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  • Cancer Research Summer Internship Program - University of Michigan - University of Michigan

    As part of its Cancer Biology Training Program, the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center provides exposure to cancer research for highly motivated and talented college undergraduates. This program gives the successful applicants an opportunity to explore potential careers in the field of cancer research. Internships are aimed at students who are completing their sophomore or junior undergraduate year this spring. Applications are encouraged from individuals from minority groups that are currently underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research. The program will run for a ten-week period in summer 2023 (May 24 - August 2). Students selected are matched with an appropriate U-M faculty. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements. Interns work directly in a cancer laboratory setting. Program mentors give presentations on their work in cancer every other week at an informal luncheon that interns are required to attend. At the end of the internship program, each intern will be asked to give a short presentation on their work.

  • Cell Manufacturing Technologies REU Program - CMaT

    The 2023 REU program will be offered in-person at each institution with a series of professional development, seminars, and workshops held virtually during the summer to connect the cohort across CMaT campuses and foster collaborations. The health and safety of participants and researchers is paramount to CMaT and we will be providing an educational, hands-on, scientific experience that will push participants past their current knowledge base and boundaries. REU applications will be evaluated for placement at any of our four (4) CMaT campuses, where students will be paired with a graduate student and a faculty mentor to work on a research project related to cell manufacturing.

  • Claudine K. Brown Internship in Education - Smithsonian

    The internships are intended to increase participation of underserved students who are under-represented in the education and museum leadership field. Interns experience opportunities in the central education office and collaborate with offices, museums, and research centers throughout the Smithsonian Institution where they help to create, develop, and disseminate innovative educational programs and resources at the Smithsonian, online, in the classroom and in communities. Each year, the Office of the Under Secretary for Education (OUSE) identifies new projects for the Claudine K. Brown Internship awardees. In 2023, the Claudine K. Brown interns will have an opportunity to learn through engagement with mentors at the OUSE central education office. In Summer 2023, internships will be offered remotely for 8 weeks.

  • Data Science for Agriculture - Digital Ag REEU - Purdue University

    Purdue University will again offer a 10-week experience focused on data science in agriculture. This USDA/NIFA-funded program gets rave reviews from past participants who have come from all around the US and from a wide variety of majors. Participants will get a blend of advanced spreadsheets, geographic information systems, Python, and R with applications in an assortment of agricultural production, processing, and marketing contexts. There is a $5,250 stipend for participation. Faculty instructors represent Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Statistics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2023.

  • Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Summer Research Program - University of Missouri

    As part of the University of Missouri’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is developing novel approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. To develop a diverse and well-trained cancer research workforce, the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has developed a Summer Research Program that will provide undergraduate students with an immersive 9-week training program in cancer biology.

  • Energetic Materials Research - Purdue University

    Looking to pursue a career in national security and defense? Interested in conducting research on energetic materials (propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics)? The Purdue Energetics Research Center (PERC) invites you to apply to the AAMP-UP'23 summer undergraduate research program! What is AAMP-UP? The Advancing Army Modernization Priorities – Undergraduate Program (AAMP-UP) is a summer research program that provides an immersive, experiential environment for undergraduates to collaborate with energetic materials experts on projects that range in focus from synthesis to machine learning to additive manufacturing. Students also participate in seminars and other professional development events, as well as compose a literature review and final presentation/report on their project. Students in the program will have the opportunity to work on a project in one of the following research areas: Characterization, synthesis, and behavior — Projects include creating and testing new and more stable energetic materials, comparing synthesis pathways, designing optimal sample preparation and testing procedures, and using mechanophores for energetic material applications. Machine learning and computer modeling — Projects include in-situ diagnosis and correcting 3D printing with computer modeling, employing machine learning to predict energetic materials' properties, and using computer simulation to examine the effects of microstructure on explosives' performance. Additive manufacturing — Projects include embedding sensors into the additive manufacturing process, using the vibration assisted printing method to create energetic materials, and manipulating printing parameters to optimize propellants' mechanical properties. Fuels and propellant materials — Projects include exploring new energetic binder systems to create novel fuels, studying particle distribution effects on detonation properties, and developing processes to improve and control propellant burn rates. The program runs May 15 through August 2, 2023 with May 15-19 as a virtual training week. AAMP-UP is a component of the Advancing Army Modernization Priorities – Energetic Materials (AAMP-EM) Cooperative Agreement between PERC and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). This agreement aims to advance energetics research and technology in areas such as modeling and simulations, synthesis, machine learning, and additive manufacturing. Benefits & Activities Biweekly stipend plus housing provided Research performed under the guidance of graduate student & faculty mentoring teams Professional development activities to refine interviewing, presentation, and technical writing skills (students will produce a literature review, scientific abstract, technical report, and scientific poster) Networking and seminar events with high-profile individuals in the military, research, and defense industries Field trips to relevant military locations within Indiana An end-of-summer symposium to showcase research, network, and celebrate accomplishments Eligibility & Qualifications Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States Must have completed at least one academic semester of full-time study at associate's or bachelor's degree level from an accredited college or university Majors including, but not limited to, aeronautical and astronautical, aerospace, chemical, computer, electrical, materials, and mechanica engineering, as well as chemistry ?Facilities & Safety Students in the AAMP-UP program conduct research in several of Purdue's world-class engineering research facilities, including FLEX Lab, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, and Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories. AAMP-UP cultivates an intense culture of safety with PERC and Purdue's impeccable, field-leading safety protocols, which include initial safety training, regular safety reviews throughout the program, and required safety awareness surveys. Application Portal Applications will be accepted through the Purdue Engineering Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) application portal beginning January 9, 2023 and closing February 10, 2023. Be sure to select "AAMP-UP" as the program to which you are applying. All applicants should submit the following materials: Resume and academic transcript A 400-word essay describing career plans, interest in working for either the defense industry or the U.S. Department of Defense, and research areas of interest

  • - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    REU site “Research Projects in Data-Enabled Industrial Mathematics” at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) provides undergraduate students with opportunities to participate in authentic research projects in data-enabled industrial mathematics. Industrial mathematics is a relatively recent discipline concerned primarily with transforming technical, organizational, and data-enabled problems posed by business, industry, or government into mathematical problems. The ultimate idea is to model the real-world industrial research experience, focusing on student growth and getting the students to interact with material at a level that goes beyond the regular classroom. The students will work collaboratively on problems provided directly by business, government, and industry. Support for the program has been provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through REU Award Number DMS - 2050754.

  • Intel Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students - University of North Carolina

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Intel, is offering a research experience for undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2023. Students accepted into the program will come to UNC for the summer and conduct research in the areas of hardware and system security under the guidance of UNC faculty and Intel researchers. We invite rising juniors with an interest in research to apply. No prior research experience is required. Students from all majors are eligible to apply, however we seek students who are majoring in or otherwise have a background in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. The program is especially interested in applications from excellent students who share our goal of building an equitable and inclusive learning environment. We especially encourage womxn and students whose racial or ethnic identities have historically been underrepresented in computing to apply.

  • LAUD - Loyola University Chicago

    The Loyola Adventures in Urobiome Data (L.A.U.D.) summer research program will introduce students to ways in which data is revolutionizing research in urinary disease research. Over the course of 8-weeks, summer researchers will gain exposure to current research areas in benign urologic disease, conduct hypothesis-driven research, and develop the skills to synthesize, interpret, and present their scientific research! Summer researchers will work with research faculty, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, medical and graduate students currently engaged in urinary research at Loyola University Chicago.

  • Materials Science & Engineering - University of Missouri

    This REU Site is designed to address the urgent need for innovation in materials research in the U.S. by interweaving a proven creativity training program into the framework of the traditional research and professional development activities. This REU Site fills a critical gap in workforce development in materials design and manufacture, and address a national need for researchers who can solve complex, interconnected problems by training researchers to think creatively from an early stage. This is particularly critical for advanced functional materials, which are often micro- or nanostructured, and built through either self-assembly or complex fabrication processes, due to their unique and complex structure-function relationships, and their potential use in applications critical to human health and security. The projects of this REU Site focus on understanding and predicting these relationships for micro- and nano-structured materials across a wide spectrum of applications, including sensors, batteries, reactors, and implantable devices. Students in this program learn cutting-edge materials research approaches that include atomistic simulation, coarse-grain modeling, and a suite of materials design / fabrication / characterization techniques. This research will not only advance the science in each unique area, but will provide students with unique, measurable skills in computational modeling, materials science design, processing, characterization, and creative thinking. Students should expect to work 40 hours per week in their lab, attend mandatory weekly meetings, and join in various professional development activities.

