Southwest Natural Resources Career Tracks (SWNRCT)

This program is a collaboration among Hispanic Serving Institutions in the Southwest United States. The primary objective is to diversify the USDA Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Services labor forces, along with other natural resource agencies, by providing career-track opportunities for underrepresented students in Natural Resource Fields.

Application deadline is November 27, 2017.



National Cancer Institute-Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC)

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the largest component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a world leader in cancer research. NCI recognizes the importance of training and mentoring talented researchers from underrepresented populations and financially disadvantaged backgrounds. Each year highly-qualified students apply for an all expense paid, two-day visit to the main campus of the NIH located in Bethesda, MD, through the Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) program.


INBRE Summer Research at UTEP

Conduct a 10-week intensive research project at UTEP • Become a member of a productive research team and mentoring program • Receive one-on-one guidance from faculty mentors on a cutting-edge biomedical research project in 1 of 7 research nodes:

• Addiction • Cancer • Degenerative and Chronic Diseases • Environmental Health • Health Disparaties • Infectious Diseases • Translational Biomedicine

Applications accepted from November 15, 2017- February 9, 2018.



Indiana University Bloomington-Graduate Programs

The Indiana University Bloomington has a number of research strengths within each of the PhD programs offered, and fully supports their doctoral students (domestic and international) with tuition fee remissions and teaching or research assistantships. Being a major research university allows the students access to state-of-the-art research and facilities in an incredibly collegial environment.

In addition to academic substance, IU students get to live in a city that affords them an excellent quality of life with access to world-class entertainment in the arts, public parks, lush landscapes and Midwestern, small town charm. 

The Indiana University Department of Biology offers three PhD Programs:

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior (EEB)

Genome, Cell and Developmental Biology (GCDB)


Application deadline is December 1, 2017.


Chemistry-Biology Interface Graduate Program-Johns Hopkins University

The CBI Program brings together 28 faculty from the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Public Health and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and provides a diverse selection of research projects for students. In order to assist them in choosing a research advisor, first year graduate students are supported by a NIH Chemical Biology Training Grant. During this time the CBI students participate in three 10-week research rotations that enable them to broaden their research skills and make informed choices of research advisors.



MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Experience

The MD Anderson Summer Experience will take place June 5- Aug.10, 2018. Applications will be accepted between Dec.1 and mid-January.


UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences) Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase diversity in Research

June 4- August 3, 2018

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs offer a NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) funded program entitled the UAMS Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research. This 9 week program was designed to provide students with experiences in cardiovascular, pulmonary, or hematologic research.

To increase interest in research careers, students will be provided with:

1. research, mentoring and networking experiences
2. real-life surgical observations
3. leadership skills
4. lecture series on various research topics and responsible conduct of research training

Application deadline is February 15, 2018.


Field Biology Program at University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center

  • Your own field research
  • Classes in the field (3 credits/summer)
  • Travel tuition and housing provided
  • Summer stipend ($3,500 East, $4,000 West)



New York City Hunter College Master’s Program in Animal Behavior and Conservation

This 36- credit Master of Arts Program enables students interested in animal behavior and conservation (ABC) to develop and enhance their research skills and understanding of the behavior of animals, and to acquire credentials for employment in fields related to ABC. This free-standing MA Program replaces the previous concentration in ABC within the Psychology MA Program with no changes in requirements.


NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. AN REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. 

REU Site


Current CDC Research Opportunities-Research at the CDC


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.



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