Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program

Research Opportunities

Other Internship Opportunities

The catalog of internships in scientific research and medicine is a resource developed by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Undergraduate Research Program.  This catalog is of research internships offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students. 


TerraPower Internship

TerraPower is searching for a radiochemistry intern for Summer 2016 for 8-15 weeks.   We are asking your help in identifying candidates.  Please forward this information to any suitable candidates.  We anticipated reviewing applications beginning 1 March. The Radiochemistry Intern will participate in ongoing TerraPower activities related to the chemistry of radioelements and their resulting compounds.  The candidate should have laboratory experience in the synthesis and characterization of radioactive compounds.  The candidates can be advanced undergraduates or graduate students. Application information can be found at:


University of Michigan Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

The University of Michigan has a NIH-funded Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) designed to help underrepresented students who want to further prepare for application to top-ranked Ph.D. programs in the biological and biomedical sciences. Up to ten applicants will be selected to enter the program on July 1, 2016.  During the first month of study PREP directors will help students match with faculty mentors whose labs are doing research of interest to them. Over 150 University of Michigan faculty members are available to mentor PREP students for one year research experiences, including guiding them through the graduate school application process. All admitted students receive a full tuition scholarship, salary ($25,500), and benefits including health and dental insurance.  In addition to research, PREP students have opportunities to participate in a variety of activities designed to help prepare them for graduate school applications.

Applications to the 2016-2017 Michigan PREP will be accepted until March 25, 2016.  For more information on participant eligibility and how to apply, please direct your student(s) to the PREP website.

The PREP committee will interview selected applicants and offer admission to the program on a rolling basis until all of the positions are filled. If you have any questions or require additional information on our program, please contact us by e-mail at or call (734-647-7005) to speak to the coordinator of the Michigan PREP. 


Genomics Research at Washington University St. Louis

We are seeking students to apply for our summer research program Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR): Undergraduate Scholars program sponsored by the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis ( The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue PhD’s in genomics and related fields. Our deadline has passed, however we will extend the deadline for students in your programs to Feb. 17, 2016. Again students must express a genuine interest in the PhD (highest priority) or MD/PhD.

The program provides a stipend, housing and round-trip travel to St. Louis. Activities include: mentored research with premier investigators in genomics, genetics, and other disciplines, enrichment activities such as GRE preparation, career advisement, presentation workshops, and journal clubs.  This is great opportunity for students to gain research skills and to establish a network.

The dates of the program are: May 25 – July 29, 2016. To apply to OGR Undergraduate Scholars visit our website at: For all inquiries please contact us at


College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University Summer Research

This opportunity is for students who are interested in gaining or expanding their research experience in neuroscience, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, and/or global health. This competitive program, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), is sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University.   

The program runs from May 31-July 29.  Students will gain experience with instruments and/or models currently used in state-of-the-art labs, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, and graduate schools, a $4500 stipend, up to $500 in travel expenses, and housing.  We are accepting applications through March 15. 

Visit SURE program 2016 at Washington State University learn more about the program, eligibility, and how to apply.  You can view all of the summer undergraduate research offerings at WSU the Office of Undergraduate Research. If you have questions, you can email them to me or send them directly to Dr. Samantha Gizerian, SURE Program Director, at


University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) REU

Applicants for this 10 week research experience for undergraduate students in U.S.academic institutions who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, pursuing B.Sc.degrees in chemistry and biochemistry or relatedfields, maintaining a  GPA of 3.0 or greater, and are considering applying to graduate school in the chemistry and biochemistry or related fields upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

Application Deadline –February 19, 2016

To learn more and to apply visit



PREP at Einstein is designed to provide a year long intensive laboratory based research experience to underrepresented minority college graduates who are interested in pursuing training in a research intensive PhD or MD-PhD program but lack sufficient research experience to be competitive in top programs.


PREP has four major components

  1. an intensive, mentored laboratory research experience
  2. a didactic component to increase the trainees' scientific knowledge and prepare them for interdisciplinary research
  3. a written and oral communications skills enhancement program
  4. a layered mentoring system to provide the trainees with the support network they need to flourish in the program and beyond.

Trainees will receive a salary of $27,200 per year plus health insurance and access to subsidized Einstein housing. The program will begin June 27, 2016.


Applicants must be either US citizens or permanent residents to be training grant eligible.

