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CDC Research Opportunities

Bio Med SURF-Yale University-BioMed Summer Undergraduate Fellowships

Program Dates: June 5-August 2, 2017

BioMed SURF is a research-intensive summer training program in biomedicine at Yale University School of Medicine. The program is designed for students with little or no prior research experience who plan to obtain a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences. Students are matched to a research mentor and laboratory based on their area of interest. Research mentors are available in may departments, including Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurosciences, Microbiology and Pharmacology. Our program is designed for freshman and sophomore students who have completed at least one semester of college-level biology, chemistry or physics at the time of application. Hands-on training in research techniques, data acquisition, and analysis will be provided.

Program Flyer

Application deadline is January 13, 2017.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Intensive 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for students interested in biomedical research.

Areas of Research:

Basic Science

  • Clinical Research
  • Human Biology
  • Public Health
  • Vaccine and Infectious Disease

Program Components:

  • Research Seminars
  • Prof. Development Workshops
  • “Mixers”
  • Social Activities
  • Competitive Poster Session

Compensation, Travel, and Housing:

  • $4,794 (minus taxes)
  • Travel support ($450)
  • Housing is available at the University of Washington for ~$2,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent residents
  • Currently enrolled, rising senior
  • Strong background in the sciences

Apply by January 13, 2017 at https://www.fredhutch.org/en/education-training/undergraduate-students.html

For more information contact Dr. Michèle Shuster at mshuster@nmsu.edu

One- Year Arizona State University Master of Science & Technology Policy

The program is suited to anyone interested in a career where they work to ensure that science and technology serve society through responsive and effective policy development and implementation. For more information visit https://sfis.asu.edu/mstp-welcome.


Brandeis University REU Program

The Brandeis REU Summer Research Program in Cell and Molecular Visualization. This 10-week program provides summer research opportunities for students majoring in the life sciences. For more information look at the Brandeis REU Summer Research Program in Cell and Molecular Visualization. This 10-week program provides summer research opportunities for students majoring in the life sciences. For more information visit http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/undergrad/summerResearch/.

Application deadline is March 7, 2017.

2016-17 Student Grants In Botany

The Otero Chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico is offering up to $4000 in grants for the fall 2016 semester. The grant(s) may be awarded to one person or split among several applicants. Grant applications will be considered from New Mexico State University & New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology upper level undergraduates (juniors and seniors), as well as graduate students with career interests in botany, ecology, conservation biology or land management that includes a focus on plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert Ecoregion. Additional points will be awarded for projects occurring within the Chihuhuan Desert in New Mexico. Funds are intended to assist with the implementation of the student’s grant proposal. See application guidelines at http://www.npsnm.org/about/chapters/otero/.

Application deadline is November 14, 2016.


Soros Fellowships for Graduate Studies

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a merit-based graduate school fellowship for immigrants and children of immigrants who are 30 or younger as of the application deadline: November 1, 2016. Every year the program selects 30 Fellows, each of whom receives up to $90,000 over one to two years for full-time graduate study in any discipline or profession at a US graduate institution. Fellows also join an extraordinary community of past recipients that includes over 550 New Americans working at the tops of their respective fields. If born abroad, an applicant must be a naturalized citizen, a green card holder, or a DACA recipient. If born in the United States, an applicant’s parents must have been born abroad as non-US citizens. Applicants must be applying to graduate school or in the first two years of their graduate program as of the application deadline. More information and a link to the online application can be found at www.pdsoros.org.

Cornell University Diversity Recruitment Weekend, April 21-23, 2017

The Cornell University Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) are pleased to announce our first PhD *Diversity* and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend happening April 21-23, 2017. This event will introduce attendees to our departments and connect them with faculty members that share research interests, as well as to help familiarize them with the graduate school application process. Participant housing and meals will be covered, as well as up to $400 in travel expenses. We are accepting applications from underrepresented minority and first-generation college students who are interested in applying to graduate school during the fall/winter 2017 application cycle. More information can be found at http://cudiversityrecruitment.weebly.com

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2016.

Biology Departmental Scholarships

It is time to apply for fall 2016 Biology Scholarships. Please make sure that you have first enrolled in Scholar Dollar$ in order to be eligible for the Biology Departmental Scholarships. You will also need to prepare a personal statement to be submitted at the time of your application.

More information and online application at http://bio.nmsu.edu/undergrads/scholarships/

Application deadline is October 14, 2016, 5 pm.

Costa Rica Field Courses

Winter Session
Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation, January 1 – 16, 2017
Summer Session
Primate Behavior and Conservation, June 15 – July 11, 2017
Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation, July 15 -30, 2017
Birds of Costa Rica, July 15- 30, 2017

Sponsoring Organizations: DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics in collaboration with Osa Conservation and Planet Conservation. For more information see www.DANTA.INFO


Brookhaven National Laboratory, Winter College Mini- Semester Program

The program will be conducted by BNL researchers and will operate from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for five
days. It will expose students to the wide range of research projects conducted at BNL, help them to
understand different pathways to scientific careers, and develop networking opportunities with the BNL
scientific community and administrators. The program format includes orientation, classroom
instruction, a communication workshop, tours of research facilities, BNL based literature research
assignments, reverse interviews with scientists and engineers, group oral presentations, scientific
lectures and safety overviews. First-hand reinforcement of concepts learned will be supported and
enhanced by BNL researchers and technical staff.


Application deadline is November 1, 2016.

Internship Opportunity at the Ocean Research Unit in Mossel Bay, South Africa

Oceans Campus is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students of all levels to become a member of the Oceans Research Unit in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

The renowned Oceans Research Internship offers a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for students to gain hands on practical training in conducting  research on South Africa’s marine mega-fauna, including the great white shark. Interns join our scientists daily on their research expeditions to  conduct groundbreaking research and experiments involving Mossel Bay’s sharks and marine mammals.

Being a part of this internship, students will gain valuable insight and training in the latest research techniques and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be a successful marine biologist.

If you feel that this opportunity is something that may be interesting or  beneficial to your students please feel free to pass this information onto them and I would be happy to supply more information.


Cancer Research Opportunities- St. Jude

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program


Los Alamos National Labs

Undergraduate Student Programs

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)



NIH IRTA (for undergrads at graduation)
No deadline but sooner is better


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