Summer Opportunities

Science and Engineering

The American Mathematical Society

Location: 201 Charles Street, Providence, RI 02904-2294 USA

Field: Education in Mathematics

Website: http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu

The American Physiological Society

Field: Education in Physiological Science

Website: http://www.the-aps.org/education/ugsrf/sumreslinks.htm

Nation Science Foundation

Location: 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA

Field: Education in Science, Math and Engineering

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm

Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, Pre-Service Teacher (PST) Training/Research

Location: San Francisco, California; Colden, Colorado; Falls, Idaho; Chicago, Illinois; Ames, Iowa; Princeton, New Jersey; Long Island, New York; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Richland, Washington (various laboratories)

Field: Education in Science, Math and Technology

Year in School: 18 years in an undergraduate program

Other Eligibility: designed for students who have not had an opportunity to work in research environment; US citizen or permanent resident alien

Funding: $425/week; road trip costs; housing; transportation ($500)

Dates of Program: 10 weeks

Application Due Date: Feb. 1, 2011 (first day that labs make offers; can submit applications after this)

Components of Application: online application, recommendation

Notification Date: Apr. 1, 2011

Website: http://www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/PST/about.htm

Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering and Science (SURE) at Georgia Tech

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Field: Engineering, Science

Year in School: at least junior level standing

Other Eligibility: minority students; US Citizen or permanent residents

Funding: $5,000 stipend, $600 travel allowance; meal plan; on-campus housing

Dates of Program: May 16-August 5

Application Due Date: March 1; received by 5pm EST

Components of Application: transcript (unofficial) , statement of interest, 1 faculty recommendation

Odds: approx. 30 spots; about 150 apply

Website: http://www.sure.gatech.edu/index.html

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Field: Engineering, Science, Technology, Agriculture

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: completed at least 4 semesters

Funding: $3600 total stipend; 600 housing allowance

Dates of Program: May 23-August 5

Application Due Date: Feb. 16, 2011 (but will continue to be accepted through March 11)

Components of Application: official transcript, application, 1 faculty recommendation

Odds: 170 spots

Website: https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Research/SURF/Programs/Campus

IBM Research Intern Program

Location: New York, California, Texas, Massachusetts

Field: Information Technology

Funding: Paid

Components of Application: online employment application

Website: http://domino.research.ibm.com/hr/w3www_summer_watson.nsf/pages/index.html

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Cornell University

Location: Ithaca, New York

Field: Chemistry, Physics, Engineering

Year in School: undergraduates

Other Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents; minority and female candidates strongly encouraged

Funding: $4000 stipend, on-campus housing, travel funds, NOT food

Dates of Program: June 6-August 12

Application Due Date: Mar. 1, 2011

Components of Application: official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation (faculty),

Website: http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/reu/

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP)

Location: 19 laboratories

Field: science and engineering

Year in School: complete sophomore year; students graduating in Spring 2011 are eligible

Funding: $7690 stipend; no housing

Dates of Program: as early as first week in May; 10 weeks

Application Due Date: Jan. 7, 2011; references and transcripts by Jan. 14 @ 5:30 EST

Notification: early-mid may

Odds: 174 undergrads

Website: http://nreip.asee.org/

NASA Education Associates Program (EAP)

Location: NASA Center where position is open

Field: Depends on available positions (website)

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: all undergraduates

Other Eligibility: academic major in engineering, math, computer science, physical science, life science, social sciences, arts, humanities, business, communications

Funding: stipend determined based on academic level, duration of internship and hours worked/week, sponsor can choose to offer travel reimbursement

Dates of Program: flexible (minimum of 2 months)

Application Due Date: no official deadline; supply-and-demand basis

Components of Application: online application, official or unofficial transcript, 1 letter of recommendation

Website: http://eap.usra.edu/

Loyola University Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Field: Microbiology and Immunology

Year in School: sophomores or juniors

Other Eligility: disabled students, minority students and smaller liberal arts institutions are encouraged to apply

