REU Programs for Sophomores

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: February 1st
CalTech Deadline is February 15th
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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: March 1, 2020
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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:  Check Website
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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 to Apply: February 1, 2020
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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
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020
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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, 2020
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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 14, 2020
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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 11, 2020
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY

UC BERKELEY’s TRANSFER TO EXCELLENCE Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates (TTE REU), a competitive merit-based program, seeks to inspire California community college students through research at UC Berkeley so that they will ultimately transfer and complete their Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering. The TTE REU program is a residential program providing nine-weeks of hands-on research experiences in the laboratories of UC Berkeley professors. This program is jointly funded by an NSF Site award and the Center for E3S. 

This program is limited to students attending a community college that plan to apply for transfer admission to a baccalaureate program in science or engineering.

Minimum GPA: 3.25+ GPA in science, engineering, & math courses
Citizenship Requirements:  U.S citizen, national, or permanent residents 

Enrolled at a California community college; Completed 2 Calculus courses by June 2020; Completed 3 Science or Engineering courses, one of which has a laboratory component by June 2020; Plan to return to a California community college in Fall 2020

Application Deadline: February 20, 2020
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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: January 31, 2020
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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:  February 15, 2020 but admissions are made on a rolling basis apply early
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Boston University, Florida International University, University of Michigan 
NSF Engineering Research Center in Cellular Metamaterials

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: Rolling Admissions
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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 2020. 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: February 1, 2020
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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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: Late January, however, this program has a rolling admissions so apply early
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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 13, 2020
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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: February 1, 2020
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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: February 1, 2020
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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 12, 2020
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Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute


The CHORI Summer Student Research Program is designed to provide an unsurpassed opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of basic and/or clinical research for three months during the summer. The program pairs students with one or two CHORI principal investigators who serve as mentors, guiding the students through the design and testing of their own hypotheses and methodology development. At the end of the summer, students present their research to their peers just as any professional researcher would doLevels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Status: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 21st, 2020
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CSP SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM


Held at various schools 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, 2020
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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: February 15, 2020
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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, 2020
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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: January 17, 2020
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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.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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Carnegie Mellon

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

Undergraduates from both US and International Institutions are eligible to apply

Applications will open on November 1st
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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 15, 2020
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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: March 1, 2020
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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
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Check website
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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: January 31, 2020
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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, 2020
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CORNELL UNIVERSITY

During the summer of 2020, the following four entities — Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF), Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH), Keeping the Ezra Promise (KEP), and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) — will sponsor Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs from June through August. Engineering and science students with broad interests across disciplines focusing on nanotechnology are eligible to apply (see restrictions and eligibility requirements) to the CNF, KEP and PARADIM Programs. In addition, the Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH) is looking for students interested in transportation/civil engineering as it relates to environment and public health.

​Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply:February 12, 2020
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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: February 1, 2020
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CORNELL LSAMP

Program Description: A nine-week summer research opportunity (June 7-August 7, 2020) 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. Stipend, on-campus housing and travel to Ithaca included.

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: February 15, 2020
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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: Not Specified
Application will open December 1, 2020
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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: January 31, 2020
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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:  February 16, 2020
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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:  February 1, 2020
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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: February 28, 2020
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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 SeniorsMinimum GPA: Not specifiedCitizenship Requirements: 5 of Harvard’s programs require that candidates be US Citizens or Permanent Resident’s.  However the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Rowland Institute at Harvard will accept international students. 

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

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020
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Harvard

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, 2019
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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: February 15, 2020
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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, 2020
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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

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: There are no citizenship requirements, however, students must be attending a university in the United States.
Deadline:  January 31, 2020
Apply

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: March 15th
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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: January 25, 2020
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university of california at irvine

UC Irvine’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program offers undergraduate and master’s diversity students an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects and provides an intense course of graduate preparation workshops. The program, which is designed for students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree and enter academic careers, provides the tools needed to facilitate application, admission, and enrollment to graduate school. The SURF program is open to virtually all academic fields at UC Irvine.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Master’s Students
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens, permanent residents, AB540 eligible
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2020
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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: February 10, 2020
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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, 2020
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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: Check website
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Los Alamos Lab Summer Intern Program

 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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Leadership Alliance Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

SR-EIP is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs

Levels: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: 3
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES

Are you a current community college student interested in applying to UCLA Samueli Engineering?  Are you interested in learning more about engineering research? Want to get a paid position over the summer that will help your engineering preparation?  Consider applying to one of our UCLA Samueli Engineering summer research programs. These paid 8 week summer academic research programs are recruiting current community college students who are interested in applying to UCLA Samueli Engineering.

