Posted below are program announcements that have been sent to our office
by various other institutions. Announcements are added to the top of
the list as they are received.
Please click on the following links to view opportunities:
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program 2013
Research Opportunities at National Laboratories
Visiting Faculty Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mickey Leland 2013 Energy Fellowship
DOE Scholars Program
Pathways to Science
Oklahoma State University
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
U.S. Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internships
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Education Programs
Keck Geology Consortium
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Summer ORISE Fellowship
UNLV REU Program
University of Tennessee
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
NIU Operation Etank
Duke University REU Program
Loma Linda University
Texas A&M University-Commerce
UCI Chemistry Department 2013 NSF REU Chem-SURF Program
U.S. Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program
National Center for Toxicology Research (NCTR)
Summer Scholarships in New Zealand
Interested in a summer internship? Consider the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program (SULI) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)! We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Program. The deadline to apply is January 10 - apply online now! ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus on materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Click here to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!
Benefits of the spring SULI program include:
- 10 weeks (June 3-August 9) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist or engineer
- career development workshops
- laboratory tours
- stipend of $500 per week
- travel reimbursement (for those who qualify)
- housing allowance (for those who qualify)
Contact Julie Malicoat for additional information!
(Posted on 10/11/2012)
Want to complete a hands-on research project?
Want to gain a competitive advantage?
Want to be mentored by top nationally acclaimed scientists?
Want to use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
Want to interact with a national community of peers?
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has a long history and interest in providing hands-on research experiences to students at all academic levels. Over the years, these research experience programs have enhanced students’ academic curricula and at the same time have helped the Laboratory (1) develop its own workforce and (2) contribute to the national vision for excellence in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. ORNL is a multi-program science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department (DOE) by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of sciences, engineering, mathematics, and technology. ORNL scientists are also fully supportive of their responsibility to help mentor the next generation of scientists.
You must meet the qualifications of all programs if you would like to complete an application. You can find the eligibility requirements on the program postings.
Applicants are selected based on academic achievements, scientific interests, and career goals.
Participants will receive a stipend based on academic level. Plus some programs provide a housing allowance, and one round trip to and from the lab from your university or home. Certain eligibility requirements will need to be met in order to be eligible for the housing and travel. See information provided on web site.
Please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl and click on your academic level to learn more about educational programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Complete your profile in the Talent and Opportunity System (TOppS) system and then apply to one or all of the program postings. Applications must be submitted visa the TOppS system. See the programs web sites for deadline dates.
Please contact Cheryl Brown or Cheryl Terry for additional information on the
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) or Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS)
(Posted on 10/16/2012)
ORNL is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summr Pogram. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2013. Apply online now! ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Scientific programs focus of materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience!
For selected faculty/students, benefits of the summer VFP program include:
- spend 10 weeks (June 3 - August 9) engaged in a research project under the direction of a laboratory scientist
- build collaborative relationships with scientists, become familiar with DOE-sponsored programs, scientific user facility and potential funding opportunities
- participate in enrichment activities (workshops, laboratory tours, seminars)
- faculty receive a total stipend of $13000 during the internship period – undergraduate students receive $500 per week during the internship period
- faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students receive travel reimbursement and housing allowance (for those who qualify)
Contact Julie Malicoat at for additional information!
(Posted on 11/5/2012)
The Mickey Leland Fellowship Program is now open for application. Please find more information here. If you have questions please contact the Mickey Leland Program at MLEF@hq.doe.gov
(Posted on 11/20/2012)
The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE's mission and operations. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 11/21/2012)
Paid Summer 2013 Undergrad Research Placements (still being updated):
Over 800 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads
For Financial Support in Graduate School Opportunities:
Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation:
For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships
Please click here for more information on grad and undergrad programs funded by NSF and NASA.
(Posted on 11/26/2012)
The goal of the Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior's program is to provide 12 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of human and animal behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects. Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 11/26/2012)
Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently soliciting applicants for the fourteenth Los Alamos Dynamic Summer School. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 11/26/2012)
2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) program offers students in the STEM fields an opportunity to experience research this summer under the guidance of one of our NIST's scientists or engineers. The 11-week program will be held at NIST's Gaithersburg, MD campus from May 23 through August 9, 2013. FYI - there is a SURF program at our Boulder, CO campus too from May 20 - August 2, 2013. Participants will receive a $5,500 stipend and additional travel and housing allowances (as necessary). The application deadline is February 15, 2013. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 11/26/2012)
Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Summer Internships. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 11/27/2012)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering faculty and students at Minority Serving Institutions an opportunity to participate in a ten-week summer research team experience at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence as part of its DHS Summer Research Program for Minority Serving Institutions. At the end of the summer, faculty participants are encouraged to apply for up to $50,000 in follow-on funding to continue the research collaboration at their home academic institutions during the following academic year. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 11/27/2012)
Each year the Keck Geology Consortium has undergraduate research opportunities for approximately 51 undergraduate students in a wide variety of geological/environmental science sub-disciplines and locations.
