REU Programs for Juniors & Seniors

Alabama A & M University

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at historical Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL., home of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal, will offer undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct various types of physics research. Our program is designed especially for juniors and seniors majoring in the STEM fields: sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics. During the eight-week summer program, each student will work with physics faculty mentors and graduate students on cutting-edge experiments. Research findings will be reported, lectures and mini-courses attended, and recreational activities enjoyed.

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
Minimum GPA:  Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2021
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AMGEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Amgen Scholars Program is hosted at 13 educational institutions within the United States. 

Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, Puerto Rico or other U.S. territories. Applicants should be must be interested in pursuing an PhD or MD/PhD.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
Minimum GPA:  3.2
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

The QESST Engineering Research Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in solar energy research. Through work on the pilot line, students will:

  • Have access to state-of-the-art facilities and gain experience directly relevant to industry, giving them the opportunity to demonstrate the commercial impact and relevance of their
    ideas by guiding them through the steps required to bring new ideas to commercialization;
  • Bridge the gap between the typical “research” devices and commercial solar cells, allowing fabrication and analysis of technologies on commercial-size devices and commercial equipment;
  • Work in a facility that allows new equipment or processes to be analyzed and assessed jointly with industry. Students will play a key role in this process.
  • Partner with a local student participating in the Fulton Schools’ Solar Energy Research program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

ASU’s Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute is an intensive summer research experience that prepares undergraduate students for the rigors of graduate level research at the interface of mathematics, statistics, and the natural and social sciences. Select students are invited to Arizona State University for eight weeks, where their time is split between classroom instruction on research methods and hands-on research projects.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens/Permanent Resident students
Deadline: 2021 Deadline TBD
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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 non graduating Seniors  
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents

Although not financially supported by the REU Site, they are also open to including a few strongly motivated and self-funded international students in their REU Site research and professional development activities.  

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.  

Deadline TBD
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY
SMART UAVS REU

Summer research opportunities on smart UAVs is an excellent opportunity to explore the exciting frontier of unmanned technology. Up to twelve students will be selected to participate at Auburn University. They will form teams who will compete to design the best algorithms to autonomously fly 6 to 12 UAVs on a limited air field.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 26, 2021 with rolling admissions so applying earlier is encouraged
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University of Arizona

Cognitive and Autonomous Test Vehicle REU
The participants are engaged in collaborative work with graduate students doing research in the fields of autonomous systems and cognitive radio. The project approach utilizes a spiral development process for participant projects, which enables participants to see how a research problem can be decomposed, and also enables each year of the project to build upon previous projects. The process focuses on requirements verification and testing, and thus enables a safe interaction with the Cognitive and Autonomous Test Vehicle (CAT Vehicle). The CAT Vehicle is a full-sized Ford Escape robotic car that employs various sensors that can be used to make the car drive autonomously, or that can be used when the car is under human control to test new techniques or sensing algorithms. Participants are expected to gain experience and produce research results and publications in areas related to cognitive radio, wireless communications, autonomous control systems, and model-based design, among others.

Levels: Freshmen,Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Physics Research Experience for Undergraduate Students

Selected undergraduate students perform frontier research for 10 weeks during the summer of 2020 on experimental and theoretical projects in one of their chosen research areas: Nano-materials and Condensed Matter, Photonics, Lasers, and Quantum Optics, Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics. Additional activities include social events jointly with other REU’s, field trips to industrial labs, seminars on ethics, use of a research library, and technical writing and research presentations.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

The Separations & Commercialization REU program at the University of Arkansas will offer research experiences in laboratories that are working towards the goals of improving separation efficiency and reducing separation processing costs to a diverse group of undergraduate students. Participants will interact with faculty and graduate students to plan and execute a 10-week research project. A unique component of this REU program is the commercialization assessment training (CAT) series that will prepare them to think about the potential commercialization of traditional hypothesis-driven research early in the process. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with industry leaders in the separation field through the CAT series, industrial mentorships, as well as industrial site visits locally and in Texas.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine’s Summer Undergraduate Research Training (SMART) Program was developed to provide frontier-level, biomedical summer research projects for undergraduates in a supportive environment with supplemental educational activities such as free GRE prep workshops. Applicants should have an interest in pursuing a research career.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: Must Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2021
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University of California at Berkeley

SUPERB participants spend nine weeks at UC Berkeley during the summer working on exciting ongoing research projects focused on Big Data with EECS faculty mentors and graduate students. Students who participate in this research apprenticeship explore options for graduate study, gain exposure to a large research-oriented department, and are motivated to pursue graduate study.

Levels: Sophomores & above
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021
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Boise State

This REU invites students interested in data driven security to research topics in the areas of counter-terrorism, misbehavior detection and misinformation mitigation, and cybersecurity. 
Students must be majoring in Computer Science or a Mathematics related discipline

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens/Permanent Resident students
Deadline:  December 21, 2020
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Boston University 

The theme of BU’s REU site is: “Basic Research in the Chemical Sciences Addressing Biological
Problems”, one of the most important interdisciplinary scientific fields today. Advances in this area have implications for the life sciences, medicinal discoveries, discovery of new smart materials, all ultimately impacting quality of life. Our program is a total research immersion in the biophysical, chemical, and biochemical fields. Students from four-year colleges and two-year community colleges are eligible. Our research environment prepares students for graduate programs as well as for research internships and careers in research

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents, DACA also eligible
Deadline to Apply: Application will open on December 1, 2020
Deadline for University Students, March 1, 2021
Deadline for Community College Students: March 15, 2021

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

The BRITE REU at BU Bioinformatics (Bioinformatics Research and Interdisciplinary Training Experience) focuses on computational and mathematical fundamentals of bioinformatics analysis through research projects in a broad range of topics, including gene regulatory networks, metabolic networks, analysis of microbial communities, synthetic biology, enzyme structure and function, machine learning methods for cancer subtype classification, and sequence analysis algorithms for identifying genetic variation

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  Application will open on December 1, 2020
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NSF Engineering Research Center in Cellular Metamaterials

Boston University, Florida International University, University of Michigan
CELL-MET offers research opportunities for students outside of our three main institutions (FIU, BU, and UM) through summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) opportunities. Participants work at all three institutions during the summer for up to 10 weeks of independent research related to the ERC.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and community college students
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

The Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) announces its “Bioinspired Soft Materials” Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2021. The REU is a summer research program that will fund undergraduate students assigned to MRSEC laboratories.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Deadline TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

The Environmental Engineering Solutions for Pollution Prevention (EESPP) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University at Buffalo (UB) is a 10-week summer program. EESPP-REU builds upon the past ERIE-REU program by promoting air and water pollution projects that are relevant to not only Western New York, but across the globe. 

Projects focus on laboratory and/or field experimentation in three themed areas:

  1. Pollutant Identification and Measurement
  2. Pollutant Source Control 
  3. Environmental Remediation

Participants are paired with a faculty research mentor to conduct transformative air and/or water pollution research. Weekly group meetings of the REU cohort foster student-to-student communication via workshops and networking opportunities. A Research Symposium, as well as support for post-REU conference presentations and publications, provides students opportunities to hone their communication skills.

Students from under-represented minority groups and non-research focused institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. No prior research experience required.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2021
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BROAD INSTITUTE


The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) is an intensive nine-week summer research opportunity designed for undergraduates with a commitment to biomedical research and an interest in genomics. BSRP has a strong record of success in helping students to nurture their passion for research and succeed in graduate school and scientific careers. Students spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. At the program’s conclusion, students deliver oral and poster presentations on their research projects.

Applicants do not need to have prior research experience but should be interested in an MD or Phd and have a strong interest in biomedical research

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 11, 2021
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California Academy of Sciences


Since 1995, the California Academy of Sciences’ Summer Systematics Institute (SSI), with support from NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) initiative and the Academy’s Robert T. Wallace endowment, has addressed critical issues like worldwide threats to biodiversity, the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics, and evolutionary biology.