They must be either 1) members of groups identified by the NIH as underrepresented in biomedical research, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Hawaiian Natives, natives of the US Pacific Islands, or 2) persons with disabilities. Applicants must hold at least a bachelor's degree in a biomedically relevant science from an accredited U.S. college or university awarded no more than 36 months prior to applying to the Einstein PREP.


Additional information and how to apply:

Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

For more information on program features, visit

Applicant's questions can be addressed via email to


The University of Missouri Summer Research

They will be offering the following programs this summer:
More information pertaining to summer programs can be found at


Nebraska Summer Research Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2016 Nebraska Summer Research Program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

All programs for 2016 are listed at and include projects in Biochemistry, Plant Science/Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Psychology, Redox Biology, Sociology, and Virology.

Priority review of applications begins Monday, February 1 and all applications are due by Monday, March 1.


Florida International University REU

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, application for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program supported by the National Science Foundation, on "Sensing, Monitoring, and Detection: From Molecules to Applications" is open.  The application deadline is March 1st.

They will be offering a 10-week program that combines cutting-edge research, a seminar component that includes discussions on ethics, graduate school preparation, careers in chemistry, and activities and excursions in the beautiful South Florida and Miami area. More information on program and an on-line application can be found at


Students and Alumni Research/Technical Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, TN

Apply now for Summer 2016 opportunities!

Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) – Deadline for applications is February 28

  • AS, BS, MS, and PhD students are eligible – Majors related to Nuclear Science and Nuclear Policy; Engineering; Physics; and Nuclear Medicine
  • Stipend based on academic status
  • Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
  • Full-time and part-time appointments
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA  - 3.0/4.0
  • Open to U.S. and International Citizenship

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) - Application is always open; suggested deadline for best chance of selection is February 1 to March 1

  • AS/AA, BS/BA, MS, and PhD students, Recent AS/AA and BS/BA Graduates are eligible – all majors
  • Stipend based on academic status
  • Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
  • Full-time and part-time appointments
  • Professional development activities
  • Minimum GPA  - 2.5/4.0
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) only

Visit contact ORNL Education Programs at for more information!



The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan 

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree-granting University or College is invited to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.  In general:

1) Biological science students will join our traditional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF):

2) Students from quantitative science majors (e.g. engineering, math, computer science) will join our Short Term Educational Program (STEP) towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology:

3) Underrepresented groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds will join out Summer Undergraduate Research In Physiology (SURP) program:

Further details and application materials are available from the fellowship website:

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the student program administrator, Ms. Michele Boggs, at


Harvard–Amgen Program

The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River. 

The deadline to submit complete applications is Monday, February 1, 2016.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last year’s cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found here:  The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found here:

Additional Summer Programs at Harvard

FACETS: Fostering Advancement & Careers through Enrichment Training in Science

Length: 6 weeks                 Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

This program provides exposure to the social and quantitative sides of public health. Students can select their area of interest ranging from global health and population to health policy and management to nutrition.  

FACETS is the School's only school-wide cross departmental program at HSPH. In addition to a self-selected research project, students receive classwork in all areas of public health, intensive GRE PREP, "Public Health in Action" opportunities in the community, and networking activities across all Harvard Schools.  

Typical backgrounds include everything from social to biological to quantitative science backgrounds.  

To Apply & Learn More

Summer Program in Biological Sciences

Length: 8 weeks          Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

Department: Immunology & Infectious Diseases

This is a 9-week lab- based program.  The goal is to expose college science students to the rewards of laboratory research directed toward solving important public health problems. 

Typical backgrounds include biology and other majors that provide lab experience.

To Apply & Learn More

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Length: 6 weeks  Application Deadline: February 1, 2016

Department: Biostatistics

This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental and medical research. Typical backgrounds include math and statistics.  

To Apply & Learn More

Summer Program in Epidemiology

Length: 4 weeks      Application Deadline: February 26, 2016

Department: Epidemiology

The program integrates mathematics and quantitative methods to provide students with an understanding of the skills and processes necessary to pursue a career in epidemiology and public health. 

Typical majors include, math, engineering and/or other quantitative science backgrounds. 

To Apply & Learn More

Systems Biology Summer Internship at Harvard University

Systems Biology Summer Internship Program at Harvard University is a ten-week paid summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.

The application deadline is February 1st. Interns will work on research projects spanning many fields of science, from biology (including systems biology, biophysics, bioinformatics and genomics) to applied mathematics and computation. Interns will have the opportunity to learn a range of cutting-edge techniques in the exciting and dynamic research environment at the FAS Center for Systems Biology and the Department for Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to a mentored research experience, participants have the opportunity to participate in trips to local research institutes, weekly seminars, lectures by distinguished faculty, and career events designed to augment and enrich their knowledge about scientific research and careers in sciences.


Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Kansas

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Chemistry at the University of Kansas.  This multifaceted research and education program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and designed for current juniors or well-qualified sophomores who are considering a chemistry-related career. For additional information, please visit the KU REU website:


University of Pennsylvania Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

The University of Pennsylvania Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PennPREP) offers a one-to- two-year research experience for students who have completed college and are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in the biomedical sciences. The program provides a significant research experience and preparation for applying to and succeeding in graduate school.


For more information and to apply, visit


Boston University Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

Boston University’s Division of Graduate Medical Sciences has an exciting opportunity for summer research through its STaRS summer research program!  Visit our website to apply and learn more about the program.


UCLA Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in the Life and Biomedical Sciences

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in the Life and Biomedical Sciences (SPUR-LABS) provides a rigorous research training experience for undergraduates with interests in a broad range of bioscience disciplines. Exceptional research training, integrated with professional development activities, will prepare students to succeed in leading Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs. The program aims to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and the elimination of barriers to participation in bioscience research careers and is designed for students participating in honors research programs that foster transition to doctoral programs (such as Maximizing Access to Research Careers–MARC). For more about UCLA SPUR-LABS and how to apply please visit our website: Our website features program highlights including video blogs submitted by past participants!


Cornell University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Experience for Undergraduates

CU LSAMP-REU is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons.  Undergraduate students interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week duration June 12 – August 12, 2016 under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor. 

CU LSAMP-REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Application Deadline: 15 FEBRUARY 2016  APPLY NOW

Visit CU LSAMP REU for more information about the program and to apply.  


Michigan State University Summer Programs

The internship programs at MSU pride themselves on being among the best in preparing students for graduate study.  Attending one of our summer programs would be a great opportunity to "test-drive" the department and campus so students can be certain that East Lansing is best place for them.  We have created a competitive package and summer calendar that will allow students to gain experience and have fun at the same time. Click here for a flyer description of internships at MSU.


The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is extending an invitation to students to participate in a summer program here at the Harvard Chan School.  Application Deadline is February 26, 2016!

Summer Program website:

Application link:

PDF Flyer:


MCW Graduate School Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

The MCW Graduate School is now taking applications for our Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)! For over 30 years, SPUR has been providing students with hands-on research experience, critical thinking skills and personal/professional network growth. No prior research experience is required!

Our application deadline is February 1, 2016, and includes submission of official transcripts and two (2) letters of recommendation.  Contact SPUR at or 414-955-4402 to learn more!


UPenn Summer Undergraduate Internship Program

The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP) is designed to provide an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical sciences. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists. Areas of research include Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Cell & Molecular Biology, Epidemiology 7 Biostatistics, Genomics & computational Biology, Immuniology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology.  Due Febuary 1, 2016.   For more information and application


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine  - Post Bacc

The Case PREP is designed for recent underrepresented minority college graduates to work as a scientific apprentice in a cutting-edge laboratory for up to two years at our research intensive institution.  PREP scholars will also complete tailored science and math coursework, GRE workshops, as well as participate in professional and personal development activities.  The goal of the Case PREP is to inform and prepare scholars for entry into PhD training programs and successful careers in biomedical science.  You may learn more about this opportunity at  The website includes program information and an online application.


The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis

The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for our programs, Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) ( The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue Ph.D.’s in genomics and related fields.  We have two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, an eight-week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program. Both programs include conducting mentored research with premier investigators in genomics, genetics, and other disciplines.

If you are interested in the MD or MD/PhD as your career and cancer research, but want more research experience, we have another opportunity for you.  The SPORE grant at Washington University is seeking enthusiastic and ambitious applicants for a potential postbaccalaureate position. The applicant will work with the principal investigators to write a supplement to the grant for this position.

OGR Summer program: application deadline is Feb. 5, 2016

OGR post-baccalaureate program (Extensive Study) deadline is May 2, 2016

SPORE grant at Washington University deadline is Feb. 1, 2016

To learn more about programs and see past participants, visit For all inquiries regarding any of the above programs, please contact us at


The Plant Genome Research Program – Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI), Cornell University

The Plant Genome Research Program REU internship at BTI is an incredible opportunity for undergraduate and high school students interested in pursuing summer research opportunities.  This program can help students gain experience working in a research environment and prepare for undergraduate, graduate school and beyond.

