Off-Campus Summer Science Research Opportunities 2024

Last updated FEBRUARY 7, 2024

There are numerous research opportunities available for undergraduate students around the country. The sponsors of this research include academic institutions, government agencies and private or public companies. Some of the programs are very small and informal while some are quite large and well organized. They can also have specific research areas targeted or be open to a variety of research interests. Each is unique in terms of requirements, compensation (including whether room and board or even travel to the site is included), duration, etc.

One way to find information is to go to a department at Holy Cross and check out fliers posted for summer undergraduate research opportunities in that field.

Other programs can be found in a variety of ways. Certainly a very good way to find out about opportunities like this is via the web.

Important Web Resources

  1. The National Science Foundation maintains a site for Research Experiences for Undergraduates. This resource is organized by research areas (e.g., biological sciences; physics; social, behavioral, and economic sciences), but it can also be searched by keywords. This is an excellent place to start. Visit http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm for more information.
  2. Science.gov is billed as the "gateway to US Federal science." They maintain a page that lists opportunities specifically aimed at undergraduate students. Please visit https://stemundergrads.science.gov/ for a list of current programs.
  3. From the University of California at Irvine: The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers a general listing of many nation-wide undergraduate research opportunities. Visit their web site where you’ll find a search engine allowing you to locate a summer research program according to a discipline of interest, including the physical sciences, biomedical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and the arts.
  4. Duke University offers an extensive list of summer research programs and other research opportunities in the biological sciences. Though this is not a searchable site, the list does provide several additional sources of information. Visit http://biology.duke.edu/undergraduate/current-students/research-independent-study/summer-opportunities​.
  5. Purdue University also offers an impressive array of summer research opportunities both at Purdue and throughout the country. Plan to spend some time exploring this site -  https://www.science.purdue.edu/careers/find_internship_research/index.html.
  6. Rochester Institute of Technology offers listings for summer research opportunities in biomedical research. Go to http://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/premed.htm for more information.
  7. The American Mathematical Society generates a list of summer research programs for undergraduates. Most of these programs have application deadlines in February and March. Students interested in math research, please visit http://www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu.
  8. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) has a website listing summer research opportunities in neuroscience for undergraduates. The list is alphabetical, though deadlines for applications are prominently displayed on each item of the list. If you are interested in pursuing research in neuroscience, by all means visit https://www.funfaculty.org/undergrad_internships.
  9. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an online directory of summer research programs throughout the nation. Visit http://www.asbmb.org/summerresearch/ to explore various opportunities for research in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  10. The Association of American Medical Colleges maintains a list of summer research opportunities that are particularly attractive to pre-medical undergraduates. Consult https://www.aamc.org/members/great/61052/great_summerlinks.html for more information.
  11. From the New England Resource Directory, compiled by the Biomedical Science Careers Program, The online directory can be found at http://www.bscp.org/resources/new-england-resource-directory/.
  12. From Fred Hutch, a fantastic search engine for undergraduate internship opportunities in the sciences. Go to https://www.fredhutch.org/en/education-training/teachers-students/high-school-undergraduate-students/summer-undergraduate-research-program.html.
  13. From the American Psychological Association, here is a list of summer internship opportunities for students in psychology, broadly defined: http://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research-opportunities.aspx
  14. The Society of Physics Students has a website that lists, among other things, summer research opportunities. Go to http://jobs.spsnational.org/jobs/?keywords=&level=summer-research-internship for more information.
  15. Cognitive Development Society is home to a listserv that features jobs in cognitive development at all levels, including summer research internships for undergraduate students. Go to https://cogdevsoc.org/job-bank/
  16. Cientificolatino is a volunteer group that is aimed at promoting the involvement of Latinx and other underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines. They have put together a wonderful list of summer research programs, as well as other valuable resources. Check them out at https://www.cientificolatino.com/reu
  17. Institute for Broadening Participation - Building partnerships to support diversity in STEM brings an amazing search engine for undergrads looking for STEM research opportunities. Go to https://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv for more information.
  18. PathwaysToScience.org resources for students features programs that offer both a stipend and housing and travel support. Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country! Here you will find 600+ programs for undergraduates. Use their advanced search page to filter programs by multiple criteria.