SSI is a nine-week paid research internship at the state-of-the-art research facility and museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This world-renowned venue continues to offer undergraduates important insights into the contributions that museum-based research can make to issues facing society today. The program accommodates up to 10 undergraduate students. This internship is made possible by the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the Robert T. Wallace Endowment for undergraduate research experiences. One internship in Biological Illustration is integrated with the SSI program.

This is a 40 hour per week position.  Students selected will receive a $600 per week stipend. Travel to and from San Francisco will be provided. Housing will be provided in dormitories in San Francisco, with details to be provided upon selection of interns

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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California State University Monterey Bay

Spend 10 weeks in beautiful Monterey working on independent research under the supervision of a research mentor in projects related to Oceanography, Marine Biology and Ecology, Ocean Engineering, or Marine Geology.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US CItizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO

The principal goal of the REU in mathematics at California State University at San Bernardino is to provide promising undergraduate math majors with a meaningful, exciting and challenging experience in mathematical research. During the eight-week residential program students will carry out guided independent and collaborative research. Research problems will come from the fields of Geometry and Knot Theory, and will be chosen in consultation with a faculty mentor. The program culminates with participants writing research papers based on their work, and presenting their results at a poster session as well as a formal seminar. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 11, 2020
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CALTECH

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in STEM and intent on pursuing a Ph.D., to conduct a 10-week summer research project under the mentorship of Caltech faculty. Research opportunities in biology, neuroscience, chemistry, chemical engineering, engineering and applied science, geology, environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, physics, nanotechnology, quantum sciences, humanities, social science, and more!

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizens, Permanent Residents, or have DACA status.
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Deadline to Apply: January 9, 2021
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CALTECH LIGO PROGRAM

Undergraduates in physics, astronomy and engineering are invited to apply to Caltech’s LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. The program takes place at Caltech or one of the LIGO observatory sites, funded in part through the National Science Foundation.  Undergraduate students from all institutions (both U.S. and foreign) are invited to apply to the program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: All students are eligible to apply.  
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Deadline to Apply: January 8, 2021
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CALTECH SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

CSURP is a program for undergraduate students who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering and are interested in conducting supervised summer research. CSURP Students are placed at research institutions across the United States. The CCHF includes 22 research groups based at 15 different locations. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in synthetic organic chemistry.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 8, 2021
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CINCINATTI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Participants in Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship will you will meet students from all around the country who have come to Cincinnati for the summer to learn about careers in biomedical research. Participants will gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge laboratories, working under the supervision of our world-renowned research faculty and take full advantage of the opportunities available in a professional research environment. All majors are accepted, however, students should have an interest in a career in biomedical research or medicine.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 21st, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati provides students a paid research experience in a number of disciplines in neuroscience such the study of neurological and psychiatric disorders, obesity, addiction, neurotoxicity, pain, development, and more.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: Friday, February 3, 2021
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CSP SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Various including the University of Minnesota, the University of California–Berkeley, Northwestern University, Cornell University, the University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of South Dakota.

This program is open to undergraduate students in science and engineering majors, preferably chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science. Underrepresented and multicultural students are strongly encouraged to apply (e.g. female, genderqueer, transgender, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, disability, or veteran of the US Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard).

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK

The Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biodesign (B3) research experience for undergraduates (REU) is a National Science Foundation supported summer program at the City College of New York (CCNY). 

​10 students are embedded into faculty research labs in the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology, and Physics in the Science Division, the Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at the Grove School of Engineering, and the CUNY School of Medicine.  Experiences at the laboratory bench or in front of a computer are supplemented with activities to promote interactions between students, peers, senior colleagues, faculty mentors, and to expose students to science in / out of the laboratory.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen or Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY REU

The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in biophysics is funded by the National Science Foundation to support ten highly qualified students to undertake interdisciplinary, supervised research projects at Clemson University, for a period of 10 weeks each summer.  Students must be majoring in natural science (biological or physical science) or engineering.

Levels: Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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CCHF Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research 

The Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a program for undergraduate students majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering, interested in conducting supervised summer research. The program is supported by the Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF), which is a network of 23 academic and industrial research laboratories at 15 partner institutions throughout the country. The CCHF is one of eight National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Centers for Chemical Innovation CSURP is a program for undergraduate students who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering and are interested in conducting supervised summer research. The program is supported by the NSF-funded Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF),

Levels: all levels. No previous research experience is required but students should express an interest in the field of C–H Functionalization.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 8, 2021
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CALTECH

Undergraduate students in physics, astronomy and engineering are invited to participate in the development of gravitational-wave astronomy through the Caltech LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. This intensive summer program takes place each year at Caltech or one of the LIGO observatory sites, funded in part through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program of the National Science Foundation. Undergraduate students from all institutions (both U.S. and foreign) are invited to apply to the Caltech LIGO SURF program. Research awards include a summer stipend and some funding for travel to the research site as needed.

Levels:  Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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Carnegie Mellon

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.

The program is interested in promoting research opportunities for students traditionally underrepresented in computer science, and for first- and second-year undergraduate students. Neither research experience nor advanced coursework in computer science or software engineering is required. The program’s 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 the program mentors and be funded from other sources. These students will not necessarily receive the same stipend, meal allowance, and housing as NSF funded students.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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Carnegie Mellon

PASSIONATE ABOUT ROBOTICS & AI?

“Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute Summer Scholars provides funded, high-quality undergraduate research experiences to propel your academic future. Conduct research in robotics and artificial intelligence with pioneers defining the field! 

Join us for a summer of research, innovation, and discovery.

Quick Dates and Information

We believe every student should have the opportunity to explore research – that’s why RISS doesn’t let financial barriers hinder you from participating. If you are passionate about robotics, we’re here for you. Upon selection, you’ll be eligible for numerous scholarships.  

Open New Doors
When you join us, a team of mentors and tutors are ready to back you, passing on years of knowledge & experience, and helping you at every step. The program equips you with essential skills and knowledge so you are better prepared for graduate school and industry.  You will also attend robotics talks and workshops that expand your perspective of the field. Your work over the summer will culminate in a presentation and published journal What you do here opens doors for years to come.”

Undergraduates from both US and International Institutions are eligible to apply

Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2021
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Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh

“Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh. The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Starting in late May or early June each year, a select group of talented undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical neuroscience.”

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens/Permanent Resident students
Deadline: 2021 Deadline TBD
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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute hosts the Injury Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, a 10-week paid summer research internship opportunity for undergraduate students. CIRP is a leading multidisciplinary center engaged in collaborative cross-discipline research implementing real-world applications.

Students must be interested in pursuing a PhD

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 16, 2021
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY


The Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST) was established to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Students representing racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic and career planning, and social activities around New York City. All applicants must have completed one semester of college level calculus.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Deadline TBD
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Cornell University
LSAMP Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates

CU LSAMP REU is a nine-week summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Deadlines TBD
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Cornell University

Cornell Center for Materials Research REU
Undergrads will have the opportunity to work directly with faculty on interdisciplinary materials research projects involving chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering disciplines. Students will also participate in an organized program of lectures, laboratory visits and a variety of recreational activities.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline: TBD
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Molecular Biology and Genetics of Cell Signaling

Program Description: This is a ten week summer program for ten students, focusing on diversity and funded as an NSF REU site. Each student does an intensive research project in one of the two dozen labs associated with the program. The research topics of these labs span molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, development, and structural biology. Students give poster and oral presentations at the end. The MBG REU Program has weekly meetings with discussions by faculty to give overviews of their research, with descriptions of the grad school application process, and with faculty critiques of students’ drafts of their posters and slides. Also included are several social activities with peer mentors who are current PhD students here.


Levels: Rising Sophomores and Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Dates TBD
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Cornell

Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE), which encompasses accelerator-physics research and X-ray science.  Cornell’s CBB program is aimed at promoting diversity in the STEM fields and connects students with material scientists, chemists, condensed matter physicists and accelerator scientists.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School will be seeking outstanding applications for the 2020 Summer Research Internship program.  The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the students to the world of business research. This highly-selective program provides the interns with the opportunity to work on a research project with CBS’ leading faculty and researchers in finance, economics, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, accounting, and data analytics.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: Not Specified
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadlines TBD
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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, 2021
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

CORNELL PARADIM The PARADIM REU Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in the growth, structural/electrical characterization, or use of first-principles theory relevant to thin films of transition metal oxides or chalcogenides currently being researched as next generation electronic materials within PARADIM. These projects include improving the techniques available within PARADIM to grow and characterize materials. Students selected will work on an independent research project using the advanced resources available in PARADIM facility labs and the facilities of the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR).

