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.
Federally Sponsored Graduate Research Opportunities in STEM
- White House National Science and Technology Council's Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) and Science.gov Alliance
The STEMGradStudents.science.gov site was established to be the primary source for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities for graduate students and graduate study programs in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) areas. These advanced degree opportunities range from graduate fellowships and research internships that graduate students can apply to directly to funding opportunities for academic institutions to establish innovative graduate training programs.
Users of the site may search for program opportunities using a number of standardized categories - such as by STEM discipline or institutional location where the graduate opportunity takes place - as well as through using a keyword search. Each search result provides a brief program description and a direct link to the sponsoring agency's program website. Interested applicants should follow the sponsoring agency's procedures for applying.
This site was developed through collaboration between the participating agencies of the White House National Science and Technology Council's Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) and Science.gov Alliance and is updated on a regular basis.
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session.
Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates
- Johns Hopkins University
Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.
-One week of Rosetta Code School, where you will learn the inner details of the Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment, so you are fully prepared for the summer!
-8 weeks of hands-on research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science.
-The summer will finish with a trip to the Rosetta Conference, where you will present your research in a poster and connect with Rosetta developers from around the world. The sponsor, NSF, will provide housing, travel expenses, and a stipend.
Desired Skills & Experience
-College Sophomores or Juniors Major in computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and/or biophysics.
-Available for at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2017
-Interest in graduate school
-While not required, we seek candidates with some combination of experiences in scientific or academic research, C++/Python/*nix/databases, software engineering, object-oriented programming, and/or collaborative development.
-Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply per NSF guidelines.
**Pending 2016 approval
Housing, a travel allowance, and a stipend.
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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