Programs for Undocumented Students

MLT Career Prep
“Career Prep is a rigorous, 18-month career development program for emerging Black, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American/Indigenous student leaders. Through the program, Fellows explore their strengths, passions, and interests in order to prepare and plan for successful careers in business and tech.”

Levels: College student graduating with a bachelors in December 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023
Citizenship Status: U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (includes DACA participants)
African American, Latinx, or Native American (if you represent more than one race, one of them must be African American, Latinx, or Native American)
Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2020 
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY 

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

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

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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. 
The 2021 URP Program will be held Monday, June 7–Saturday, August 7, 2021

Levels: Current Sophomores & Juniors
Citizenship Status: Students of any country are eligible to apply.
Minimum GPA: Not specified 
(However, Successful applicants generally have GPAs around 3.5 or higher in their science and math courses
Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2021
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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: 2021 Dates TBD
Regular Deadline:
2021 Dates TBD
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OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

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

Levels: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA eligible students
Deadline to Apply: Program dates TBD
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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:  2021 Dates TBD  
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

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

Levels: Juniors and non-graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, or DACA
MInimum GPA: 3.0
Deadline to Apply: 2021 Dates TBD
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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 & aboveMinimum 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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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:
2021 Dates TBD
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University of Michigan

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

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

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

Levels: Sophomores, Juniors, & Non-Graduating Seniors
Minimum GPA: Not Specified
Citizenship Requirements: U.S. citizens/Permanent Resident students and students with DACA
Deadline:  2021 Dates TBD
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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: 2021 Dates TBD
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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: Summer 2021 Application will open November 2021
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Stanford

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: 2021 Dates TBD
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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.

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors & Non-Graduating Seniors
Citizenship Requirements: US Citizens, Permanent Residents, Dreamers and DACA students
Minimum GPA: Not specified
Deadline to Apply: January 24, 2021
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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:  2021 Dates TBD
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