Located on the Cornell University campus, BTI is a world leader in plant research, dedicated to developing innovative solutions to feed a growing world population, while protecting the environment.  The summer internship programs at BTI offer students an unmatched opportunity to gain real-life experience in plant genome research and bioinformatics. 2016 Plant Genome Research Program Now Accepting Applications


Stanford Summer Research

The Stanford Summer Research Program-Amgen Scholars Program (SSRP-ASP) is a program that is dedicated to serving and helping train the next generation of diverse scientists. Our program is open to sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors (complete eligibility requirements can be found here), and provides a challenging research experience in a supportive cohort environment.. The application for SSRP-ASP is currently open; the deadline is February 1st.


The University of Missouri Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS)

MU-ARTSS provides an intensive week-long introduction to alcohol research, coupled with an 8 week paid internship for each student to be mentored by alcohol researchers in the Department of Psychological Sciences. The program aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by an institutional training grant through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

The week-long program of structured learning experiences will be conducted at the University of Missouri in Columbia from June 1-7, 2016. At the conclusion of the course, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 8- July 29, 2016 in the laboratories of researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia with stipends. Depending upon students' interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (1) human genetics, (2) behavioral pharmacology, (3) psychiatric epidemiology, (4) neuroimaging, and (4) statistical modeling.

For more information contact Carol Waudby, MU-ARTSS coordinator,, 573-882-1682 or visit the MU-ARTSS website at


The Ohio State University Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

SROP is designed to help historically unrepresented undergraduates explore opportunities for earning a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D). It is open to all disciplines. OSU SROP participants conduct research with a faculty mentor, and participate in several activities and seminars crucial for preparing you for graduate school.  SROP includes workshops on research skills, seminars on topics related to graduate education, and professional development events. Program Dates: May 24th – July 30th 2016

Students can apply from November 1st  2015 – February 10th  2016 for the 2016 Summer Research Experience using this link:


RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM

RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering) Students will benefit from:

  • CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH in the biological, physical & social/behavioral sciences, math, and engineering. In the BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, students can choose from among 200 labs, including the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
  • PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs: Green Energy Technology, Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences/Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Environmental Sciences. By applying to RiSE, students are automatically also considered for partner programs.
  • OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: rigorous training in scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school workshops, career exploration, field trips
  • EXCELLENT FUNDING: Generous stipend + housing + travel
  • ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards for presentations at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools
  • GREAT LOCATION with professional & recreational advantages.
  • FUN AND FRIENDSHIPS: Vibrant multi-cultural community and social program.
  • EASYAPPLICATION: Students should apply now. Rolling admissions starts in January and is highly selective.

Note also that MARC Scholars who are applying to graduate school are eligible for an application fee waiver. Please ask them to contact me for instructions.

Questions? or 848-932-6584. Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.


Nebraska Summer Research Program

Consider applying to the 2016 Nebraska Summer Research Program. UNL's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at converting cutting edge social and behavioral research into an understanding and reduction of health disparities among minorities.

Summer 2016 research programs include:

Priority review begins Monday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Tuesday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Apply Today for the ACS International Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) Program!

With generous support from the National Science Foundation, the ACS Office of International Activities is pleased to announce the 2016 IREU application. U.S. undergraduate students in chemistry, chemical engineering or materials sciences who are interested in an international research experience are welcome to apply. Funded by NSF, the IREU program places rising sophomore or junior students in top labs in Italy, Germany, Singapore or the United Kingdom for ten weeks. The program includes round-trip international travel, a housing and living stipend while abroad, an orientation at ACS headquarters in Washington and participation in the 2017 ACS spring meeting. Women and underrepresented students in the sciences are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the IREU program at  and register for the informational webinar on December 9. Deadline for completed applications is January 25.

National Ecological Observatory Network Summer Internships

National Ecological Observatory Network, has opened summer internships for STEM students for 2016:  You can see a little more about what we do at


The Department of Microbiology at The University of Iowa Summer Research

The Department of Microbiology at The University of Iowa is pleased to announce a summer research opportunity for talented undergraduates interested in a career in the biological sciences.

Here is what we offer:

·         An intensive, mentored research experience doing cutting-edge science.

·         A co-curriculum that includes research seminars, field trips and several interactive workshops (poster preparation, research ethics, graduate school, and career opportunities).

·         A stipend total of $5,250.

·         Housing, an allowance for incidental expenses, and travel expenses.

