2015.

For information about the SULI Program: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

Summer Research Fellowship Program - National Institute of Mental Health

Duration: Minimum of eight weeks in the summer; start times are variable and usually take place in May or June.

Details: 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; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.

Internships 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.

Eligibility: The Summer Internship Program is for students who are at least sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply. Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited institution in the U.S. to be eligible.

Support: The stipends for trainees are adjusted yearly; the level depends on education completed prior to starting at the NIH. 

Application: To increase your chances of being offered a position, please do four things: (1) Watch the new Applying Successfully Video by clicking on the link to the right.  (2) Read the SIP FAQs carefully. (3) Read our suggestions for creating a successful application.  (4) After submitting your application, contact NIH investigators with whom you would like to work and explain why you would be a good addition to their groups.  You can identify NIH investigators with projects that interest you by searching the NIH Intramural Annual Reports. Use the text search feature to find project descriptions that contain the key words you enter.  You can then find contact information for the investigators in the NIH Enterprise Directory.

Prospective candidates must apply online. The application is available from mid-November to March 1. It requires submission of

  • a curriculum vitae or resume,
  • a list of coursework and grades (please note: no transcripts need to be sent at this time),
  • a cover letter describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and
  • the names and contact information for two references.

Candidates may also specify the scientific methodologies or disease/organ systems that interest them.

For more information, please visit https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

 


Multiple Locations

NASA Student Airborne Research Program

Duration: June 12- August 5, 2016. 

Details: The NASA Airborne Science Program invites highly motivated advanced undergraduates who will be rising seniors in summer 2016 to apply for participation in the 8th annual NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP 2016). Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 and assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric solar radiation, gases and aerosols. They will also use remote sensing data collected during the program from the NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands. Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes. Each student will complete an individual research project from the data collected.

Outstanding faculty and staff for this program will be drawn from several universities and NASA centers, as well as from NASA flight operations and engineering personnel.

Instrument and flight preparations, and the research flights themselves, will take place during the first two weeks of the program at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, in Palmdale, CA. Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place during the final six weeks of the program at the University of California, Irvine.

Eligibility:  Applicants must be US citizens attending a US college or university majoring in a STEM discipline.

Support: SARP participants will receive a $5,000 stipend. They will also receive a travel allowance as well as free housing and local transportation during the 8-week program.

Application: www.nserc.und.edu/sarp/sarp-2016/

Deadline: Tuesday February 2, 2016.

For more information, email sarp2016@nserc.und.edu

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Ethics Research

Duration: 10 weeks

Details:  The Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program seeks applicants for its 2016 summer student program. This program is supported in part by a generous gift from Jim Vann and Lee Stanton Vann. 4-6 students will be selected for the program.

Each student will be placed with a faculty mentor to work on a particular research project for approximately 10 weeks. In addition, students will participate in educational sessions on bioethics research methods and lunch meetings with faculty. Students also may have the opportunity to shadow physicians or clinical ethics consultations.

Top applicants will be invited to participate in a brief phone interview to discuss specific skills and areas of interest, in order to match the applicant with a mentor and research project. Final decisions will be made based on applicants’ interests and availability of appropriate mentors. All students must pass a background check and post-offer placement assessment prior to their start date.

Examples of research topics that might be explored include:

- Ethical issues in life-sustaining treatments and end-of-life care

- Research ethics

- Ethical issues in regenerative medicine and transplantation

- Allocation of health care resources

- Professionalism in medicine and science

- Ethical issues in genomics and individualized medicine

- Science and society

- Research related to clinical ethics consultation - Reproductive ethics and prenatal testing

Eligibility: Students who have already participated in the program are not eligible, but previous applicants are encouraged to reapply.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Application: Interested applicants should apply to job posting 58853BR: Bioethics Intern on the Mayo Clinic jobs website (http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs).