Funding: 3000, lodging and travel expenses are responsibility of student

Dates of Program: June 6-August 12

Application Due Date: Feb. 15

Components of Application: application, transcript, 2 letters of recommendations

Notification: Mar. 31

Odds: 5 spots of 100 applicants

Website: http://www.stritch.luc.edu/lumen/deptwebs/microbio/summer/details.php#details

University of Minnesota Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Field: Behavioral Sciences, Cognitive Sciences, Communicative Disorders

Year in School: completed 3rd year of college; US citizens and resident aliens only; no international students

Funding: $5000, room/board (university housing)

Dates of Program: June 6-August 12, 2011

Application Due Date: Feb. 1, 2011

Components of Application: on-line registration, hard copies of application form, 2 letters of recommendation (faculty), transcript

Notification Date: Apr. 1, 2011

Odds: 250 applicants

Website: http://www.cogsci.umn.edu/REU/reu.shtml

Tufts University Sackler School for Graduate Biomedical Sciences Summer Research; Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Field: Biomedical

Year in School: completed 1 year

Other Eligibility: under-represented in biomedical sciences

Funding: $4000 stipend, travel expense, on-campus housing

Dates of Program: June 5-August 12

Application Due Date: Feb. 15 (received)

Components of Application: application, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcript

Notification Date: May 1.

Website: http://sackler.tufts.edu/Admissions/Apply-to-Non-Degree-Programs/Building-Diversity-in-Biomedical-Sciences.aspx

University of Pittsburgh Musculoskeletal Research Center Summer  Research Program **2011 not available yet**

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Website: http://www.pitt.edu/~msrc/summer/index.html

American Society for Microbiology; Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship (MURF) **2011 application no available**

Location: Multiple

Field: Microbiology

Year in School: freshman with college level research experience, sophomores, juniors or seniors

Other Eligibility: underrepresented students in microbiology; from non-research intensive institutions; have taken intro courses in biology, chemistry, microbiology

Funding: $3500 stipend; $1000 lodging; $500 travel

Application Due Date: Feb. 1

Website: http://www.asm.org/index.php/education/asms-microbiology-undergraduate-research-fellowship-murf.html

Carnegie Mellon NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Field: Multiple

Year in School: sophomores or juniors

Other Eligibility: non-research intensive universities, groups underrepresented in sciences

Dates of Program: May 29-August 6

Components of Application: online application, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, SAT/ACT scores (unofficial)

Odds: 10 spots

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/bio/research/undergrad_research/summer/student_other_institutions/index.html

Center for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Field: Neuroscience

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: completed sophomore or junior year

Funding: $3500, on-campus housing

Dates of Program: May 31-August 5

Application Deadline: Feb 16 (postmark); Feb 18 (received)

Components of Application: on-line application

Notification Date: Mar. 18

Odds: 12 spots

Website: http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu/training/summer/index.aspx

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE)

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Field: Many

Year in School: “targets sophomores, juniors and seniors” but freshman can apply; US citizens and permanent residents; international students can apply under certain conditions

Other Eligibility: introductory science coursework for your degree; women and minority groups encouraged

Funding: $3,500, on-campus housing, travel funds available

Dates of Program: May 31-August 5, 2011

Application Due Date: Feb. 11, 2011 (5pm)

Components of Application: application, letter of recommendation, online application form, transcript (unofficial), personal statement

Website: http://www.cse.emory.edu/sciencenet/undergrad/SURE/SURE.html

Iowa State University Research Experience in Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics

Location: Ames, Iowa

Field: Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural sciences

GPA Requirements: >3.2

Year in School: finished freshman, sophomore or junior years

Other Eligibility: serve minority populations (including women); small liberal arts colleges; veterans/members of National Guard/Reserves; majoring in Biological, chemical, agricultural sciences

Funding: $4,400, travel ($500)), free on-campus housing

Dates of Program: 10 weeks

Application Due Date: Mar. 1, 2011 (received)

Components of Application: on-line application, unofficial transcript, 2 reference letters (Biology/chemistry professors)

