Off-Campus Summer Science Research Opportunities 2022

Last updated JANUARY 20, 2022

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 for more information.
  2. is billed as the "gateway to US Federal science." They maintain a page that lists opportunities specifically aimed at undergraduate students. Please visit 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​.
  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 -
  6. Rochester Institute of Technology offers listings for summer research opportunities in biomedical research. Go to 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
  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
  9. The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has an online directory of summer research programs throughout the nation. Visit 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 for more information.
  11. From the New England Resource Directory, compiled by the Biomedical Science Careers Program, The online directory can be found at
  12. From Fred Hutch, a fantastic search engine for undergraduate internship opportunities in the sciences. Go to
  13. From the American Psychological Association, here is a list of summer internship opportunities for students in psychology, broadly defined:
  14. The Society of Physics Students has a website that lists, among other things, summer research opportunities. Go to 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
  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
  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 for more information.

Additional Opportunities

January Deadlines

The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Fellows program is now accepting applications from current upper-level undergraduate and graduate students for 15 PAID summer 2022 opportunities with the National Park Service. Each opportunity with the SIP Program affords a distinct and memorable experience with projects that vary based on location, focus, and complexity. This year's projects include, but are not limited to, tracking coral reefs at War in the Pacific National Historical Park, community-based education and outreach at Everglades National Park, and surveying pollinator abundance at Yosemite National Park. Interested in learning more? Come to our next informational webinar! Inside the head of a SIP Fellows Mentor, January 10 at 2:00 PM Eastern. Register Here! Applications are due 1/23 at 11:59PM Eastern.  Check out the full list of Available Opportunities to read the full details of each project and find the position that is right for you! Scientist in Parks Fellows offer: Full-time work at $640/wk for 12 weeks, Housing AND travel stipends available, gain project experience during your summer break, mentoring by an NPS supervisor, ability to earn a Direct Hire Authority upon successful completion. Click here to see if you're eligible!

APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women and Underrepresented Minorities. The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. APPLY Deadline for application is January 31, 2022.

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for the Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative! The priority application date is Monday, January 10th. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until January 31st at 11:59 pm EST. We are holding an informational webinar on January 13th at 2:00 pm EST/ 11:00 am PST. You can RSVP here. Led by Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS- ELI) was formerly known as the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Michigan/Yale School of the Environment. YCS-ELI is a summer opportunity for undergraduates traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector. Any questions can be directed to

February Deadlines

The Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program is a ten-week faculty mentored residential summer research program for undergraduates in biotechnology. Through this program, a diverse cohort of undergraduates will have the opportunity to work in laboratories of faculty across the Harvard campus. In addition to research, the Scholars will participate in a number of intellectual, pre-professional development, and social activities throughout the program. The scholars will live on Harvard University’s main campus, in Cambridge, MA,  among over 300 undergraduate residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River. Eligibility to apply**: current sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors. Students with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 out of 4.0 scale, with serious interest in biotechnology and biomedical research. Prior research experience is not required.**Please check out the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program for additional information on eligibility, benefits, summer programming and how to apply. deadline to submit complete applications is February 1, 2022.  Questions? Contact us at

MIT Haystack Observatory Summer research opportunity for undergraduates (with stipend) at MIT! Radio astronomy ~ geospace science ~ geodesy ~ engineering ~ radar ~ and more. There are no GPA requirements or limitations on majors for applicants: anyone who is interested in this research internship is strongly encouraged to apply. This 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Many participants continue their research by presenting at conferences, and often continue with a successful career in science. Some of the projects for 2021 include: -- Black hole imaging with the Event Horizon Telescope; -- MOXIE: Mars Rover instrument to produce oxygen from Mars atmosphere; -- Monitoring the Earth's atmosphere; -- Monitoring ice and snow depth in the Arctic; -- Studying the aurora via satellites; -- Tracking meteors via radar. The MIT Haystack Observatory REU program includes: -- Stipend, housing, and travel funding; -- Hands-on research and training: no experience required; -- In-depth seminars with MIT scientists and engineers. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. We encourage applications from underrepresented minorities. The deadline for applications is: February 1, 2022. Please see to apply and for more information. Send questions to