Projects are scaled to be challenging yet achievable within the program’s  time frame. The program runs early June through mid-August. This introduction to a scientific research career will culminate with a convocation held jointly with the REU students from the Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) where each intern will give a final presentation. Interns also write a two-page report, due on at the end of the program, that will be posted on the PARADIM website

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2021
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Now in it’s 18th year Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) at Cornell University, and the USDA provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience and explore if a scientific career is right for you. Currently we offer positions to outstanding students interested in plant science research and bioinformatics.

Accepted students join an international community of scientists and students in the pursuit of scientific discovery, learn valuable research skills, and attend seminars and workshops to learn from leaders in fields such as: Biology. Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics and Genomics, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadlines to Apply: Applications for 2021 will open in mid November
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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: 2021 Dates TBD
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DUKE UNIVERSITY (NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS RESEARCH)

“Students participate in a 10-week summer program combining research experience, lectures, and social activities. Students applying to this program have a choice of indicating their preference to work in one of two research components: (1) nuclear and particle physics at TUNL or (2) high-energy particle physics with the Duke High-Energy Physics (HEP) group. Students who are selected to work with the Duke High-Energy Physics program will spend about 6 weeks of the 10-week summer program at CERN. The REU students will conduct research under the supervision of faculty from the TUNL consortium universities: Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each student is fully integrated into a research group and works closely with graduate students, postdocs and other undergraduate students in the group and has opportunities to interact with other groups at TUNL and the High-Energy Physics group at Duke. The students are assigned well-defined projects that are often part of a larger research project or program.”

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: January 25, 2021
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DUKE UNIVERSITY 

Duke ECE’s Undergraduate Summer Research Program brings students from around the world into the research laboratories of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering each summer. These students work with a faculty member and their research group to tackle an innovative research project. Students admitted to the program receive a competitive monthly research stipend as well as arranged on-campus housing and a travel allowance.

Levels: Sophomores and Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: Domestic and international students
Deadline: 2021 Dates TBD
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Florida International University 

Preparing RF Engineers for Communication, Imaging and Sensing (PRECISE)
Radio frequency (RF) technologies in microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz frequency bands has ubiquitous presence in modern electronics. Wireless communication has enabled game-changing technology through LTE and 5G campaign, which is ultimately responsible for modern internet, big-data and cloud computing boom. Smart electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), wearable technology, all critically rely on continuous innovations in this area.

PRECISE REU site provides research experience to undergraduate students through summer research projects mentored by faculty participants at FIU. The program also includes research seminars given by faculty and researchers and engineers from our industrial partners as well as professional development activities to help students acquire critical soft skills and to help in graduate school applications. You will find that here at FIU we appreciate those with the perseverance to succeed. They hope to see you as part of their team soon.

Women, members of under-represented minority populations, and students from institutions that do not have strong STEM research programs are encouraged to apply.

This REU site is supported by the Department of Defense in partnership with the NSF REU program.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 21, 2021
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


The Fred Hutchinson Summer Undergraduate Research Program [SURP] is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session.

Students will be paired with a faculty mentor after selecting one of the following areas of interest: Basic Science, Human Biology, Public Health, Clinical Research, Vaccine and Infectious Diseases

Levels: Juniors and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Deadline:  2021 Deadlines TBD
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Undergraduate Research in Educational Data Mining
The primary goal of this inter-disciplinary REU Site program is to expose ten high quality undergraduate students to advanced topics in analytics, data mining, and visualization techniques as applied to data from the education domain. Students will participate in projects with the central theme of improving instructional technology design, enhancing academic curricula and modeling learning experiences. This focus on education-centered analysis will provide the participating undergraduate students a deeper understanding of both general data mining techniques and a broader taste for educational design. This REU Site program will make it a priority to engage and recruit under-represented minorities and women to pursue multi-disciplinary careers that transcend computer science and educational sciences. Careful student-student and student-mentor(s) pairings, as well as opportunities for developing organically- formed partnerships will foster an inclusive academic culture.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen or Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February  15th, 2021
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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 

The Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) with seven research laboratories (Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Subsonic tunnel and Wind Energy, Advanced Sensing, Intelligent Control, Fundamental Combustion, Ballistic Impacts), at Georgia Southern University will host a three year 10 week summer-term, interdisciplinary REU Site: “Propulsion, Aerodynamics, Materials and Controls of Aerial Vehicles”.  The projects proposed for this REU will challenge students, advance knowledge, and produce valuable scholarship. In addition to their research projects, all REU participants will be mentored to develop their scientific knowledge and skills; research methods, including workplace ethics and technical writing and oral communication.

Special consideration will be given to students from HBCUs and minority-serving institutions (MSI), 2-year and community colleges, and 4-year colleges where research opportunities are limited.  

 Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:  US Citizens or Green Card Holders currently enrolled at a US Institution.  
Minimum GPA: N/A
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Hands-on research in Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Glycomics and Computational Biology will bring participants recruited nationally from underrepresented groups to the University of Georgia campus for 10 weeks in the Summer of 2020. The first week involves lab safety training, some workshops, and the beginning of a sequence luncheon seminars on current research at UGA and bioethics.  The remainder of the time throughout the summer is spent in the laboratory working on an individual research project. REU participants present their research as a poster and oral presentation at the end of the summer.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  March 1, 2021
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University of Georgia

Now in its 18th year this REU site in at the fungal genomics, computational biology, and systems biology brings together students to the University of Georgia campus for 10 weeks in the summer of 2020. Past participants of this REU have go on to distinguished graduate programs including Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Albert Einstein, Boston University, Washington University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  These students successfully chart both academic and nonacademic paths at institutions and companies including Johns Hopkins, Goddard Space Center, Pfizer, Emory, Merial, NASA Langley, NIH, CDC,  and Complete Genomics (Inc.). 

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. Citizen or permanent residents only
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Gary May, a former Dean of the Georgia Tech College of Engineering, the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Sciences (S.U.R.E.) program is committed to increasing the number of qualified students who are traditionally under-represented in STEM fields. These include but are not limited to students from racial/ethnic minority groups, women, or first generation college students. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. Citizen or permanent residents only
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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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 Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship 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: Applications for 2021 will open in mid-November
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harvard university

The Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics (SIBMI), now entering its 16th year, is for undergraduates with quantitative interests and skills who aspire to contribute to translational advances in biomedicine with a future PhD or research-oriented MD or MD/PhD

Levels: Rising Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. Citizen or permanent residents only
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2020
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HARVARD

Civic Digital Fellows are mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers who spend their summers innovating at the intersection of technology and public service.

Fellows receive a $4,000+ stipend, housing, and travel to and from Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital will be your home for 10 weeks—from the first week of June until mid-August. Also one-on-one mentorship from top technology and civic leaders (e.g. members of the US Digital Service). Due to COVID-19 this could possibly be a virtual experience.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY 

Launching Aerospace’s Underrepresented Students into the Next Chapter-Unmanned Aerial Systems  
The goal of this Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program is to promote greater participation of underrepresented minority (URM) students in aerospace engineering research on unmanned-aerial systems (UAS). To achieve this goal, the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University offers the REU site, entitled Launching Aerospace’s Underrepresented Students into the Next Chapter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (LAUNCH-UAS). There are four objectives for this site:

1.       Provide students with cutting-edge summer research experience in UAS
2.       Expose students to aerospace research projects and engineers
3.       Develop students’ research and professional skills to prepare them for graduate programs
4.       Provide students with opportunities to build a community of mentors for graduate programs and beyond.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: Date for 2021 TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO

The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) is an undergraduate internship program housed within the Office of Research & Community Partnerships at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Our goals are to (1) foster a community committed to the stewardship of our natural resources in the Pacific and (2) work with a team of host mentors to provide interns with a transformative hands-on learning experience.