Funding for this program comes from the NSF-REU program and the 18 member institutions. The Consortium is committed to accepting up to 30% non-Keck Member school students (15 slots). The students should be current juniors (seniors in 2013-2014) and US citizens or permanent residents.
The program includes 4 weeks of summer research (field and/or lab work depending on the project), continuing research during the academic year (jointly advised by a project faculty member and a research advisor at the students home institution), attendance at the annual Keck Geology Consortium Symposium, and a publication in the annual Keck Geology Consortium proceedings volume. Students receive a $1,500 stipend and typically all travel and living expenses are provided for.
Detailed information is available at: http://keckgeology.org/
The application deadline is February 1, 2013. The application process is online.
Please address any questions to Dr. Robert J. Varga, Keck Geology Consortium Director, or Carol Morgan, Keck Geology Consortium Administrative Assistant.
(Posted on 12/6/2012)
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is now accepting applications for Summer Student Fellowships. PDF's Summer Fellowship program is used to support students--from advanced undergraduates to graduate and medical students-- in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects. Fellows work under the close supervision of a mentor who is an expert in the Parkinson's Disease community and oversees the project. Fellowships are offered for 10 weeks of laboratory work, with an award amount of $4,000. This award is to be used to support the student's summer research, for example, to defray tuition costs of research credits or to supplement living/housing costs. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 12/11/2012)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases. The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,500/month for full-time summer fellows.
College students who plan to major in chemistry or biology and have taken courses in general chemistry or biology may apply. They must also comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The application may be found at http://orise.orau.gov/cdc
- Send a resume, a copy of an official transcript, and recommendations or your application will not be reviewed.
- Send all application materials to DeAnna Copeland at ORISE, Attention: CDC-NCEH-2013-0001 UPO, at DeAnna.Copeland@orau.org.
- The postmark deadline is January 18, 2013. Applications sent via e-mail must be received by January 21, 2013.
Please contact Lovisa Romanoff for more information.
(Posted on 12/17/2012)
Undergraduates are invited to apply to the UNLV REU program in Environmental Microbiology (http://faculty.unlv.edu/microreu/)
Students collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming processes, microbial adaptation to stressful and non-host environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and consumers. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. Students will receive a $5,000 salary, housing and a travel subsidy.
- 10 week program: May 26 - Aug 2, 2013
- Application deadline: Friday Feb 15, 2013
- A podcast with tips on submitting a competitive application is available
(Posted on 1/2/2013)
The BCMB Department at UT-Knoxville will once again offer a special REU program for undergraduates interested in hands-on scientific research experience. The broad focus is on "sensing and signaling". The team of REU faculty represent multiple modern scientific disciplines including cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and computational biology. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 1/4/2013)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) invites high school and under graduate students to submit applications for the 2013 Summer Research Program. Under this program students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences are paired with NIDA funded scientists at research institutions across the United States for 8-10 weeks during the summer to work in the field of substance abuse and addiction research. Internships may involve a variety of experiences including laboratory experiments, data collection, data analysis, patient interviews, library research and literature reviews. Student interns receive a stipend, and if necessary and eligible, provisions for travel and housing expenses.
Complete program information, including the application form, required student qualifications, research site locations and research project descriptions are available here. The deadline to submit applications for the 2013 program is February 15, 2013.
For more information, contact Dr. Albert Avila.
(Posted on 1/22/2013)
RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites students to apply for their highly successful SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering), http://rise.rutgers.edu and www.facebook.com/rutgers.rise. Seeking sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with strong academic credentials, a passion for research, and an interest in graduate school. We particularly encourage applications from groups underrepresented in the sciences and students from first-generation college families.
The RiSE advantage includes:
** CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE in over 30 programs in the sciences, math, engineering, and social & behavioral sciences, http://gsnb.rutgers.edu/. In the biomedical sciences, students can choose among > 200 labs at Rutgers, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, http://lifesci.rutgers.edu/~molbiosci/. In addition, they offer exciting interdisciplinary opportunities through our NSF IGERTs, http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/IGERT.shtml and REU partnerships -- Green Energy Technology (biofuels, synfuels, materials, nanotechnology, and engineering for clean energy), cellular bioengineering, pharmaceutical engineering, physics & astronomy, computational biology/bioinformatics, environmental sciences, and toxicology.
