• Summer Research Opportunities – Deadlines Approaching

Interested in spending the summer engaged in an exciting research project? There is still time to apply for summer research opportunities in a variety of areas. The programs and opportunities listed below are still accepting applications.

MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program – UC San Diego
Deadline: February 14, 2016
The Medical Scientist Training Program at UC San Diego is designed for students interested in learning about a career in biomedicine. The program features an 8-week research project, weekly seminars, and a physician-scientist clinical shadowing experience. Students from groups underrepresented in health-related sciences and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. $3,200 stipend and room (but not board) provided.

Maryland Sea Grant REU Program
Deadline: February 15, 2016
Fifteen students are selected to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay at one of two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences laboratories. The program is designed for students majoring in marine science, ecology, environmental science, biology and chemistry. Preference given to students who are rising seniors. $6,000 stipend and housing costs are provided.

NCTR Summer Student Research Program – U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Deadline: February 19, 2016
The National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas, has 10-week summer research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Students will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Oceanography – University of Rhode Island
Deadline: February 21, 2016
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography program is a 10-week research experience designed for science, math and engineering students who will be seniors in Fall 2016. Stipend of approximately $5,500.

Chesapeake Bay Summer Internships – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Deadline: February 19, 2016
Paid undergraduate internships available for Summer 2016. Descriptions of available internships can be found at the above link.

Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) Undergraduate Summer Research Internship – Virginia Tech University
Deadline: February 26, 2016
Students from a wide variety of academic disciplines work with a faculty mentor on a independent research project. Selected students receive a $3000 stipend and on-campus room and board.

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research – National Institutes of Health
Deadline: March 1, 2016
The NIH internship program provides students with an opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. This is a highly competitive program. Students are encouraged to apply early and review the “Applying Successfully Video” on the website. Stipend levels vary based on education completed.

REU Program: Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean – Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences
Deadline: March 1, 2016
This highly competitive, 10-week REU program pairs students with scientist mentors for a hands-on, independent research experience. Housing and $5,000 stipend provided.

Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science – Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester
Deadline: March 1, 2016
Students who are juniors with an interest in neuroscience, cognitive science and biomedical science are encouraged to apply for this summer of supervised laboratory training. $3,820 stipend and on-campus housing provided.

Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the Environment – University of Stony Brook
Deadline: March 18, 2016
The summer research experience is for undergraduates who are interested in the the application of nanotechnology and nano materials to various societal needs. Undergraduate STEM majors who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study are eligible to apply. $4,000 stipend, free housing and a meal plan.