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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.

  • 2017 Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions - ORISE

    The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs. Faculty receive a $1,200 weekly stipend and are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding at the end of their appointment. Graduate students receive a $700 weekly stipend. Undergraduate students receive a $600 weekly stipend. All participants may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowances. 10-week research experiences are offered at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Additional information regarding DHS Areas of Research may be found on the program website. U.S. citizenship required Previous program participants may apply. Application deadline: December 19, 2016, 11:59PM EST How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2641 Detailed information about the program can be found at: http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/faculty/index.html For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

  • Cary REU Program in Translational Ecology - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY offers a 12-week summer research experience (REU) to students interested in ecology. Dates of the program: May 22-August 11, 2017. Working closely with a mentor scientist, students delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give an oral presentation in a formal symposium and write a paper. Skill building workshops support student learning. Students participate in a Scientific Writing Workshop, a Statistics/R Workshop, Responsible Conduct of Research trainings, and sessions in asking good questions, applying theory in research, giving effective talks, and future options in work and study. The Forum on Translational Ecology showcases examples of translational ecology in action, as well as a diversity of professional role models and careers. Students are supported in reflecting on themselves as scientists and translators of science. Students explore translation of ecology through:communication, application, and education Students in the 2017 program will receive a stipend of $6,300, free housing, and a food allowance of $900 for the 12 week program. Detailed information about the program can be found at http://www.caryinstitute.org/students/reu-program. For questions please contact locheta@caryinstitute.org. Online submission. Application deadline: Feb. 3, 2017.

  • 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 Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program - 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.

  • Postbac - Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

    An innovative, two-year program run jointly by the Broad Diversity, Education and Outreach initiative and the Cancer Program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. The program is designed to diversify the biomedical research field and support the participants development of knowledge, expertise and skills both inside and outside the lab. BCGS participants will carry out research as paid, full-time Associate Computational Biologists or Research Associates, working alongside leading scientists within the Broad Cancer Program.

  • Program Information - ORISE/Homeland Security

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs 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. 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: Coast Guard Research and Development Center ? Customs and Borders Protection ? Engineer Research and Development Center ? Federal Emergency Management Agency ? Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps ? National Security Technologies ? National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ? Naval Research Laboratory ? Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ? Transportation Security Laboratory ? DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia 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 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2595 Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

  • Program Information - ORISE/Homeland Security

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs 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. 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: Coast Guard Research and Development Center ? Customs and Borders Protection ? Engineer Research and Development Center ? Federal Emergency Management Agency ? Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps ? National Security Technologies ? National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ? Naval Research Laboratory ? Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ? Transportation Security Laboratory ? DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia 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 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2595 Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships - DOE

  • Summer Research Program - Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

    The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) is an intensive nine-week summer research opportunity designed for undergraduates with a commitment to biomedical research.

  • 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.

  • U.S. Deparment of Homeland Security (DHS) 2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships - ORAU

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs 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. 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: Coast Guard Research and Development Center ? Customs and Borders Protection ? Engineer Research and Development Center ? Federal Emergency Management Agency ? Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps ? National Security Technologies ? National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ? Naval Research Laboratory ? Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ? Transportation Security Laboratory ? DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia 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 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2595 Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

  • Urban Water Innovation Network Undergraduate Research Program - Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) offers a 9-week undergraduate research program during the summer of 2017. Students with different research interests – social sciences, natural sciences, engineering – will be placed with a team of mentors at institutions in urban areas across the nation. The program will start and end at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Co. Working closely with mentor scientists, students will delineate a research question and hypotheses, develop and implement a project, analyze data, give a poster presentation at the UWIN All Scientists’ meeting in early August 2017, and write a research report. Students also will be encouraged to produce a research paper for publication in a peer reviewed journal and to present their results at a national conference. Skill building workshops and seminars will support student learning. Students will participate in in-person and virtual sessions in scientific writing, transdisciplinary science, ethics in sustainability, strategies for effective communication, and future options in study and work. A Forum on Opportunities in Urban Water Sustainability Research and Applications will showcase examples of natural science, engineering, and social science in action. Students in the 2017 program will receive a stipend of $4,500 plus room and board on-campus or nearby housing. Students also will receive a travel allowance up to $900 towards travel expenses associated with participating in the program, including travel to and from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, for the kick off and wrap up meetings, and travel to their research site. Dates of the program: May 31-August 2, 2017. Application deadline: February 10, 2017. To apply, visit: https://erams.com/UWIN/urp/

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