** PERSONALIZED MENTOR-MATCHING
** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - rigorous training in scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school workshops, career exploration, field trips
** EXCELLENT FUNDING - stipend + on-campus housing + travel allowance
** ALUMNI SUCCESS - awards for presentations at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools
** GREAT LOCATION - with professional & recreational advantages.
** FUN AND FRIENDSHIPS – vibrant multi-cultural community and social program.
** EASY ON-LINE APPLICATION - rolling admissions starts at the end January and is highly selective. Apply now at http://rise.rutgers.edu!
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or 732.848.6584.
(Posted on 1/22/2013)
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Monmouth University School of Science Summer Research Program (SRP). The SRP is an outstanding opportunity for students to be part of a research team working with other students under the supervision of Monmouth University faculty and staff.
Highlights of the SRP include:
- Opportunity to be a researcher in a student-faculty collaborative research team.
- Employment as a paid student researcher for the summer.
- Potential to earn college-credits for research experience.
- Gain research experience that is invaluable for future employment in industry and for entry into graduate and professional schools.
- Weekly lunches and social events to interact with students and faculty.
- Seminars on topics such as career development, research ethics, and graduate school.
- Present research at an informal symposium.
See the SRP website (www.monmouth.edu/srp) for additional details.
Applications must be submitted through the SRP website by the application deadline of March 1, 2013.
(Posted on 1/28/2013)
The focus of the NIU Operation Etank program is in 4 Es areas – energy, environment, with aspects to ethics and economy incorporated into broader problems and related to the broader issue of sustainability. Operation Etank is NIU’s summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program. Students involved in the program will be mentored by faculty members having wide-ranging backgrounds in relevant research areas, but their overall learning experience will include a number of opportunities to relate sustainability issues to their research projects. The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology have a long history of working together on collaborative STEM projects and funded research. As such, the faculty members understand the need for engagement and teamwork. This technical knowledge combined with the ability to blend teamwork and presentation skills will allow Operation ETank to provide a wide range of research skills and projects for the students involved.
The eight week long intensive summer program on the NIU campus runs from June 17 through August 10, 2013. Each student will receive free housing on campus—and be paid a stipend of $4,478. To be eligible to apply, students must have at least 60 earned credit hours, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013 by 4:30pm CST.
Program website: www.niu.edu/reu
(Posted on 1/29/2013)
For summer 2013 there are paid research opportunities are available for students at the REU Program for the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Projects are available in many areas of engineering (biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering and materials science, and civil and environmental engineering) for our 2013 REU Program at Duke. Application and additional information can be found here. Please contact Martha Absher, Associate Dean, Education and Outreach Programs, if you have any questions.
(Posted on 1/30/2013)
The Undergraduate Training Program (UTP) is funded by the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program is run as a nine-week summer internship in a research laboratory of selected research mentors. The UTP includes scientific mentoring, participation in scientific seminars and lectures, educational enrichment activities, participation in our Health Disparities Research Symposium, and opportunities to attend national meetings to make scientific presentations. Participating students will be compensated competitively on an hourly basis. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 2/4/2013)
In the summer 2013, Texas A&M University-Commerce will again offer the NSF-funded Physics and Astronomy REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program specifically designed for students from 2-year colleges around the country. Students will be paid $4,500 stipend, travel and free housing on our campus for 10 weeks from June 3 to August 9. Click here for the REU information sheet and application form.
(Posted on 2/20/2013)
The Chem-SURF Program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), provides a 10-week summer research opportunity for undergraduates to become fully immersed in challenging, cutting-edge, exciting, and transformative interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of chemical biology, chemical physics, computer science, molecular biology, nanoscience, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, and analytical, atmospheric, biochemistry, bioinorganic, bioorganic, computational, environmental, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, polymer, surface and theoretical chemistry. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 2/22/2013)
The Competition seeks to engage students in a collaborative exercise to develop a business plan for developing a geothermal enterprise. Applicants are encouraged to consider a candidate resource in their home state/region, though convincing plans for any domestic target will be considered.
For more information please click here or contact Dr. Desmond Stubbs, Program Manager by email: email@example.com
(Posted on 2/25/2013)
Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.
The appointment period is for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2013. The participant will receive a stipend depending on education level and experience. The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education under an agreement with FDA and the Department of Energy (DOE). Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
For additional information about this opportunity, NCTR or FDA, please click here.
(Posted on 2/25/2013)
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution. Of the 600 researchers in the entire New Zealand tertiary system ranked as being of top international quality in the Government’s latest Performance-Based Review Fund (PBRF) report, one-third are at The University of Auckland. This offers students unparalleled opportunities to be taught and supervised by many of the very best academics in the country. Please click here for more information.
(Posted on 3/21/2013)