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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.

  • Application Form - U.S. Department of Homeland Security

    An internship is available for a junior, senior, or graduate student who is attending a college or university within the DC metropolitan area. The student will be placed at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of University Programs (OUP) in Washington, D.C. The intern will participate in activities related to information technology, information management and S&T policy development. The student will gain experience in helping develop new ways to access information about DHS initiatives aimed at identifying technology alternatives, DHS operational limitations and vulnerabilities. The intern will be involved in the development technologies needed in order to exchange information between operational end users, technical innovators, the larger federal community and other Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) stakeholders. Specific tasks may include: • IT infrastructure development • Data base management • Wiki site development and maintenance • Share Point site development and maintenance The intern is expected to be devote 15 to 20 hours per week to internship projects. The intern will receive a stipend of $300 per week if he/she is a junior or senior, or $400 if he/she is pursuing a Master’s degree. College credits may be arranged with the internship mentor upon request of the student. Eligibility Requirements • United States (U.S.) citizenship at the time of application. Proof of U.S. Citizenship will be requested at the time an offer is accepted. • Enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. College or university at the time of application. Proof of enrollment will be requested at the time the offer is accepted. • Majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field with interest in information technology or management. • At least 18 years old at the time of application. This program 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. Additional Information • Internship is part-time for 12 to 16 weeks. • Internship is contingent on the participant’s ability to meet the necessary security requirements in order to access DHS facilities and systems. • The participant will receive a stipend every two weeks. • The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. • Participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORAU/ORISE, or DHS. No commitment with regards to future employment should be inferred or expected by the offer or acceptance of this internship. How to Apply Submit an application form (http://orise.orau.gov/sepreview/DHS_ExternshipApplication_BSMS.pdf) and resume via email to dhsed@orau.org. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. Include the program title (DHS ITIM Internship) in the subject line of the email. Contact Information DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this internship. Email ORISE at dhsed@orau.org with questions.

  • 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.

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