Summer Research Programs
Looking for a research-related challenge or adventure for the summer? This page will help you start an Internet search for the perfect opportunity. We will also post research opportunities of which we are aware. A Google search led us to many of the sites below. Some offer specific programs, while others have databases that allow you to search by discipline, region and other criteria.
Here are some pointers to help with your search:
- Useful search terms include “summer research,” “summer undergraduate research,” and “undergraduate research.” An advanced search box will help you refine the search.
- Check the eligibility standards for programs that sound interesting. Many colleges and universities offer programs for their own students (Meredith included!), while others invite students from any institution. A program that includes the name “REU” usually receives funding that requires an open application process.
- Check the deadlines and do not ask for extensions.
- Ask Meredith’s Undergraduate Research Program for help. You can reach us at email@example.com/ or (919) 760-2356.
Here are some options about which we have been notified. Let us know of any opportunities you pursue!
NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars
For more information, please contact: UNCFSP/ NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative, Phone: 1-800-231-9155, Email: nasaossi.uncfsp.org
We are very excited about our collaboration with NASA on a great new initiative! Through the agency’s new Student On-Line Application for Recruiting Interns, Fellows and Scholars (SOLAR) System (http://intern.nasa.gov), undergraduate and graduate students in STEM fields can search and apply to a variety of NASA opportunities.
Visit the SOLAR Launchpad at http://intern.nasa.gov. Through this website, students can register, complete one application, and apply to up to 15 specific research opportunities. We encourage qualified students to begin their application today! A completed application must include the following:
· Education and Work Experience
· (1) Resume
· (1) Transcript
· (1) Letter of Recommendation (Students should allow enough time to request the Letter of
Recommendation, and to have it submitted by the Recommender by March 1st. An application is not complete until the Letter of Recommendation is received by the system.)
This site, maintained by Emory University, allows you to search for summer research opportunities by location, emphasis, and targeted audience. Most listings are in biology.
UNLV Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in
Students receive a $5,000 salary, round trip airfare, and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory. A complete application includes a one-page statement of interest, transcripts (unofficial are fine), and one letter of recommendation from a scientist.
Deadline: Friday March 9, 2012.
Sensing and Signaling for Research Experiences for Undergrads at the
University of Tennessee
The aim of this program is to provide research experiences for undergraduate students majoring in the sciences with an introduction to cutting edge research in the broad area of “Sensing and Signaling”. The team of REU investigators represents a multidisciplinary ensemble of Cell Biologists, Geneticists, Biochemists, and Biophysicists who are taking modern approaches to the analysis of how signals are perceived and transduced in myriad biological systems.
This opportunity is available to Sophomore and Junior undergraduate science majors with a preference given to Juniors. REU Fellowships will be awarded to qualified students on a competitive basis. Each Fellowship will include a $3,200 stipend as well as an allowance for cost of living, travel, and research supplies.
Guide to undergraduate research.
Sigma – X
The Scientific Research Society, offers a Grants-in-Aid Research Program for undergraduate and graduate students:
ORISE and ORAU
American Mathematical Society
This site lists a range of REUs (research experiences for undergraduates) at colleges and universities throughout the United States.
Publishes “resources for physics and astronomy students” and offers a database for searching summer programs with deadlines listed.
The Leadership Alliance
Summer Experience: http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/tabid/242/Default.aspx
The University of Washington Undergraduate Research page
Offers up-to-date listings of research and internship opportunities across the country. Check the section entitled “Beyond UW.”
Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
Offers a number of research grants and awards.
The Rieser Fellowship annually provides one-time awards of $2,500–$5,000 to between three and five undergraduate students seeking to explore the connections between science, technology, global security, and public policy. The Bulletin will present the fellowship to students whose academic interests, extracurricular activities, and career aspirations demonstrate a significant interest in the role of scientists in formulating public policy and in addressing global security policy challenges.
The fellowship may be used over the course of one year to support academic research or professional development, either in the United States or abroad. The fellowship will be paid in two equal installments—one made at the commencement of the fellowship and the second following the submission of a project report and receipts. The fellowship may be used for the following purposes: To provide a stipend for an otherwise unpaid full-time internship. To underwrite the cost of travel or transportation that supports academic research. To provide for housing or a per diem for out-of-town research. To underwrite the registration and travel costs of professional conferences where the fellow presents academic research. To underwrite the production costs of a special project such as laboratory work or a documentary film.