The 2022 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program is now accepting applications from a diverse group of undergraduate students to join an immersive research experience. Learn more. Harvard Forest is Harvard University's world-class ecological research hub at the nexus of many national and international scientific networks, which Summer Program students leverage to conduct research and build their careers through: (1) Research: Work collaboratively to solve environmental problems using scientific methods; (2) Education: Bridge from student to scientist: build marketable skills, learn how to use and understand data; (3) Community: Join scientists at a world-class virtual research hub to expand your network. Program Details for 2022: The 11-week program dates are May 23 to August 5, 2022; $6,600 stipend, plus full room & board, and travel to/from Harvard Forest; applications are currently open is Feb. 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Questions?  See FAQ.

Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center is now accepting applications for the 2022 cycle of programs. The DF/HCC student training programs support highly motivated high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in science or scientific research. Through engagement in mentored summer research projects, participation in an advanced scientific curriculum, and professional skills training, students acquire scientific knowledge and technical skills as well as increase their understanding of how to conduct biomedical research in cancer research environments.  We also support students on their academic and career journeys, providing support, guidance, and opportunities during their time in the program and as alumni. Check out our website and Instagram page to learn more about our programs, students, and alumni! The CURE Summer Only program is a one-time summer experience for high school and undergraduate students in the Boston area. Please feel free to visit our website for more information on eligibility requirements for each of our programs as well as application deadlines and instructions. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and we would also be delighted to schedule a time to speak to your students or networks about these opportunities. The CURE- Summer Only program application deadline is February 4, 2022. 

The Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) ENDURE summer research program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs. We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous curriculum and an empowering support system so participants thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. With support from the NIH Blueprint ENDURE initiative and Washington University, accepted students are funded for up to two years and trips to the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Overall, the program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success of trainees towards our goal of increasing diversity in neuroscience. The program will run from May 29 to August 5, 2022. Apply online - deadline is February 6, 2022.

Applications are now open for the Oregon State University (OSU) "Robots in the Real World" summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site. Students can first learn more about the program here: And apply here until February 9, 2022, if interested: This year's program will run from June 20 to August 26, 2022, on the main OSU campus in Corvallis, OR. We offer research experiences in all areas of robotics for undergraduate students with backgrounds in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, social science, or any closely related fields. Interested students can learn more about this summer's REU projects here:

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. 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 $6,400 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. The deadline to apply is Friday February 11, 2022. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. The program will take place 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. 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.

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research - Research Opportunities for Undergraduates at Brown University. For information and for an online application, visit Application deadline is February 14, 2022.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Nanotechnology at Northwestern University (NU) - it's the best summer job you'll ever have! Participants in the 9-week NU-REU Program will work full-time on a nanotechnology research project; have access to world-class equipment and facilities; enjoy research seminars and field trips; enhance public speaking and technical writing skills; participate in team events like a summer picnic, and explore Chicago. REU participants come from small and large schools, across the country.  They receive a $5,750 stipend, plus round-trip airfare, a meal plan, and dormitory housing. To be eligible for this program, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, 18 years or older, majoring in engineering or the sciences, have at least one year left to complete your undergraduate degree. The application deadline is February 14, 2022.  Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply visit For more information, contact Margaret Connolly ( or Mark Heiden ( This program is sponsored by the NSF.

