Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities

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Because most students in the McNair Scholars Program will do research during the summer between their junior and senior years, freshman and sophomores are often left wondering how to best utilize their summers. The number and diversity of summer research opportunities around the United States and even the world present some very exiting opportunities. If you're looking for some research experience, please take the time to look through some of these options.

An excellent online resource for helping you find/helping you through undergraduate research opportunities is the WebGURU research guide at Northeastern University.  Also available are Central Michigan University's site as well as Westminster College's site.  Both have links to outside universities' Summer Research opportunities. Be sure to check them out.

University/Program

Eligible Majors

 

App. Deadline                  

RISE at Rutgers various   Rolling admissions. Reviewing begins January 15

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

biology/ecology

 

January 25

MSRP at MIT

science/ engineering/ math

 

January 25

MIT Summer Research Program

research in labs

 

January 25

RISE at Rutgers/UMDNJ

science/engineering

 

Rolling (review begins January 30)

U Washington BioMed RAP

health sciences

 

January 31

Medical University of S. Carolina SURP

health sciences

 

January 31

U of M Cardiovascular Center Summer Research Fellowship

cardiovascular research

 

January 31 (Recommendation forms may be completed through February 15)

RISE at Rutgers/UMDNJ

science/engineering

 

Rolling (review begins January 30)

UCSD Amgen Scholars Program

various   February 1

Leadership Alliance SR-EIP

various

 

February 1

NSF at Notre Dame REU

biological sciences

 

February 1

U Arizona SRI

various

 

February 1

Minority Health Disparities

biomedical

 

February 1

Miami University Ecology REU

ecology

 

February 1

UC Berkeley Summer Research

various

 

February 1

Rockefeller University SURF

biology/health sciences

 

February 1

St. Jude's Pediatric Oncology Education

health sciences

 

February 1

U Penn Summer Internship Program

biology/biomed sciences

 

February 1

U Virginia Curry School of Education Summer Research

education

 

February 1

UCSD Amgen Scholars

science/ engineering

 

February 1

Columbia SURF/Amgen programs

biology

 

February 1

UCSF Summer Research Opp.

health sciences

 

February 1

U of M Pre- MSTP Summer Biomedical Research Program

MD/PhD (clinical medicine)

 

February 1

UCLA Summer Programs

various

 

February 1

U Illinois Chicago Summer Research

various

 

February 1

OSU Success Program

MD/PhD or PhD in biomedical science

 

February 1

NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory

high performance computing

 

February 1

 U of M Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

physiology and/or biomedical sciences

 

February 1

Marquette University Summer Undergraduate Research

Biological sciences

 

February 1

U of M Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Molecular and integrative physiology

 

February 1

UCSD Amgen Scholars Program

Life sciences or biotechnology fields

 

February 1

Amgen Scholars for 10 Universities

science & biotechnology

 

February 1 except for Caltech - February 15

U Nebraska- Lincoln REU

science/math

 

Priority Deadline February 1, Complete Applications due by February 15

REU summer program at University of New Mexico Health Science Center summer program

various  

February 3

UC Irvine Summer Research Programs

various

 

February 6

Duke Summer Research Program

health sciences

 

February 8

UT Southwestern Summer Research Fellowships

biomedical sciences

 

February 9

UT Southwestern Summer Research Fellowships

quantitative/physical sciences

 

February 9

U Michigan Summer Research Program

various

 

February 10

Mentoring Summer Research Internship Prog. at 11 schools

Ph.D.

 

February 10

Ohio State Summer Research Program

various

 

February 10

Northwestern Summer Research Program

various

 

February 10

Committee on Institution Cooperation

various

 

February 10

University of Michigan Summer Research Program

various

 

February 10

UIUC Summer Research Programs

various

 

February 10

U Michigan ICPSR Summer Research

social sciences

 

February 13

 Roswell Park Cancer Institute

 biomedical life sciences

 

 February 15

University of California, Riverside- Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP)

various

 

February 15

Kansas State University Summer REU

various

 

February 15

University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

biomedical research

 

February 15

Maryland Overview of UMD SRI

doctoral in social & behavioral sciences

 

February 15

University of New Hampshire McNair Research Program

various

 

February 15

 KSU Sustainability REU

Ph.D.