Notification Date: Mar. 10

Odds: 10 spots

Website: http://www.reu.iastate.edu/homepage.shtml

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Internships

Location: Livermore, California

Field: Many (individual programs)

GPA Requirements: >3.3 required (>3.5 preferred)

Year in School: advanced undergraduate or graduate students

Other Eligibility: US citizenship

Funding: “competitive pay”, housing responsibility of employee

Application Due Date: varies

Components of Application: interest form/resume to individual programs, statement of interest

Notification Date: Mar. 1

Website: https://internships.llnl.gov/selection.php

Lincoln Park Zoo Research Internship

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Field: Conservation and Science Department (Biology, Animal Behavior, Conservation)

Year in School: sophomores or juniors

Other Eligibility: requirements specific to individual programs

Components of Application: positions posted as they are available, can send resume to email

Website: http://www.lpzoo.org/conservation-science/resources/fellowships-and-internships

MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Field: Engineering, Science (not biology or neuroscience-related)

GPA Requirement: >3.5

Year in School: sophomores, juniors, non-graduating seniors

Other Eligibility: diversity (African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Puerto Ricans); US citizen, permanent resident, international student

Dates of Program: June 5-August 6

Application Due Date: Feb. 5 (received by)

Components of Application: application form, 3 recommendations (2 faculty); resume; official transcript

Notification Date: Mid March

Website: http://web.mit.edu/odge/undergraduate/msrp/index.html

MIT Summer Research Program in Biological Sciences and Related Fields

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Field: Biological Sciences, Neuroscience

GPA Requirements: >3.5 in science courses

Year in School: sophomores or juniors

Other Eligibility: under-represented minorities, first-generation college students, economically-disadvantaged backgrounds; non-research intensive colleges

Funding: campus housing, weekly stipend, travel allowance

Dates of Program: May 30-August 7

Application Due Date: Jan. 30 (6pm)

Components of Application: on-line application, 3 letters of reference (science faculty, research mentor), official college transcripts

Notification Date: Mar. 15

Website: http://web.mit.edu/biology/www/outreach/summer_research/undergraduates.html

Miami University Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (SUMSRI)

Location: Oxford, Ohio

Field: Mathematics

Year in School: entering junior or senior year

Other Eligibility: minorities and women; completed college level calculus series and 1 proof-based math or stats course); US citizens or permanent residents

Funding: $3,200 stipend, travel allowance

Dates of Program: June 6-July 22

Application Due Date: Feb. 15

Components of Application: on-line application, unofficial transcript, statement of purpose, list of math/stats courses and textbooks used, 2 reference letters

Website: http://www.units.muohio.edu/sumsri/

Mount Desert Island Biological Lab NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates

Location: Salisbury Cove, Maine

Field: Biology (Molecular Biology, Physiology, Bioinformatics)

Year in School: completed 1 semester of undergraduate biology

Other Eligibility: US citizens or non-citizen permanent residents

Funding: $420/week, room/board, travel

Dates of Program: 8-10 weeks

Application Due Date: Jan. 14

Components of Application: apply online, official transcript, answers to short answer questions, 2 faculty recommendations

Odds: over 40 spots

Website: http://www.mdibl.org/undergraduate_students.php

NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP)

Location: participating NASA Center

Field: science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: rising sophomores, juniors, seniors

Other Eligibility: US citizen; major in science, math, or engineering

Funding: $6000, airfare

Dates of Program: 10 weeks (June-August)

Application Due Date: Mar. 1

Components of Application: online application, unofficial transcript, 1 letter of recommendation

Website: http://usrp.usra.edu/

Purdue Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Field: Any discipline in which Purdue offers a PhD program

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Other Eligibility: diversity

Funding: $4000, transportation, university housing

Dates of Program: 8 weeks

Application Due Date: Mar. 1

Components of Application: online application, application fee, official transcript, proof of English proficiency, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

Website: http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/diversity/srop-marcaim.cfm