·         Social activities include a BBQ, excursions, and an end-of-summer banquet.

·         The program culminates with a campus-wide poster session with over 150 participants.

To be eligible for the program, students must be:

·         Enrolled at a community college, college or university.

·         Returning for at least one semester of undergraduate study before graduation.

·         Interested in graduate school and a career in biological research.

·         A US citizen or permanent resident (hold a green card).

·         Prior research experience is NOT a requirement.

·         Disadvantaged students (economically or first in family to attend college), underrepresented minority students, and students from colleges that do not have extensive research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.

The 2016 program will begin May 23 and end on July 29 (10-week program).

For more information and an on-line application, please visit our website at

You are welcome to e-mail us with your questions at


American Chemical Society's Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools

We are seeking curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds. If selected, these students receive an all-expenses paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either CA or NY. They also earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook.  Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000.

The application procedure, online application and further information can be found on the web at:

The deadline for applications is February, 1 2016.! If you or your students have any questions about the ACS sponsored program, please do not hesitate to contact: J. David Robertson, National Director, ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, phone: 573-882-5346


Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

The CentersforDisease Control and Prevention (CDC), NationalCenter for EnvironmentalHealth(NCEH), Division of LaboratorySciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projectsassociatedwith developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitatebiochemical markers that are relevant in environmentalexposures andchronicdiseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,400 for full-time graduate student fellows. The program dates are May 25th – August 5th, 2016.


Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in applied sciences are eligible to apply. Chemistry and biology majors are preferred, although highly qualified candidates from other science majors may be considered.  Applicants must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

How to Apply:

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.

• Apply on-line at:

• Using the link above, the following items are required: resume/CV, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and the completed application form.

• Incomplete applications or submissions made after the application deadline will not be considered.

• The application deadline is January 15, 2016.

For further information contact:

Daniel Parker at (770) 488-7854 or DParker2@cdc.govWebsite:


University of Missouri NIH-MU PREP Scholars Program (Post-Bac)

MU PREP is specifically designed to prepare underrepresented or underserved students for entry into highest-quality PhD programs in one of the biomedical sciences. The program is designed for students who have received or are about to receive a baccalaureate degree but who are not yet fully prepared to enter and successfully complete a PhD program. Since 2003, MU PREP has provided a highly mentored environment that includes an individualized research experience, targeted but limited coursework, and professional development including GRE preparation and assistance in the graduate application process, with a stipend of $27,200 for 45 underrepresented students.

Our program is described in detail on our web site (  We will begin reviewing applications in February 2016 and will continue until we have filled our positions for fall 2016.  If you have any questions contact Dr. John David, by phone (573-882-0120) or by e-mail (


Summer Research Program in Genomics and Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars (postbac progam) at the Broad Institute

Greetings from the Diversity Initiative staff at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard! The Broad Institute is a nonprofit biomedical research institute and a leader in genomic science. Our Diversity Initiative is dedicated to transforming young students' lives through innovative, high-impact research opportunities.

The application for our undergraduate summer research program, the Summer Research Program in Genomics (SRPG), is now available online.

We have also launched an exciting new postbac program, Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars (BCGS), for graduating seniors and recent college graduates. The application for BCGS is also online and can be found here.

The application deadline for both programs is Monday, February 1, 2016.

Funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute, SRPG and BCGS are designed to help increase diversity in the sciences. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply.

SRPG is a paid, nine-week research experience for students with a strong interest in biomedical research. Students spend the summer performing original wet-lab or computational research in areas ranging from cancer to infectious disease to chemical biology. The program has a strong record of success in nurturing students' passion for research and preparing them to succeed in graduate school and scientific careers.

BCGS is a two-year, salaried postbac opportunity run jointly by the Diversity Initiative and the Broad's Cancer Program. The program is designed to position participants competitively for top graduate programs, with an immersive experience of groundbreaking research, career guidance, and advanced skills in scientific communication.


The University of California system

The University of California system has some great resources available on its graduate admissions website to assist students, at every stage of the process, who are exploring the possibility of graduate school.  So whether you are a sophomore, junior, or soon to be graduating senior, please take a look.

