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Research Opportunities at Other Universities

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Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
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 Caltech's Amgen Scholars program provides students the opportunity to conduct research in biology, chemistry, and bio-technical related fields under the guidance of seasoned research mentors. Amgen Scholarships may be offered in the following fields:  biochemistry • bioengineering • bioinformatics • chemical and biomolecular engineering • biopsychology • biotechnology • chemistry • immunology • medical pharmacology • microbiology • molecular genetics • molecular medicine • molecular pharmacology • molecular, cell, and developmental biology • neurobiology • neuroscience • pathology • physiological psychology • physiological science • statistics • toxicology

Eligibility:

• Must be sophomores (with at least 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college course work), juniors, or non-graduating seniors attending 4-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
 • May not be under any disciplinary sanction
 • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
 • Must have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
 
 • Students who have been an Amgen Scholar, at any U.S. site, are not eligible. Please consider applying through the Caltech SURF program.
 

Timeline:

June 17, 2013 - August 23, 2013

Compensation:

$5,500 stipend; $1500 room and $1200 board allowance; non-Caltech students will receive support for their travel to and from Pasadena.

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest
California Institute of Technology
Feb 14, 2015
NIST Surf: National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Description:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Gaithersburg, MD Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is available for students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering. These programs require an organizational application from the college/university, not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. This proposal will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials provided by each student applicant. Students can participate in any one of the six NIST laboratories:
 • Material Measurement Laboratory
 • Physical Measurement Laboratory
 • Engineering Laboratory
 • Information Technology Laboratory
 • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
 • NIST Center for Neutron Research
 SURFing is a partnership, supported by NIST, NSF, and the participating colleges/universities. We anticipate providing meaningful research opportunities for approximately 130 students in the Gaithersburg site-wide program. The NIST facilities are located just outside Washington, DC.

Eligibility:

• Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
 • Must be an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college with a scientific major.
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
 • Must be interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S. or Ph.D.)
 

Timeline:

May 23, 2013 - August 9, 2013 and June 6, 2013 - August 9, 2013 (adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules)

Compensation:

$5,500 stipend; free summer housing; travel allotments (as needed)

Website:

http://nist.gov/surfgaithersburg

Special Notes:

Note that applications for participation in the SURF program are only accepted from colleges or universities, and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the NIST SURF program. This proposal, using the forms provided, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials provided by each student applicant.
Gaithersburg, MD
Feb 13, 2015
NIST Surf: National Institute of Standards and Technology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Description:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering. Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the SURF NIST Boulder program. This proposal, consisting of forms provided by NIST Boulder, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials to be provided by each student applicant.Opportunities are available in the fields of:
     •Chemical Science and Technology
     •Electronics and Electrical Engineering
     •Information Technology
     •Materials Science and Engineering
     •Physics
 NIST anticipates providing research opportunities for approximately 22 SURFers at the NIST facilities in Boulder, Colorado.

Eligibility:

• Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
 • Must be an undergraduate at a U.S. university or college with a technical major.
 • Applicants must be covered by health insurance through their school or family.
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better.
 • New applicants must be enrolled to continue their undergraduate education for fall 2013. Previous SURF NIST Boulder participants who will graduate in spring 2013 are also eligible.
 

Timeline:

May 20, 2013 - August 2, 2013 (adjustments may be made to accommodate specific academic schedules)

Compensation:

$5,500 stipend

Website:

http://nist.gov/surfboulder

Special Notes:

Applications for participation in the Boulder SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students. Please prepare a single proposal from your institution to the SURF NIST Boulder program. This proposal, consisting of forms provided by NIST Boulder, will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials to be provided by each student applicant.
Boulder, CO
Feb 13, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
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 Columbia University and Barnard College now offer a summer research program to a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. This is a chance to experience the joys of discovering something completely new while learning to overcome the challenges inherent in scientific research. Students work at Columbia University (either at the Morningside Heights campus or at the Medical Center campus) or Barnard College.

Eligibility:

• Must be sophomores (with at least 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college course work), juniors, or non-graduating seniors attending 4-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
 • Must not be under any disciplinary sanction
 • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
 • Must have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
 

Timeline:

May 27, 2013 - August 31, 2013 ?????????????????

Compensation:

$4000 stipend; $500 in flex; free housing on the Morningside campus of Columbia University.

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest
Columbia University/Barnard College
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
  
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 Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will have opportunities to conduct research, analyze data, present research results, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and develop working relationships with MIT faculty mentors and other research staff.