Candidates must attach the following documents to the online application:

1. Cover letter describing your career goals and how biomedical ethics research relates to those goals

2. Resume/CV that includes your major, relevant coursework, honors, and related experiences

3. A 5-10 page writing sample (such as a course paper), preferably on a topic in biomedical ethics

4. Current college transcript

5.Two letters of recommendation from research mentors or undergraduate professors (addressed to Dr. Richard Sharp, Program Director). Letters either can be uploaded by the candidate into the application or emailed directly by the professor/mentor to bioethics@mayo.edu.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

For further information or specific questions, contact Dr. Jessica Hirsch, Biomedical Ethics Education Coordinator at 507-538-4023 or Hirsch.jessica@mayo.edu

Sens Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program

Details: The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such exciting areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded scientists who can work equally well with other scientists or the general public. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. Additionally, a poster presentation at a SRF-sponsored conference at the end of the summer will provide students with an opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice when they present their results to scientists from other research institutions. Paid positions are available at such world-renowned research institutions as:

·       Buck Institute for Research on Aging

·       Harvard School of Medicine

·       Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

·       Scripps Research Institute

·       SRF Research Center

·       Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Eligibility: 

  • You currently must be enrolled at a university in the U.S.: Only students who are currently pursuing an undergraduate degree or students who received their undergraduate degree during 2016 are eligible for the 2016 SRF Summer Scholars Program. Students currently enrolled in a masters, doctoral, or other postgraduate program are not eligible. Special circumstances, such as established exchange programs, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be eligible to receive a stipend for your work: In all cases, it will be incumbent upon the student to provide the necessary documentation to participate, not SRF or the host institution. Students who are studying abroad in the U.S. will need to participate in the Summer Scholars Program through a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for off-campus employment (or a similar program that fulfills the work visa requirements). Please check with your university to determine what forms you need to complete prior to accepting a SRF Summer Scholar position. Verification of your eligibility will be required before a position can be confirmed. You can learn more about CTP’s

Application: The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2016-summer-scholars. Applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST February 1, 2016. A downloadable program flyer is available at the same address.

Rutgers University CCMI Coral Reef Internship

Duration: July 25 – August 11, 2016

Details: Practice and theory of coral reef conservation and ecology. Interns are offered practical opportunities to develop a project that contributes to the ongoing evaluation of marine protected areas. Introduction to concepts of connectivity, critical habitats, marine invasions/non-native species, population restoration, and marine spatial planning.

At the end of this course students should be able to:
  • Describe the important physical and biological features, processes and ecological 
  • interactions of a tropical marine systems.
  • Know the principles of conservation and how marine protected areas function to  conserve environments and species.
  • Explain long-term trends of coral reefs and key species.
  • Understand and differentiate natural and anthropogenic impacts in context with global  change and local stressors including ocean acidification, invasive species, major storms, pollution and coastal development.
  • Communicate how conservation and marine protection impacts the broader contemporary social, cultural and economic concerns.

 

Cost: NJ Residents, $4,783, Non-NJ Resident, $5,120

Application: The application along with more information about the program can be found on the Rutgers Online Portal. The deadline is March 1, 2015.

2015 NIH-AMGEN Scholars Program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants to the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will complete the application for the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP). This online application will be available on November 15.

The Amgen Foundation, the Foundation for the NIH and the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education are pleased to announce the 2015 NIH-Amgen Scholars Program. NIH-Amgen Scholars will spend the 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.

NIH-Amgen scholars will be immersed in a culture of translational science and will explore important elements of the basic, translational and clinical research enterprise. Scholars will be matched with research mentors in the Intramural Research Program (IRP) on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to performing full-time research, NIH-Amgen Scholars will:

Participate in a customized curriculum that will use journal clubs, case studies, and group activities to develop communication, career readiness, and critical thinking skills.

Explore the relationship between science and society in evening roundtables that examine the role of science, policy, and community engagement in the elimination of health disparities (for a definition of health disparities, visit the NIH-Amgen Scholars Program FAQs).

Participate in a leadership development program focused on self-exploration, building resiliency, understanding conflict, finding mentors, and understanding emotional intelligence.

Attend the Amgen Scholars US Symposium in California in July to interact with top industry and academic scientists and to network with other Amgen Scholars.

Present at the NIH Summer Poster Day in August.

