National Institute of Standards and Technology

This program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in mentored independent research on the biology of Switchgrass. The program is funded through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program and is associated with our ongoing interdisciplinary work on the ecology, physiology, and genomic responses of switchgrass to future climate change. Summer students will be immersed in research and learn basic and applied biology through active participation in primarily field-based work. Working as part of our research team, they will contribute to group research projects, design short research projects, and present their work in an end-of-summer student symposium.
Each position is supported for 8-10 weeks beginning the first week of June. Students are awarded a $4500 stipend, plus a housing and food
allowance, and some funds to help defray the cost of traveling to the designated University.

Application deadline is February 19, 2017.

Kansas University Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Summer Research

May 22-July 28, 2017.

Applications are now open for our NSF funded Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program, Models in Evolution, Ecology and Systematics. The program will take place May 22-July 28 2017 in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. In this ten week program, students will participate in mentored, independent research and receive training in research support skills.  “Models” is broadly interpreted to include not only building of theoretical models, but also testing of models (empirical work). More information on projects is available at http://eebreu.ku.edu.
Students will be provided with a generous stipend, housing and meals, and travel to the program. Review of applications begins February 15, 2017 and will continue until all positions are filled. Students must have completed one semester of college level work (including community college), must plan to be enrolled in an undergraduate program during the fall of 2017, and be US citizens or permanent residents. Biology, math and computer science majors are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Georgetown University NSF REU Site Program

May 31-August 5, 2017.

Georgetown University’s REU Site program in Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation’s Capital is seeking talented and engaged undergraduate students.This ten-week program will bring a cohort of ten students to Washington, D.C. to conduct hands-on research in environmental science at Georgetown University and to take part in a mini-curriculum that builds research skills and also explores the intersections of science and public policy. Participating research mentors have expertise in fields including behavior, ecology, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, evolutionary
genetics, mathematical modeling of biological systems, hydrology, statistics for environmental and biological studies, and earth science. See mentor research descriptions on the program web site. Interested students are encouraged to contact potential mentors directly.

Application deadline is February 17, 2017.

The University of Michigan Botanical Station (UMBS) Research Experience for Undergraduates

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region

June 20-August 19, 2017.

  • Stipend of $5,000
  • free room and board at the station
  • Travel allowance

Application deadline March 1, 2017.

Missouri Botanical Garden Summer Experience

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, MO, will be offering an NSF-funded Research Experience in subjects including taxonomy, population genetics and speciation, conservation biology, restoration ecology, biodiversity modeling, and crop development.

  • weekly stipends
  • housing, food, transportation, and funding for research supplies.

Application deadline is March 20, 2017.

University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

May 30-August 5, 2017.

NSF sponsored Research experience in Chichuahuan Desert Biodiversity

  • $5,250 stipend
  • Housing in shared apartments
  • Travel reimbursement from and to El Paso up to $600

UMass Combined Undergraduate Research Opportunity

May 28-August 4, 2017.

  • Intense research experience in state of the art laboratories
  • Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend of $4,000. Stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten weeks program
  • Travel and housing is paid for and arranged by the program
  • Transportation is provided week days to and from the campus
  • Participants prepare and present a professional research poster

Application deadline is March 10, 2017.

Harvard Forest-Harvard University-Summer Research Program

May 22-August 4, 2017.

A summer of mentored research in:

  • Forest Ecosystems & Disturbances
  • Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species
  • Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
  • Agricultural Grazing and Plant Communities
  • Atmospheric Chemistry of Forest Canopies
  • Community Dynamic & Global Climate Change

11 weeks residential program with $5,775 stipend, room & board, full meal plan, and travel.

Application deadline is February 3, 3017.


Cornell University LSAMP Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates.

June 11-August 11, 2017.

CU LSAMP is a nine-week summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest.

Application deadline is February 15, 2017.