Applicants from students interested in pursuing a career related to conservation research, natural resource management and environmental education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 

Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Deadline to Apply: January 30, 2021
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Harvey Mudd College

Data science is one of the fastest growing professional fields of work and research. The REU in Data Science at Harvey Mudd College is a 10-week summer research program for undergraduates interested in data science methods and data-heavy STEM careers. Student participants will be part of research projects and receive additional training in data science methods and professional skills.

Levels: Sophomore, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen & Permanent Resident
Minimum GPA: not specified
Deadline to Apply: TBD
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University of Houston

The REU Program at the Computer Science Department, University of Houston, themes in Data-Centric Computing, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, offers a 10-week, all expenses paid Research Experience for undergraduate students. This site offers students from geographically diverse institutions around the country access to vibrant scientific research projects and undergraduate mentorship. The students, working with UH CS faculty and peer students, learn state-of-the-art data science techniques and technologies including machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data, etc. and apply them to research focused on solving challenging problems in the society. 

Levels: Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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IBM Research Centers & American Physical Society 

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. Any student who identifies as a woman and an underrepresented minority is eligible to apply to both internships.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: There are no citizenship requirements, however, students must be attending a university in the United States.
Deadline: February 15, 2021
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Please note these are two programs so if you are interested in both then you must fill out an application for each program


UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Interdisciplinary Evolutionary Sciences – Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

The focus of this REU is training in evolutionary science, with students working on research projects across several disciplines. Three academic departments at the University of Iowa – Biology, Anthropology, and Earth and Environmental Sciences) will collaborate with the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History to offer research projects that span a range of topics, including evolution of behavior, origin of species, cancer evolution, evolution of sex, and paleontology. Study organisms span a large range of taxa, and include: crocodiles, insects, snails, fungi, human cancer cells, frogs, and conodonts. Students will work on one project and through interactions with their cohort will ultimately receive a broad exposure to evolutionary science

Levels: Rising Juniors & Rising Seniors
Minimum GPA 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT IRVINE


UC Irvine’s IoT-SITY REU Site will annually host 9-10 students from across the nation to conduct research during the summer with faculty mentors on topics related to IoT for Smart Communities. Participants will investigate exciting applications and explore ways in which we can reliably and safely apply and deploy IoT systems to develop the Smart and Connected Communities of the future.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Train and perform research at the forefront of biomedicine using advanced imaging and microscopy technologies at Discoveries in Bioimaging, a 10-week, NSF-funded summer research experience for undergraduate students.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Deadline TBD
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a summer research program that provides undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in graduate study at Illinois with an opportunity to explore careers in research. The program at Illinois provides students with an experience that will help strengthen their knowledge, skills, and understanding of graduate school.

Since 1986, Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Illinois has brought talented undergraduate students from across the US and its territories, such as Puerto Rico, to our campus as an introduction to graduate study, research, and the admission process

Levels: Juniors and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Deadline TBD
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JACKSON LABORATORY

The Summer Student Program is available at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Outside the laboratory there is much to explore. Depending on the location, students can visit the sights of Boston, New York, or the trails and vistas of Acadia National Park. The Summer Student Program is designed for students who want to immerse themselves in genetics and genomics research. It emphasizes laboratory discovery, communication of knowledge, and professional growth.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 2, 2021
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JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

Program in Nanotechnology for Biology and Bioengineering

Program Description: The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students from colleges and universities around the country a chance to participate in research projects in the exciting and rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and nanoscience meet.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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Los Alamos National Lab StUdent Intern Program

Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2020
Through its designated national user facilities, Los Alamos allows its partners and other entities to conduct research at many of its unique facilities. Their signatures facilities are a critical component for maintaining the vitality and leadership of our science, technology, and engineering capabilities for national security.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines
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Ma’ayan Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science

The 2020 Summer Research Training Program in Biomedical Big Data Science is a research intensive ten-week training program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in participating in cutting edge research projects aimed at solving data-intensive biomedical problems. Summer fellows training in the Ma’ayan Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City will conduct faculty-mentored independent research projects in the following areas: data harmonization, machine learning, cloud computing and dynamic data visualization.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Seniors and Masters students
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: TBD
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP) seeks to promote the value of graduate education; to improve the research enterprise through increased diversity; and to prepare and recruit the best and brightest for graduate education at MIT

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens, permanent resident, non-U.S. citizen with DACA, or international student with appropriate visa and work authorizations
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Deadline: January 10, 2021
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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) offer the potential for significant improvements in the mobility, safety, accessibility, and sustainability of transportation systems. As rapid advances occur in the automotive industry, there are a myriad of associated social consequences that will result from large-scale deployment. However, these consequences are not well understood, and there is an imminent need to train students in sociomobility -an area of research at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences. Michigan State University invites undergraduate students to apply to a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in sociomobility, which will train future thought leaders for careers that are focused on the development of innovative, multidisciplinary solutions that jointly address both the technical and societal aspects of autonomous vehicles (AVs).

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021
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MICHIGAN STATE

iCER ACRES is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in computational and data science. This REU is coordinated by Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), in partnership with the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER).

Research projects provided though iCER ACRES focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources.  Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, astrophysics, mathematics, big data science, and computational electromagnetics.

Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of calculus and programming by May 2020. AP courses and self-study are acceptable ways of meeting the minimum calculus and programming requirement

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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University of Michigan


The University of Michigan Interdisciplinary REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in the Structure and Function of Proteins is designed to provide undergraduate students with a 10 week research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, molecular biology and plant biology.  The research projects featured in this program all involve studies of the structure and function of proteins.

REU Faculty Mentors represent the departments of Biochemistry; Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Pathology, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Students from groups that are historically underrepresented in graduate education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, including first-generation college students and US military veterans.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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University of Michigan

Entering its 34th year, the University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are underrepresented in their field of study.

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens,  Permanent Residents or non-US Citizens with DACA
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory applies advanced technology to problems critical to national security. Behind the Laboratory’s solutions are researchers with excellent technical abilities and imagination working in cross-disciplinary collaborations to develop systems from the initial concept stage, through simulation and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to realworld demonstrations. Majors: Electrical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, aeronautics/astronautics, materials science, molecular biology, biochemistry, and related fields.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines
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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: US Citizens and International Students who are attending a UC College or university
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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Montana State University

Since 1998, the Montana State University REU program in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has recruited ten students each year for 10 weeks of summer research. The theme of the research in this year’s program is Next Generation Materials and Catalysts. Possible research topics within this theme are diverse and include biocatalysis (enzymes), catalysis for small molecule activation, switchable catalysts, bio- and bio-inspired materials, energy storage and conversion materials, and functional materials that operate under extreme conditions. All interested students are welcome to apply, and we especially encourage applicants from small colleges in the Northwest, Rocky Mountain, and Great Plains regions of the United States. American Indian and Alaska Native students, as well as students from tribal colleges in Montana and elsewhere, are especially invited to apply.

Applicants do not need to have prior research experience but should be interested in a PhD and have a strong interest in chemical, biochemical, or materials research.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2021
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NASA/CALTECH JET PROPULSION LAB

The JPL Summer Internship Program offers 10-week, full-time, summer internship opportunities at JPL to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. 

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0 GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: March 31, 2021
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NASA

Program Description: NASA Internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as educators. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA’s missions.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadlines:
For Spring 2021 Deadline is November 6th
Summer 2021 Deadline is March 5th
For Fall 2021 Deadline is July 9th

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NEW MEXICO TECH

The Intelligent Energetic Systems Engineering (INTENSE) REU at New Mexico Tech will engage undergraduate students in unique research related to robotics, smart materials, explosives, high-speed fluid dynamics, and shock physics. Students involved in this REU will complete individual research and design projects directly related to federally-funded research being performed at NMT; building skills, knowledge, and exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines relevant to these national hiring needs. 

