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Research Opportunities

Student Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation has a search page that includes the contact information for Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer research programs.  You will need to contact the specific program for application information.  Additionally, programs may submit their specific application information for publishing in the list below.
 
The below list of opportunities are opportunities that programs have submitted to CUR for publishing.  Each listing will appear for sixty days.

  • DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program - ORAU

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate 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 students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM Disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Berkeley, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. U.S. citizenship required Application deadline: December 22, 2014 Detailed information about the internships can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ A poster is located at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/files/hs-stem-2015-poster.pdf Previous participants’ testimonials can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/stories-hsstem.html DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org

  • Environmental Health Research Experience Program - University of Washington

    Environmental and Occupational Health Science is an interdisciplinary field that uses the tools of science to solve human health problems related to the environment. If you want to use your science background to help people live healthier lives, this research program is for you. The Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded, nine week, summer experience for talented undergraduates who express strong interest in environmental health science research. Each year, the department will select 7 students from a national pool of applicants and pair each with a faculty mentor. The deadline for the 2015 program is February 1st 2015. All applicants will be notified of the decision by email, and all notices will be sent by April 1st. The program follows the University of Washington summer quarter schedule. The dates for 2015 are June 22 to August 21. Students must be able to be in Seattle for the full duration of the program, so confirm the end date for your spring term and the start date for your fall term before you apply. Students will receive a stipend of $5,200.

  • FDSRP - Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School

    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. 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. At the end of the 8 weeks students share their research findings during a final research presentation day. Students also receive career development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in a variety of social networking events. FDSRP covers students’ travel costs to and from Boston, provides housing free of charge, and provides a living stipend for the summer.

  • Funding opportunity for Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Pharmacology - American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) Awards Are Available through the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Purpose: To introduce undergraduate students to pharmacology research in order to heighten interest in science as a career, with an emphasis on pharmacology graduate training to increase the number of young scientists entering the research discipline of pharmacology. Who Should Apply: Institutional awards: Scientists conducting Pharmacology-related research including, but not limited to, scientists representing Departments of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Biological Chemistry. Individual awards: Undergraduate students conducting Pharmacology related research including, but not limited to, students representing Departments of Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and/or Biological Chemistry. Awards provide student stipends. For more information and application instructions, please visit http://www.aspet.org/awards/SURF/

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships - DOE

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Research Foundation - Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The primary goal is to provide students with a foundation for making career choices in the biomedical sciences. Students have the opportunity to work with one of more than 500 faculty members at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, many of whom have active research programs that cover all areas of pediatric medicine, including the study of developmental biology, congenital disorders, genetic diseases, cancer, cardiology, neurology and immunology. The program is 10 weeks long, and students are paid a stipend of approximately $3,200. In addition to hands-on laboratory experience, students participate in various academic and social activities with students from other summer programs at the University of Cincinnati. The SURF Program includes two scientific writing classes, an ethics in research seminar, an introduction to bioinformatics and a career day. At the end of the summer, students present their research in a poster session, and a lecture is presented by a distinguished keynote speaker.

If you know of an additional listing and would like to post it above, please visit the submission page to post it above.  Please note that the listing will appear for sixty days.  If your program is an ongoing program with consistent links, you may contact the webmaster at webmaster@cur.org for permanent listing.