Additional Opportunities

January Deadlines

The University of Pennsylvania’s MindCORE Summer Fellowship Program is a paid 10-week program for both Penn and non-Penn undergraduate students. Summer Fellows are matched with select MindCORE faculty in interdisciplinary mind and brain studies based on student research interest and mentor preference. With their mentors, students embark on a research project shaped as much as possible by their interests. Housing is provided for all non-Penn participants. Under the supervision of faculty and program staff, students participate in a 1-week introductory workshop on interdisciplinary research in cognitive science, including a short programming course; 9 weeks of mentored research experience; weekly lunches for research discussions & faculty seminars; research ethics training; technical training; lab tours; professional development opportunities that prepare participants for pursuing advanced education and careers in related fields of research; and guidance toward creating a final poster or presentation of the student’s summer research work. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time freshmen, sophomores, or junior undergraduate students at an accredited institution. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Non-Penn applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, without exception. Non-Penn students who are in the U.S. on any type of visa are not eligible for the program. Applicants are asked to indicate their area(s) of research interest in the application form, contact information & demographic data, as well as provide a resume, unofficial transcript, contact information for 2 professional references (e.g., college instructor(s) and/or work manager), and a short personal statement of no more than 500 words. The personal statement asks applicants to state reasons for wanting to participate in the program, relevance of the program to future research plans, and provide brief details of research interest and/or experience. Please note that not all referees will be contacted. Reference requests are sent out after the first application review in late January. Click here for the program application! The application deadline is January 1, 2024.

WAVE FELLOWS PROGRAM - Caltech's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is but one manifestation of our commitment to institutional excellence. Diversity is essential to achieving and maintaining scientific excellence. - excerpt from Caltech's Statement of Mission-Based Values. The WAVE Fellows program supports this goal by increasing visibility and accessibility to Caltech's PhD programs to undergraduates in STEM fields who are seriously considering attending graduate school. WAVE Fellows is a 10-week undergraduate research program that provides robust programming in the areas of academic and professional development. Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required. Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience. Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $7,740 award for the ten-week program. An additional $2,000 on-campus housing supplement and $260 travel supplement will be provided. Application: Online applications are due January 9, 2023. Program information sessions will be held throughout November. Click here for more information or reach out to Carol Casey, casey@caltech.edu, with questions.

The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) is now accepting applications for its summer 2024 program. The BSRP is an intensive nine-week summer research opportunity designed for undergraduates with a commitment to biomedical research and an interest in genomics. BSRP has a strong record of success in helping students to nurture their passion for research and succeed in graduate school and scientific careers. Students spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad's research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. At the program's conclusion, students deliver oral and poster presentations on their research projects. BSRP is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to help increase diversity in the genomics workforce. The program is open to students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply. These groups include Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Blacks or African Americans, Asians or Asian Americans, Hispanics or Latinxs, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, as well as individuals with disabilities. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Have a strong interest in pursuing graduate school (Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.); be enrolled in a four-year college in the United States for Fall 2023, with a graduation date of December 2024 or later; be majoring in physical, biological, or computer sciences, engineering, or mathematics; have a minimum 3.2 GPA (4.0 scale); be a US citizen or permanent resident; no previous research experience is required, but applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in biomedical research. Application deadline: January 10, 2024 at 11:59PM ET. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for the Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative! The application date is Monday, January 15th at 11:59 pm EST. Under the leadership of Dr. Dorceta Taylor, who serves as the Program Director, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS-ELI), previously known as the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan/Yale School of the Environment, offers a summer opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds. Each scholar spends the summer in Southern New England, New York, or Washington D.C., engaging in an exciting environmental internship. YCS-ELI is a part of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI) at the Yale School of the Environment.