Establish an individualized development plan to take advantage of the many workshops and seminars offered for all NIH summer interns. These include our summer lecture series, "Going to Graduate School" series, communication skills workshops, and the NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair.

The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program will begin with a week-long orientation and leadership training program. Program participants will meet weekly for program activities throughout the summer.

NIH Amgen-Scholars will receive a monthly stipend and Transhare benefits for travel within the Metro DC area (Transhare is a transportation subsidy provided to individuals who agree to use any form of public transportation and not their car to get to work.). Housing and travel support for all NIH-Amgen Scholars will be arranged by the Foundation for the NIH.

Eligibility

The NIH-Amgen program is for undergraduate students interested in PhD and combined degree programs in the sciences. Students interested in attending medical or other professional school programs should apply to the broader NIH Summer Internship Program. Students with experience with health disparities and a keen interest in learning more about the biological, environmental, social, and genetic causes of health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. The NIH-Amgen Scholars Program admission committee will give preference to students who lack opportunities to perform independent research during the school year. We welcome applications from students in all science disciplines and encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply.

In addition, applicants must:

Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Be enrolled for Fall 2015 in a four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other US territory.

Be a rising junior or senior (including fifth-year seniors). Transfer students from community colleges should contact us for advice on applying to the Community College Summer Enrichment Program (CCSEP).

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher (4.0 scale).

Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree, students who are not currently enrolled at a U.S. institution, and previous Amgen Scholars are not eligible to apply.

Application 

Applicants should complete the standard NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) application and choose NIH-Amgen Scholars Program from the drop-down menu in item 9. Applicants should discuss three important elements in the application cover letter:

Research interests and educational/career goals for the future

Understanding of, experience with, and interest in learning more about health disparities; we are interested in learning about personal, coursework-related, or community-based experiences that have increased your interest in health disparities.

Leadership experiences in school and in the community

The application deadline for this program is February 2nd, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. The full application package, including reference letters, must be completed at this time for applicants to be considered for the program.

How the Program Works

The selection committee will review applications to the Amgen-NIH Scholars Program, and applicants will be informed of the committee's decisions by the end of February. Applicants who are not selected for the Amgen-NIH Scholars Program will be released into the general pool of applicants for the NIH Summer Internship Program and will be advised about the selection process for SIP to maximize their chances of admission.

Individuals who are selected as Amgen-NIH Scholars, will be matched by the program with NIH intramural scientists who have been selected to host program participants. Every effort will be made to place students in research groups related to their research interests. Applicants to the program should not contact NIH intramural scientists to discuss placements on their own.

All Amgen-NIH Scholars must be on campus from June 8th to August 14th, 2015. Summer internships are full-time positions; interns are expected to devote a minimum of 40 hours per week to their projects and training. Students should not, therefore, expect to take courses during the daytime. Furthermore, they should not make plans for evening coursework or volunteer activities before speaking to program staff.

Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2015

Location: A map of possible internship locations at: http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars/description/locations.html

Duration: 10 weeks during the summer; start times vary but usually are in June.

Details: The DOE Scholars Program offers unique opportunities that introduce students or post-graduates to the agency’s mission and operations. Participants in the DOE Scholars Program gain a competitive edge as they apply their education, talent and skills in a variety of scientific research settings within the DOE complex. Appointments are available for a variety of disciplines at participating DOE facilities nationwide.

Scientific research conducted through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) supports an improved quality of life for all Americans. With a mission focused on discovering solutions to power and to secure America’s future, DOE is committed to: energy security, nuclear security, scientific discovery and innovation, environmental responsibility, and management excellence.

The DOE Scholars Program presents you with the opportunity to explore a federal career with DOE at various stages in your education.

Eligibility: A participant must be a U.S. citizen, at least 16 years of age (no exceptions), and an undergraduate student, graduate student, or a post-graduate. Exceptions may be made on academic status on a case-by-case basis for summer appointments only. This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or covered veteran’s status. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, please follow the directions to complete the online application.