The research projects will investigate the interdisciplinary engineering and science of intelligent and energetic systems, including specific projects to explore human-robot interactions and feedback, and the complex chemical-thermo-fluid-dynamics of reacting energetic material systems.  Participants will be exposed to cutting edge research facilities at NMT and at prominent national facilities through tours of Sandia National Laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates. 

INTENSE REU will have focused recruitment of under-represented populations of Hispanic, Native American, and Veteran minorities, supporting NMIMT’s Hispanic Serving Institution status.  

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  February 1, 2021
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University of New Mexico

“The University of New Mexico will run a summer 2021 REU program in the areas of Physics and Astronomy. Students may choose faculty advisors and research projects from a broad selection of subdisciplines. Information on specific advisors and project can be found at our department REU page: http://physics.unm.edu/pandaweb/undergraduate/reu.php

All applications will be given full consideration; women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Levels: Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 14, 2021
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Northeastern University

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University

Program Description: This NSF-REU program offers interdisciplinary research opportunities in Biochemistry, Organic, Physical, Computational, and Analytical Chemistry laboratories with an overarching focus on the theme of Catalysis. Students will do research in a nurturing and vibrant academic setting and spend a summer enjoying all what the city of Boston has to offer.

Students will be paired with a Northeastern Chemistry faculty mentor and a graduate student mentor based on their stated research interests. These mentors will guide the student as they immerse themselves in full-time laboratory research over 10 weeks. Participants will attend research seminars presented by program faculty and invited speakers; academic and professional skills development workshops and panel discussions on topics such as research ethics, literature searching, graduate school; social activities and events with other members of the chemistry department or with students from other summer research programs at Northeastern; and field trips to pharmaceutical & biotech companies, or other research institutes in the Boston area. The REU program will conclude with a research symposium where students will orally present their research findings to the wider chemistry community.

Applications are encouraged from students who are first generation college students, women, and students underrepresented in STEM. Students should be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or other related disciplines

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  2021 Dates TBD
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New York University

New York University’s Department of Biology and Center for Genomics and Systems Biology offer a summer program for undergraduates with career interests in biological research.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens/Permanent Resident students and students with DACA
Deadline:  2021 Dates TBD
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE

The FREEDM Systems Center Summer REU program offers a research opportunity to undergraduate students who are majoring in electrical and computer engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, computer science and related fields. The undergraduate student will spend 10 weeks during the summer conducting research at NC State, learning different aspects of university research, and presenting their work at symposia.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Dates TBD
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The Ohio State University BUCKEYE REU Program

The Ohio State University Department of Biomedical Engineering’s BUCKEYE REU program allows students to get hands on research and professional development experience during our 10-week on-site summer research program.  The opportunity is for students pursuing a STEM major, with an interest in biomechanics and mechano-biology (BMMB). The growing interdisciplinary field of BMMB unites an understanding of the complex and unusual mechanical behavior and response exhibited by biological systems with an increasing number of applications in healthcare.  This experience will allow students to participate in research that can benefit human health.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors:
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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Ohio State University


The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is designed to help historically underrepresented students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. Over the course of eight weeks during the summer, Ohio State SROP participants will conduct research with a faculty mentor on a topic of mutual interest, and participate in activities crucial to preparation for graduate school, including workshops on research skills, seminars on topics related to graduate education, and professional development events. At the end of the summer program, participants present their research at a campus summary conference and a regional conference.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors 
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen
Application Deadline: 2021 Dates TBD 
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Ohio State

The Center for Emergent Materials is looking for undergraduates majoring in physics, materials science, chemistry, or electrical/computer engineering to apply to their 10-week virtual program for summer 2021. The NSF-funded CEM REU program involves a wide range of research projects where students will learn to address scientific issues including:

  • Integrating materials synthesis and growth, characterization, novel probe development, and theory
  • Modeling in order to enhance computation technology
  • Modeling the behavior of skyrmion magnetic interfaces.
  • Improving energy efficiency through the discovery of new materials, novel phases of matter and innovative spin science.

Members of groups under-represented in engineering or physical sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

Levels Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Citizen US Citizen & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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University of Oregon
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

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: 2021 Dates TBD
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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: TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG

Simulation and Visualization of Biological Systems at Multiple Scales  REU program is a 10-week summer program that will provide a challenging and fulfilling graduate-level research experience to undergraduate students. Housing, travel, and a stipend allowance will be provided

Students will receive classroom training in topics pertinent to the emerging field of computational biology, such as computational structural biology, cell and systems modeling, computational genomics, and bioimage informatics, in addition to a wide variety of theoretical and experimental research projects.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: TBD
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University of Pittsburgh

iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)

The i3 admissions process is competitive, however, students are evaluated for qualities beyond GPA. We seek students who have shown academic promise, including those who have demonstrated improvement over their college careers.Students from all majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. The information sciences are interdisciplinary and connect with many other fields of study. Past i3 Scholars have majored in information science, computer science, psychology, sociology, public policy, communication, business, economics, public health, history, English, and engineering, among others

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Dates TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter will provide a summer research experience for up to twenty students throughout colleges and universities in the United States.  Students will work with a faculty member on a materials research project in chemistry, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, biophysics, materials science or engineering.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

The CatResDev REU at Penn Chemistry will offer undergraduates (UGs) with limited previous experience in research exposure, including students from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds. This site will provide projects in the areas of catalysis and molecular dynamics with cross-over into the methods associated with high throughput experimentation (HTE) while learning the fundamentals of success in science via training, mentoring, and industrial partnerships.

Levels: Sophomores and JuniorsMinimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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PORTLAND STATE

This NSF-funded Portland State University REU site was established in 2001 under the direction of Dr. Jun Jiao. It has a particular emphasis on multidisciplinary research in the applications of microscopy and microanalysis Students go on to pursue research projects in diverse fields like Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology, Environmental Science, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computer Sciences.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors.
Seniors accepted if they will be attending graduate school in fall 2021 
Citizen US Citizen & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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PRINCETON
QUANTUM INTERN WITH IBM AND PRINCETON

“In 2019, IBM Quantum and Princeton University launched the QURIP program, during which 10 students from educational institutions across the United States spent the summer focused on theoretical and experimental research in quantum computing.”

Interns will spend the first part of the experience working at Princeton University on a research project in either quantum materials, condensed matter physics, atomic physics, quantum information science, quantum algorithms, and quantum architecture. For the second part students will apply their research as working as an IBM intern.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors.
Citizen US Citizen & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: not specified
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO-RIO PIEDRAS

The PR-CLIMB REU Site  at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras seeks to provide undergraduate students a research experience that capitalizes on the academic and professional strengths of the university and Puerto Rico at large. As a minority-serving institution the site will offer a unique experience to a diverse set of students recruited from 2-year and 4-year institutions. In this nine-week program students will engage in fundamental studies of materials and biomolecules for potential applications in water purification, energy storage, sensing, drug design, and drug delivery. Students will also be exposed to a variety of techniques in seminars and seven hands-on workshops that will develop their skill sets in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals fields.

The PR-CLIMB REU Site is designed to provide undergraduate students with high caliber interdisciplinary research experiences that will inspire interest in Chemistry graduate programs and also in the Puerto Rican biotechnology and pharmaceutical job markets as a viable career opportunity.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizenship or permanent residency
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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CAL POLY POMONA

Cal Poly Pomona’s Big Data Security and Privacy Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program engages undergraduate students in big data security and privacy research, particularly on genomic data privacy, secure multiparty cloud computation and hybrid data center security. This program provides students with an immersive research environment and we teach students research skills through training sessions, hands-on experiments and interactions with experienced researchers. The interdisciplinary nature of this site exposes students to different perspectives of big data security, from theory to application. The faculty members have exceptional expertise in cybersecurity research enabling them to provide high quality REU activities in all three components

Students have opportunities to explore the state of the art in big data analytics, medical data security, privacy preserving techniques,  security of machine learning models, and software defined network security. Students will learn a variety of practical skills in various computing environments, such as CUDA for general-purpose GPU programing, and a student-run data center. The program is looking for Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering and other related majors.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD 
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University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

The Pre-PhD scholars program at the University of Pittsburg is a 9 week summer research internship that creates a pipeline for students who wish to pursue PhD degrees in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. The Engineering Office of Diversity (EOD) identifies prospective students with a 3.5 or higher GPA as Pre-PhD Scholars. These STEM students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields are recruited from institutions across the nation, and are assigned to Swanson School of Engineering faculty mentors who lead multidisciplinary teams in advanced research. At the end of the program, all students present their research findings to faculty members, staff and current students.