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UCLA is recruiting for 3 programs for community college students:

1) Functional NanoMaterials REU Site
2) Wireless Health Institute Summer Scholars Program
3) Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems (TAMNS)

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: February 1, 2020
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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
Priority Deadline: January 1, 2020 
Regular Deadline: Feburary 1, 2020

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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: February 1, 2020
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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: February 1, 2020
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university of michigan

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan is a two-year experiential learning national summer program for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Each scholar spends two consecutive summers at the University of Michigan performing environmental research (year 1) and participating in an internship (year 2) relating to the environmental field.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA/DREAMers)
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2020
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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 are also eligible
Deadline: February 1, 2020
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE)

The QSURE internship program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students with an aptitude in quantitative sciences and an interest in cancer and population health.  Students will participate in an individual research project and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology and health outcomes research.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomore, Juniors, and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: Be authorized to work in the US
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: January 17, 2020
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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 30, 2020
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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
Deadline: Rolling Deadlines
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Northeastern University


Site Name: 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:  March 16, 2020
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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: January 24, 2020
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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: February 15
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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: February 10, 2020 
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University of Oregon

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

Levels: Sophomores & above
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, & International Students who can provide their own funding
Deadline: Rolling Admissions, Apply Early
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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: December 20, 2020
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG

TECBio REU @ Pitt : May 26 – July 31, 2020

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: February 11, 2020
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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: February 17, 2020
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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, 2020
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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 Juniors
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 5, 2020
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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: February 28, 2020
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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: February 3, 2020 
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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: March 18, 2020
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PEPPERDINE 

Summer Undergraduate Research in BiologyPepperdine 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 12, 2020
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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: Check Website
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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, 2020
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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 vias from their host institutions 
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply:February 1, 2020
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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, 2020
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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: February 15, 2020
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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, 2020
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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 30, 2020
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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:  January 17, 2020
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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 5, 2020
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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, 2020
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SETI Institute

The SETI Institute, a non-profit private scientific research institution located in California’s Silicon Valley, invites students to apply for a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program for highly motivated students interested in astronomy, astrobiology, and planetary science research. Participants will work with scientists at the SETI Institute and at the nearby NASA Ames Research Center on projects spanning the field of astrobiology, from microbiology to observational astronomy.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Citzenship Requirements: US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: No Minimum GPA
Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2020
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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 14, 2020
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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, 2020
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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 of June 19, 2020 to August 15, 2020.  

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

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Recent Graduates.
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an international student enrolled in a U.S. undergraduate institution
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: Check Website
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Stanford University

The Stanford Summer Research Program is an umbrella program that hosts students who are funded through various sources, including the Amgen Scholars Program, the Stanford Genetics Department, and the Stanford Medicine Dean’s Office.

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, and non Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA Eligible.
Minimum GPA: 3.0 to 3.2 depending on funding source
Deadline to Apply: February 1st 2020
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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: February 1, 2020
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Sandia National Lab

Summer Intern Program
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, 2020
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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: February 15, 2020
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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
Minimum GPA: 2.75
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Deadline to Apply: February 17, 2020
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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
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents
Minimum GPA: 3.25
Deadline to Apply: Check Website
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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 9, 2020
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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.

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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, 2020
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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, 2020
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University of Utah


The purpose of SPUR is to provide undergraduate students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. The program provides opportunities to gain research experience in a variety disciplines.

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Dreamers and DACA students
Minimum GPA: Not specified
January 26, 2020
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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: March 23, 2020
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The Doris Duke Conservation Program at the University of Washington is an eight-week, two-summer experience immersing students in conservation practice. Applicants should be transferring to a four year school in Fall 2020 

Levels: Freshmen & Sophomores
Minimum GPA: No minimum GPA
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & Permanent Residents, Dreamers and DACA students are encouraged to apply
Deadline:  February 5, 2020
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University of Waterloo

Apply for an Undergraduate Research Award (URA) to spend the summer doing theoretical or experimental research at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC). Work with internationally recognized faculty and students from around the world in a unique, interdisciplinary research community. This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an interdisciplinary research community, spanning mathematics, computing science, physics, chemistry, and engineering

Levels: All
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens & International Students
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: January 6, 2020
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Departments of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, through support from the National Science Foundation, host an annual Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on The Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy.  Selected participants will spend 10 weeks conducting research on a renewable energy project in chemistry, chemical engineering, or biological engineering. 

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Deadline to Apply: Application Opens in November 2020
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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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Vanderbilt

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
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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, 2020
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