The UF/France Research Exchange in Chemistry: Advancing Diversity Through International Engagement is receiving applications for Summer 2024! The International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is a 11-week full research immersion program based in France. Participants spend their summer in a research lab in one of the French associated sites: Université P. Sabatier in Toulouse; UNISTRA in Strasbourg;Sorbonne Université in Paris; AgroParisTech in Reims. The program provides $6000 for food and incidentals, housing for free (provided by hosting site), $1000 travel allowance. Up to $1000 are provided to travel to the National Meeting of the ACS in Spring 2025. Who should apply: Students with interest in any Chemistry related area. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply (first in the family college students, community college students, POC, non-traditional students). Applications submissions accepted through January 15th, 2024. For more information and the application form, please go to https://reu.chem.ufl.edu/the-program/

MDI Biological Laboratory is excited to announce that our application portal is open for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program!  Applications are due January 26, 2024, at 11:59 PM. For over 100 years, MDI Biological Laboratory has been a beacon for talented scientists at all stages, a place for major biomedical discovery and innovation.  Our mentors are experienced in training inquisitive young minds to approach scientific inquiry with curiosity, with exceptional laboratory and data skills, and with professional confidence in communicating their findings.  Many of our summer students have gone on to careers in medicine, scientific research, and industry, citing this experience as a major source of inspiration for their career choices. Research opportunities focus on uncovering basic cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying regenerative and aging processes in various animal model systems, including zebrafish, African turquoise killifish, nematodes and axolotls. Students will have access to state-of-the-art research laboratories and core facilities, support staff, and our inspirational coastal setting. Students will join in MDI Biological Laboratory's active scientific community, which includes other undergraduate research fellows, visiting scientists, graduate students, and post-docs as well as research assistants. During the 10-week REU fellowship. all students will participate in a scientific communication course and hone their technical writing, oral, and poster presentation skills. In addition, students will participate in Innovation Week activities aimed at building an innovation mindset. Depending on their research focus, students will also receive advanced training in microscopy and bioinformatics. Apply now – program dates 5/29 to 8/3/2024.

This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program by once again bringing 40 young scientists to participate in mentored research projects in the labs of JAX scientists in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Farmington, Connecticut. During this 10-week paid fellowship, students participate in an ongoing research program at JAX with the support of an experienced scientific mentor.  They develop an independent project, implement a research plan co-created with their mentor, analyze the data and report the results.  SSP participants become members of a unique Living Learning Community that provides opportunities - professional development, ethics, and science communication workshops as well as adventures of all kinds – that enhance the research experience. We are holding three virtual open houses for your students to learn more about our program and the application process.  We will discuss some of the characteristics that will help make applications stand out to the admissions team in addition to talking about the program.  Open house dates: Wednesday, December 13 - 4:00 pm (EST) Register for LinkThursday, January 4 - 7:00 pm (EST) Register for LinkThursday, January 11 - 10:00 am (EST) Register for LinkApplications are due no later than 12 noon EST on January 29, 2024. College Students must apply through the NSF ETAP Application

February Deadlines

Students are invited to apply for the NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-39) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, a core lecture series designed specifically for them, as well as research and clinical conferences. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes. A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. Our St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers training in leading-edge scientific fields paired with unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students will have the opportunity to be considered for admission to the St. Jude Graduate School upon completion of their undergraduate degree. All POE program applicants must already have research experience and be full time students at the time they apply. Applicants must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must be in at least their college sophomore year of college at the time they apply. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. Program participants will receive a $600/week subsistence allowance. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non-local participants. The POE home page contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2024 application materials is February 1, 2024. Early application and submission of materials is highly recommended.

The Language and Cognitive Development Lab at UC Berkeley, under the direction of Dr. Mahesh Srinivasan, is now accepting applications for our 2024 summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates, graduating seniors, and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social abilities arise during human development and a central goal of our research is exploring how these different aspects of development interact with one another. The 9-week internship will be from June 3rd to August 2nd, 2024. Interns will be expected to work onsite for 30 hours/week and although, we recommend applicants apply for outside funding, we will provide a stipend of $3375 to those who are not able to secure funding. Interns will work closely with the lab manager, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other, and will meet with Professor Srinivasan to discuss their research. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, such as: assisting with data collection, running studies at local schools and museums, working on stimuli creation and preparation of study materials, reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, recruiting participants, and processing or analyzing data. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive, hands-on research experience to students, while making valuable contributions to cognitive science. Please refer to https://lcdlab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship/ for more information and application instructions. The application deadline is Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 9:00 AM PDT. Please note: accepted interns will have to pass a background check as required by the university since this role involves conducting research with minors. Please direct any questions to Emily Chau at lcdmanager@berkeley.edu.