Support: Stipends are up to $650 per week (depending on academic status); exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for summer appointments only. Stipends will be deposited to your bank account in accordance with the stipend schedule provided. You should be prepared to cover all expenses for the first 30 days of your appointment.

Application: Applications can be submitted online here. All materials must be submitted by midnight EST on January 12, 2015.

Contacts: For questions about the DOE Scholars program, please contact:

Barbara Dunkin
Program Specialist
doescholars@orise.orau.gov
phone : 865.574.6440
fax: 865.576.0734

Dialysis Clinic, Inc., Collegiate Medical Summer Internship Program

Location: This year’s participating transplant centers are located in Albuquerque, NM; Ann Arbor, MI; Austin, TX; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Durham, NC; Houston, TX; Knoxville, TN; Nashville, TN; and San Antonio, TX.

Duration: The internship will begin on June 3, 2013 and end on August 2, 2013.

Details: Dialysis Clinic, Inc. has sponsored a summer internship for pre-medical students in the clinical area of organ transplantation since 1998. Over the last 12 years, the summer internship program has expanded to 11 cities all across the United States and has given over 130 students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the medical field.

The internship includes shadowing physicians on rounds in the hospital, observing and assisting in an outpatient/clinic facility, observing the coordination of a transplant, and scrubbing in during transplant and surgical operations. In addition, students will be able to visit the local Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) and HLA lab. Participants may also have the opportunity to do data collection for the transplant service or work on a clinical research project.

All interns will also participate as a counselor for Camp Okawehna, a week-long camp for dialyzed and post-kidney transplant children. Each intern's role is essential to the functioning of camp, and many interns have said that the week at camp was their favorite and most remarkable part of their entire summer internship. The camp is located in Nashville, TN and will take place the week following orientation, during the week of June 4 – June 14.

The purpose of this internship is to 8xpose the student to hospital and outpatient environments, as well as to specific areas of medicine such as surgery and clinical research. These experiences are designed to help students decide whether or not to pursue a career in medicine. There is a strong preference for students currently in their junior year of college with a serious interest in medicine. Housing will be provided for all interns, as well as round trip travel to the hosting transplant center. A stipend will also be provided.

Eligibility: There is a strong preference for students currently in their junior year of college with a serious interest in medicine.

Support: Depending on funding, the stipend is typically around $1,500. Depending on location, interns will either be placed in a house, an extended stay hotel, or a dorm.

Opportunity Expires: Applications must be postmarked by March 29, 2013.

Contact Information:

Stacey Walters
Internship Coordinator
Dialysis Clinic Incorporated
1600 Hayes Street, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 390-7495
http://www.dciinc.org/internships/

 

Biomedical Virtual Grad School Fair --Baylor College of Medicine

When: September 10 and October 6, 2015

Details: 

  1. These fairs provide a free opportunity for students to explore graduate programs. Representatives from Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be available to address questions. Get more information and share with your students today.
  2. Baylor College of Medicine experts developed this guidebook on applying to STEM graduate schools to help students apply and prepare for entering graduate school in the sciences or engineering.

Application: If you already know of students who want to apply to Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, our application system is now open. There is no fee to apply.

Contact Information:

Beth Franks, Administrative Associate

Baylor College of Medicine

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

(p) 713-798-4029 | (f) 713-798-6325

Elizabeth.Franks@bcm.edu
 

EDEN Network Undergraduate Research Programs

Duration: To be determined by the student and host lab

Details: Are you an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience? Would you like to find out what it is like to work in a lab-based or field-based research environment? Are you interested in what happens when you combine evolution with development, ecology with genetics, or lab work and field work? Are you unsure how to find opportunities like this? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then EDEN’s Undergraduate Internship Program is for you! You may have heard of fruit fly genetics, forest ecology, or biomedical research using mice as model organisms. But did you know that there are labs studying the evolution and function of butterfly wing patterns, the genetic basis of different flowers shapes and colors, and African fish behavior and how it relates to genome structure? The growing fields of evolutionary ecological and developmental biology, often known as Evo-Devo-Eco, use both classical and cutting-edge techniques to study less traditional organisms, including sponges, finches, columbines, dung beetles, lizards and snails! The EDEN Undergraduate Training Program can give you the opportunity for a summer research internship in a lab studying such a new or emerging model organism.