  • MHIR Summer Undergraduate Research Program - MaineHealth Institute for Research

    The 2023 MaineHealth Institute for Research Summer Undergraduate Research Program application is now live on the MHIR website. The application deadline is January 31, 2023. During the summer months MaineHealth Institute for Research (MHIR) provides undergraduates with an opportunity for a paid research internship through the ten week MHIR Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Research at MHIR covers a broad spectrum of biomedical and health sciences including cardiovascular biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, metabolic and hormonal regulation, health services and population health, and clinical research. Students attend weekly research lectures delivered by MaineHealth faculty and clinicians, as well as professional development and networking activities led by MaineHealth leaders and social and networking events when possible. Students enrolled in an undergraduate college program or community college program, or high school seniors at least 18 years of age are eligible to apply. Participants must be eligible to be employed in the United States. Contact us with any questions and please share with anyone who might be interested in the program!

  • MU Alcohol Research Training - University of Missouri

    he Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri (MU) hosts a diverse cadre of psychologists dedicated to research into the etiology and course of alcoholism and related disorders. MU-ARTSS professors represent a wide array of expertise in the science of alcohol and addiction including genetics, personality, psychopathology, social and affective neuroscience, and social network analysis. Students participating in the MU-ARTSS program are part of the larger MU Summer Undergraduate Research Program (MU-SURP) which hosts approximately 100 students from universities and colleges across the nation every year. Applications are due by February 19, 2023

  • Nebraska Summer Research Program - University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a consortium of NSF funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), NIFA USDA funded Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU), and other summer research opportunities programs (SROP). One unique feature of the Nebraska Summer Research Program is the partnership between the REU, REEU, and SROP programs and the Office of Graduate Studies. Students benefit in having a community of scholars in which to learn and to share research with. This 10-week intensive summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Stipend, travel, and room/board is covered. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those from populations traditionally underrepresented in graduate education.

  • NHERI REU Summer Program - National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure

    Hands-on summer research for undergraduates. The NHERI REU Summer Program provides research opportunities at the ten NHERI multi-hazard engineering and interdisciplinary research sites during a 10-week summer research program. The NHERI REU program is dedicated to helping undergraduate college students experience multi-hazard engineering as well as reconnaissance, cyberinfrastructure, data management, and simulation research. Hands-on, research-based projects introduce participants to a network of engineers, and students who work toward mitigating natural hazards and understanding the impact of natural hazards on society.

  • NSF REU: Wetland Science in a Modern World - National Great Rivers Research and Education Center

    In this summer program students will employ a modern integrative approach to wetland science that makes use of recent technological and theoretical developments across the geochemical, biological, and physical sciences. Students will conduct research at NGRREC’s state-of-the-art field station in Alton, IL and local field sights situated at the confluence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri rivers. Under the mentorship of NGRREC scientists students will gain experience in project design, field and lab-based research methods, data collection and analysis, and present results as a scientific paper, participate in a poster session at NGRREC Neighbor Nights, create a scientific poster, and showcase their project at our annual NGRREC-REU research symposium to increase science communication skills.

  • Paul Edwin Potter Internship - Geological Survey - University of Kentucky

    Our program is designed to provide academic and professional development by equipping interns with the knowledge and resources required to excel in geoscience-related research. In addition to participating in projects led by KGS researchers, interns will be required to attend a weekly program of seminars and field experiences. These extracurricular activities will cover a wide range of topics.

  • Plant Biology and Data Science REU - Purdue University

    The Purdue Undergraduate Research Experiences for Plant Biology and Data Science (PURE-PD) is a 10-week immersive research program that connects undergraduate researchers with state-of-the-art authentic research in plant biology and big-data-driven science practices. The PURE-PD program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Undergraduate researchers participating in the PURE-PD program are provided a $6,250 stipend, $750 meal allowance, on-campus housing, and travel to/from the Purdue University West Lafayette campus.

  • REU Computing for Health and Well-being - The University of Iowa

    The Computer Science Department at the University of Iowa will conduct a 10-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our site is motivated by the considerable strain on the U.S. healthcare system due to short-term challenges, such as those posed by the COVID-19 outbreak, and long-term trends, such as an aging U.S. population. Computer scientists are in a unique position to help solve these and other problems in health and well-being. Ten participants will join their faculty mentor's research group to work on interdisciplinary projects. Summer '23 Program Dates: May 22 - July 28 2023 Mentored Projects: - Modeling Problems Related to Spread of Hospital Acquired Infections - Computational Supports for Children’s Development of Executive Functions - Measuring the exploitation of data voids - Modeling equity in vaccine allocation - Individual CDI Risk Forecasting

  • REU in Environmental Science - University of Texas at Austin

    UT Austin’s summer undergraduate research program offers a fantastic opportunity for students to engage in environmental science and sustainability research. The application for the 2023 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, with the theme of Inclusive Student Training in Rapidly Urbanizing Climate-sensitive Terrains (InSTRUCT), is now available. The program is hosted by the Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is aimed at rising juniors and seniors and is open to students who are U.S. citizens in good academic standing. We especially invite applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. All rising juniors and seniors are welcome to apply.

