• Applications Open for Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities

Still thinking about your summer plans? Students interested in a summer research experience have many opportunities to consider. Many programs have February deadlines so check out these exciting opportunities and apply now! Remember to keep your options open in order to find the best experience for you.

REU Program in Solar and Space Physics – University of Colorado Boulder
Deadline: February 1, 2016
Students work under the direction of scientists from one of a number of participating institutions including Colorado’s Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics and the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s High Altitude Observatory. 8-week program; $500/week stipend and housing provided.

Hartford Hospital Summer Student Pre-Med & Research Program
Deadline: February 5, 2016
This 10-week program offers pre-med students an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine. Applicants must be pre-med students completing their junior year as of May 2016. $2,200 award for selected students.

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Summer REU Program
Deadline: February 5, 2016
Cary Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program provides the opportunity for 8-12 students each summer to conduct ecology research at a world-class institute. Selected students receive a $6,000 stipend, a $600 food allowance and housing in an Institute dormitory. Note: 2016 Cary REU is still pending funding from NSF.

Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem – Summer REU Program
Deadline: February 5, 2016
This 10-week REU program at the University of Vermont provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research on the impacts, both ecological and socioeconomic, of humans in the Lake Champlain ecosystem. Students with an anticipated graduation date after June 2016 are encouraged to apply. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. $5,250 stipend, a food allowance, and free housing provided.

University of Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Deadline: February 8, 2016
The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers a summer undergraduate research program for undergraduate students in their junior year (at the time of application). Offers extended to only 10 students; $3,500 stipend and housing provided.

Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
Deadline: February 9, 2016
This internship will allow rising senior bioengineering students to participate in cutting edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, MD. Stipend of approximately $6,600 for 10 weeks.

Montgomery Summer Research Diversity Fellowships in Law and Social Science
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Sponsored by the American Bar Foundation, this summer research fellowship program for undergraduates is designed to introduce students from diverse backgrounds to the benefits of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. Open to students who will have completed at least two years of undergraduate study by the time the fellowship begins. Selected students will receive a stipend of $3,600.

Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program – California Institute of Technology
Deadline: February 15, 2016
The Caltech Amgen Scholars program provides undergraduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in STEM fields with the opportunity to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical fields under the supervision of seasoned research mentors. $6,000 stipend for the 10-week program, campus housing and a board allowance provided.

Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences – Summer Research Program at Tufts University School of Medicine
Deadline: February 15, 2016
The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD. Participants in the program receive training in written and oral communication of scientific data and learn about careers in biomedical science. Stipend of $4,000, on-campus housing and travel expenses within the US are provided.

Materials Research Science & Engineering Center REU – Northwestern University
Deadline: February 15, 2016
REU students will have the opportunity to contribute to a research project led by a center faculty member expanding their science and engineering experience. Students with an interest in nanomaterials and majoring in a science or engineering field are encouraged to apply. Participants receive a $4,500 stipend, travel allowance, and on-campus housing.

State University of New York Upstate Medical University – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
Deadline: February 15, 2016
This 10-week summer research program is for students majoring in chemistry, biology, or a related field. Applicants should be between their junior and senior years (in Summer 2016) and have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical research. $3,000 stipend and housing provided.

Molecular Biology REU at The Ohio State University
Deadline: February 15, 2016
This NSF funded research program is hosted by the Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and the Division of Biochemistry at Ohio State. Selected students will receive a $5,000 stipend and university housing. Students from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.