EDEN aims to train undergraduates in the field of Evo-Devo-Eco, with an emphasis on emerging model systems. Much undergraduate training in biology is based on textbooks that emphasize the contributions of traditional model organisms to our understanding of the natural world. Given the crucial role of such models in the history and progress of science, this focus is both inevitable and important. However, it is equally important that the next generation of scientists be made aware of the increasing contributions of models that emerge at the frontiers of the dynamic fields encompassed by Evo-Devo-Eco. EDEN offers you the opportunity to do research in laboratories working on such models, giving you the option to broaden the scope of your future research choices. EDEN’s ultimate goal with this program is to enable effective and interdisciplinary training of budding scientists in performing research on emerging model systems.

Eligibility: Eligible students should be undergraduates of any nationality at any college or university, including liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and universities, both within and outside of the U.S.. Eligible host labs should be conducting research using new and emerging model organism and must be at a U.S.-based institution. If the proposed host lab is working on a well-established model organism, your application must explain how the techniques or skills that you learn in the host lab will be applied to work on new or emerging model organisms at your home institution.

Host labs can be chosen from the list of participating labs, or students can make their own arrangements with prospective labs. For assistance in finding a suitable lab, click here. Contact us at admin@edenrcn.com if you have questions about the suitability of your proposed lab, or need further assistance in finding a lab or planning an exchange.

Support: Each year, EDEN will award eight ten-week undergraduate research internships. Each award consists of a $4000 stipend per student, and need-based travel assistance of up to $1000 per student. Exact amounts of travel allowances will be determined on a case by case basis. Students are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements with the help of the host lab. One month after completion of the research internship, students will submit a short report describing their research experience, as well as an evaluation of their internship experience.

Application: The EDEN application process is completely electronic. Hard copies of application materials (with the exception of transcripts) will not be considered.

A complete application will include:

  • Letter of support from host lab
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official university transcripts (electronic copies can be emailed to admin@edenrcn.com)
  • 1000 word essay on specific scientific goals of the project
  • 500 word essay on general career plans and trajectory
  • Application form

The deadline for the application is March 11. More information on the EDEN Project can be found here

The Morton Arboretum

Students in the Center for Tree Science–Undergraduate Research Fellowship (CTS-URF) program spend ten weeks at The Morton Arboretum conducting independent research under the mentorship of our Research Scientists and Research Associates. The CTS-URF is designed to engage undergraduate students in our research, while fostering critical thinking, independence, self-confidence, perseverance, and group skills. The program will help prepare students for graduate studies and professional careers. The CTS-URF is generally focused on urban ecology, with topics in tree biology, urban biodiversity, urban forestry, arboriculture, root biology, soil science, forest ecology, genetics, informatics, plant systematics, pathology, entomology, tree conservation, and restoration ecology. 
 

The 2016 program dates are June 13 through August 19. Successful applicants receive a stipend, an opportunity for housing, and a nominal budget for research. Applications are accepted from January 1 to February 29, 2016. To apply for the CTS-URF program, undergraduate students should submit the following to Christine Carrier at ccarrier@mortonarb.org:

  1. A cover letter describing (one page maximum): why you would like to participate in the CTS-URF program, your career goals and explain how participating in this program might help you meet those goals, any prior research you have conducted, and your mentor and/or research area preference. 
  2. A curriculum vitae or resume.
  3. A letter of reference from an instructor or advisor from your academic institution. 
  4. Official or unofficial transcript from your academic institution.

 

Learn more at: http://www.mortonarb.org/science-conservation/center-tree-science/undergraduate-research-fellowship/apply-undergraduate 

Garden Club of America

Details: GCA offers  27 merit-based scholarships in the following areas:

Botany
Coastal Wetlands Studies
Conservation & Ecological Restoration
Desert Studies
Garden History & Design
Horticulture & Related Fields
International Work & Study
Landscape Architecture
Native Bird Habitat
Pollinator Research
Summer Environmental Study
Urban Forestry
 

Please visit the GCA website for more information. 