The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) ENDURE summer research program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. Accepted students are funded for up to two years. The program combines independent research, a rigorous academic and professional development curriculum, and an empowering support system so participants thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. Benefits include a $7000 stipend per summer, travel to and from the program, housing, eligibility for academic year research stipend ($2000 per semester for up to two academic years) and funds to attend up to two scientific conferences annually. Applications are due by Feb. 2, 2024. Details about eligibility and the program are available online (https://endure.wustl.edu/apply/).

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center is accepting applications for the CURE Summer Only Program until February 2nd, 2024. CURE is a paid summer program which allows students to conduct cancer research and receive mentorship in labs at institutions like Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. Through the summer students also take part in various professional development activities as well as seminars, journal clubs and classes that increase their scientific knowledge. Successful applicants are students who are underrepresented in the sciences and who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical science, biotechnology, computer science, life science, data science, health careers, or scientific research. The online application can be found here as well as our flier and visit our website to learn more about our program’s students, alumni, eligibility requirements, and application instructions. 

Are you interested in learning about cutting-edge neuroscience research and gaining hands-on research experience? Are you considering applying to medical or graduate school in neuroscience, psychology, healthcare, or other related fields? If so, our summer program is perfect for you. The Institute for Human Neuroscience at Boys Town National Research Hospital is inviting applications to our Undergraduate Summer Brain Research Program. Our 10-week paid intensive research opportunity begins on May 20, 2024, and ends on July 26, 2024. Transportation is provided to all accepted students, while housing is provided to students from outside of the Omaha metro area. Students accepted to our program will be matched with our experienced and well-funded faculty mentors to conduct in-depth research and data analysis in human neuroscience. Accepted students will also attend a variety of learning activities, including professional development workshops, journal clubs, lab meetings, and summer retreat presentations. Please see our flyer for more details: https://bit.ly/SUMMER-PROGRAM-IHN. Apply now for the Summer 2024 cohort! Application deadline: February 5, 2024

The Social Origins Lab, headed by Professor Jan Engelmann, will be hosting an 8-week internship for summer 2024. Interns will be required to work 30 hours/week and will receive a $2400 stipend. We are looking for undergraduates or recent graduates who are interested in developmental and/or comparative psychology and are comfortable working with children. Please visit our website https://socialorigins.berkeley.edu under the 'Get Involved' tab for more information and a link to the application. Applications will be due February 5th at 9:00AM PST. If you have any questions, please email Eliza Swindell at socialoriginsmanager@berkeley.edu.

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for the SIAM-Simons Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which will provide research, networking, and mentorship opportunities to U.S. students from underrepresented groups. Participating students will receive a stipend of $1,000/week and will have their housing, meals, and travel expenses paid. This is an amazing opportunity for students to immerse themselves in applied math, computational science, and/or data science research while simultaneously participating in professional development and community-building activities designed to foster a strong sense of belonging. Note that while all projects will have an applied math and/or computational science approach, students do not need to have an applied math background to apply. Projects appropriate for students at all undergraduate levels will be available, and prior research experience is not required. Applications are due February 7 and supporting letters of recommendation are due February 14. Interested students can apply online. If you have questions, please reach out to programs@siam.org.

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program will take place from June 3 to August 9, 2024, at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in the beach community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.  Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,900 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. The deadline to apply is February 09, 2024. More information and the application can be found on our website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or see one of our field trips on the R/V Daiber on the Delaware Bay.