Scholars are placed in the admissions pipeline as candidates to the MS or PhD program at the Swanson School of Engineering. Students are paid $3500 stipend, $500 feeding subsidy and transportation to and from Pittsburgh is covered by the program.

Levels: Juniors, Seniors, & Recent Graduates
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA 3.5
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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PEPPERDINE 

Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology

Pepperdine University will host the Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Biology (SURB) developed specifically for students who are interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science, or biotechnology. Pepperdine biology faculty will work closely with selected students in diverse areas of biological research. Successful applicants will be provided a generous stipend, on-campus housing, a unit of biology research credit, funding for travel to Malibu, and a budget for the purchase of research supplies. The program will begin with a 14-day research orientation workshop. During the workshop, students will be introduced to varied research tools and techniques and will partner with a faculty member to develop a project idea for their summer research.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 17, 2021
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

CISTAR (Center for Innovative and Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) held at Purdue University, is an 11-week summer research internship program for undergraduates majoring in chemical engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, ceramic engineering or science, environmental science, or economic analysis.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: 2021 Dates TBD
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RESEARCH IN INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS

“The Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) -Los Angeles program provides an opportunity for talented undergraduates studying math, computer science, and related disciplines to work in teams on real-world research projects proposed by sponsors from industry or the public sector. The student team, with support from their academic
mentor and industry mentor, will research the problem and present their results, both orally and in writing, at the end of the program.” Next summer’s program will take place at UCLA.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, & International Students
Deadline: February 12, 2021
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ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

The Summer Scholars Program is aimed at providing research opportunities in all aspects of Biological or Biomedical Research to undergraduates may be considering applying to graduate (PhD) programs.Matriculated sophomores and juniors that are US citizens, permanent resident aliens or foreign students with visas from their host institutions.

Levels: Sophomores and Juniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents or Foreign students with visas from their host institutions 
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2021
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COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR UNDERSTANDING MUSIC, MEDIA, AND MINDS

“How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker?”

This REU combines machine learning, audio engineering, music theory, and cognitive science. Students will work in teams of two will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors 
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
GPA: Not Specified
Students must have completed two computer science courses or have equivalent programming experience by the start of the program.
Deadline to Apply: February 9, 2020
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ADVANCING HUMAN HEALTH FROM NANO TO NETWORK

“ Human health research at the University of Rochester (UR) covers a wide range of engineering and science disciplines and a breadth of topics including accessibility, drug delivery and the development of therapeutic and novel medical devices. Students who are interested in understanding human health as a continuum of interrelated complex systems and questions will excel in this REU program”

Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD

Students will need to apply via a two-step process:

Step 1.  Apply for the NSF Common Application, be sure to select “Human Health REU at University of Rochester” in the Site Selection section of the application to apply for this REU

Step 2. Apply to the supplemental application for this REU https://form.jotform.com/93014015256952

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

NANO, BIO, & QUANTUM PHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
“This program will engage participating students in the frontiers of photonics research in nanoscience, bioscience and quantum science while at the same time providing them with experiences to recognize the excellent career opportunities, both academic and industry based, available in photonics.”

Students should be majoring in engineering or other physical sciences

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizens & permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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University of Rochester

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester hosts a 10 week REU that brings students to work with faculty on research on projects such as experimental condensed matter physics, astronomy and cosmology, theoretical quantum optics, experimental plasma physics, experimental optics, and computational neuroscience.
Previous participations have undergraduate research assistants have been published in scientific journals and have presented at national conferences. 

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizens & permanent residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 7, 2021
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In addition to the online application students should have two letters of recommendation and transcripts sent to the program contact.

ROSETTA COMMONS

The program begins with one week of Rosetta Code School where you will learn the inner details of the ​Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment, so you are fully prepared for the rest of the summer! Then students will spend the rest of the summer partif hands-on research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science. Students Majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and/or biophysics with an interest in graduate school.

Application Opens: November 2020
Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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Rutgers


The DIMACS REU program combines many associated subprograms, which are administered together and run concurrently as a single program. The programs support interdisciplinary projects focused around computer science and mathematics, and are mentored by Rutgers faculty. Project descriptions have included topics in computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as applications to national security and critical intelligence. Located at Rutgers University, DIMACS facilitates research, education, and outreach in discrete mathematics, computer science theory, algorithms, mathematical and statistical methods, and their applications. A select group of students will spend 2 weeks in Prague as part of the international program component. 

Levels: Juniors
Citizenship Requirements” US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021
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UC SAN DIEGO REU IN BIOMATERIALS

The Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) at UC San Diego hosts a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in Biomaterials. The objectives of the program are to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE. Research areas include tissue engineering and 3D printing, bio-inspired biomaterials, biomaterial-stem cell interaction, nanoparticles and drug delivery.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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UC SAN DIEGO DESIGNING FOR SAFETY & SAFETY BY DESIGN

Program Description: The overarching goal of this NSF REU Site is to immerse students in a meaningful and highly interdisciplinary research environment within the structural engineering domain and to teach them that design does not end with construction. Instead, designing for safety embodies: quantifying potential load conditions, damage mechanics, and uncertainties; monitoring for anomalies during operations; processing this information through cyber-modeling via digital surrogates; and translating the information to actionable knowledge for improving current and future system designs. This REU Site will recruit and train 12 diverse U.S. scholars for eight weeks each summer, recruited from across the nation with emphasis on broadening the participation of underrepresented minority, women, and economically-disadvantaged students, to conduct research alongside six professors and their graduate students.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and non graduating seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: January 15, 2021
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UC SAN DIEGO SUMMER TRAINING ACADEMY FOR RESEARCH SUCCESS (STARS)

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 27, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)

The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) seeks inquisitive motivated undergraduates with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science, majoring in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology or geology. 

Undergraduate college students contemplating a career in scientific research and development are encouraged to apply for a summer research internship in marine science and technology. This ten- week summer internship program offers qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. In addition to their research, students will attend weekly seminars given by members of our faculty and scientific staff

Levels: Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors
Minimum GPA: not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  Closed for 2021
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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 1,2021
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University of California San Francisco Summer Research Program

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 & above
Minimum GPA: Not Specified

Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents. Applicants with DACA or AB540 status may also be eligible 

Deadline: Check website
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SANDIA NATIONAL LABS

Each year, Sandia National Labs welcomes students from around the country—from those in their final years of high school to researchers obtaining PhDs—to work in a variety of technical and business positions. Interns work on real-world, challenging projects to contribute to critical national goals. Many of our research internships can be experienced through technical institutes that encompass a range of disciplines, including cyber security, energy surety, engineering design, and software development. Each institute provides a team to guide and mentor interns in projects aligned with their major or area of particular technical interest. Professional development and social activities supplement project work to create an even more rewarding experience.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines so apply early
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Sens Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program 

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors,  Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents and International students on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadlines to Apply: January 15, 2021
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University of Southern California

At the USC Information Sciences Institute the REU site participants will be engaged in research that spans four themes under the umbrella of Human Communication in a Connected World.  These themes are: (1) communication, (2) cybersecurity, (3) information retrieval and (4) information flow.  

​Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
Minimum GPA:  ​not specified 
Deadline to Apply: ​2020 Deadline ​TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

This NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program will support ten highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research that focuses on Coastal Ocean Processes during an intensive 10-week program at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA. 