NASA

NASA supports several internships, fellowships and scholarships across the country. Visit the Office of Education Infrastructure Division (OEID) Launchpad website to browse the various opportunities.

UNDERC - University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center

Locations: UNDERC-East on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan and UNDERC-West in Western Montana

Duration: Dates vary on the course that UNDERC provides. Participants can choose one of the following sets of dates:

  • BIOS 35502-01 (UNDERC East) May 20 to July 26
  • BIOS 35503-01 (UNDERC West) June 8 to August 16

Details: The University of Notre Dame Department of Biological Sciences offers a 9 and 1/2 week summer field-oriented environmental biology course (BIOS 35502-01: Practicum in Field Environmental Biology) to undergraduate students enrolled at Notre Dame, St. Mary's College, and other colleges around the country. The course, which has been offered since 1976 (originally listed as BIOS 569), provides training in aquatic, terrestrial, and environmental biology through lecture and field experience with a variety of aquatic and terrestrial organisms and natural habitats. It also includes an independent research project developed by each student under the direction and with the assistance of a department of Biological Sciences faculty member, graduate student or visiting faculty member. At the end of the summer course, each student prepares an oral presentation and a research paper presenting the results of the summer's field research. Detailed course description.

A one-credit introductory course (BIOS 35501-01: Introduction to UNDERC) during the spring semester provides students with the basic background in aquatic, terrestrial, and environmental biology necessary for the field course. Training in the design of experiments, data collection and analysis, and the presentation of research results is included. Student materials (weekly handouts, Powerpoint presentations, etc.) are posted on-line (see below) for off-campus students not able to attend or enroll in the course.

The course is open to 25 students, which includes at least fifteen Notre Dame and St. Mary's students majoring in science. Up to ten non-Notre Dame/St. Mary's students also are admitted each year, including four Native American students (sponsored by our current NSF Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology grant). Notre Dame/St. Mary's student endowments are provided by Notre Dame Trustee Bernard J. Hank. Non-Notre Dame student endowments are provided by the University of Notre Dame and the NSF Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology grant for Native Americans. Up to 10 students from the UNDERC-East program continue the experience the following summer at UNDERC-West in Montana.

Eligibility: Notre Dame and Saint Mary's students.

Support: Tuition, transportation, and housing for the summer field course are subsidized.

Application: The application form can be found online here

For more information, go to http://www.nd.edu/~underc/.

Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

Locations: 21 member institutions and one corporate partner (Ivy Leagues, Eli Lilly, UChicago, etc.)

Duration: Program dates vary

Details: Since 1992, the Leadership Alliance has encouraged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to pursue research careers in the academic, public and private sectors. SR-EIP provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to graduate schools. SR-EIP is a gateway to ongoing resources, mentoring and professional networks to support all participants along their chosen career path. SR-EIP is a rigorous research experience designed specifically for undergraduates interested in applying to PhD or MD-PhD programs.

Eligibility: Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private college or university in the United States or its territories, as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. All applicants must: be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better, demonstrate a committed interest to pursue graduate study toward a PhD or MD-PhD, have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergraduate education by the start of the summer program, and be a US citizen or have permanent resident status at the time of application

The Leadership Alliance programs encourage diversity to further its goal of preparing young scholars from underrepresented and underserved populations for graduate training and are not exclusionary on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Support: Accepted students will receive a competitive stipend, travel and housing.

Application: The online application can be found at http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/tabid/242/Default.aspx. The full application includes: a current resume, a statement of Purpose, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts (including Fall 2011), and biographical and academic information

All application materials must be received by February 1, 2015. All offers of placement will come directly from the institutions in March and April; biomedical science programs may notify earlier. 


International

Amgen Scholars Program

The Amgen Scholars Europe Programme provides selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of Europe’s leading educational institutions. Currently, three universities
in Europe host the summer research programme. The Amgen Foundation has committed $34 million over eight years to this global initiative to make this opportunity possible to more than 2,400 students.