MMHRSP is a 10-week neuroscience and clinical psychology research experience for individuals from underrepresented groups in mental health research careers. MMHRSP offers hands-on, mentored research at McLean Hospital -- Harvard Medical School's primary psychiatric teaching hospital. MMHRSP aims to increase representation in mental health research and careers (including neuroscience, clinical psychology , and psychiatry) by providing paid research opportunities, committed long-term mentorship, academic networking, and community engagement. Program Features: 1. Mentored research experience in a Harvard Medical School neuroscience laboratory at McLean Hospital in Belmont , MA (visit McLean Research). 2. Workshops to teach and promote strategies for success in a scientific career. 3. Community engagement in collaboration with McLean's Brains Matter outreach program. 4. $8,000 stipend per student for the 10-week program. Program Timeline 2024: Application deadline: February, 9th; selection announcement: March 5th; program: June 3rd -August 9th. Eligibility: Application - Currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year college; Massachusetts resident or attend college in Massachusetts; Junior or senior (4-year college) or a 2nd-year (2-year community college) in Fall, 2024; Strong interest in basic, preclinical and clinical neuroscience research AND Individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in health -related sciences on a national basis as identified by the National Science Foundation (Black, Hispanic/Latine , Native American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, and/or Alaska Native). Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Individuals from rural and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those who meet two or more of the criteria listed in https://extramural-diversity.nih.gov/diversity-matters/disadvantaged-backgrounds. Application Materials: Online application requires a one-page personal statement, an unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation . Access the application here: 2024 MMHRSP Application. Questions? Contact us at: mmhrsp@mclean.harvard.edu

The Shannon Point Marine Center's (SPMC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates program will support guided, independent research on the part of eight undergraduate students in 2024. Participants will spend nine weeks at SPMC conducting original research with a faculty adviser, participating in professional development activities, and engaging in outreach events. Students work with faculty mentors to complete supervised research and develop written and oral reports at the conclusion of the program. Research themes may include productivity and nutrient cycling in marine environments, molecular ecology and genomics, ecology and physiology of seagrasses and algae, larval development and physiology, marine diseases, coastal oceanography, and coastal geology. Student support includes a $6,300 stipend plus a $675 food allowance, a travel allowance, and housing at SPMC for the nine-week session (June 10 – August 9). Information about the program and SPMC is available at http://spmc.wwu.edu/REU. SPMC is located in Anacortes, Washington, 90 miles north of Seattle, Washington, and an equal distance south of Vancouver, British Columbia. The 87-acre campus includes teaching-research laboratories, research vessels, and a dormitory with kitchen facilities available for food preparation. Located on the mainland, the Shannon Point Marine Center offers easy access to the marine and coastal environments of the Salish Sea, as well as the alpine environments of the Cascade Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U. S. nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. and must be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year institution of higher education. Students who have received a bachelor's degree before the program start date are ineligible. Continuing SPMC's long-standing tradition of working with diverse students, we strongly· encourage applications from those belonging to groups underrepresented and underserved in the sciences. Applications must be submitted through the NSF application portal at https://etap.nsf.gov/award/27/opportunity/5743 by February 10, 2024. Questions can be addressed to spmc@wwu.edu.

Developmental Moral Psychology Lab at Cornell: Summer 2024 Internship Program. The Developmental Moral Psychology Lab (DMPL) at Cornell University (PI: Audun Dahl) invites applications for our Summer 2024 Internship Program! Applications are due on February 10th. DMPL investigates morality across the lifespan. We study when and why children help and harm others, how children form moral judgments about helping and harming, how children and adults reason about complex moral and religious issues, and how adolescents and young adults make decisions about academic cheating. Interns will work with the lab manager, graduate students, and the PI on all phases of the lab’s research. They will have opportunities to contribute to literature discussions, study design, participant recruitment, data collection, and data coding. In addition to work in the lab, interns may also participate in projects with off-campus organizations, such as preschools. At the end of the internship, interns will present a project based on their work in the lab. The 2024 internship lasts from mid-June to early August. Interns will participate in lab activities for around 30 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. We encourage interested students to seek out funding from their home institutions or external sources, and we are glad to provide letters to support funding applications. This internship requires students to be on the Cornell University campus. Cornell is located in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca is a great place to spend a summer. Located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Ithaca offers good food, beautiful waterfalls, and lots to do. Eligibility: We are seeking highly motivated undergraduate students, graduating seniors, and recent graduates who are interested in developmental psychology, cognitive science, or moral psychology and who want to gain research experience. In addition, applicants need to have good organizational and communication skills and a strong sense of responsibility; must be a U.S. citizen or otherwise have legal residence in the United States (we are unfortunately unable to sponsor students); experience with children; and, ideally, past psychology research experience. How to Apply: Please review the eligibility criteria. Once you have done so, you can complete this application form. Please contact lab manager Zoe (zf237@cornell.edu) with any questions. You can also learn more about the lab by visiting our website (https://dmplab.cornell.edu/).

