Opportunities

The Echinacea Project-Summer Field Research and Year Round Positions

Summer Field Research in Minnesota

Lab Research at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Year-Round Positions

Coral Restoration Internship Announcement

May 22-August 25, 2017.

For a detailed program description please see https://dept-wp.nmsu.edu/nmsuhhmi/files/2013/06/Application-2017.pdf

Application deadline is March 1, 2017.

NSF REU Program in Medical Informatics (MEDIx)

June 12-August 18, 2017.

  • 10 weeks of full-time research
  • Research in teams of two students under close supervision by DePaul and University of Chicago faculty
  • Variety of research topics in medical informatics
  • $5000 summer stipend plus travel support to/from the REU site at the beginning/end of the program plus subsistence allowance

Application deadline is March 6, 2017.

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.

Sevilletta Station REU Sites Program in Aridland Ecology University of New Mexico

The Sevilleta Field Station is seeking applicants for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). We are looking for 10 Biology REU students for the Summer of 2017. This interdisciplinary REU Site Program at the Sevilleta Field Station in central New Mexico will train undergraduate students who will conduct independent research under the guidance of UNM faculty in Biology, Ecology, Civil Engineering, and Earth and Planetary Sciences, along with scientists from Federal and State agencies. The summer program includes a seminar series, a weekly journal club, an annual symposium, professional development workshops, toastmasters, ethics training, field trips, and opportunities to interact with a multitude of scientists conducting research in the area. Students will conduct independent research in and around the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) and present their projects at the annual symposium to be held in early August 2017. Working at the Sevilleta Field Station and SNWR site invites close interactions among students, faculty, federal scientists, and graduate students.

  • $5,500 Stipend
  • $500 food allowance
  • Travel cost refund up to $600

Application deadline is February 24, 2017.

Oregon State University Toxicology Summer Internship Program

June 18-August 11, 2017.

Students accepted to the internship will participate in laboratory research, and interact with faculty and graduate students at OSU in a variety of venues that will help prepare them to success in a research-intensive doctoral program in toxicology.

  • 8-week program
  • $4,000 stipend
  • housing, living and travel expenses
  • round table discussions
  • seminars, lab, group meetings
  • career developing activities

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Application deadline is April 1, 2017, review of applications will begin January 1, 2017 and awards may be given before April 1, 2017.

University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Neuroscience

Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh.The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.Starting in May of 2017, a select group of talented undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical neuroscience. Admitted students will receive a stipend and university dormitory housing.The 2017 program will run from late May through early August, 2017 (precise dates will be announced in March). Interested students should complete the short pre-application form: https://goo.gl/forms/n8RKA0LdZlYBKmHq2

Application deadline is February 23,2017.

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

Application deadline is March 6, 2017.

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.

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

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Pathways to Science

Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research Opportunities.

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.

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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

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.

Application deadline is February 24, 2017.

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.

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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.

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.

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

https://www.stjude.org/graduate-school

Los Alamos National Labs

Undergraduate Student Programs

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)

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

Education

NIH IRTA (for undergrads at graduation)
No deadline but sooner is better
https://www.training.nih.gov/student/Pre-IRTA/irtamanualpostbac.asp