Undergraduate Research Opportunities at NMSU

AMP (New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation)

  • URS (Undergraduate Research Scholars Program) supports undergraduate students in faculty-mentored research projects.
  • Professional development.
  • Preparation for internships, graduate school, and/or workforce.
  • $2,000 stipend, plus $250 materials.

Discovery Scholars Program (DSP)

MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program

Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URS)

Internships, Grant Opportunities and Fellowships Outside NMSU

Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition- Travel to the British Virgin Islands to help the Anegada (Cyclura pinguis)

The Fort Worth Zoo is seeking participants to provide support for its Anegada iguana conservation project. All participants will play a direct role in conservation research and gain  valuable skills in field methods.

For more information see the flyer



IBRO US-Canada Regional Fellowships

The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) is pleased to announce the launch of our 2019 program that will cover the cost for doctoral graduate students and postdoctoral fellows training in neurosciences in US-based minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to attend advanced neuroscience courses. Preference will be given to diverse individuals, as defined by the National Institutes of Health (e.g., African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities). Fellowships will be awarded to support trainees to take neuroscience or related courses at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MB) at Woods Hole, MA, and at Cold Spring Harbor Labs (CSHL; see links below) in 2019. Both laboratories offer a variety of excellent courses, and in addition are outstanding venues for trainees to network with leaders in the field. They also provide collaboration and mentoring opportunities that will be invaluable for future career development.

Check these links for details:

MBL: http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/

CSHL: https://meetings.cshl.edu/courseshome.aspx

Deadlines for applications range from February-June, 2019.


PREP Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of New Mexico (UNM)

This program is for recent graduates (within the past 36 months) who intend to continue their education in the biomedical sciences by entering a PhD program. PREP’s main benefit to the scholars is engagement in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty mentor of their choice while receiving assistance in preparing their PhD applications. We offer many additional benefits including an annual salary of $27,200, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for academic courses, travel support to attend conferences, and many additional activities geared to aid in the overall professional development of our scholars.



Los Alamos National Laboratory

Undergraduate Student Internship Program


Graduate Research Assistant Program



Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award- IRTA

Recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school will spend a year engaged in biomedical investigation at one of NIAID’s research laboratories. The fellowship can be extended for an additional year provided the performance of the trainee is satisfactory and continued support by the laboratory is available.


No application deadline.


The Southwest Environmental Center- Internships Available

Our internships offer the opportunity to gain important skills in conservation work. You’ll learn firsthand how a biodiversity advocacy organization works to mobilize public support, influence public policy and undertake ecological restoration. We have a small staff, so you’ll be an important part of the SWEC team.

Some of our internships pay a small stipend, others are unpaid depending upon our current staff resources. Either way, you’ll receive great work experience and possibly academic credit. We require a 3-6 month commitment, working at least 12 hours per week on a flexible schedule.

We are looking for interns who have excellent written and verbal communication skills, relevant coursework and/or experience, good interpersonal skills for public outreach, the ability to work independently, and a strong commitment to SWEC’s mission of biodiversity protection.


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



National Institute of Health (NIH)

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)


Grad School Opportunities

Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program at UC Davis

BMCDB boasts an energetic and diverse faculty with national and international recognition and well-funded research programs across a broad spectrum of fields.

PhD students are financially supported through research and teaching assitantships and/or fellowships.

  • Support covers tuition, health insurance, fees and stipend
  • 2018-19 stipend is $32,557/year

Fore more information and and a comprehensive look at programs at UC Davis visit:






Graduate Program in Biomedical Anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY)

MS in Biomedical Anthropology

  • innovative, interdisciplinary program
  • prepare for a variety of health-related fields
  • meet the increasing need for versatile professionals in biomedicine & public health

Training & Research

  • teaching, training & research opportunities
  • on-site state-of-the-art wet & dry labs
  • community, national & international fieldwork opportunities