We are pleased to announce the 15th summer for our REU program in computational biology at the University of Pittsburgh. More information and our 2024 program flyer can be found at our website – tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also has the link the application website. Application Deadline:  February 12, 2024. Program Dates:  May 20 – July 26, 2024. Student Support:  $6250 stipend, housing, travel, and VR equipment.

BYU 2024 REU/Talmage Research. An REU Site to Prepare Students for Graduate School and an Industrial Career. This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site will provide you with the opportunity to spend 10 weeks performing research in a state-of-the-art chemistry or biochemistry lab. In several labs you will solve research problems connected to chemistry or biochemistry industries. Applications for REU and Talmage are due February 15, 2024. REU program - https://reu.chem.byu.edu/,  Talmage program https://talmage.chem.byu.edu/ 

Are you an undergraduate interested in research in chemistry or chemical biology? If so, please consider joining us in summer 2024 for an exciting research experience at the University of Pittsburgh! In this NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, you will join a cutting-edge research project in which you will do things like: Develop a new chemical reaction, possibly informed by machine learning techniques, Synthesize novel bioactive molecules and materials, Apply cutting-edge techniques in chemical biology to interrogate chemical events in live cells, Use sophisticated spectroscopic techniques to characterize polymers and biomacromolecules, Model chemical or biological processes using sophisticated computer simulations, And much more! Along the way, you will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the 10-week program, free on-campus housing, reimbursements for travel, and a meal allowance of $847. Work with trained faculty and graduate student mentors to develop your research skills and prepare to apply to graduate school, Participate in an engaging research community and experience what it is like to be a professional chemist, Participate in collaboration with Prof. Kevin Binning at the Department of Psychology at Pitt, and Enjoy exploring the fun city of Pittsburgh, PA! We hope you will join us in Summer 2024! We expect to fund more than 10 positions in 2024. Program date: May 28 to Aug 2, 2024. For more info, comments, questions, or concerns scan our QR code, see the link: pittreu.org or email: Mary (mlt120@pitt.edu). The deadline to apply is:February 15th, 2024.

NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program here at Kansas State UniversityOur department will host our program entitled Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning for 10 weeks next summer.  We invite students who have completed a course in modern physics to apply.  Student participants will be involved with a variety of research projects at the leading edge of world-class research.  For example, students will study the attosecond physics of electrons in matter; nanoparticle formation; materials and light scattering; biological physics; quantum and coherent control; neutrino oscillations; cosmology, atomic and molecular dynamics, using ultrafast lasers; and how students learn physics.  They will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities such as the ultrafast and high intensity lasers in the James R. Macdonald Laboratory.  All students will be full participants in active research groups, and mentored by faculty recognized for their research and teaching abilities. Students selected to participate will receive a $6,180 stipend, travel expenses up to $1,250, and room and board for a value of over $9,600.  They will live on campus with students in this and other REU programs and will have access to all the usual facilities at Kansas State: libraries, recreation center, and so on. Online applications will be available at www.phys.ksu.edu/reu.  An unofficial transcript and letter of reference are also required.  We will begin reviewing applications on February 15 and will continue until all places are filled.