Rutgers Rise (Research in Science & Engineering) Summer Internship

Cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects in biological, physical and social sciences, math & engineering, May 29-August 5, 2017

  • Personalized mentor matching
  • Stipend, housing, travel funding
  • Outstanding professional development in scientific writing & speaking, GRE prep, career & grad school workshops, networking & industry site visits
  • Academic year conference participation


Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Summer Research

MTBI is an intensive eight week summer research experience for undergraduates at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. It prepares promising young scientists for the rigors of graduate studies in working at the interface of mathematics, statistics, and the natural and social sciences.

  • Research segment features students working in self-selected groups on research projects of their own choosing.
  • Focus on cooperative learning in a grade-free environment.
  • Computer laboratory dedicated to hands-on activities, students learn how to use Matlab, Mathematica, LaTex and computational software used in the study of dynamical systems.
  • Seminar and lecture topics from guest speakers include such diverse topics as epidemiology, molecular biology, bifurcation theory, and homeland security.
  • Emphasis is on dynamical systems, including stochastic processes and computational modeling.

Application deadline is January 31, 2017.


National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

The NIMBioS Summer Research Experiences (SRE) for undergraduates provides students in math, biology and related fields the opportunity to conduct research in teams with professors, NIMBioS researchers, and collaborators on projects at the interface of math and biology.

Stipend, housing and support for travel provided.

Application deadline is February 15, 2017.


George Melendez Wright Initiative for Young Leaders in Climate Change

The NPS Climate Change Response Program at the University of Washington invites undergraduate, graduate and upper-level graduate students and recent graduates to apply to the 2017 Young Leaders in Climate Change (YLCC) Initiative. The YLCC is a paid summer internship to work on diverse issues related to climate change and its effects in national parks.

The application deadline is January 19, 2017.

Honors College Scholarship for International Research 2017

The 20017 Honors College Scholarship for International Research provides $5,000 to a Sophomore or Junior Crimson Scholar for a self-designed International Travel and Research Experience. The Honors College invites you to attend an informal workshop on:

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4-5 pm, Conroy Honors Center, Lobby.


Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars

The Broad Institute invites 2017 graduating seniors as well as recent college graduates to apply for our exciting post-bac program, the Broad Cancer Genomics Scholars (BCGS).

Broad Institute Summer Research Program

A nine-week program to support and prepare undergraduates for successful biomedical research careers. This NIH-funded program engages students in mentored, cutting-edge research with leading scientists. The program also offers an intensive curriculum outside the lab, emphasizing communication, collaborative problem-solving, graduate school preparation, and demystifying scientific careers. BSRP’s mission is to diversify the biomedical field.

  • $4,250 stipend
  • Free housing
  • Travel to and from Boston
  • Travel sponsorship to a scientific conference to present summer research
  • Intensive weekly workshops focused on professional development, with an emphasis on scientific communication and topics of diversity and inclusion
  • Social and team-building activities

Application deadline is January 31, 2017.


The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington

Is protecting the natural world your job? Could it be?

Don’t be part of the problem. Become part of the solution.

  • Explore interrelationships among lands, waters and communities of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Connect conservation to cultural identity, biodiversity and environmental justice
  • Engage in conservation across climate, water, food and ecosystems

All expenses paid, plus stipend, 8 weeks, mid June through early August 2017.


BUILDing Scholars-Summer Research Program, UTEP

May 30-August 5, 2016

Conduct a 10-week intensive research project at UTEP

Become a member of a productive research team and mentoring program

Receive one-on0one 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 Disparities Infectious Diseases
  • Translational Biomedicine

Includes: Housing and Travel Expenses, $4,000 Stipend

Application deadline is February 1, 2017.


Pathways to Science

Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research Opportunities.

Internships in Plant Biology- Donald Danforth Plant Science Center St. Louis, MO

May 22- August 4, 2017

Experience a rich research environment and learn everything from research design to experimentation to reporting.

  • Hands-on research experience
  • Workshops in state-of-the art facilities
  • Field trips
  • Biotechnology seminars
  • Research paper and symposium

$6,500 stipend and housing for non-local interns.