Stony Brook University will host a Chemistry REU Site during Summer 2022. Stipend: $6000, program will run from May 31- August 5, 2022. Housing on campus and a food allowance available. Other benefits includes money to attend a conference. Priority Deadline: February 15, 2022, rolling admission after that. Apply online at

Welcome and thank you for your interest in SURF at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Since 1993, SURF students from across the country have had the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world's leading research organizations and home to three Nobel Prize winners. Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities which are the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), Engineering Laboratory (EL), Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), and Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) (which now includes project in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology).  The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.  Applications are required to be submitted through USAJOBS Note:  Only U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful residents are eligible to participate in the SURF Program. The NIST SURF Program will be conducted virtually for  Summer 2022. Prospective applicants must apply no later than 11:59 PM (ET) on February 15, 2022 to be considered for the program. The vacancy announcements and questionnaires are LIVE and available at the links below: SURF Boulder Vacancy Announcement  is hereSURF Gaithersburg Vacancy Announcement is here.

Research in Integrative Biology & Ecology of Marine Organisms, College of the Environment, University of Washington. Dates: Monday, June 13 to Saturday, August 6, 2022. Application Period: until February 15, 2021Application instructions here. Questions? Contact Dr. Stacy Farina. The REU-Blinks Summer Internship Program links undergraduate students with scientist-mentors as collaborators in marine science research projects. The program takes advantage of the pristine environment, remarkable biodiversity, and the scientific and technical resources at UW Friday Harbor Laboratories, a marine science research facility in the San Juan Islands.

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm has a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students to gain research experience during summer 2021 in ecology or evolutionary biology. The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) fellowship is open to applicants from any college or university. The REU program emphasizes experimental ecology and evolutionary biology including a wide variety of topics such as plant-animal interactions, pollinator behavior and ecology, insect population ecology, and ecosystem ecology. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $575 per week (over 10-11 weeks), additional money for food, and free housing.  Each student picks a research mentor from our pool of faculty members and graduate students and then conducts a novel research project.  The students will gain experience in experimental design, data collection, analytical techniques, and written and oral presentation of findings.  REU students also benefit from several professional development workshops. This is a wonderful opportunity for an undergraduate student contemplating a future in science.  The application deadline is Feb 15, 2022.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) is recruiting students for internships during the summer of 2022. In accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions; we will be unable to provide on-site housing for students, so we are interested in students who live locally and would be able to commute to the SERC campus multiple days per week and students who are interested in virtual internship opportunities. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. The program enables students to work on specific projects while getting experience in valuable lab techniques all under the direction of the Center’s professional staff. The program is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant. SERC is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of environmental change for marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Interns at SERC conduct independent projects over 12-16 weeks utilizing our 2,650-acre research site on the shores of Chesapeake Bay to provide novel insights into some of the most profound issues challenging our world today; including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has maintained an REU site since 2001 and those students sponsored have used our professional-training programs as a steppingstone to pursue advanced careers in the environmental sciences. Application to the SERC Internship Program consists of on-line registration, student copy of transcripts, personal essay, CV or resume, and two letters of recommendation using the Smithsonian On-line Academic Appointment (SOLAA) Application deadline is February 15, 2022. For more information please visit our website or email:

Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), with generous support from the National Science Foundation, invites ten talented undergraduates to Bloomington, Indiana to work with IU faculty on individualized research projects in animal behavior. Our 2022 summer REU program is contingent on NFS funding. Information on the 2022 REU Program in Animal Behavior at Indiana University can be found at To apply visit Application deadline is February 15, 2022.