As an Amgen Scholar, you can take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the world’s leading academic scientists; and attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

For more information, please visit http://www.amgenscholars.com.

Amgen Scholars Program: Kyoto University, Japan

Duration: 8 weeks

Details: Located in historic Kyoto, Kyoto University is one of Asia’s leading research universities. The major objectives of the Kyoto University Amgen Scholars Program are to provide scholars with a focused, intellectually stimulating summer research program and equip them with real-world skills and techniques that will be transferable to their future careers in science. Scholars will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of programs both within Kyoto University and the city of Kyoto. With 17 World Heritage Sites, world-renowned gardens, art galleries, museums, and traditional festivals, Kyoto offers a wealth of activities.

Deadline: February 1, 2016, and applications are notified by April 2016.

Website: http://amgenscholars.com/university/kyoto-university

Please contact Prof. Ken Henderson, senior assistant provost for internationalization at Notre Dame, if you are accepted into the program.

Ecology of Lake Myvatn: Gratton Lab at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (REU Internship)

Duration: Late-May to Mid-August.

Details: We are looking for a motivated and mature student to join an interdisciplinary research team that will be studying the ecology of lake-land interactions in northern Iceland in the summer. We will consider the ability of a student to conduct a semi-independent research project, live and work with our team under field conditions in rural Iceland, benefit from the experience and contribute to our overall research project. The research focuses on understanding the role midges play in the dynamics of the terrestrial food webs surrounding sub-arctic lakes. The student will participate with faculty, post-docs and graduate students conducting research in Iceland. This includes collecting and processing arthropod and plant samples and conducting lab and field experiments. Relevant skills and experience include previous lab and especially field research, microscope proficiency, the ability to enjoy working outdoors, foreign travel/cross-cultural experiences, interpersonal skills, and proficiency working both in a team and independently.

A critical part of the REU program is conducting your own research project under our guidance. We also expect the student to take the lead communicating the results of that work. Our summer research students in the past 3 years have completed their projects and presented their work at the Entomological Society of America meeting (a national meeting held in November/December). We will cover the costs of attending this meeting.

Eligibility: To be eligible for an NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates), applicants must be non-graduating undergraduate students.

Support: The position includes travel expenses to and from Iceland, food and lodging, and a small stipend, around $1,000. Interns are expected to join the research team in Iceland

Application: The application for the REU contains two main portions:

  1. Cover letter: Your cover letter should outline your background and the reasons why you would be a good candidate for this position. Include a discussion of why you want this position and how it relates to your career goals. Also, be specific about experiences and skills you are bringing to the position. Make your case for why you should get the position, highlighting details from your resume or other pertinent information that might not appear on your resume. Please include your citizenship and your current and future educational plans.
  2. Resume: Submit a current resume that details your education and work experience. Please provide in your resume the names and contact information for at least two references that we can contact to ask specific questions about your background and qualifications for the position.

Submit your application as a single pdf (only 1 file), including cover letter and resume. Send your pdf by e-mail to Kyle Webert, Department of Zoology, webert@wisc.edu. Include your surname in the file (e.g., Smith_Iceland_application.pdf). Put “2015 Summer Research in Iceland” in the subject line of the email. After initial screening of materials, finalists will be contacted for  interviews in mid-March.

 

DEADLINE: For full consideration for summer 2015 internships, please submit your

application by March 2, 2015.

Contact Information: If you have any questions about the position or the lab's work in general, please don’t hesitate to email us. More information about our work and field experience can be found at our blog, www.uwmyvatn.blogspot.com.

Kyle Webert (graduate student) - webert@wisc.edu

Cristina Herren (graduate student) - cherren@wisc.edu

Tony Ives (professor) - arives@wisc.edu

Claudio Gratton (professor) - cgratton@wisc.edu

 

For more information, visit: http://gratton.entomology.wisc.edu/category/ecosystem-linkages/

 

Nanovic European Internship & Service Grant

Duration: Variable; to be determined by internship or research project

Details: The European Internship & Service Grant supports undergraduate students who have arranged summer internships or volunteer opportunities in Europe. The grant funds a wide variety of foreign-language and English-speaking opportunities that allow students to build their professional experience while simultaneously sharpening their knowledge of European language and culture. Past awards have supported internships with European corporations, internships at U.S. embassies and consulates, research assistantships in laboratories, service work at orphanages and NGOs, and the teaching of English in primary and secondary schools. The funding provided would cover transportation to/from the appropriate European city as well as modest living expenses for up to six weeks.

Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors at the University of Notre Dame and scheduled to return for the next academic year. The proposed position must be based in Europe and already arranged to the best of the applicant’s ability. Applicants must have demonstrated skill in any European language required by the internship or volunteer position, although ideal applicants will also have at least some knowledge of broader European culture and affairs.

Support: The maximum award is $5,000 and is most often paid as a one-time sum.

Application: The following materials must be submitted to the Nanovic Institute and Office of Internationalization, 211 Brownson Hall: a signed internship-grant application form, a current curriculum vitae or résumé, a two- to three-page internship description, documentation confirming placement, a letter of language qualification (if applicable), a detailed budget statement, and a sealed letter of recommendation.

All application materials must be submitted by March 30, 2015, but applications will be accepted at anytime during the academic year prior to the deadline.

Website and application: http://nanovic.nd.edu/grants-and-fellowships/undergraduate-students/internship-grants/independent-internships-in-europe/

Threatened and Endangered Coral Species, Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Cayman Islands

The CCMI-LCRC in the Cayman Islands is recruiting interns for an exciting new coral reef ecology and restoration project. Escape the winter and help to kick start the Disney Worldwide Conservation Foundation project, spending two weeks (January 2–15, 2017) diving alongside CCMI’s scientists researching evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered (EDGE) corals. Application deadline is November 1, 2016. To apply, please send the following to kcorreia@reefresearch.org 

  • A letter of interest (maximum 500 words)
  • Resume
  • Two references

Through extensive diving on some of the world’s most pristine reef ecosystems, gain hands-on experience in coral reef conservation through a range of research streams including:

  • Quantifying abiotic conditions of reef micro-habitats using onset technology in order to optimize coral reef restoration efforts
  • Learning to use cutting edge 3D habitat mapping software to assess coral outplant growth, density dependent effects of coral outplants on reef recovery, and to select optimal versus non-optimal outplant sites
  • Determining localized extinction risks of endangered corals to aid coral reef conservation  

Experience you will gain: 

  • Minimum of 15 + research dives (weather permitting)
  • Knowledge of coral reef ecology; including Caribbean coral, algae and fish identification workshops
  • Skills in underwater field research methods
  • Working with EDGE coral fragments in a nursery setting through multiple growth methods, such as; trees, lines, and tables
  • Direct handling and outplanting of EDGE coral species (specifically Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata)
  • Practical skills in choosing, establishing, and monitoring a coral restoration research site
  • Instruction on creating an experimental design, data collection, and data analysis
  • Building photo-mosaics and underwater maps to aid in habitat restoration techniques on coral reefs
  • Analyze coral reef images using imaging analysis software (CPCe, CORALNET, and AgiSoft)

*CCMI will issue a Certificate of Completion of 45 hours in Coral Reef Research and Spatial Ecology at the completion of the internship

Requirements:

  • 18+ years of age
  • Open Water Diver with at least 20 logged dives (Advanced certification or higher preferred)
  • Insured through DAN
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate program with a focus in Marine Science, Biology, Environmental Science or some other related field (or a recent graduate)
  • Must be physically fit to work long field days in the sun and on the water

Fee of US $2,600 will cover:

  • On site accommodations for a 14-night stay
  • Three meals a day
  • Roundtrip airport transportation
  • Boat time
  • All research dives and snorkels
  • All SCUBA gear rental (you will need to provide your own mask, fins and snorkel)
  • All necessary field equipment
  • The use of CCMI-LCRC bicycles
  • All offered course work (cumulating in 45 hours of work in Coral Reef Ecology and Spatial Ecology)

*This fee does not cover flight costs and DAN dive accident insurance