Rutgers Research in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Location: Rutgers, New Jersey

Field: Science, Math, Engineering

GPA Requirement: >3.0

Year in School: at least completed sophomore year

Other Eligibility: US citizens or permanent residents, diversity, economically disadvantaged, non-research-intensive university

Funding: $3,200 for 8 weeks, $4000 for 10 weeks, free on-campus housing, travel

Dates of Program: May 31-July 22 (or August 5) (optional 2 week extension)

Application Due Date: rolling admissions (start reviewing Jan. 15)

Components of Application: online application, unofficial transcript, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation

Odds: 20-25 spots

Website: http://rise.rutgers.edu/

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Science

Location: many places

Field: individual scientists select own summer interns; no centralized selection process

Year in School: undergraduates; seniors must have proof of plans to continue education

Funding: depends on level of training (about $2,000), no housing

Dates of Program: 8 continuous weeks between May and September

Application Due Date: Mar. 1, begin reviewing after Feb. 1; recommendations due March 15

Components of Application: online application, brief cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, 2 letters of recommendation

Odds: 1200 of 6700 (year 2010)

Website: https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

Field: Science Writing, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Cancer, Developmental Biology and Aging, Genomics, Hematology/Immunology, Metabolic Diseases, Neurobiology and Sensory Deficits

Year in School: at least 1 semester of undergraduate school remaining before graduation

Other Eligibility: applications from minorities are strongly encouraged

Funding: $3,600 for 9 week; $4,400 for early start

Dates of Program: May 29-August 12 (June 11 for Regular start)

Application Due Date: Feb. 2 (postmark)

Components of Application: online application, 2 letters of reference, official transcript

Notification Date: late-March

Odds: in 2010: 31 of 322 accepted (college and high school)

Website: http://education.jax.org/summerstudent/index.html

Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)

Location: New York, New York

Field: Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Chemistry, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology, Virology and microbiology, Neuroscience, Physics, Mathematical Biology

Year in School: sophomores and juniors

Funding: $3,000; free housing

Dates of Program: June 6-August 12

Dates of Program: Feb. 1

Components of Application: online application, 2 page summary statement, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation

Notification Date: mid-March

Odds: 15 of 500

Website: http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Location: New York, New York

Field: Biomedical

GPA Requirement: >3.0

Year in School: freshman, sophomores, juniors

Other Eligibility: completed general biology and/or chemistry

Funding: $3,000; housing

Dates of Program: first Monday in June; 10 weeks

Application Due Date: Feb. 1

Components of Application: online application, admissions essay, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation (faculty)

Notification Date: March 1-15

Website: http://www.sloankettering.edu/gerstner/html/54513.cfm

University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer in Biomedical Sciences (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program **2011 information not available**

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Field: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Environmental Health Sciences, genetics, medicine, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology and Biophysics

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: finished sophomore or junior year

Other Eligibility: interested in students having no local campus access to research experiences and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences

Funding: $2,000, campus housing

Dates of Program: 8 weeks; May-July

Components of Application: application form, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, statement of academic interest and career goals, resume

Odds: 10 spots

Website: http://peir.path.uab.edu/sibs/

Weill Cornell, Rockefeller, Sloan-Kettering Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program

Location: New York, New York

Field: Biomedicine

GPA Requirements: >3.0 (average GPA of participants is 3.7)

Year in School: focuses on freshman and sophomore college students

Other Eligibility: underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college students who wish to pursue MD-PHD; completed college level calculus

Funding: $4,300, travel expenses

Dates of Program: 10 weeks

Application Due Date: Feb. 1

Components of Application: application, personal statement, 2 letters of recommendation (faculty), copy of SAT scores, proof of citizenship

Odds: 15 of 100 applicants

Website: http://www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd/summerprogram/

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Undergraduate Research Program

Location: New York, New York

Field: Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, Plant Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology

Year in School: sophomore or junior

Funding: $4,000; room and board

Dates of Program: June 7-August 13

Application Due Date: Jan. 15 (received)

Components of Application: online application, 2 recommendations

Notification Date: end of March

Odds: 25 spots

Website: http://www.cshl.edu/education/urp

Lunar and Planetary Institute Summer Intern Program in Planetary Science

Location: Houston, Texas

Field: Natural Sciences, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Mathematics

Year in School: undergraduates with at least 50 semester hours of credit

Other Eligibility: selected without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap status, etc.

