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Summer Research Opportunities
Information on 2013 summer opportunities will be posted soon. To get an idea of what typically is available, the list from summer 2012 is below. Questions on any information contained here should be directed to one of the faculty members.
Summer Research Opportunities - 2012
FURSCA at Albion College - Work with an Albion College Professor for 10 weeks during the summer. Information Session - coming soon, Deadline - coming soon
The National Science Foundation has a list of summer REU Programs - make sure to check the dates because some are outdated.
Searchable database of summer research and internship opportunities from the American Chemical Society (ACS) at http://getexperience.dreamhosters.com
Argonne National Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship Program: http://www.dep.anl.gov/
Various departments at BASF are looking for assistance during the summer months, and there are multiple positions in a wide variety of business groups available.
Summer opportunities at Pfizer Animal Health Veterinary Medicine Research and Development. VMRD is placing summer opportunities through the Summer Worker Portal, now available to interested students. In order to be considered for a Summer opportunity with Pfizer Animal Health, VMRD, students must apply through the Summer Student Worker Program Job Portal.
In order to be eligible, the student must:
Be legally authorized to work in the US and not require immigration sponsorship
Be at least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies
Have at least a 3.0 GPA
Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the period of time immediately following the summer program
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2012. In order to be considered for the Program, all applicants must meet the 2012 eligibility requirements.
Undergraduate Summer Student Research Award in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
Joshua's Wish is a private foundation dedicated to supporting medical research toward a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). In order to encourage undergraduate students to pursue a career in medical research on this devastating disease, we are offering two $5,000 summer internship awards for 2012. The research project may be basic, translational or clinical in nature but must have direct relevance to DIPG.
University of California, Davis REU program. UC Davis Department of Chemistry - REU Program - Research Experience for Undergraduates http://davidlab.ucdavis.edu/REU_intro.htm
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Program at The Scripps Research Institute. Through curricular and laboratory research experiences, the program provides a creative and dynamic environment in which to learn about the power of biomedical research.
The SURF participants identify their area of interest and matched with a Scripps faculty member on one of our two campuses: Jupiter, Florida or La Jolla, California. There are over 200 laboratories across the two campuses conducting basic and translational research; areas of research include cancer biology, cell biology, chemical physiology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, metabolism and aging, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular medicine, molecular therapeutics, neurobiology, and neuroscience.
The program dates are Monday, June 4, 2012 through Friday, August 10, 2012. Start and end dates are flexible and can be adjusted based on the participant’s schedule.
The program provides housing and a stipend of $4000.
University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) offers summer programs across many disciplines. You may refer to our website for more information about programs in many differenct departments and programs at Michigan.
Baylor University College of Medicine's Summer Medical and Research Training Program is for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research. They encourage Ph.D.-oriented candidates to apply. Up to 100 students are recruited for the SMART Program from across the nation.
The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applicants for our Summer 2012 NSF-REU Program. The ten-week program will begin on June 4, and participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing. Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. http://chemistry.unt.edu/nsf-reu-program
If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Thursday, March 1, 2012. As stated in the attached flyer, application packets for the program should be sent to:
Chemistry NSF-REU Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
University of North Texas
1155 University Circle # 305070
Denton, TX 76203
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, and molecular electronics. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 18 to August 17, 2012; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2012. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend and a travel allowance and on-campus housing is provided. For more information, please visit our website:
The online application to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Summer Undergraduate Research Programs for Summer 2012 is now live. As you may recall, our SURF programs offer your students a great opportunity to get great hands on experience in a biomedical laboratory. Most of our programs are 10 weeks in length and offer flexible starting dates. The online application will be open until midnight, February 15, 2012.Students may apply now at http://webcentral.uc.edu/gradresearch/surf/summerapp.cfm
SURF, a cooperative group of summer undergraduate research programs at UC COM and Cincinnati Children's, provides biomedical research fellowships to talented undergraduate students in STEM disciplines. We seek talented sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors in the STEM disciplines to join us in Cincinnati for a summer in one of our state of the science biomedical laboratories, under the mentorship of experienced, caring faculty. We especially welcome applications from students who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences. Across all SURF programs, we place about 150 students per summer, from all parts of the US. International undergrads who have a student visa to study here in the U.S. are also eligible.