  • UC has a graduate degree search tool which will allow you to search the 600+ graduate degree programs offered across UC’s ten campuses to find the programs that fit your area of interest – be it civil engineering, ethnic studies, visual arts, or anything in between. Click here to try the online tool and browse the many program opportunities.
  • UC also has resources on their graduate admissions website, offering practical advice on preparing for and applying to graduate school.  Check out the website for info on everything from tips on writing an effective statement of purpose to resources for financing a graduate education.  You can also take a look at some short videos featuring past and current UC graduate students.
  • Check out information and advice on participating in academic year and summer undergraduate research programs, including links to each UC’s campus resources for finding the right program.

I hope you take advantage of these resources offered by the University of California.  Once you have done thorough online research, do not hesitate to contact individuals at the campuses. Personnel in the Graduate Divisions are a good place to start.

Be sure to also check out UC on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Tumblr!


University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program Undergraduate Research

Michigan's Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), (which is an MD/Ph.D. program) is sponsoring a ten week summer research program that. The "UM-SMART" summer program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly motivated and talented undergraduates interested in careers as physician scientists to enhance their science and academic skills.

The program is targeted towards students who are from geographically, culturally or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, students who have experienced financial hardship, and students with disabilities.  Applicants should have completed at least their freshman undergraduate year.

The main focus of the program is laboratory biomedical research, but the program also includes physician shadowing, an MCAT prep course, and an opportunity to attend bi-weekly seminars and a 2 day MSTP retreat in August. 

The deadline for application submission is January 15, 2016.


The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences) Program at University at Buffalo

The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences) Program at UB has created CLIMB UP for Summer Research, an outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students to excel in biomedical, STEM, and health science research and explore career opportunities.  As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will be guided through novel and exciting research projects and mentored by faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows through the summer and beyond. You will spend 10 weeks (May 31-August 5, 2016) in the laboratory of your research mentor, whom you will be paired with based on your interests. We will train you in various areas necessary to safely and efficiently perform your research and related activities.

The CLIMB UP for Summer Research offers many diverse research opportunities in the STEM disciplines. Faculty are associated with a wide range of UB programs, encompassing virtually every aspect of scientific research.  Based on your interests and career goals, you can apply to work with mentors who fall under 3 categories:

Applications for Summer 2016 are due by February 1, 2016.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us! For further information, please visit us online OR- “Like” CLIMB UP on Facebook!

Biophysical Society Summer Research Program

The 2016 Biophysical Society’s Summer Research Program in Biophysics is a 11 week program for undergraduate students Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.  The program, now in its ninth year, introduces undergraduate minority students, disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities to the field of biophysics. Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the program combines lab experience with lectures, seminars, and team-building activities. All fees, housing, and most travel costs required to participate are covered, and participants receive a stipend to cover living expenses.

Biophysics applies the power of physics, chemistry, and math to understanding health, preventing disease, and inventing cures. The Summer Research Program in Biophysics gives you the opportunity to conduct your own biophysics research and learn more about this exciting, interdisciplinary field. Students both familiar and unfamiliar with biophysics can benefit . We hope you will apply .  The priority deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.

  Additional details and the application can be found on the summer course website.

If you have any questions about the program, eligibility, or the application process contact Daniel McNulty, Programs & Outreach Coordinator,


Summer Internships at University of Missouri

We are now accepting student applications for summer internships at MU.  The application can be found at this link:  

Mizzou also hosts summer internships in Physics, Neuroscience, Computational Biology, Medical Sciences, and Psychology.  You can find links to all of these programs/applications at this link:

This year, questions and information requests should be directed to our Assistant Director, Michael Cohen ( or 573-882-4818).


NSF –Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP)

The CCHF Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) provides an opportunity for undergraduate students with a strong interest in the chemical sciences to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor, postdoctoral scientist, and or graduate student within one of the CCHF 26 partner research labs across the country. CSURP Fellows participate in all phases of the research process, from data collection and analysis to communicating the results in written and oral form. Seminars, workshops, career planning sessions and other professional development opportunities are also available. Fellows receive a competitive stipend, housing or housing allowance, and interact with prominent leaders in chemical sciences related fields.  Students from underrepresented groups in chemistry are strongly encouraged to apply. No prior research experience is required.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2016

For More Information:

The Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF) is a National Science Foundation supported Center for Chemical Innovation that aims to bring about a paradigm shift in the logic and teaching of chemical synthesis, by developing broad synthetic strategies that rely on selective functionalization of traditionally “unactivated” C-H bonds.  Through its network of 15 partnering institutions and dozens of researchers across the country and abroad, the CCHF is breaking new ground and making significant contributions in new chemical innovation and discovery. The Center’s more efficient, cost effective, and cleaner synthetic strategies are poised to have major broader impacts, particularly on sustainable materials development and in providing greater medicinal options to the public. The CCHF provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and visiting faculty to engage in cutting edge chemical research, receive advanced training, and publish with world recognized, leading researchers within the CCHF network.