Eligibility:

 
 • Must be enrolled in four-year colleges and universities (including MIT) in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories
 • Must have a U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency
 • Must be a Sophomore (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Junior, or non-graduating seniors who plan to continue undergraduate studies in Fall 2013.
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above (based on a 4.0 scale)
 • Must have an interest in pursuing graduate school, including a PhD or MD-PhD
  

Timeline:

June 10, 2013 - August 9, 2013

Compensation:

$4,600 stipend; free housing in a designated MIT residence hall; $800 food allowance

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest

Special Notes:

Space in the the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is limited; up to 25 undergraduates will be admitted for Summer 2013.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
  
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 The Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program is a fully funded, nine week, residential research program. It offers undergraduates who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in the sciences a unique opportunity for advanced research experience within a world class university.

Eligibility:

 
 • Must be a sophomores, junior, or non-graduating senior
 • Must have completed at least 3 semesters or 4 quarters of their undergraduate degree
 • Must be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate institution in the U.S.
 • Must be an American citizen or permanent resident
 • Must be students who, by reason of their culture, class, race, ethnicity, disability, background, work and life experiences, and/or skills and interests would bring diversity to graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences.
 

Timeline:

June 22, 2013 - August 24, 2013

Compensation:

$3,500 stipend; free summer housing, meal; travel to and from the summer research program

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest

Special Notes:

The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.
Stanford University
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
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  Amgen Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley participate in 10 weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Each student participates directly in a faculty member’s laboratory and works directly with faculty, a postdoctoral scholar, and/or a graduate student. In the lab, students have the opportunity to participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club, and other lab activities. UC Berkeley's program offers students the opportunity to learn from leading scientists working on cutting-edge research across several disciplines including; biological sciences, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility:

 
 • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (international students are ineligible)
 • Must be an undergraduate student enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories
 • Must be a sophomore (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), junior, or non-graduating senior who is returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate studies (freshmen and students enrolled in community colleges are ineligible)
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
 • Must have an interest in research and the pursuit of a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
 • Prior research experience preferred
 • No prior participation as an Amgen Scholar (previous Amgen Scholars are ineligible to participate)
 

Timeline:

May 27, 2013 - August 2, 2013

Compensation:

$4,000 stipend; round-trip travel to Berkeley; free on-campus housing and meal plan

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest

Special Notes:

Participation in the National Amgen Scholars Program Symposium at UCLA in July 2013 (all expenses paid).
University of California, Berkeley
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
  
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  Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply. Students will be paired with a UCLA faculty mentor if the student does not already have a mentor at UCLA. Please visit the Amgen Faculty web site for information on over 100 potential mentors on the UCLA campus.

Eligibility:

 
 • Must be a U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents
 • Must be an undergraduate enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories.
 • Must be a Sophomore (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), juniors or non-graduating senior (who is returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate experience).
 • Must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above.
 • Must be interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
 

Timeline:

June 23, 2013 - August 30, 2013

Compensation:

$3,500 stipend ($350/week for 10 weeks); free on-campus housing (some meals provided); travel allowance (A travel allowance of up to $500 is offered to non-UCLA out of state students for travel to/from Los Angeles. Non-UCLA students who reside in California will be offered a travel allowance of up to $250.)

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest
University of California, Los Angeles
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
  
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  The UCSD Amgen Scholars Program is a 10-week, full-time research experience for undergraduates, supported by the Amgen Foundation.

Eligibility:

• Must be a sophomore (with at least 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college course work), junior, or non-graduating senior attending 4-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
 • May not be under any disciplinary sanction
 • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
 • Must have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

Timeline:

June 24, 2013 - August 30, 2013

Compensation:

$3,600 stipend; On-campus housing and a board allowance; $500 travel allowance is offered to non-UCSD students for travel to/from San Diego

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest
University of California, San Diego
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
  
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 The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research opportunities at UCSF for undergraduates in science and biotechnology. In addition to the summer research experience, participants will join other Amgen Scholars from across the country at a symposium, at which they will share their summer experiences.

Eligibility:

• Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
 • Must be a student with a strong desire to pursue a PhD, or MD-PhD. Individuals interested in medical school should not apply.
 • Must be a Student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or masters degree program who will have completed at least 4 semesters or 4 quarters of college work at the start of the summer program and have prior research experience
 • May be a non-graduating seniors, seniors who do not plan to begin graduate study in the fall immediately following graduation, and continuing masters students.
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible for the Amgen Scholars Program
 • Underrepresented minority, socio-economically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, and students with limited access to research laboratories are particularly encouraged to apply
 • Prior research experience is required.
 