  • REU in Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis - Arizona State University

    This National Science Foundation REU program offers an immersive, 10-week summer research experience for current freshman, sophomores, and juniors in the areas of Sustainable Chemistry and Catalysis. These topics are increasingly valued in industrial and academic settings due to the environmental concerns associated with conventional catalysts, feedstocks, and solvents. Participants in this program will have the opportunity to design, conduct, and optimize green chemical transformations while receiving hands-on research mentorship from a faculty member within ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences. Additionally, this program offers professional development and networking opportunities that prepare undergraduate participants for graduate studies, industrial positions, and non-traditional career paths.

  • REU in Topical Ecology - North Carolina State University

    Tropical Ecology and Evolution, Puerto Rico Our summer program provides research experiences for undergraduate students in areas of ecology (streams, plant communities, soils) and evolution (plant-pollinator interactions). We study the tropical rainforest of Puerto Rico at various levels of organization, ranging from genes to ecosystems. Field research is conducted at El Verde Field Station, in El Yunque National Forest.

  • Science & Engineering Internships - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

    We offer a variety of student internships in science and technology, including internally-sponsored programs and externally-sponsored programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Explore the list of opportunities and find the one that matches your interests.

  • SMaRT Internships - University of Tennessee - Oak Ridge

    The SMaRT program focuses on four interdisciplinary areas: - Electrochemical energy systems - Advanced science and engineering of materials and manufacturing - Predictive systems biology for circular and sustainable economies - Autonomous, smart, secure and resilient energy systems Our interdisciplinary atmosphere gives interns a “team science” experience, an increasingly important platform for research. Interns gain firsthand research experience in emerging fields, such as quantum information sciences and data sciences, while working with state-of-the-art research instruments at UT and ORNL. Together, these experiences help prepare our interns for exciting and rewarding careers.

  • Summer Program to Advance Research Knowledge - Moffitt Cancer Center

    The SPARK program provides a research experience unlike any other with some of the nation's leading scientists at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Applicants should note that participation represents a 10-week commitment. We offer several start dates, to accommodate every accepted student. Participants will be training for 40 hours per week on a research-based project. Due to the intensity of the program, applicants are discouraged from taking summer classes or maintaining employment.

  • Summer Research Internship in Medical Sciences - University of Missouri

    The University of Missouri offers a summer research internship with the immediate objective of recruiting students with the ultimate goal of improving diversity in the biomedical sciences workforce. In a nine-week program (May 31 - July 28, 2023), you’ll work on your own research projects under the guidance of an MU School of Medicine faculty member and present results at a poster forum at the end of the session. You’ll learn how to write abstracts and design posters to prepare for the poster forum.

  • Summer Research Opportunity Program - University of Wisconsin-Madison

    The University of Wisconsin–Madison offers a number of Summer Research Opportunities to undergraduate students. These are unique opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline. Students accepted into research programs are matched with faculty whose expertise and interests match the student’s research interest. Students gain valuable skills for success in post-graduate studies and careers in their chosen field. Upon completing their summer research, students have the opportunity to present and receive reviews of their individual work. The SROP goal is to create a diverse academic environment by increasing the number of traditionally underrepresented students in UW–Madison graduate programs and ultimately the professoriate.

  • Summer Undergraduate Internship Program - Barrow Neurological Institute

    The summer undergraduate program at Barrow Neurological Institute is a paid, 10-to-12-week internship program offered to undergraduate students from all colleges and universities, nationally and internationally. Students in the program work full time in a research laboratory under the mentorship of a Barrow scientist, actively participating in groundbreaking neuroscience research using the most advanced technologies and equipment. There are also internship positions available within the Marketing Department, Neuroscience Publications Department, and the Barrow Foundation.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships - American Chemical Society

    These competitive fellowships ($6,000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. SURF fellowships will provide support for undergraduates in organic chemistry to carry out research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program - National Cancer Institute

