International Students & Non-US Citizens

auburn university

Warm-Water Aquatic Ecology
“This REU Site is a novel, collaborative effort involving Auburn University faculty mentors specializing in diverse but complementary disciplines, including community ecology, fisheries management, aquaculture, evolution, limnology, molecular biology,  microbiology, invasive species, fish behavior, outreach, physiology, parasitology, and conservation.  Together these disciplines provide the education basis for undergraduate students to learn about techniques and tools to study aquatic communities, specifically warm-water systems such as reservoirs, farm ponds, streams, and brackish estuaries.  The primary objectives of this project include exposing participants to different scientific hypotheses, research techniques, and ecological habitats and conditions in an engaging, interdisciplinary atmosphere that fosters a strong interest in aquatic sciences by the next generation of water experts. ”  

Levels:  Freshman, sophomores, junior, and senior graduating no earlier than September 2020.  
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents

Although not financially supported by the REU Site, the program is open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in the REU Site research and professional development activities.  Contact program for more information

This program strongly encourages applications for those  traditionally under-represented groups in biology (i.e., African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, students with disabilities, first generation college students, and U.S. veterans) as well as students from institutions with limited research opportunities (e.g., community colleges) or students in financial need to apply.  
February 1, 2020 

Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Engineering (REUSE)

Program Description: Carnegie Mellon’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Engineering (REUSE) program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to spend a summer working with some of the world’s leading Software Engineering faculty researchers. A number of projects are available in diverse areas which may include automated bug repair, mining software repositories, green computing, requirements engineering, program analysis, programming languages, and usable programming tools. Accepted students will work closely with CMU faculty and researchers on research problems with the potential for publication and significant impact on the future practice of software engineering

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Please note their  major funding source, the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, will not support international students. However, international students may apply to work with one of their mentors and be funded from other sources. These students will not necessarily receive the same stipend, meal allowance, and housing as NSF funded students
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars (RISS) program is an eleven-week summer (June 1 to mid-August) undergraduate research program that immerses a diverse cohort of scholars in cutting-edge robotics projects that drive innovation and have real-world impact. Launched in 2006, RISS is among the best and most comprehensive robotics research programs for undergraduates in the world.

Undergraduates from both US and International Institutions are eligible to apply
Applications will open on November 1st

cold spring harbor

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at CSHL provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research. Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientists. Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Status: Students of any country are eligible to apply.
Minimum GPA: Not specified
(However, Successful applicants generally have GPAs around 3.5 or higher in their science and math courses
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2020

harvard university

Harvard has 7 REU programs that are coordinated through the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students spend their summers working with faculty. The program provides professional development activities designed to foster interest in graduate school and careers in research.  

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and SeniorsMinimum GPA: Not specifiedCitizenship Requirements: 5 of Harvard’s programs require that candidates be US Citizens or Permanent Resident’s.  However the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Rowland Institute at Harvard will accept international students. 

International students are encouraged to visit this link to verify their eligibility.

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020

Stanford University

Stanford University
Stanford’s Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering Program (SURGE) 

SURGE provides undergraduates from a U.S. institution the opportunity to gain mentored research experience at Stanford University in the geosciences and engineering during the eight-week period of June 19, 2020 to August 15, 2020.  

The program encourages applicants from students who are seeking a formal research experience for the first time to participate. The underlying philosophy of SURGE is to train students by creating a supportive and rigorous work environment. We set high expectations for our scholars: to prepare them for a potential career in the field of geoscience and engineering, and to ensure that they get the most from their stay at Stanford. Each SURGE scholar is matched with a faculty member from the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences and has the opportunity to work in a research group or laboratory.
Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Recent Graduates.

Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: Check Website

Stanford BioSciences
Fully-funded research-intensive residential program that takes place on Stanford’s beautiful campus for a nine-week period. Participants are matched with a member of Stanford’s distinguished faculty and work in one of our state-of-the-art research facilities. Each participant works with both a faculty member and a lab mentor to craft a research project. The lab environment provides challenging projects and involves a broad range of research techniques that are feasible within the nine-week period. The program culminates with a research symposium, where students present individual talks and posters on their summer projects in front of their peers, faculty, lab mentors, University administrators, and general public.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: DACA Eligible students or US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2019

University of California at Davis

University of California at Davis
The NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program in the UC Davis Physics Department will continue in summer 2020. During the 10-week program students work alongside our faculty and graduate students on ongoing research projects, providing a view of physics very different from typical coursework.  Please note: APplicants must have completed at least one year of calculus-based physics

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: All students are invited to apply regardless of Citizenship Status Deadline to Apply: Not Specified
Application will open December 1, 2020

University of california at San Diego

The University of California at San Diego Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program is an eight week summer research academy for community college students, undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and masters students. STARS offers student participants a rigorous research opportunity with esteemed UC San Diego faculty, informative transfer and graduate school preparation workshops, and educational, cultural, and social activities in sunny San Diego.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: AB 540 or DACA students are eligible or US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Deadline: January 30, 2019

Woods Whole Oceanic Institution

Summer Student Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students who are completing their junior year at colleges or universities and are studying in any of the fields of science or engineering including but not limited to the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, oceanography, and marine policy.

Levels: Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA:  Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, International Students
Deadline to Apply: check website  

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Program Description: The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, offers a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0 & Above
Citizenship Requirements: UC Citizens and International Students are also eligible
Deadline: February 1, 2020

University of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Program Description: The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from other Universities and Colleges to participate in ongoing research in Life Sciences laboratories at UO during the Summer months. Each project is a rigorous and rich immersion in a mentored, high profile science research project with a lab mentor under the direction of a research profession

Levels: Sophomores & above
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, & International Students who can provide their own funding
Deadline: Rolling Admissions, Apply Early

Oregon Health & Science University

The OHSU Equity Research Program offers an exciting opportunity for diverse undergraduate college students to spend eight weeks working on research projects alongside faculty, scientists and graduate students. The program has a variety of tracks including Public Health, Medicine, and Biomedical Sciences, or Nursing in a clinical or community setting.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA eligible students
Deadline to Apply: December 20, 2019

Summer Health Professions Education Program with sites including Howard, UCLA, and the University of Washington

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

Levels: Freshman and sophomores
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Citizenship Requirements: an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services OR a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident
Deadline: February 5, 2020

university of california at san francisco

Students selected for summer research at UC San Francisco spend up to ten weeks working with UCSF faculty members on research projects. Participants in the program take part in seminars, lectures, and social events, creating a cohesive and supportive community. At the end of the program, students give presentations of their research and get valuable feedback from students, postdocs, and faculty at UCSF

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents although DACA students may be considered.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Check website, Applications will open November 1, 2019

University of California at Santa Cruz

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UC Santa Cruz exposes early-career college students to the field of environmental conservation through field research, leadership and professional training. This is a two summer program that begins with and eight-week, paid, intensive summer course integrating conservation design, leadership and research

The program is looking for 20 passionate, creative undergraduate students from any major, currently in their freshman or sophomore years or with at least two more years of college left.

Levels: Freshmen & Sophomores
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents, and Dreamers
Deadline:  February 5, 2020

IBM Research Centers

The American Physical Society and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs: the APS/IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women, and the APS/IBM Research Internships for Underrepresented Minority Students. The goal of these internships is to encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering.  Students can choose to apply to IBM Research Centers in California, Texas or New York

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: There are no citizenship requirements, however, students must be attending a university in the United States.
Deadline:  January 31, 2020
Please note these are two programs so if you are interested in both then you must fill out an application for each program.

wake forest school of medicine

Through its Summer Scholars Program, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) offers undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in exciting, multidisciplinary research firsthand at the interface of engineering and biology in challenging areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). Summer scholars receive a $5,000 stipend for their participation in the 10-week program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents and
International students who currently have a J-1 or F-1 visa and who are
already attending school in the United States are also eligible to apply

Minimum GPA: 2.85
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2020

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