Timeline:

May 26, 2013 - August 2, 2013

Compensation:

$ 4,000 stipend; $500 allowance for travel to and from San Francisco; free housing in San Francisco (double-occupancy); Health insurance coverage; Public transportation pass

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest
University of California, San Francisco
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
  
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  The University of Washington’s (UW) Amgen Scholars Program provides a transformative opportunity for some of the nation’s top undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research. This summer program places selected students in premiere research groups under the direction of UW faculty in the biomedical sciences and provides related seminars, career exploration, graduate school preparation, and other activities. The program enables students to explore connections between their undergraduate major areas of study and future post-graduate study focused on research in science, biotechnology and related fields. The UW Amgen Scholars Program will host 25 undergraduates each summer competitively selected from a national pool of applicants (including current UW undergraduates).
 

Eligibility:

• Must be sophomores (with at least 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college course work), juniors, or non-graduating seniors attending 4-year colleges or universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territories
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
 • May not be under any disciplinary sanction
 • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
 • Must have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

Timeline:

June 24, 2013 - August 23, 2013

Compensation:

$3,500 stipend; free room and board; health insurnace; round trip travel from participants' home institutions is funded by the program.

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest
University of Washington
Feb 02, 2015
Amgen Scholars: U.S. Program

Description:

The Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at ten of the nation’s leading educational institutions. As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
 • Take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience, and contribute to the advancement of science
 • Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists
 • Attend scientific seminars, workshops, and other networking events
 Students also participate in the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium, which is a mid-summer symposium where they hear firsthand from leading scientists in industry and academia. The U.S. symposium is held in California and provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the U.S.
  
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  Washington University in St. Louis is recognized as a preeminent research and educational institution. The University provides education, leadership and an environment that future scientists need as they prepare to solve emerging biological problems. We will select scholars based on their academic record, ability, potential to understand scientific principles and intellectual curiosity that will likely make them successful in a research career. We will assess these qualities by carefully reviewing a personal statement and letters from two faculty in the sciences who can address the student’s interest in, and potential for, a career in research. Come and discover the tradition of academic and scientific excellence in a supportive environment as an Amgen scholar at Washington University.

Eligibility:

• Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents
 • Must be undergraduates enrolled in a four-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico or other U.S. Territory at time of application and participation in the program.
 • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2
 • Must be Sophomores with (4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors, and Non-Graduating Seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate studies)
 • Must have an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D.

Timeline:

May 28, 2013 - August 2, 2013

Compensation:

$4000 stipend; free housing on Danforth Campus; meal card; round trip travel from participants' home institutions is funded by the program.

Website:

http://amgenscholars.com/web/guest
Washington University in St. Louis
Feb 02, 2015
CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program

Description:

The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) is committed to educating and training future leaders in the biomedical sciences, with a special emphasis on advancing laboratory, clinical, behavioral and translational pediatric research. CRISSP at a Glance:
  • Full-time mentored research experience
  • Opportunities in laboratory, clinical, behavioral, and translational research
  • World-renowned faculty mentors and training program
  • Clinical shadowing opportunities
  • Independent research project
  • Summer stipend $4,000
  • Ten-week program from 6/2/2014 to8/8/2014
  • Applications consist of:
  • Application Form
  • Essay
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
    1. One academic
    2. One academic, personal, or professional
  • Transcript
  • CV/Resume

Eligibility:

All undergraduate students and graduating seniors are eligible to apply, provided that they:
  • Are enrolled full-time in an accredited college/university
  • Have a minimum 3.3 overall GPA and a strong interest in biomedical research
  • Are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents

Timeline:

Ten-week program from 6/2/2014 to 8/8/2014

Compensation:

Summer stipend $4,000

Website:

http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/crissp/index.php

Special Notes:

Completed applications are due by 5:00pm (EST) on January 31, 2014.
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 01, 2015
NASA USRP: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Description:

NASA USRP is an internship program that offers NASA research and development opportunities to undergraduate students. USRP internship opportunities give students the ultimate workforce preparatory experience for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). USRP is one of most highly comprehensive internship programs for undergraduate students within the STEM majors. Students work on practical problems that will see real applications in aerospace or on future NASA missions. These immersive NASA opportunities combine scientific research with professional hands-on engineering. A USRP internship will be the first step toward a career at NASA, or within the science and engineering workforce. USRP internship opportunities are offered year round in the Fall, Summer, and Spring.