The program features a variety of academic, social and cultural experiences, including our annual Summer Research Welcome Picnic, laboratory tours, research seminars, career counseling, a research poster forum, and one-on-one training in biomedical research techniques.
For more information about our SURF programs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, please visit http://www.med.research.uc.edu/SURF.aspx
Please pass the following information on to your students about a great undergraduate summer research opportunity at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. We especially encourage applications from members of minority groups underrepresented in science.
The program will run for 10 weeks (June 4 - August 10). Please go to our website http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/undergraduate/summer/index.shtml to find out more about the program. Student support includes a $5,500 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. The application form and instructions for submitting supporting documents are available at https://www.ceoe.udel.edu/academics/undergraduate/summer/summerInternApplication.aspx.
Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.
This internship program will take place at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park.
The application deadline is February 17, 2012
We are happy to announce the second year of the Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates program, with support from NSF and the 3M Foundation. I write now to invite you to urge students to apply to come to Urbana to do summer research. We particularly seek students who have not previously conducted research, are members of underrepresented groups (including women), or are first-generation college attendees. Students who will have completed no more than 3 years of college by June 1, 2012 are our intended scholarship recipients. While we allow post-freshman to apply, it is most likely that post-sophomore and post-junior students will receive highest consideration.
The scholarship provides:
$5,000 stipend for a ten-week stay in our department
$1,000 towards housing in Urbana (either in a dormitory or rented quarters) plus $500 to support travel to and return from Urbana
$ 800 for subsistence
You may use any selection process you find appropriate for selecting students we might consider, but we do require that sophomore- or junior-level undergraduate students have at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory. They should also be inclined to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. For detailed information about the research areas of the individual faculty members, please see http://www.chemistry.illinois.edu/faculty/index.html. Application may be made at the website http://chemistry.illinois.edu/reu/.
Please have students apply as soon as possible. Applications received by March 15, 2012 will receive full consideration.
2012 Nanotechnology Summer Internships. REU programs from a vairety of sites across the U.S. in chemistry, materials, physics and engineering. Surf over to http://www.nnin.org/nnin_reu.html for information. Deadline of Feb. 8, 2012.
University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP research Program provides highly motivated undergraduates interested in future combined MD/PhD training the opportunity to conduct hands-on research with scientists in a basic or clinical sciences department. http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/mstp for information.
2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Univeristy of Kansas is a multifaceted program funded by the NSF and designed for current junoris or well-qualified sophomores who are interested in a chemistry-related career. http://www.chem.ku.edu/research/reu for information.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate school of Biomedical sciences is a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Information at http://www.sloankettering.edu
The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology will host its annual MIT Summer Research Program
(MSRP) from June 10 - August 11, 2012.
MSRP, an institutional effort that began in 1986, facilitates the involvement of
talented undergraduate students in research aspects of the fields of engineering
and sciencesummer program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors and non-graduating
seniors from around the country who could benefit from spending a summer on
MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced
scientists and engineers. The program features supervision by an MIT faculty
member and postdoctoral fellow or advanced graduate student; weekly
seminars/workshops; preparation and delivery of a research poster and paper;
individual counseling on academic careers; hands-on training in active,
"real-world" laboratories; and participation in social and cultural activities
in the area.
I am writing to ask for your assistance in identifying underrepresented minority
undergraduates (particularly African American, Latin American and American
Indian/Alaskan Native students) interested in science, technology, engineering,
and math that would benefit from a 9-week,
research-intensive summer program.
Additional program details, applicant requirements and the online application
can be found on the web at mit.edu/msrp.
- Summer Research Fellowship in Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education in biomedical research.
The program is administered by the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP) at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine - a premiere research center in the historic Oakland section of Pittsburgh. The School of Medicine provides an exceptional environment for students to gain research experience under the guidance of internationally recognized scientists.
Information at http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/summer_surp.aspx
- "Snapshots of Chemistry" NSF REU program at the Univeristy of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles offeres a broad selection of research groups in inorganic/biochemistry, physical/theoretical, and organic/materials chemistry for a summer research experience for undergraudates. Apps due on March 15, 2012. See http://chem.usc.edu/reu.html for details