Funding: $5,000, travel stipend ($1,000)

Dates of Program: June 6-August 12

Application Due Date: Jan. 21 (received)

Components of Application: online application, 3 letters of reference, proficiency of English

Notification Date: Mar. 7

Website: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lpiintern/

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) Summer Student Research Assistantships

Location: Socorro, New Mexico; Green Bank, West Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia

Field: Science, Astronomy, Physics

Funding: $610/week; housing provided only in Green Bank; travel ($850); 7 days lodging ($275)

Dates of Program: May 23, May31 or June 6; 10 to 12 weeks

Application Due Date: Feb. 1

Components of Application: online application, 3 letters of recommendation, unofficial transcript

Notification Date: Mar. 1

Website: http://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/summerstudents.shtml

NYC Center for Neural Science Summer Research Program

Location: New York, New York

Field: Neuroscience

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: completed sophomore or junior year; at least 1 course complete in neuroscience

Other Eligibility: courses in biology, math, psychology and neuroscience (if possible); priority given to minority students and women and pre-PhDs and from small colleges with limited research opportunities

Funding: housing, living expense, meal plan, reimbursement for travel

Dates of Program: May 23-July 29

Application Due Date: Apr. 15 (received); start reviewing applications March 11

Notification Date: mid to late April

Website: http://www.cns.nyu.edu/undergrad/surp/

University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Undergraduate Marine and Atmospheric Science Fellowship

Location: Virginia Key (island near Miami, Florida)

Field: Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: juniors or seniors

Funding: $2000

Dates of Program: June 1-July 31

Application Due Date: Feb. 5 (postmarked)

Components of Application: cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript, application

Notification Date: Apr. 30

Website: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/grad-studies/sumfel.html

Washington University in St. Louis Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMedRAP)

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Field: Biomedical Science

Other Eligibility: diversity

Funding: $4,000 stipend, travel, housing

Dates of Program: May 31-August 5

Application Due Date: Jan. 31 (midnight)

Components of Application: online application, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation

Odda: 6-10 spots

Website: http://dbbssummerresearch.wustl.edu/dbbs/website.nsf/BWV/75342CFC1010C8A98625779A0061CAB6?OpenDocument

Washington University in St. Louis Cellular and Developmental Biology Research Apprenticeship Program (CD-BioRAP)

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Field: Cellular and Developmental Biology

Other Eligibility: diversity

Funding: $4,000 stipend, travel, housing

Dates of Program: May 31-August 5

Application Due Date: Jan. 31 (midnight)

Components of Application: online application, official transcript, 2 letters of recommendation

Odds: 10-14 spots

Website: http://dbbssummerresearch.wustl.edu/dbbs/website.nsf/BWV/A4AD4CDAE95DF4BC8625779A0061D6E0?OpenDocument

UT Southwestern Medical Center Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (QP-SURF)

Location: Dallas, Texas

Field: Biophysics, Computational Biology, Quantitative and Analytical Chemistry, Systems Biology

Year in School: complete sophomore year

Other Eligibility: must be enrolled in physics, computer science, mathematics, chemistry degree

Funding: $4,000; housing

Dates of Program: June 6-August 12

Application Due Date: Feb. 9

Components of Application: online application, official transcripts, reference letters

Website: http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/cda/dept21010/files/234276.html

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Field: Environmental Studies

GPA Requirements: >3.0

Year in School: rising junior or rising senior

Funding: $500/week for living expenses

Dates of Program: June 8-August 12

Application Due Date: Feb. 2

Components of Application: application, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, 2 essays

Notification Date: Mar. 18

Website: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/cleh/

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