Eligibility:

NASA is seeking participation from students who represent America’s rich and diverse population. Female and male students of all races, creeds, colors, national origins, ages, and disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to participate in NASA-USRP:
 • U.S. Citizenship. Permanent residents or other visa categories are not accepted.
 • Classified as a Sophomore, Junior or Senior before the expected commencement of the internship session.
 • Academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in engineering, mathematics, computer science, or physical sciences or life sciences.
 • Demonstrated strong interest/commitment to one of the above career fields or disciplines (e.g., science/math/engineering fairs, clubs, or awards; tutoring/mentoring; internships or other related experience).
 • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
 • Students that have participated in a past USRP internship may only participate in USRP one time in a given calendar year.
 

Timeline:

Spring Session: January – May
 Summer Session: June – August
 Fall Session: September - December
 (For students attending universities that are on the quarter system, winter and spring quarters translate into the USRP spring session.)
 

Compensation:

For Fall/Spring (15-week) positions: $9,500 For Summer (10-week) positions: $6,500 * Please Note: Stipends are meant to cover costs of housing and food.

Website:

http://usrp.usra.edu/
Varies by area of research (http://usrp.usra.edu/students/locations/)
ORISE/ORAU Database: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Engineering/Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Description:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) institute managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORISE addresses national needs by:
 • Assessing and analyzing environmental and health effects of radiation, beryllium and other hazardous materials;
 • Maintaining medical and national security radiation emergency management and response capabilities; and
 • Managing education programs to help ensure a robust supply of scientists, engineers and technicians to meet future science and technology needs.
 ORISE creates opportunities for collaboration through partnerships with other DOE facilities, federal agencies, academia and industry in a manner consistent with DOE objectives and the ORISE mission.
 In alignment with the mission, ORISE’s capabilities are divided into seven programmatic areas:
 • Science Education
 • National Security and Emergency Management
 • Radiation Emergency Medicine
 • Occupational Exposure and Worker Health
 • Health Communication and Technical Training
 • Scientific and Technical Resource Integration
 • Independent Environmental Assessment and Verification
 ORISE offers a variety of research internships/opportunities for undergraduate students in these program areas. Please use the ORISE website as a resource for finding these varied opportunities.
 

Eligibility:

Varies by program

Timeline:

Varies by program

Compensation:

Varies by program

Website:

http://see.orau.org/ http://see.orau.org/AcademicStatus.aspx?type=Undergrad
Varies by program
U.S. Department of Energy Science Undergraduates Laboratory Internships (SULI)

Description:

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs.
 The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE National Laboratories.
 

Eligibility:

o Must be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution, including community college.
 o Must have completed at least one (1) year as a matriculating undergraduate student at the time of application
 o Must have an undergraduate cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
 o Must be 18 years or older by the beginning of the SULI term.
 o Must be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien at the time of applying. Proof of US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien status will be requested upon acceptance of internship offer.
 o Must have earned a high school diploma or a GED equivalent at the time of applying. Proof of an earned diploma or GED should be provided on applicant’s transcripts.
 Please Note: Applicants who will complete their undergraduate degree prior to beginning their internship may apply as a “Graduating Senior” under the following caveats: (1) if the applicant has not yet started a program of graduate study and will not matriculate as a graduate student prior to completing the SULI term and (2) if the time period between receipt of an undergraduate degree and the beginning of the SULI term is less than one year.
 

Timeline:

10 weeks in duration for the Summer Term: May - August); 16 weeks in duration for the Fall: August - December; Spring (January - May)

Compensation:

$500 stipend per week during the internship period; Selected students are reimbursed for one round trip domestic travel to the host laboratory [(if permanent address is more than 50 miles from the host laboratory). Transportation expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of the most direct route. Travel by a private automobile will be reimbursed at the current government rate up to a maximum of $500.00 or the cost of the lowest commercial airfare, whichever is lower. Travel by air will be reimbursed at the cost of the lowest commercial airfare.]; An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements.

Website:

http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/

Special Notes:

o Applicants are limited to participation in SULI to no more than two (2) internships.
 o Applicants can apply to the SULI program a maximum of three (3) times.
 
Varies by program
National Institute of Health Summer Internship Program (NIH SIP) in Biomedical Research

Description:

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.
 Awards cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.
 