Application deadline February 8, 2017.

Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota- NSF REU Summer Program

May 30- August 11, 2017

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating invasive to Encourage Resilience)”. Sustainable River is a full-time, paid undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural-stressors affecting the Missouri River. The students will conduct an independent research project, participate in six field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.

Research projects for the summer of 2017:

  • Effects of invasive trees on native floodplain forest vegetation and breeding birds
  • Effects of modified sediment loads on Missouri River and tributary hydrology
  • Effects of invasive fish on Missouri River food webs
  • Construction of a Missouri River participatory geographic information system database
  • Terrestrial land-use changes along the Missouri National Recreational River
  • Understanding competing value claims of the Missouri River
  • Effects of contaminants and pathogens on amphibians along the Missouri River
  • Ethnohistorical relationships among American Indian tribes and the Missouri River
  • Reincorporating prairies into Missouri River landscapes

Student participants will receive a $ 5,775 stipend plus additional funding for food, housing and travel.

 Application deadline is February 28, 2017.

University of New Mexico Undergraduate Pipeline Network

May 31-August 4, 2017

The Undergraduate Pipeline Network summer research experience will work to cultivate your interest in research while helping you attain skills needed to apply for and succeed in your research career.

Conduct research in one of the following areas for 10 weeks at a nationally recognized Health Science Center:

  • Brain & Behavioral Neurosciences
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease
  • Community Based/Health Disparities
  • Environmental Toxicology & Pharmacology
  • Infectious Disease & Immunity

Receive a summer stipend up to $5,000

Application deadline is February 15, 2017.


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

United States Culture Collection Network Internship Program

US students and researchers interested in learning how to preserve, store, and document living microbe specimens are invited to apply to the US Culture Collection Network for 2-12 day internships at some of the country’s leading microbial repositories.

Amgen Scholars-UC Berkley Summer Program

The Amgen Scholars Program is a national ten-campus program to increase research opportunities for students committed to pursuing careers in the sciences. This program provides research, experience, enhances participants research skills, and increases their competitiveness as candidates for admission to prestigious graduate institutions.

Application deadline is February 1, 2017.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-Undergraduate Research at Science Park

Summer Program in Cancer Research- June 5-August 11, 2017

For ten weeks during the summer, SPCR students participate in hypothesis-driven, project-based investigations and attend a weekly lunch lecture series covering topics such as DNA structure and repair, epigenetics, stem cells, signal transduction and apoptosis, and emerging analytical techniques. Other activities include social events and tours of the MD Anderson Houston and Bastrop campuses. The program culminates in the SPCR Scientific Symposium, where interns give a 10-minute presentation describing their research results. It is not uncommon for students to make significant research contributions and to earn co-authorship on scientific abstracts and manuscripts. SPCR students receive a stipend of $5,000 for the 10 weeks. 

Application deadline is February 17, 2017.

Summer ORISE Fellowships Opportunities at CDC-May 22-July 28, 2017

The candidate will work on projects associated with developing and applying new analytical methods to characterize and quantiate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.

Stipend: approximately $2,800/month for full time undergraduate student fellows and $3,480 for full-time graduate student fellows.

Apply online at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2708


Border Latino & American Indian Summer Exposure to Research-June 6-August 10, 2017

Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) was created to address health disparities in Arizona’s ethnically diverse and fast-growing communities. This cutting edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing the junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent UA health sciences researchers. This is a premier research experience for undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds arming them with skills to make them competitive and successful in their pursuit of post-secondary education and research.

This program is held annually in the summer to allow students the opportunity to immerse themselves on campus at the University of Arizona – the next program runs June 6 to August 9, 2016. The inaugural class consisted of 15 students. Starting with the 2016 program, 18 students will participate with a goal of sustaining 25 students annually when the program is fully operational. Importantly, this program is offered to students at no cost and they receive a $3,000 stipend, housing, and undergraduate credit for their work.

Current CDC Research Opportunities-Research at the CDC

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.

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

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