 

February 15

NSF at University of Arizona's CMDITR REU

(Georgia Tech and University of Washington also on site)

sciences

 

February 15

KSU Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP)

various

 

February 15

Clarkston University REU

various

 

February 15

U Maryland Summer Research Initiative

social sciences

 

February 15

UC Berkeley COINS Undergrad Research Program

sciences/engineering

 

February 15

KSU Chemical Engineering REU

science or engineering

 

Preference by February 15

U Nebraska Summer Research

various

 

February 15 (priority)
March 1 (final)

NSF REU at Purdue

molecular and biochemical analysis of proteins

 

February 15 priority

U Akron REU

ecology

 

February 16

University of Florida SURE Program

science/math/engineering

 

February 16

UCR MSRIP

various

 

February 17

U Minnesota Multicultural Research Program

various

 

February 17

KSU Physics REU

physics

 

February 18

University of California, Riverside (MSRIP)

various

 

February 18

REU University of Texas Health Science Center- Interaction Summer Undergraduate Research Program

various

 

 

February 18

 

Texas A&M Summer Research Program

health sciences

 

February 19

U Idaho Environmental Sciences REU

science/ engineering

 

February 19

U Utah Summer Research Program

various

 

February 20

KSU Chemistry REU: Biosecurity

chemistry

 

Begins Feb. 21 until 10 spots have been filled

REU in Nanotechnology

nanotechnology

 

February 28

UMass Amherst REU Program

nanotechnology

 

February 28

University of Arizona's B2 REU

sciences

 

Page will update when accepting more applications

UofM Cancer Research Summer Internship Program

various

 

Details soon posted

U Oregon Summer Program for Research

life sciences

 

Rolling

Michigan State University Summer Research Program

various

 

March 1

KSU Biology REU

biology

 

March 1

NIU Operation E-tank 4 Es areas   March 1

Purdue University Summer Research

various

 

March 1

UMBC Summer Biomedical Program

sciences

 

March 1

Kansas State University Summer Undergrad Research

biology/sciences

 

March 1

UTSA COS Summer Research Experience for 2013

research in labs

 

March 1

Florida Mental Health Institute

psychology, health sciences

 

March 4

USF SRI @ FMHI

research & education

 

March 4

TECbio REU @ PITT 2013 computational biology  

March 4

USF Mental Health Institute REU

health sciences

 

March 6

Univ of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Opportunity

information sciences

 

March 8

Nanotech for Health, Energy & the Environment

nanotech & nanomaterials

 

March 23

Clemson Data Intensive Computing computing and similar fields   March 23

UC Santa Barbara Summer Research Opportunity

various

 

March 30

Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science REU at University of North Texas

various

 

April 8

NYU CNS Summer Research Program

neuroscience

 

April 15

National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of North Texas

various

 

April 16

Kansas NSF EPSCoR

science/engineering/math

 

April 18

University of Michigan Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) biomedically-relevant sciences   April 19

Rutgers Univ-New Jersey Summer Research Opportunities

science & engineering

 

Rolling admissions until spots are filled, Mid-April latest

U Iowa Summer Research Program

various

 

Deadlines vary

U Alabama Birmingham SIBS

various

 

Deadlines vary

Undergrad Research Programs Database

various

 

Deadlines vary

National Science Foundation

various

 

Deadlines vary

U California Research Programs

various

 

Deadlines vary

U Minnesota Summer Research Programs

various

 

Deadlines vary

U Wisconsin Madison Research Programs

various

 

Deadlines vary

Van Andel Research Institute

life sciences

 

Deadlines vary

Pathways to Science

varies by discipline & school

 

Deadlines vary

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

various   Deadlines vary

UTPA’s Center of Excellence in STEM Education at UTPA

various   Deadlines vary

AAMC Programs

multiple schools and programs

 

Deadlines varies

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Opportunities

various

  Deadlines varies
     

 

     

 

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