• Apply Now for Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Experiences (REUs)

Interested in spending the summer engaged in an exciting research project or a formal REU program? With March fast approaching, many summer program deadlines have passed. However, there is still time to prepare application materials for the summer opportunities listed below with late February and March deadlines.

Mountain Lake Biological Station, University of Virginia, REU Program – Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Field Research
Deadline: February 20, 2023
The MLBS REU program is a 10-week summer program that provides students the opportunity to conduct guided, but independent, original research in field biology. Visit the REU website for information on specific REU projects and mentors; the program supports 10 students each summer. $6,250 stipend, room and board provided.

Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) Undergraduate Summer Research Internship – Virginia Tech
Deadline: 5pm EST, February 20, 2023 
This program provides undergraduates from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Wide variety of academic disciplines; $3,000 stipend, free on-campus room and board. Applicants should be rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

TIP Innovation Fellowship Program – UConn program open only to UConn undergraduates, master’s students and recent (Dec 22/May 23) graduates. 
Deadline: February 24, 2023
The TIP Innovation Fellows Program is a paid, 10-week mentored summer research experience for STEM and Business students. Students are placed with on-campus technology start-up companies located in Farmington, Storrs, and Stamford. $4,000 stipend for undergrads. The program includes workshops and seminars on Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Brookings Institution Internship Program
Deadline: February 26, 2023
The Brookings Internship Program provides undergraduates the opportunity to learn new skills by working with Brookings’ staff in a variety of research areas – Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies and Metropolitan Policy. Three types of internships are offered – paid, academic for credit, and external sponsorship.

NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP)
Deadline: March 1, 2023
This summer internship program provides undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct full-time biomedical research. These traineeships are available only in the intramural laboratories of the NIH. Most of the laboratories are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Students who are selected receive a monthly stipend that is based on education level and experience.

REU Program, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Deadline: March 1, 2023
This new summer REU program will offer undergraduates the opportunity to participate in projects ranging from membrane biochemistry to bio-inspired materials synthesis all geared toward solving important problems in biology. $6,000 stipend and free on-campus housing. 

Loyola Adventures in Urobiome Data (LAUD) Summer Research Program
Deadline: March 3, 2023
The 8-week LAUD program includes projects for hybrid (combination of in-lab and online) or online only. Selected student researchers will gain exposure to current research areas in benign urologic disease, conduct hypothesis-driven research, and develop the skills to synthesize, interpret, and present their scientific research. Applicants should have completed genetics or cell biology along with a statistics course. $6,000 stipend. 

Agroecology Extension (AX) Summer Research Fellowship – University of Vermont
Deadline: March 4, 2023
The AX Fellowship is collaboration between UVM Extension and the Plant and Soil Science Department, and coordinated by the Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative on UVM’s main campus in Burlington, VT. Fellows will be matched with mentors engaged in various agroecological extension research projects including in pest management, agronomy, vegetable/berry farming, fruit tree farming, or field crop and soil management. On-campus housing or housing allowance is provided.

REU in Nanotechnology and Photonics at Boston University
Deadline: March 15, 2023
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation from undergraduates (rising freshman to rising seniors) and community college students. Students will participate in mentored discovery, engineering of new devices, and fabrication at the nanoscale level to explore optical and integrated nano-scale systems, while developing critical skills, awareness and confidence necessary to advance in academics and research in the future. $6,000 stipend and free on-campus housing. 

American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) REU Program – University of Pittsburgh
Deadline: March 17, 2023
ASPIRE is a 10-week research program that focuses on rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology. Students indicate their top three projects choices on their application. Selected students receive a $4,750 stipend with housing provided at no-cost. Seminars and workshops will augment the research experience.

American Society of Plant Biologists – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Deadline: March 15, 2023
The ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships fund undergraduate students so they can conduct research in plant biology early in their college career. SURF recipients must present their research at ASPB’s annual Plant Biology meeting in the year following the fellowship award. Students may work with a mentor at their own institution or at another institution. Mentors must be a member of ASPB, have an ongoing research program of high scientific merit, and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education and research. $6,000 stipend, membership in ASPB, and $700 in support for the materials, and $575 to support student travel.

INSPIRE U2 REU Program – Spelman College
Deadline: March 15, 2023
The Increasing Statistical Preparation in Research Education for Underrepresented Undergraduates (INSPIRE U2) program is designed to expose rising first current first year and sophomore female students to statistical programs and analytical techniques with the goal of increasing student interest in advanced degree programs in the quantitative fields. Selected students will receive a stipend and travel costs. 

Smart Manufacturing REU at Drexel University
Deadline: April 1, 2023 (apply early as applications reviewed on a rolling basis)
This goal of this 9-week SMREU is to provide hands-on experience in cutting-edge research relevant to smart manufacturing to undergraduate students. Smart Manufacturing refers to using advanced data analytics, computational methods, and automation to improve efficiency, productivity, and cost across processes, factories, and entire supply chains. $5,500 stipend and on-campus housing provided to program participants.