Now accepting applications for DOE Scholars Program. The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations. The DOE Scholars Program offers the following benefits: Stipends starting at $700 per week for undergraduates and $750 per week for graduate students and recent graduates; Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location; Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas; Identification of career goals and opportunities; Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts. Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen; Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline or a field that supports the DOE operations mission including but not limited to communications, management, business, and law. How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2024-Gen. Application deadline is February 15, 2024, 11:59 PM EST. For more information: https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) invites undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences to apply to the NSF REU Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Program. Faculty with expertise in molecular and cell biology, neurobiology & behavior, physiology, developmental biology, and evolutionary biology will guide ten highly motivated undergraduate students in this National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (NSFREU) program. Each undergraduate student will be placed in the laboratory of an MBL research scientist and fully participate in all laboratory exercises and activities. The program will provide a stipend and room and board for the duration of the program. Students from small colleges or from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Please read the entire Program Details and the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting MBL with questions. Research Mentor Details can be found on the Mentors and Projects page. Any questions not covered in the Program Details and/or FAQs must be sent to NSFREU@MBL.EDU. Please do not contact the education office at MBL as that will only delay any response. Please Note: All application materials must be uploaded electronically. Priority deadline for applications is February 15.

Chemistry REU at Pitt. In this NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, you will join a cutting-edge research project in which you will do things like: Develop a new chemical reaction, possibly informed by machine learning techniques, synthesize novel bioactive molecules and materials, apply cutting-edge techniques in chemical biology to interrogate chemical events in live cells, use sophisticated spectroscopic techniques to characterize polymers and biomacromolecules, model chemical or biological processes using sophisticated computer simulations. And much more! Along the way, you will receive a stipend of $6,000 for the 10-week program, free on-campus housing, reimbursements for travel, and a meal allowance of $847. Work with trained faculty and graduate student mentors to develop your research skills and prepare to apply to graduate school, participate in an engaging research community and experience what it is like to be a professional chemist, participate in collaboration with Prof. Kevin Binning at the Department of Psychology at Pitt, and enjoy exploring the fun city of Pittsburgh, PA! We hope you will join us in Summer 2024! We expect to fund more than 10 positions in 2024. Program date: May 28 to Aug 2, 2024. For more information on how to apply go here. Application deadline is February 15, 2024.

The Darling Marine Center (DMC), UMaine's coastal laboratory located in Walpole, Maine, is now accepting applications for summer 2024 internships! Each summer the DMC hosts interns for 10-12 weeks, typically from mid-May to mid-August, and many are suitable for undergraduate capstone and honors thesis projects. To find out more about internships at the DMC, visit the internship page on the dmc website. Current internship listings for summer 2024: Marine Water Quality Laboratory Internship: Deadline 2/15, Undergraduate Research Internship in Estuarine Ecology Microbial Ecology and Biochemistry Summer Internships Lobster Ecology & Industry Internships: Deadline 3/8

 

The Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health will be hosting its annual summer program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology. The program takes place in Boston for 6 weeks, we will provide housing and a stipend. The Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology will be taking place this year from June 3rd-July 12th ! The program, intended for undergraduate students and recent grads that are underrepresented in graduate education, provides a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The application is now open and the deadline to apply is February 16, 2024. Please direct any questions to Priti Thareja at pthareja@hsph.harvard.edu.

The University of Cincinnati's Department of Biological Sciences offers a National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Sensory Ecology.  Interdisciplinary training with a structured program of multi-level mentoring, introducing undergraduates to team-oriented research built around integration of sensory biology (smell, hearing, vision, etc.), behavior, ecology and evolution. Students will join active lab groups for the summer and conduct cutting edge research over a broad spectrum of topics in sensory ecology. An educational program will develop student research and professional skills and prepare them for graduate school or careers. Presentation of research results will be emphasized in a mini-symposium, and opportunities for publication may be possible. The application review will begin February 1, 2024 and will close February 17. Students can apply online at: https://www.uc-bio-reu.com/