The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Research is an excellent opportunity to become more engaged in your field of study and interact with faculty members in prospective graduate schools. The University of Michigan Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) offers outstanding undergraduates underrepresented in their field of study the opportunity to conduct intensive research. The goal is to prepare students for graduate studies at U-M.

SROP Participants work with faculty mentors either on an individual basis or as part of a research team. In addition, all participants engage in a series of academic, professional, and personal development seminars, and culminate their experience by presenting their work at a research symposium. SROP helps build strong professional and personal networks that facilitate the transition to the graduate community.

The application for the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at the University of Michigan is now available!

For more information about the program’s requirements, benefits and online application, please visit our site:

If you are interested in applying for a SROP research project in Engineering please apply at the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) website.

Please contact us at if you have any questions. We look forward to your application. GO BLUE!


University of Wisconsin-Madison

From Dr. Theresa Duello:  The application is open for Summer Research:  The University of Wisconsin-Madison has more summer research programs than ANY other university in the USA!  UW-Madison is also one of two research institutions with the MOST research money, which SCREAMS opportunity!  Reminder:  If you have already had one or more research experiences, be sure to indicate In your essay  'why' you are in need of this additional opportunity.  NOT just "I did X and I did Y and now I want to come to the University of Wisconsin-Madison". INSTEAD "I have had the benefit of research in biological science and physical science, but never in _____________."

Also, check out Dr. Duello’s websites -


Yale’s School of Medicine Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (BioMed SURF). 

Applications are now being accepted for Yale’s School of Medicine Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (BioMed SURF). 

This program provides a research intensive mentored summer experience for students who are members of underrepresented minority groups.  Information and application for BioMed SURF is also available on the website,

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2016.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Yolanda Quiñones or email


Summer Research at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a 9-week summer internship that is designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.  Visit the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) website to learn more about the program, including eligibility criteria, compensation, travel and housing, and/or to submit an application.  An online application for the 2016 SURP will be available via the SURP website in mid-November 2015. 

The SURP runs from Monday, June 13 Friday, August 12, 2016.  

The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 15, 2016.  Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 22, 2016


2016 Diversity Summer Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

We invite your students to apply for the 2016 Diversity Summer Internship Program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including applicants from underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged areas. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply including biology, chemistry, public health, environmental health science, health education/science, pre-med, and psychology.

This year’s program runs May 22-July 30, 2016. The application is open now through February 1, 2016.  More information is also available in the one page handout attached with this email and on our webpage .

Those who are interested in DSIP are welcome to schedule an informational phone interview, through January 15, 2016, to see if the program matches their academic and career goals.


The Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) summer research experience at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center

We are now accepting applications for The Undergraduate Pipeline Network (UPN) summer research experience at the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center.  The application deadline is February 15, 2016. 

The UPN program seeks to cultivate student interest in research while helping them develop the skills needed to apply for and succeed in post-baccalaureate education. During the ten-week summer program, UPN students conduct full-time research, mentored by their lab Principal Investigator (PI) and team of postdocs, technicians, graduate students, and other undergraduates. In addition, students participate in weekly seminars and team-building activities focused on professional development and networking.

This year our program will run from June 1, 2016 through August 5, 2016, and requires a full time commitment from our students, who work on average of 40 hours per week. UPN students receive an academic fellowship (stipend) of up to $5000 for the summer.

Our program information and application can be found at the links listed below:

UPN Program Info:

UPN 2015 Application:



Research Opportunity for American Indian and Alaskan Native Undergraduates

Attached is a flyer inviting students studying in all areas of Environmental Science to participate in a summer program of field courses conducted through the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center.  There are two programs, UNDERC-East and UNDERC-West (done in sequence). To clarify, students do not have to participate in both programs (many understandably only do UNDERC-East because of other time commitments).  Questions: contact Dr. David Flagel, Assistant Director, West University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center, Office Phone: 574-631-2612,


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

UNC is a national leader in research and training, ranking 7th among private and public universities for NIH research funding (FY13) and 9th in doctorates awarded in the life sciences (NSF, 2012).  Our summer research, postbacc, and graduate programs in the biomedical and biological sciences embrace diversity of both people and thought, and our trainees from underrepresented (UR) groups are successful leaders and researchers throughout the scientific enterprise.