The program will provide students with hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies, introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, professional development workshops, group activities and field trips to explore Catalina Island’s unique ecosystems. This program will be especially beneficial for undergraduate students with a strong interest in pursuing graduate school or a career in marine science and research​.​

​​Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors , & Seniors​​
Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents​​
Minimum GPA: 3.25
Deadline to Apply: February 13, 2021
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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, 2021
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SUMMER RESEARCH EARLY IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Leadership Alliance is a national consortium of leading research and teaching colleges and universities. The mission of the Alliance is to develop underrepresented students into leaders and role models in academia, business and the public sector.

Opportunities are available for students to conduct research in the following areas: Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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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.

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: 2021 Dates TBD
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Stanford’s Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training is a world-class research center dedicated to early cancer detection. To train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists, we offer a unique summer research training opportunity for undergraduate students, namely, the Canary Cancer Research Education Summer Training (CREST) Program. Funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the program offers a 10-week research experience in one of our state-of-the art labs.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements:
Minimum GPA: Not Specified:
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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School or Organization: Sandia National Lab

Site Name: Summer Intern Program

Program Description: Each year, Sandia welcomes students from around the country—from those in their final years of high school to researchers obtaining PhDs—to work in a variety of technical and business positions. Interns work on real-world, challenging projects to contribute to critical national goals. Many of our research internships can be experienced through technical institutes that encompass a range of disciplines, including cyber security, energy surety, engineering design, and software development. Each institute provides a team to guide and mentor interns in projects aligned with their major or area of particular technical interest. Professional development and social activities supplement project work to create an even more rewarding experience.

Levels: All
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines so apply early
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research for Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Texas Advanced Computing Center is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well.

Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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Texas A & M

“The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (AGLS) Summer Research Program for Undergraduates seeks students majoring in agricultural or life science majors. Undergraduate students who are passionate about becoming scientists in the research areas impacting agricultural sciences and life sciences are encouraged to apply. Our funds can be used to support U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The AGLS summer research program at Texas A&M University is committed to providing research opportunities for students who do not have research opportunities at their home institution and those from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.” For more information, contact Dr. Mary Bryk at bryk@tamu.edu

Levels: Sophomores Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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TEXAS A & M

Funded by the National Science Foundation, Biochemistry REU students participate in a 10-week summer research program under the direction of faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Research projects span several disciplines including bioinformatics, biofuels, biophysics, agricultural technologies, molecular biology, genomics, RNA biology, and structural biology. In addition to a research project, students will participate in weekly discussions on topics such as research ethics, applying to graduate school, professional development opportunities, applying for graduate fellowships, and effective oral and written communication. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Bryk at bryk@tamu.edu

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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TEXAS A & M

This REU summer research program focuses on interdisciplinary projects in sustainable chemistry. Participants become full members of a research group, carrying out fundamental research on topics that span the chemical sciences. Students will participate in a Sustainable Chemistry workshop and professional development focused on Science Communication.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Levels: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA:
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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This is a competitive program open to undergraduate chemistry majors (or closely related fields) enrolled in 4-year U.S. colleges and universities other than Texas A&M who have completed at least their first year with a 3.0 GPA or better with strong letters of recommendation. Students must have completed at least 2 semesters of college chemistry including laboratories

TEXAS A & M

Oceanography REU

The Department of Oceanography and the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) at Texas A&M University are proud to announce an REU program that will focus on “Observing the Ocean: hypoxia, harmful algae, oil spills and ocean acidification.” Ten students will be introduced to new ocean observing technologies and will use data from ocean observatories, buoys and time series to investigate the ocean. Students will work with faculty and staff mentors in laboratories and on seagoing projects to acquire the analytical skills for multidisciplinary oceanographic research.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Nongraduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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Texas A&M University

Undergraduate Summer Research Grant (USRG) Program at the College of Engineering


The USRG program at Texas A&M University provides an exciting and unique opportunity for undergraduate students to immerse themselves in research under the guidance of College of Engineering faculty, postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.25
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.25
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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Texas A&M University-Kingsville

This REU Site hosted at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and supported by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Engineering Education and Centers is designed to develop and implement a model environment for multidisciplinary collaborative efforts where research and education are tightly integrated around the different facets of sustainable energy and environment research. It features a 10-week interdisciplinary team approach to mentor students on different research projects

 The proposed sustainable energy research consists of three major research areas:
1) Energy Harvesting, 2) Energy Utilization, 3) Energy Policy, Environmental and Social Impacts.

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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University of North Texas

“The College of Information at the University of North Texas (UNT) will conduct a ten-week summer research program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for ten undergraduates with a research focus on “Data Analytics and Information Retrieval.”
Current undergraduates majoring in computing and data science related majors including math, physics and engineering are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Rising Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 25, 2021
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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SULI Program

Summer internships at the DOE Labs including Ames Lab, Argonne National Lab, Brookhaven National Lab, Fermi National Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab,Pacific Northwest National Lab, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, Stanford Linear Accelerator Lab, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility,

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors and Recent graduates
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 12, 2021
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US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Community College Institute Program
The Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of
16 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.

Deadline to Apply: January 12, 2021
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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, 2021
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Georgia Tech (GT), University of Georgia (UGA), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW)


Every summer, CMaT provides its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The REU summer program funds 10-15 undergraduate students to work in CMaT labs at Georgia Tech (GT), University of Georgia (UGA), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW).

Levels: Not Specified
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements:US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply:  2021 Dates TBD
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Research for Social Change Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Texas Advanced Computing Center is actively engaging 10 undergraduate students each summer for nine-weeks in solving real-world problems of national relevance, teaching them to not only be critical thinkers, but to be creative and reflective as well.

Students gain skills in advanced programming and problem solving and use the CI to conduct cutting-edge research in engineering, science, and computational medicine. Research projects emphasize advanced computing as a tool to power discoveries that will impact social change for future generations.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2021
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University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis

The Center for Engineering Mechanobiology seeks motivated undergraduate students for its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2020.  Students participate in 10-week, on-campus programs in Philadelphia or St. Louis, working in research groups at the University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis.  Students are matched to projects within a research group based on their interests, educational background, and previous research experience.

Research Areas include:

  • molecular biology
  • cell and tissue mechanics in plants and animals
  • bioengineering
  • biochemistry and biophysics
  • computational biology
  • biomedical devices
  • nanoscale science and engineering

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON


REU in Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering

Students participating in this program explore phenomena in the fields of chemistry and chemical and biological engineering through hands-on research projects in the laboratories of faculty in the Department of Chemistry or Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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REU in Materials
Through support from the National Science Foundation students participating in this program conduct research in an area of materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, science education or public policy in one of the laboratories of the Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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REU in the Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy
Through support from the National Science Foundation students participating in this program conduct research on the development of new materials for renewable energy, including projects on bioenergy. Projects are housed in the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Department of Material Science and Engineering.

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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REU in the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics

Through support for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Multi-University Center for the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics (CUWP) is hosting a Research Experience for Undergraduates in the Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics. Student positions will be available at CUWP campuses at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Iowa State University. Selected participants will conduct research on one of two approaches to recycling plastic waste: (1) thermal depolymerization, in which the plastic is broken down into a liquid oil which can then be catalyzed to separate out plastic monomers, the main components in new virgin plastic and (2) solvent-targeted recovery and precipitation (STRAP) processing, a technique that can be used to process and recycle layered plastic films.

Levels: Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY


The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings ten students each summer to campus to work closely with VINSE faculty on research projects in cutting edge areas of nanoscale science and engineering.  This summer program is funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program. Participation in the program provides students with a true interdisciplinary research experience in an environment where physicists, chemists, biologists, and all engineers collaboratively solve problems and create new scientific understanding. 

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens and  permanent residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP) at Vanderbilt University conducts a summer research program as part of the Summer Science Academy for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences. Participating departments include: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Neuroscience, Pathology, and Pharmacology. Applicants must have taken a biology, chemistry and/or biochemistry course.