NASA DEVELOP National Program, 10-week paid research opportunities is now open to current students and recent college graduates as well as transitioning/early career professionals. NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local, national, and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at fifteen locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science. Participants will work with NASA scientists, partner organizations, and science advisors to learn about the use of NASA Earth science data for use in water resources, disaster management, ecological conservation, and other applications to address environmental community concerns. Responsibilities will include: literature review, data processing and analysis, and producing deliverables, such as a technical report, presentation, and video. Previous GIS or remote sensing knowledge, while beneficial, is not required for acceptance. This is a multi-disciplinary opportunity for all those interested in Earth science and we encourage those in the social sciences, general science, engineering, computer science, etc. to apply. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a fast- paced, highly collaborative environment. Days of the week are flexible, but applicants should be able to commit to 20 – 29 hours per week during the term. The position is paid on an hourly basis that is determined by education level and working location. We are hosting virtual “About DEVELOP” webinars this Friday, January 19th, 2024 at 1PM ET and Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 at 4PM ET in an effort to provide information about our capacity building program and how potential candidates can apply and participate in the program. Please see the attached flyer for details on joining these events. Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/nasadevelop. The Summer 2024 application window is now open online and closes on February 23rd, 2024, with the term taking place from June 3rd – August 9th, 2024. Please note some DEVELOP locations will allow for in-person opportunities while others will be completely virtual. For virtual locations, all accepted participants must work remotely from within the United States. Additionally, if you know of decision makers who would like to submit a NASA DEVELOP project idea, details can be found online at https://appliedsciences.nasa.gov/what-we-do/capacity-building/develop/partner.

The Visiting and Early Research Scholars’ Experiences (VERSE) Scholars Program at Tufts University is designed to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students and encourage them to pursue graduate education and research. The goals of the VERSE program are as follows: to offer summer research experiences to students who are at less well-resourced institutions and to Tufts University students who may not have research opportunities; to enable students to connect to faculty mentors with active research labs and projects; to gain valuable hands-on training that will build confidence in conducting future independent research; to inspire students to pursue doctoral studies at Tufts and envision research careers. Each summer VERSE enrolls undergraduate students who are paired with a faculty mentor, designated postdoctoral associate, or advanced graduate student during the program; develop valuable research skills, participate in team meetings, and engage in research projects designed for them; and participate in professional development, leadership, and social events throughout the summer. Students receive a scholarship that provides a summer stipend, meal plan, and on-campus summer housing. The application deadline is February 28th, 2024. More information can be found here.

The Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University welcomes applications from undergraduates to participate in our REU in Chemical Biology, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF REU). Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to apply, with a deadline of February 28, 2024 to join us in Nashville May 28 to August 2, 2024. Students receive a stipend of $6000 for the 10-week program, and the program will assist with housing arrangements. Apply to Vanderbilt NSF REU at https://www.vanderbilt.edu/reu/admission.php

March Deadlines

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School’s Summer Research Program in Quantitative Biology. The program will run from May 26th-August 2nd, 2024. Housing and transportation to and from campus and a stipend is included. Deadline for Applications is March 1st. Will accept applications until all positions are filled. The program will involve research in a lab in the Department of Systems Biology where students will be paired with a graduate student or post-doc to optimize learning and engagement. During these weeks, there will be continued curriculum of research lectures from faculty, workshops focused on building experimental and analytic skills, and social events to encourage network building. For more information see https://www.umassmed.edu/DSB/dsb-summer-research-program/

EArly Social Thinkers (EAST) Lab Paid 2024 Summer Internship Program. The EArly Social Thinkers Lab (EAST Lab) at the University of Chicago (PI: Dr. Lin Bian) will be hosting a Paid 2024 Summer Internship Program sponsored by NSF for highly motivated undergraduates and recent post-bacc students! Our research focuses on social cognitive development, with an emphasis on stereotypes and social inequality. We are excited to welcome interns for a 10-week onsite internship starting from June 10 to August 17, 2024 for 20 hours/week; the EAST Lab will provide a total stipend of $3000. Interns will gain hands-on developmental research experience by working with the lab manager, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows, closely supervised by the PI. You will have an opportunity to participate in and contribute to various facets of the research process, such as literature discussions, study design, stimuli creation, data collection, data coding and analysis, participants recruitment, and scheduling. Please note that this internship program requires students to be on the UChicago campus (there is nothing quite like summer in Chicago!). Aspiring applicants who are interested in social cognitive development and are comfortable working with children can apply by filling out this application form, and submit a copy of your resume/cv at the end of the survey. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. Applications are due by Friday, March 1st, 2024. Please share this post with potentially interested students, and contact lab manager Yihan Qian (yihanq@uchicago.edu) with any questions. For more information, please check out the internship page.

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