Post- Baccalaureate Program- University of Missouri

The MU Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) provides opportunities for members of groups underrepresented in the biomedical sciences who hold a bachelor’s degree to obtain individualized professional development and academic/ professional preparation before entering a PhD program. MU PREP is funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

Application deadline is March 1, 2018.


Cornell Engineering Diversity Programs- Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates

June 10- August 10, 2018.

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

Undergraduate students interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a nine-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor. 

Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP-REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Application deadline is February 15, 2018.



Summer Research for Undergraduates in Marine Biology

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.
Application deadline is February 16, 2018.



2018 Summer REU Internships in Animal Behavior- Indiana University

Every summer, the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB), with generous support from the National Science Foundation, invites ten talented undergraduates to Bloomington, Indiana to work with IU faculty on individualized research projects in animal behavior.

Online Applications will be available starting November 2017.



The Helen Fellowship- American Museum of Natural History

he Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.

This residency allows fellows to conduct research under the guidance of a museum scientist in one of the AMNH’s science divisions, i.e. Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Paleontology, Anthropology, and the Physical Sciences (including Astrophysics and Earth and Planetary Sciences), as well as the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the proposed research projects below, and with the science divisions and researchers associated with these projects. For more information on our research go to www.amnh.org/our-research. Applicants are advised to choose a project from this list that aligns closely with their interests and experience.

Application deadline is January 21, 2018.



EPA Medical Station Assistant Position- Chapel Hill

The successful applicant will assist administrative and communication responsibilities in support of ongoing and upcoming studies. The selected applicant shall support research efforts through preparation of study materials, laboratory supplies, and compilation of study data. Responsibilities will include assisting in the day to day activities of the medical station, compiling medical charts, assisting in the logistics and coordinating activities for meetings and workshops, answering multiple telephone lines, inventorying study supplies, and assisting in basic laboratory activities.


Cancer Research Internship for NMSU Graduate Students

Graduate students at New Mexico State University are invited to apply to conduct cancer research at Fred Hutch in Seattle, Washington in the Division of Public Health Sciences, which includes faculty with expertise in epidemiology, cancer prevention, health disparities, health economics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, and other population science disciplines.To learn more about the specific research interests of Fred Hutch faculty, please visit the Labs / Projects page.The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world-renowned nonprofit research institution working to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer, HIV, and many other diseases.

The program will run from Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10, 2018. In addition, accepted students must participate in a one-week NMSU Biostats Workshop to be held late May 2018. Students must be able to commit to the entire internship period, as well as the workshop, in order to participate.

The application deadline is February 2, 2018.


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.



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