SHPEP

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Subject: Health professions
Location: Domestic

SHPEP is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.

Pathways to Science

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Subject: Any
Location: Domestic

Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP). Pathways to Science supports pathways to the STEM fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. We place particular emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Use this website to find programs such as undergraduate summer research opportunities, graduate fellowships, postdoctoral positions, as well as resources and materials pertaining to recruitment, retention, and mentoring.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

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Subject: Any
Location: Domestic

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1)REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects.

ThinkSwiss

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Subject: Any
Location: International – Switzerland

ThinkSwiss Scholarships support highly motivated and qualified U.S. and Canadian undergraduate and graduate students to get a research experience or to participate in a summer school course in Switzerland. Learn more about the great opportunities that this program has to offer through the detailed information below and through some comments of former ThinkSwiss participants!

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Subject: STEM & Health Sciences
Location: Domestic

The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is funded by the National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute. The POE program offers a unique opportunity for students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, or public health to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. The POE program provides a short-term training experience (internship) in either laboratory research or clinical research.

Summer Research Initiative – University of Maryland

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Subject: Social & Behavioral Science
Location: Domestic

The Summer Research Initiative (SRI) was created in 1999 by the Office of the Dean in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) and is supported by the Office of the Provost, the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the College. The program is designed to encourage and enhance the diversity of scholars working in the social and behavioral science fields.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

Are you ready for a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) research experience with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s prestigious scientists and engineers? Are you looking for an internship opportunity with a research or technical focus? If you are an undergraduate student at a college or university, with an interest in STEM, ORNL may be the place for you!

The Summer Student Research Program – Maine Medical Center Research Institute

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Subject: Health Sciences
Location: Domestic

The Summer Student Research Program at Maine Medical Center Research Institute offers college students a unique opportunity to conduct educational research in diverse biomedical science fields during the summer months. Undergraduate students and Tufts Maine Track medical students participate in mentored, independent research projects either in our state-of-the-art research laboratories, or working with physicians to impact patient care or the outcome of treatment. During the ten-week program, students attend a comprehensive course featuring topics including bioethics, animal use in biomedical science, and scientific presentation skills, and have the opportunity to attend lectures presented by distinguished guest scientists and faculty members.

Department of Homeland Security

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) Disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. The ultimate goal of the program is to engage a diverse, educated and skilled pool of scientists and engineers in HS-STEM areas and to promote long-term relationships between students, researchers, DHS and research facilities to enhance the HS-STEM workforce.

U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

Leadership Alliance Summer Research

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Subject: Any
Location: Domestic

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.

German Academic Exchange Service Summer Research Grant

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Subject: German Studies
Location: International – Germany

This specialized DAAD program offers German Studies Research Grants to highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany. The program is designed to encourage research and promote the study of cultural, political, historical, economic and social aspects of modern and contemporary German affairs from an inter- and multidisciplinary perspective.

German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science and Engineering

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Subject: STEM
Location: International – Germany

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. RISE offers unique opportunities for Bachelor students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English. All scholarship holders receive stipends from the DAAD to help cover living expenses, while partner universities & research institutes provide housing assistance.

Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics

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Subject: STEM
Location: Various; Domestic

The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) offers a comprehensive six to seven week summer training course on biostatistics with relevant examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Designed to address a growing imbalance between the demand and supply for biostatisticians, the course targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students who are interested in learning about biostatistics. The program will provide an intensive introduction to biostatistical approaches and research by exposing participants to the principles, methodologies, uses, and applications of statistical methods in biomedical and clinical research. The program was initiated in 2004 at Boston University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin and has since been expanded. The NHLBI now supports eight SIBS programs, with co-sponsorship from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Boston University Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

If you are an undergraduate with an interest in mathematics, statistics, biology, or health sciences and would like to learn how to apply methods to investigate important health issues, come join us for our highly successful Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics program.

Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

Each summer, 10-20 outstanding students conduct full-time research in a BU lab. Normally, 2-3 positions are reserved for Boston University students, who act as peer mentors to the other participants. The remaining positions are offered to students from other colleges and universities, particularly those without plentiful research opportunities. SURF is designed to encourage graduate education in the sciences for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences: African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian/Polynesian or students from institutions with limited research opportunities.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

National Energy Technology Laboratory

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

The Professional Internship Program is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the challenges of conducting energy research. It is an opportunity to network with world-class scientists using state-of-the-art equipment and to expand students’ knowledge in their field of study while exposing them to new areas of basic and applied research. Participants interact daily with assigned mentors who guide research activities during the internship. These research activities help transition classroom theory into hands-on experience, helping provide answers to today’s pressing scientific questions.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University

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Subject: Any
Location: International – Germany

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University fosters research partnerships between qualified undergraduates from top US and Canadian universities and research faculty at our university. The program is specifically designed for students who wish to attain hands-on experience in fundamental research at one of the top universities of science and technology worldwide.
UROP International offers undergraduate students the unique chance to conduct their own research project, thus actively experiencing what research is like at an early stage of their academic career. While pursuing their projects, students are mentored and supervised by the excellent research staff of the host institute at RWTH Aachen University. Besides obtaining research experience, the students participate in German language training and workshops on intercultural and research-related issues. Leisure activities complete their international experience in Germany.