Levels: Rising Juniors Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens and  permanent residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2021
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University of Vermont Complex Systems Center

Undergraduate Fellowship in Complex Systems & Data Science
Through a partnership with MassMutual students will spend ten weeks in the summer understanding human wellness through data analytics at the University of Vermont’s Complex Systems Center in Burlington, Vermont. Students will work on projects in areas such as:

Longevity & Wellness
Algorithmic Fairness
Measurement methodologies for large scale social systems
Computational Finance 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: No citizenship requirements
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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West Virginia University 

The objectives of West Virginia University’s REU Site are to :

  1. provide authentic research opportunities for students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry and attending predominantly undergraduate institutions;
  2. involve participants in research projects that benefit society, either directly or indirectly;
  3. improve participant understanding of the research enterprise (from project inception, attainment of funding, to research completion, and dissemination of results); and
  4. retain participants within the chemistry/biochemistry major and encourage them to continue to post-baccalaureate opportunities

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 2020
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“The Data Science Program at WPI, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, offers a 10-week, all expenses paid Research Experience in Data Science for undergraduate students. The WPI Data Science program has successfully operated the site since 2016. This site offers students from geographically diverse institutions around the country access to vibrant scientific research projects and undergraduate mentorship.”

Research topics include digital health, sustainability, and mobility, all interlinked concerns of critical national importance. Students present the results of their research at an Open Poster Session during the final week of the program, and, where appropriate, at scholarly venues and conferences.”
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​Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating SeniorsCitizenship Requirements:  U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
Minimum GPA:  ​not specified 
Deadline to Apply: ​2020 Deadline ​TBD
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Virginia Tech & Colorado State

Interested in Biology and Computer Science? This REU combines both.  Work with leading researchers in bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematical modeling and synthetic biology. Students will spend half of their summer at Colorado State and then continue to do research at Virginia Tech. Students will learn  about experimental yeast genetics, computational modeling, and network biology algorithms

Students majoring in computer science, biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and related areas are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021
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OPTICS IN THE CITY OF LIGHT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) – FRANCE

This year the Optics in the City of Light Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will offer 8 undergraduate junior level students the opportunity to spend 2 months in a variety of laboratories in Paris performing research with a wide range of ultrafast lasers. Optics, especially the new discoveries in Extreme Light, is one of the most exciting areas of science. Students in this program will experience strong collaborative science that is currently taking place between University of Michigan (UM) Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS), University Paris-Saclay, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA), Université Paris-Sud 11 Orsay, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and l’Institut d’ Optique Graduate School. Teams of faculty (one from Ann Arbor and one from Paris) will each direct an REU student on a collaborative project

Levels: Juniors who will be Seniors in Fall 2020
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Deadline to Apply: January 8, 2020
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

The Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Informatics is designed to provide
students from diverse backgrounds with a high quality Biomedical Informatics research experience; thereby encouraging students to consider pursuing PhDs and research careers in the field. Biomedical Informatics is the interdisciplinary science of acquiring, structuring, analyzing and providing access to biomedical data, information and knowledge. As an academic discipline, biomedical informatics is grounded in the principles of computer science, information science, cognitive science, social science, and engineering, as well as the clinical and basic biological sciences. Exceptional students from any of these disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, sophomore, Juniors and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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Virginia Tech & Colorado State

Interested in Biology and Computer Science? This REU combines both.  Work with leading researchers in bioinformatics, computational biology, mathematical modeling and synthetic biology. Students will spend half of their summer at Colorado State and then continue to do research at Virginia Tech. Students will learn  about experimental yeast genetics, computational modeling, and network biology algorithms

Students majoring in computer science, biology, bioinformatics, systems biology, and related areas are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021
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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: 2021 Dates TBD
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Wakeforest University School of Medicine

The Biomedical Engineering Department and Center for Biomedical Informatics offer several summer research opportunities focusing on Imaging and Mechanics-based Projects on Accidental Cases of Trauma (IMPACT) and other biomedical engineering and informatics topics.  This 10 week summer research opportunity offers experiential training in an outstanding research environment with a highly talented academic team.  Students selected for our program experience hands-on research training, mentorship and teamwork, professional development activities and scientific dissemination.

Underrepresented students from colleges with limited research opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2021
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Wake forest


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 4, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Center for Neurotechnology REU

The CNT at the University of Washington will sponsor a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on the Seattle campus during the summer.  This program provides undergraduate students with opportunities to work on research projects with scientists and to take part in workshop training sessions in ethics, communications, and scientific presentation skills designed to provide the undergraduate scientist with a solid foundation for graduate study.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US citizens & permanent residents
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2021
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The 2020 Research Experience for Veterans (REV) program was held June 16, 2020 – August 21, 2020.  Participants in the REV program will work in research laboratories at the interface of biology and engineering. For 10 weeks, participants work in a laboratory and are mentored by a graduate student, a post-doctoral trainee, and a professor. Participants work with teams on projects with defined goals and also attend lectures and seminars on relevant topics. REV participants also take part in a poster session and a research symposium at the end of the summer. 

Levels: All Levels but must be US Veteran
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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RENUWIT’S RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) PROGRAM AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY, UC-BERKELEY, COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, AND NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY


RENUWIT’S RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES (REU) PROGRAM ENGAGES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN RENUWIT FACULTY’S RESEARCH LABS, UNDER THE MENTORSHIP OF RENUWIT POST-DOCS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS. PARTICIPANTS LEARN LABORATORY/FIELD TECHNIQUES, ARE IMMERSED IN RENUWIT’S COLLABORATIVE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CULTURE, AND CONDUCT MEANINGFUL RESEARCH IN STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES. REU PARTICIPANTS ALSO INTERACT DIRECTLY WITH RENUWIT FACULTY AND PEERS, RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE RENUWIT’S SYSTEMS-LEVEL APPROACH TO ADDRESSING THE NATION’S WATER ISSUES. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE MEETINGS, ORAL PRESENTATIONS, A SHORT WRITTEN REPORT, AND SUMMARY SLIDES AND/OR POSTERS.


Apply to spend 9-10 weeks this summer on a mentored, independent research project in areas such as:

  • Distributed Urban Water Systems
  • Energy-positive Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
  • Direct Potable Reuse
  • Unit Process Wetlands and Riparian Zones
  • Smart Managed Aquifer Recharge Technologies
  • Distributed Stormwater Treatment Unit Processes
  • Decision Support Tools for Utilities
  • Visioning, Assessment, and Implementation Tools for Regional and Municipal Planning
  • Technology Diffusion Pathways

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2021
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Weill Cornell Medicine Medical College

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine. A lecture series explores topics in cardiovascular physiology, exposing the students to basic science concepts that are relevant to a more specific understanding of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, both of which are major problems in minority communities. The summer fellows attend a series of talks by minority physicians about various medical specialties, addressing issues of concern in these physician’s daily work plus views of the bigger picture in health care to minority communities. Shadowing physicians provide further exposure to the clinical facets of medicine. Students in the summer program receive information on the medical school admissions process, and counseling on financial planning for medical school and how to examine the financial aid package.

Levels: Juniors and above
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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WEILL CORNELL Medicine medical college

The Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS) Summer Internship Program at Weill Cornell Graduate School will run from June 1, 2020 to August 7, 2020. It is designed for undergraduate students to enhance their understanding of modern biology and medical research.

Levels: Sophomores & Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 1, 2021
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YALE

BioMed Amgen Scholars Program is a research-intensive summer training program in biomedical research for undergraduate students who plan to obtain a PhD or MD-PhD in the biomedical sciences. The program particularly encourage students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, who are the first in their families to college, who are from inner city or rural communities, or who have grown up with financial or other disadvantage to apply. Students must have completed one semester of college-level biology, chemistry or physics at the time of application

Students should be interested in pursuing an MD or MD-PhD

Levels: Rising Juniors or Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.2

Deadline to Apply: February 3, 2021
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Various including Rice University,  Arizona State University, and Stanford
BioxFEL Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BESURE)

Program Description: BioXFEL is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center (STC) that focuses on promoting and advancing the study of Biological molecules using X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs). A summer internship is the best way to get started in this new and exciting field. BioXFEL offers Summer Research Internships to highly qualified undergraduate and post-graduate students with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, computer science and all related fields. All applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in research and MUST be US citizens or US Nationals. Women and minorities underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline:  February 12, 2021
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