·      PREP ­ ­ Through the NIH-funded Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), UR students spend one year at UNC enhancing their preparation for PhD training through cutting-edge research, graduate-level coursework, GRE preparation, and critical analysis and professional skills development.

·      SOLAR ­ ­ The Summer of Learning and Research (SOLAR) is 10-week intensive research experience for UR junior and senior undergraduates that provides mentored research training, GRE preparation, and professional development opportunities designed to help them gain admission into top-tier PhD and MD-PhD programs at research-intensive universities, including UNC.

If you need additional information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 919-843-6960.


UCLA Summer Research Opportunities

There is incredible research going on at UCLA, as well as the resources in place to support both prospective graduate students and undergraduates looking.  There are many opportunities available for summer research at UCLA.  Further questions, contact Dr. Diana Azurdia, Associate Director for Recruitment and Diversity, Graduate Programs in Bioscience, University of California, Los Angeles

Email: Website:


Summer Research at Ohio State University

Part of our mission is: to provide exposure, to prepare, and to recruit high achieving historically underrepresented undergraduate students into graduate school here at OSU.  For more information refer to the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) informational flyer. Questions? Contact Jesse Goliath, Program Coordinator for the Office of Graduate Student Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives in The Graduate School at The Ohio State University (OSU), goliath.1s@osu.edu614-247-7659


The Border Latino & Native American Summer Exposure to Research Program (BLAISER) at The University of Arizona Health Sciences

BLAISER is again welcoming undergraduate junior and senior minority students—as well as those who have finished their Bachelor’s degrees---who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacy, public health and nursing, or a biomedical research Ph.D.

This ten week summer research program provides students the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research, be mentored by top academic scientists at the Arizona Health Sciences, and learn about Minority Health Disparities research conducted by our faculty.  Because we believe that often upper-division students struggle with the decision of whether to go to medical or graduate school, BLAISER provides them with information on the entire application processes, rigorous MCAT and GRE preparation workshops, and instruction on how to prepare an outstanding application for medical or graduate school.   It also teaches students how to present their research orally and how to put a research poster together.  The summer culminates in a University-wide Poster Conference at which BLAISER students present their summer research orally and through a poster along with approximately 150 other undergraduate research students from throughout the country and Latin America.

Here is a link to the application, Attached please find a copy of the BLAISER brochure identifying the student eligibility criteria and describing program benefits.  Questions?  Contact Dr.Maria Teresa Velez, Ph.D., Director, BLAISER, College of Medicine, The University of Arizona,, (520) 621-3475


Summer 2016 research opportunities at MIT, University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston University

The Native Education Science Initiative is looking for N|8|V Scholars in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields for summer internships at a NESI partner school.

If accepted as a NESI scholar, we will: prescreen your application materials with the NESI Partner schools, help you with your application stages once the school indicates you have a good chance of success, support your visit to Boston with events with other N|8|V scholars and the Boston Indian Community.

To apply you must be:

1. enrolled in a degree granting university or college

2. tribally recognized

For more information or to apply, please visit: It takes less than 5 minutes to join our free preapplicant pool. Applicants will be accepted until November 1st, 2015. We encourage you to apply now!

NESI partner summer research internships provide:

● competitive summer stipend, travel, and lodging

● valuable research experience that will help expose and broaden your

interests, your resume, and network

● professional development workshops on scientific writing, graduate

school options, and applying and being accepted to graduate school

● a scholar community and support network to strengthen the American

Indian national voice

Apply NOW to the Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs (NESLS) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Spring or Summer 2016

Must apply at December 31, 2015 for Spring term

Must apply at February 28, 2016 for Summer term

·         Current AAS, BS, MS, and PhD students – Majors related to Engineering, Earth and Geosciences, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Life Health and Medical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, International Relations, Political Science, Government, Policy, Risk Analysis, Science Writing, Public Affairs, and Computer Sciences

·         Stipend based on academic status – range from $529/week to $935/week for full-time; pro-rated for part-time

·         Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)

·         Professional development activities

·         Minimum GPA  - 3.0/4.0

·         Open to U.S. and Eligible International Citizenship

Visit contact ORNL Education Programs at for more information!


Pediatric Oncology Education Program St. Jude Research Hospital Memphis TN

We invite you to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-32) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program <>. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.  Prior research experience is required for all applicants. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others. Fully furnished group housing will be provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page <> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2016 application materials is February 1, 2016. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are required. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-36S2) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.