Summer Opportunities


  • This summer, five Summer Undergraduate Research Programs will take place at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The topics range from cancer prevention to kidney disease treatment to math and biomedical engineering. All 5 programs will run from June 5th through August 11th, 2017. Applications are due February 9, 2017.

  • National Science Foundation REU Opportunities

    November 21, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The NSF has over 100 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities listed on their website. Field, location, and due date vary between opportunities. Visit their website to view all open positions.

  • Highlands Biological Station Positions

    November 21, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina is seeking unpaid Assistant Naturalist Interns and paid Botanical Garden Assistants and Assistant Naturalists for the summer of 2017. Applications are due April 14, 2017 and March 11, 2017 for unpaid and paid positions, respectively.

  • MIT Undergraduate Summer Research Program

    November 21, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The Department of Biology, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Brains, Minds, & Machines at MIT offer a joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities who have an interested in a research career. Apply by January 30, 2017.

  • Plant Genomics at Michigan State University

    November 15, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Interns in the Plant Genomics @ MSU REU program will be embedded within a host lab and undertake a 10-week mentored research project under the direct supervision of a faculty member together with either a postdoctoral associate or graduate student mentor. Interns will participate fully in host lab events, including group meetings and activities with the aim of simulating life as a new graduate student. In addition, interns will attend seminars and networking events with MSU faculty and graduate students that will introduce them to diverse research projects and provide information regarding life in graduate school and careers within STEM. Applicants must be able to attend the full 10 weeks of the program, from May 21 to July 29. Students receive a stipend of $5250, housing and meals on campus, plus some travel assistance. Apply by February 8, 2017.

  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute offers a semester-long, tuition-supported program for advanced undergraduates (juniors or seniors) major in science, engineering, or mathematics that features a significant, for-credit research experience within and across these basic fields as applied to the ocean. In addition to the research project overseen by a WHOI scientist or engineer, students also have the opportunity to take one or two ocean science courses and/or choose from graduate courses for a full semester of credit. Join WHOI for Fall 2017! Apply by April 14, 2017.

  • Gerstner Sloan Kettering SURP

    November 8, 2016 at 10:13 am

    The Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Students accepted will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing, and will participate in the 10-week program beginning the first Monday of June. Apply by February 1, 2017.

  • The Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh invites students to apply for their Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Research fellows will perform guided, independent research, attend seminars, and present their data at a scientific forum. This program is an excellent opportunity for talented undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The ten-week program offers a competitive stipend of $3,500. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis: they open November 1, 2016, and close March 1, 2017.

  • Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

    November 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Interested in becoming a part of and changing the conservation arena? Want to understand new ways to look at, understand, and protect the earth's land, water and wildlife? Apply to the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, an exciting two-year research and internship opportunity for undergraduates currently underrepresented in the environmental field and conservation arena. The application deadline is February 8, 2017. Program dates are June 4 - July 29, 2017. A $4,250 stipend, room & board, and travel expenses to and from Ann Arbor are provided.

  • Field Projects International (FPI) has several research and field course opportunities abroad available for undergraduate and graduate students.
    This winter, FPI is offering three exciting new field courses:
    Vertebrate Biology or Tropical Entomology in the Peruvian Amazon (Dec. 27 - Jan. 8, 2016)
    Primates and Predators in the Western Ghats of India (Dec. 28 - Jan. 10, 2016)

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis until November 18th, 2016

    Deadline for scholarships through FPI is October 31, 2016.

  • The Stowers Summer Scholars Program

    September 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    The Summer Scholars Program at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research offers students with a passion for science the extraordinary opportunity to join a laboratory and immerse themselves in a research topic full-time for a ten-week period to explore a potential career in science. Deadline: 2/1/2016

  • Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

    September 30, 2016 at 9:27 am

    You are invited to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31) 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, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.  The deadline for receipt of all 2017 application materials is February 1, 2017.