Paid Science and Engineering Summer Research Opportunities at Rice University. The goal of these programs is to provide early-stage students firsthand experience with cutting-edge research in a range of departments, including Biology, Chemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Geology, Physics, and more. These summer research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) are ten-week research-immersion internship programs at Rice University during the 2022 summer that provide research interns full-time financial support and housing on campus for those who require it.  Students need not have prior research experience to be considered for these summer research opportunities, and in fact our mission is to recruit students who are looking for a first-time research experience. We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2022 REU programs, five of which are described below. Interested students should visit to learn more about each program and begin their application. Priority consideration will be given to students who apply by February 15, 2022BioNetworks REU. Hosted by the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB), students in this REU will gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge research needed to predict and analyze biological functions to understand complex biological phenomena, reprogram cells to perform new tasks, and prevent diseases. This program seeks to recruit students pursuing diverse majors in natural sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Math) and engineering (e.g., Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science). BioXFEL REU. Hosted by the IBB, students in this program will engage in hands-on research studying the structure, function and dynamics of protein molecules that make use of the new and powerful free electron X-ray laser facilities around the world. A trip to Stanford’s facility will be planned in the fall to present the students’ work at the annual users’ meeting. Majors from biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, or related fields are encouraged to apply. ENGMED REU. This program seeks to expose students to the excitement of engineering-based medical research conducted by teams of engineers, clinicians, and medical researchers to advance medicine. Students will work within labs that study: i) cellular and molecular engineering; ii) biomaterials and tissue engineering; iii) robotics and therapeutic devices, and; iv) machine learning and bioinformatics. While the program is open to all students, applicants from minority-serving institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Planetary Habitability REU. In this program, students will be introduced to complex, interconnected planet-scale systems by studying how the Earth becomes habitable. Research projects will explore the relationships between dynamic planetary processes and life by answering questions of how the Earth influences life and how life, in turn, modulates Earth’s own evolution. This program includes a weeklong field trip to the Western US. Majors from physics, chemistry, geology, environmental science, biology, computer science, or related fields are welcome to apply.  AHA SCRIP REU. Hosted by the IBB, this program seeks to recruit students pursuing diverse majors with an interest in cardiovascular health to solve significant problems of relevance to heart disease and stroke patients. Students pursuing degrees in natural sciences (e.g., Biology, Chemistry), engineering (e.g., Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering), and social sciences (e.g., Psychology, Sociology) are welcome to apply. International students and DACA students are also encouraged to apply. Additional information about these and other Rice REU programs can be found online at

Washington University and The McDonnell Genome Institute’s NHGRI-funded Opportunities in Genomics Research Program (OGR) is accepting applications for its Undergraduate Scholars Summer 2021 Program with an application deadline of February 19th.  The OGR Program focuses on providing students interested in pursuing their PhD with interdisciplinary research in genomic sciences by allowing students to choose from over 30 labs at Washington University. The OGR program is based on three pillars: full-time mentored research, critical training in scientific communication, and community. Opportunities for focused outreach activities to local high school students are also available. Additional information on the OGR Summer Program as well as an associated Post-baccalaureate program and an application link can be found at:

The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for its summer 2022 Chemistry REU programfunded by the National Science Foundation (  Successful applicants will participate in ten weeks of interdisciplinary research in state-of-the art laboratories, and engage in educational and professional development activities designed to enhance scientific communication skills and build awareness of career opportunities. Applications deadline is February 21, 2022.

NASA DEVELOP projects focus on helping local and international communities address their environmental concerns while utilizing NASA's Earth observing fleet of satellites. NASA DEVELOP operates at eleven 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 forecasting, 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. Details about this opportunity and how to apply can be found online at The summer position application window will be open online from January 17th through February 25th, with the term starting June 6th and lasting through August 12th.

NSF REU Site at the University of Vermont and Sterling College. We are now accepting applications for a Summer 2021 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program based at the University of Vermont and Sterling College. This REU will provide eight American undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds an opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research on the ecological, economic and cultural roles of on-farm crop diversity in rural Vermont and rural Uganda. Under the eight-week summer REU program students will receive training at the University of Vermont (UVM) in rural development theory, social survey research methods, spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and written and oral communication. Working remotely with partners in Uganda students will collect and analyze original farm, household and spatial data from smallholder farms and surrounding communities, and work closely with faculty mentors to prepare presentations and manuscripts on links between crop diversity and livelihood outcomes. Completed applications including 2 letters of recommendation can be submitted online via of applications will begin on February 28th and continue until filled. The 2022 Summer REU Site program will run from approximately June 14th to August 9th, with some flexibility depending on Covid-19 travel restrictions, safety precautions, and quarantine needs. All travel costs will be covered by NSF and the summer program includes a generous stipend. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at a U.S. college or university at the time of the program (seniors graduating in Spring 2022 are not eligible). Details about the project and application instructions can be found at:

March Deadlines

LUMCON's 2022 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program: Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) ( invites highly motivated undergraduates to apply for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions in our NSF-sponsored summer 2022 REU program in Interdisciplinary Research Experiences in Changing Coastal Environments. REU participants will spend ten weeks (June 6th - August 12th) at LUMCON conducting independent research projects with guidance from scientific mentors / mentor teams and participate in a series of career and skill-building workshops and activities while interacting with peers participating in other aspects of LUMCON's summer programs. Each student is paired with a scientific mentor(s) based on mutual research interests. The REU program is designed to give students a meaningful, hands-on research experience that takes advantage of state-of-the-art methods and technologies available at LUMCON. This summer, mentors are interested in supporting interns to conduct research in a number of topic areas, including: biogeochemistry, habitat forming species, dissolved organic matter cycling, microbial ecology, coastal geology and sea level rise, invertebrate diversity and ecology, disturbance ecology, ecosystem ecology, wetland science, and oil spill impacts. More information on the program and details on potential mentors and projects can be found at Candidates must be available for the entire ten week period.  Successful applicants will receive a $600/week stipend; room and board at the Marine Center in Cocodrie, LA; funds to support transportation to and from LUMCON; and funds to support their research. The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in coastal and/or marine science, creative, hard-working, detail orientated, dedicated, and comfortable working as part of research team. Experience with field or laboratory research is a plus but not necessary. To be eligible you must be returning to an undergraduate degree program in the fall (e.g., if you will graduate in May or June, you are NOT eligible). Students from underrepresented groups in sciences, from small colleges, and first generation college students are encouraged to apply. Application deadline: March 1st 2022. Instructions for completing application packages which include (an online application form, copies of unofficial transcripts, contact information for two academic references, CV/resume, and a one page statement that describes your interest in the REU position, academic goals, and any previous research experience) can be found at Questions about the program and/or application process should be addressed to LUMCON's REU Site Program Director, Dr. Brian Roberts, at

2022 Nebraska Summer Research Program - Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a research university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more. We remain hopeful that we will be providing an in-person experience this summer. Should that change, applicants will be notified as soon as possible and a virtual experience will still be offered. Explore the Programs: Applications and Foundations of Unmanned Systems;  Beneficial Insects Protection Research and Extension Experiences;  Bioenergy SystemsBiomedical Engineering DevicesChemical AssemblyExpanding Opportunities in Agricultural SciencesLasers and OpticsMaterials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Plant Immunity Against Biotic StressRedox BiologyMinority Health Disparities Initiative Research Experience for UndergraduatesSustainability of Horizontal Civil Networks in Rural EnvironmentsSystems Biology of Plant and MicrobiomeVirology. Our online application is open until March 1, and students may apply for up to three different research groups. 

NSF-REU Program in Applied Physics at The University of South Florida, Tampa. May 20 – July 29, 2022. The Program provides stipend of $5,000, travel to and from Tampa, and housing
expenses. Activities include: Research training in experimental and computational techniques; weekly lecture series “Advances in Applied Physics”; laboratories tours; workshops in scientific ethics; workshops on written and oral communication; the REU symposium at the end of the program. Research areas include: advanced magnetic materials; laser spectroscopy of biomaterials; materials for energy applications; magnetic nanoparticles for nanomedicine; low-dimensional functional materials; ferroelectrics (computational physics); THz photonic phase modulators; biophysics of protein modules; ductile polymer glasses (computational physics); data-driven modeling of ion dynamics in neurological disorders; optical metrology; molecular dynamics simulations; smart sensor technologies; and magnetic ordering in quasiperiodic
tilings (computational solid-state physics). APPLY NOW! Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2022, and continue until all positions are filled. More information and applications are at

