Summer Opportunities


  • Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Neuroscience at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh.

    Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh. The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Starting in May of 2017, a select group of talented undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Admitted students will receive a stipend and university dormitory housing.

    The 2017 program will run from late May through early August, 2017 (precise dates will be announced in March). The final deadline for application is February 23.

    Interested students should complete the short pre-application form:

    More information can be found on our website:


  • NYAS Next Scholars

    January 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    The Next Scholars Program is an exciting initiative – a revolutionary program that pairs female STEM mentors with undergraduate women to grow a global network of like-minded women and keep talented women in professional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pathways all around the US. The program is a re-launching of the NeXXt Scholars launched by Hillary Rodham Clinton in December 2011.

    Any young woman currently enrolled in a U.S. based college or university that is pursuing a major/concentration with a STEM focus, especially computer science, is eligible to apply to be a mentee. The Next Scholars application is now open for the 2017-2018 year and is due by January 31, 2017.

  • The Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago is at the forefront of research in molecular mechanisms underlying cell biology and organismal development. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department offers an exciting opportunity for talented undergraduates to acquire experience in research. This program is designed for students who are interested in attending graduate school and pursuing a career in science. MGCB Summer Internships allow students to devote themselves to research projects, working in collaboration with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, to address important problems in biology.

    Each student will receive a $5,250 stipend, plus $750 food allowance, plus travel expenses to and from the University. In addition, housing will be provided, with comfortable accommodations within a modern and convenient University of Chicago undergraduate dormitory. Apply by February 1, 2017.

  • Join undergraduates from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachians. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of Station scientists. REUs are paid internships that include all station costs, travel and a $5,250 stipend.  Application deadline: February 20.

  • Shannon Point Marine Center REU

    January 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    The Shannon Point Marine Center's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Anacortes, Washington, will support independent, supervised research on the part of eight undergraduates in 2016. General research themes include productivity and nutrient cycling in local watershed systems; marine microbial ecology; physiology of symbiosis; larval development; physiology, ecology, and morphology of marine invertebrates; coastal oceanography; and chemical ecology. A stipend of $4500, a food allowance, a travel allowance, and housing is provided. Apply by February 15, 2017 with programs dates of June 20, 2017 - August 18, 2017.

  • Harvard Forest Summer Research Program:

    January 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Harvard Forest Summer Research Program: Students are paid a stipend of $5,775 for the 11‐week session (May 22 to August 4). Excellent on-site housing and a full meal plan are included as part of the program. Assistance with travel costs to and from Harvard Forest is also provided. Applications are due February 3, 2017.

  • North Dakota State University REU

    January 5, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    North Dakota State University is offering a new summer undergraduate research program in discipline-based education. This program is an excellent opportunity for students interested in the learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level to engage in an immersive, 10-week summer research experience. Our program includes on-campus housing, a $5000 stipend, and is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on research experience as part of a cohort of undergraduate scholars. Students may have the opportunity to present their research at a national conference. Additional travel funding is available for those in financial need. Apply by JANUARY 27, 2017.

  • Atlantis Project

    January 5, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    The Atlantis Project is the leading international healthcare program for pre-med students in the United States. Their team in Washington, D.C. is extremely excited to announce that online applications are open for university-break placements in 2017. Their fellowship prepares pre-med students for medical school, completing 20+ hours/week of hospital shadowing rotations with access to MCAT prep, pre-med advising services, and medical volunteering opportunities. Winter and summer fellowship placements are available in Europe and South America. Admissions are rolling.

  • Friday Harbor Labs at the University of Washington College of the Environment are world renowned for research on marine biology, oceanography, and fisheries and are looking for qualified students to apply to their 2017 courses. Scholarships and fellowships are available! The summer session application deadline is February 1, 2017.

  • Fort Johnson Summer REU Program

    December 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

    The Fort Johnson Summer Undergraduate Research Program offers a 10-week experience of independent research, science communication and career-development activities. Through mentored research projects, interns will investigate using a variety of lab and field techniques. Up to 10 interns are supported each year, with opportunities to work on research projects at the Fort Johnson campus. Application due date: Wed, February 15, 2017.

  • Translational Ecology for Undergraduates

    December 5, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    The Cary Institute is pleased to offer their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for the 30th year in 2017. The theme of the program is Translational Ecology for Undergraduates: See: May 22 to August 11, 2017 (12 weeks)