    The summer program will feature weekly webinars for improving research skills and activities that introduce data science approaches to analyzing large multi-omic data sets. Interdisciplinary cancer research covers a range of subject areas, including biology, chemistry, and computer science. Students accepted to the program will work in the lab of a faculty mentor who conducts multi-disciplinary cancer research. Students will either assist in an ongoing research project or on a new project. While working in these labs, students will be exposed to experimental and computational studies analyzing cancer mechanisms. The bulk of the program focuses on lab work and gaining hands-on research experience, but students will also have other unique educational opportunities, like attending a two-day undergraduate research conference at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

  • Translational Biomedicine - University of Missouri

    As part of the University of Missouri’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, the School of Medicine has developed a new Translational Biosciences PhD training program. This training program seeks to recruit highly motivated and creative young scientists who are interested in developing innovative solutions to difficult problems in biology and medicine. The purpose of this 9-week, full-time summer research program is to provide undergraduates with an intensive research experience that emphasizes interdisciplinary and translational approaches across the bench-to-bedside continuum. Students will conduct research full-time, attend a weekly Translational Biomedicine seminar, and have the option of attending an additional weekly professional development seminar. TBM interns will participate in the larger summer program at Mizzou, including evening seminars, social events, and orientation. At the end of the summer students will present their research at a poster Forum.

  • Translational Biomedicine - University of Missouri

    As part of the University of Missouri’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, the School of Medicine has developed a new Translational Biosciences PhD training program. This training program seeks to recruit highly motivated and creative young scientists who are interested in developing innovative solutions to difficult problems in biology and medicine. The purpose of this 9-week, full-time summer research program is to provide undergraduates with an intensive research experience that emphasizes interdisciplinary and translational approaches across the bench-to-bedside continuum. Students will conduct research full-time, attend a weekly Translational Biomedicine seminar, and have the option of attending an additional weekly professional development seminar. TBM interns will participate in the larger summer program at Mizzou, including evening seminars, social events, and orientation. At the end of the summer students will present their research at a poster Forum.

  • Translational Biomedicine - University of Missouri

    As part of the University of Missouri’s NextGen Precision Health Initiative, the School of Medicine has developed a new Translational Biosciences PhD training program. This training program seeks to recruit highly motivated and creative young scientists who are interested in developing innovative solutions to difficult problems in biology and medicine. The purpose of this 9-week, full-time summer research program is to provide undergraduates with an intensive research experience that emphasizes interdisciplinary and translational approaches across the bench-to-bedside continuum. Students will conduct research full-time, attend a weekly Translational Biomedicine seminar, and have the option of attending an additional weekly professional development seminar. TBM interns will participate in the larger summer program at Mizzou, including evening seminars, social events, and orientation. At the end of the summer students will present their research at a poster Forum. The TBM summer research program is especially interested in recruiting undergraduates who are participants in their home institution’s NIH-funded MARC or RISE programs.

  • UF/France International REU program in Chemistry - University of Florida

    The University of Florida/France International REU program in Chemistry is accepting applications for Summer 2023! This is an 11 week, international program based in France. Participants spend their summer immersed in a research lab in one of the 4-associated sites (Université P. Sabatier, Toulouse; UNISTRA, Strasbourg; Sorbonne, Paris or AgroParisTech, Reims). Students with interests in any Chemistry related research area are eligible to apply. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply (first in the family college students, community college students, POC, non traditional students). Application submissions will be accepted through February 21, 2023. For more information and the application form, please go to

  • UTSI 2023 Summer Research Intern Program - University of Tennessee Space Institute

    The Summer Research Intern Program at UTSI in Tullahoma, Tennessee provides undergraduate students with research experiences. Interns are assigned to the supervision of one or more UTSI professors and given a long-term research project to complete over the course of the summer. At the end of their appointment, interns summarize their research in individual final reports and discuss their findings in short presentations. Some travel may be required. Additional educational opportunities are provided, including engineering seminars and a career panel discussion.

  • WCBSURC - Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

    The 46th annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. The WCBSURC is among the oldest intercollegiate conferences of its kind in the nation and has so far brought together participants representing 200 different institutions in 40 states, plus Canada. Further information regarding this one day conference for undergraduate biology, biochemistry and biophysics researchers and their faculty mentors can be accessed at: Several $200 travel grants will be made available on a selective basis to students coming from institutions that have not previously been represented at the WCBSURC. Questions regarding these grants should be directed to Dr. Michael McConnell at All other questions regarding the Conference should be directed to

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