2022 ILLINOIS PHYSICS REU PROGRAM - Students participating in this program spend the summer (May 31, 2022- August 5, 2022) on the Illinois campus working closely and directly with senior physics faculty on challenging, meaningful projects aimed at developing their "research literacy" skills and their exposure to the wide diversity of physics subfields (including experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches) in: AMO Physics & Quantum Optics/Information Science, Astrophysics, Gravitation, Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy/Nuclear Physics, Biological Physics, and Physics Education Research. Browse our tentative Summer 2022 proposed REU projects. PROGRAM BENEFITS: Throughout the summer program, REUs will enjoy the following benefits: Working directly with Illinois Physics faculty and Sr. Researchers on challenging and relevant research projects. Professional development activities aimed at developing skills in research ethics, science communication, Resume/CV workshops, and professional networking. Social activities with other Illinois REUs and field trips to Fermi and/or Argonne National Laboratories. Stipend of $6,000, on-campus housing, travel to/from the program, and many other benefits! APPLICATION INFORMATION: To receive full consideration for the program, apply online by March 4, 2022. A completed application consists of the following: an online application, which requires 2 references, and a 300-500-word "statement of interest" describing your personal goals and how you believe this REU experience could help you achieve those goals. An official or unofficial transcript uploaded to the application. ELIGIBILITY: Students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program; recently graduated seniors are not eligible for the program. Students must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident. Students must have completed their sophomore year by June 2022 with at least 4 semesters of physics with an average technical (math/physics) grade point average of 3.0/4.0. Note: This requirement does not apply to community college students. Interested community college students who have completed one year of studies are very much encouraged to apply to our program. Students must be majoring in physics or a related field (like mathematics, engineering, computer science, etc.). Applications are not accepted from currently enrolled students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Calling all STEM-focused undergraduates! We are seeking innovative, sustainability-minded, engineering and science undergraduates to participate in an 8-week paid summer program that focuses on developing sustainable, biologically controlled, and biologically inspired solutions in hazard mitigation, environmental protection and restoration, infrastructure construction, and subsurface exploration and excavation. The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) will immerse participants in technical research and expose them to the graduate school experience, specifically within the scope of the CBBG. Scholars are provided with a mentored research experience, participate in personal/professional development, enrichment activities, and invited to present a poster based on biogeotechnical engineering research at the CBBG Annual Meeting in the fall. This year the program will be offered at all four CBBG universities (travel and housing provided): Arizona State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, New Mexico State University, and University of California, Davis. Program Dates - May 31 - July 22, 2022. Applications are submitted through the NSF Education and Training Application (ETAP). Navigate to the CBBG REU opportunity and apply here. NOTE: new users will need to create an account. Applications due: March 4, 2022. Please direct any questions related to the application to the NSF ETAP helpdesk: (800) 232-8024 or Additional information and instructions to apply are included in the attached flyer or on the Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Program website.

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The “Ecology in Human-Dominated Landscapes” Research Experience for Undergraduate students (Ecology-REU) at Miami University, Ohio, will begin recruiting students for the 2021 summer program. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to partake in independent research, receiving guidance from experienced faculty mentors and field experience at sites such as Miami University’s Ecology Research Center (ERC), Hueston Woods State Park, and more. The objective of our REU program is for students to develop hands-on research to understand the ecological effects human activities can have in our changing world. Research projects may be available in areas such as community ecology, limnology, behavioral ecology, microbiology, conservation genetics, ecotoxicology, and more. Our program has run for almost 20 years, and you can check previous Research Experiences Here! Duration of the program: 10 weeks, between May 31st and August 6th. Eligibility criteria: U.S Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident. All students are welcome to apply, and we encourage students from historically under-represented groups in STEM to apply as well as students from institutions with little research opportunities and/or in financial need. Students must be enrolled for Fall 2021 at their home institution. Prior coursework in ecology and environmental science is recommended. You can check the requirement list and apply online HERE! For more information or in case of any doubt, please visit our REU website or write to