Summer Research Internship Programme at Nanyang Technological University

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Subject: STEM
Location: International – Singapore

The Summer Research Internship (SRI) Programme is a university wide Research Programme initiated to stimulate a culture of research for the overseas undergraduates. Participants for this programme will develop research interest, strong sense of cross-cultural intelligence, gain a network of friends and a better understanding of our nation. Eligible overseas undergraduate students will be given an allowance, and are expected to fulfill a 8-week research attachment comprising project work at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and presentation of their research project at a closing ceremony. All participants will receive a certificate issued by NTU upon completion of the programme.

Summer Research Opportunity Program

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Subject: Any
Location: Domestic

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

Summer Program at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

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Subject: Biomedical Sciences
Location: Domestic

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.

Amgen Scholars Program

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Subject: STEM
Location: Domestic

The Amgen Scholars Program is designed to recruit exceptional students interested in careers in biological and biomedical sciences with an intensive 10-week laboratory experience at one of the top research institutions in the nation. Scholars will engage in an independent research project under the mentorship of faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. Successful applicants are not required to have had prior research experience but are required to be currently enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate program. Applications from backgrounds historically underrepresented in the sciences (African Americans, Latin Americans, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders) are strongly encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and those who attend small liberal arts colleges to apply.

 

Natural History Research Experience

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Subject: Any
Location: Domestic

The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, hosts a world-class research staff and unparalleled scientific research collections. NHRE summer internships pair undergraduates with museum scientists to complete a research project in Anthropology, Botany, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mineral Science, Paleobiology, or Vertebrate Zoology. Although the majority of time during the internship is spent working on the research project, there are additional events including lectures, tours of museum collections, and other activities related to natural history research.

 

 

 

Summer Undergraduate Physician-Scientist Education and Research Training Program – Michigan State University

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Subject: Health Science
Location: East Lansing, MI

MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine offers summer education and research training to outstanding undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences, especially the DO-PhD Program. Students interested in the combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education & Research Program is a 10 week program that begins in June every year. Up to four awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants each year. The program includes both clinical and laboratory experiences.

 

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program

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Subject: Sciences
Location: International- France

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates, entering their junior year, with the rare opportunity to work on supervised research projects at the Institut Pasteur. The Foundation’s goal is to encourage and inspire students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.

 

EuroScholars

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Subject: Any
Location: International

EuroScholars is a unique research abroad programme designed for advanced and talented undergraduate students from US and Canadian institutions looking for an international research experience. The EuroScholars Program offers these students to conduct research at one of the 9 internationally renowned European Research Universities. In this programme, students have the opportunity to undertake one or two courses in the classroom and then work under the direct supervision of professors and other academic staff on a specific academic research project chosen by both the student and the faculty. There are an abundance of academic research projects in a variety of fields to choose from within the participating universities.

Caltech’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program

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Subject: All
Location: Domestic

Caltech’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity. SURF is modeled on the grant-seeking process: Students collaborate with potential mentors to define and develop a project. Applicants write research proposals for their projects. A faculty committee reviews the proposals and recommends awards. Students carry out the work over a 10-week period in the summer, mid-June to late August. At the conclusion of the program, they submit a technical paper and give an oral presentation at SURF Seminar Day, a symposium modeled on a professional technical meeting.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

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Subject: Biomedical Sciences
Location: Domestic

The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, sponsors a ten-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences. Applicants must have research experience. Students in the program have the opportunity to: obtain hands-on research experience in cutting-edge laboratories, interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, attend a weekly luncheon/seminar series of presentations by faculty, attend skills development workshops to hone presentation and interview skills and attend and present at works-in-progress sessions with the cohort of SURP students.

International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU)

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Subject: Chemical and Material Sciences
Location:  International- Germany, Italy, Singapore, or the United Kingdom

The ACS International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IREU) is an exchanges that allows talented young chemical and materials scientists to spend a summer conducting research in another country. Students spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier chemical and materials science research projects under the guidance of faculty members and graduate student mentors to sharpen scientific skills, develop collaborations with scientists abroad, and experience the life and culture of a foreign country.

UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

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Subject: All
Location: Domestic

The UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer upper division undergraduate students with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Opportunities are available in virtually all academic fields (e.g., arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, health sciences, physical sciences, etc.). Each student participant will be working with a faculty mentor with special expertise and interests matched, as closely as possible, to the student’s research interests and career goals. Students will either assist the faculty member in an ongoing research project or work collaboratively with the mentor in designing a new project of mutual interest.