Eligibility:

o Must be 16 years of age or older at the start of the program.
 o Must be currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.
 o Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
 

Timeline:

May-June (8 weeks)

Compensation:

Stipends are adjusted yearly and are based on prior experience. More information on stipends is available online.

Website:

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip

Special Notes:

The online application requires submission of the following:
 o A curriculum vitae/resume
 o A list of coursework and grades (no official transcripts necessary at time of application)
 o A cover letter describing research interests and career goals
 o Names and contact information for two (2) references
 Please Note: Applicants may also specify the scientific methodologies or disease/organ systems that interest them.
 
National Institutes of Health on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Phoenix, Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.
Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)

Description:

The Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. NREIP provides competitive research internships to approximately 238 college students (174 undergraduate students and 64 graduate students) each year. Participating students typically spend ten weeks during the summer doing research at approximately 19 DoN laboratories. To participate, a student must be enrolled at an accredited 4 year US college or university and have completed their freshman year before beginning the internship.

Eligibility:

Any eligible student (i.e. sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student) who is enrolled at a 4 year U.S. college or university deemed accredited by the U.S. Department of Education will be eligible to participate in the NREIP program.
 •Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Dual citizens may be accepted ONLY at Naval Research Laboratories.
 •Students graduating in the Spring 2013 semester are eligible to apply.
 •Applicants must be a Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate student to apply.  If you are a Freshman you may still apply but you must have reached Sophomore status before starting at the lab.
 •Applicants should have majors relevant to the research interests of the laboratories.
 
 

Timeline:

August- May (10 weeks); Start Dates will vary based upon the lab.  The earliest anyone can start at a lab is the first week in May.

Compensation:

Stipends are paid monthly (May-August) and vary as follows: • Sophomores receive $5,385 stipend • Juniors and Seniors receive $8,075 stipend • Graduate students receive $10,750 stipend

Website:

http://nreip.asee.org/

Special Notes:

Please Note: Students enrolled in a BS/MS program will be eligible for the graduate stipend when they have been accepted into the dual degree program and have earned enough credits equivalent to a BS degree.
 Please Note: Housing is not included in the compensation.
 
Varies by Lab (http://nreip.asee.org/labs)
ThinkSwiss Research Exchange Program

Description:

ThinkSwiss is an official program of the Swiss Confederation – promoting exchanges and sharing knowledge between the U.S. and Switzerland. ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2-3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields. By accepting the scholarship, students agree to participate in a blog to share experiences during their research stay in Switzerland. After returning to the U.S., ThinkSwiss scholars also agree to carry out at least one activity as student "ambassadors" to promote Swiss research.

Eligibility:

• Must be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. university/college
 • Must be a graduate student or an undergraduate student who will have completed sophomore year by the time the research stay in Switzerland begins
 • Must provide a written confirmation from a professor at a Swiss university that he/she will accept you for a research stay in his/her group
 • Must provide proof of insurance coverage that will be applicable while living and studying in Switzerland
 • German, French, or Italian language skills are not required but would be helpful in navigating daily life while in Switzerland. Working language will generally be English.
 

Timeline:

ThinkSwiss Scholars are able to schedule their research stay for any time during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Compensation:

• Monthly scholarship of CHF 1,050 (Swiss francs)/approximately $1,000 for a period of 2-3 months. • Half of the scholarship will be paid at the beginning and half at the end of your research stay, after your final report has been received. • Please Note: This stipend will cover approximately 2/3 of the average student's living costs. • Compensation does not cover costs of travel, housing, or health, accident, or liability insurance.

Website:

http://www.thinkswiss.org/academic-opportunities/research-scholarship

Special Notes:

Application Requirements include:
 • Cover letter, including information about your educational and professional background, goals for your research stay in Switzerland, why you have chosen that particular Swiss university, give one reason why you would make an excellent student "ambassador" and suggest an activity with which you could promote Swiss research at your U.S. university
 • Résumé
 • Letter of acceptance by a professor at a Swiss university into his/her research group
 • A current official university/college transcript
 • A letter of reference from a senior academic in your field of study
 
Switzerland; exact location varies by lab
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Description:

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department, or on interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. A partnership with the Department of Defense supports REU Sites in DoD-relevant research areas. (2) REU Supplements may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects or may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements.
 Students may not apply to NSF to participate in REU activities. Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the online directory of active REU Sites.
 

Eligibility:

• Must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.
 • Other eligibility requirements vary by REU site.
 

Timeline:

Varies by location.

Compensation:

Varies by location.

Website:

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/reu_search.cfm
Varies by program