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Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Many summer programs, especially those in the sciences, have application deadlines in February.

Amazu Chinwendu

 

"Summer research is an awesome opportunity that can open up doors for you,

sharpen your mind and technical skills, and can also allow you to delve into

topics that are truly important in this world and in our future."

                                                                     ~ Amazu Chinwendu

 

 

Application Assistance

Steps to Summer Research

How to write a personal statement for research

  • Personal Statement Checklist

Help with your personal statement or resume for research

Asking for a letter of recommendation for a research program

 

Use this to track your Summer Applications:

  - Summer Research Application Spreadsheet


NIST SURF

SURF - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

A program offered through NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in both Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder, CO.

Great paid opportunity for students in physics, material science, chemistry, applied mathematics, computer science, or engineering. There may be research opportunities for students with other majors. UMBC undergraduate students who are interested in applying for the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program should review the Application Checklist.

Contact Janet McGlynn for any updated information about the NIST program. mcglynn@umbc.edu | (410) 455-5754

SURF NIST Application

Gaithersburg, MD
SURF NIST Application

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Boulder, CO
SURF NIST Application

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SURF Fellowship Form

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This Spread sheet contains a list of research opportunities for the Summer of 2014, but the majority of the application dates have passed. Nonetheless, opportunities for the summer of 2015 will be made available in the Fall semester. Please return for updates.

Note to International Students:

Many, but not all, paid summer research programs are restricted to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Read program requirements closely.

International students may approach individual faculty members at UMBC
or elsewhere about laboratory work that does not involve a federal program.

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American Chemical Society

American Chemical Society - Education program

American Mathematical Association

Undergraduates Summer Programs

Amgen Scholars

Amgen Scholars - Summer Research

Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory

The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2)

Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)

Summer Research Opportunities Program

Includes summer programs at 13 institutions. Strictly limited to students planning to attend graduate school.

Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W)

Undergraduate Research

Focused on women in Computer Science and Engineering.

Leadership Alliance

The Leadership Alliance
Includes social science research opportunities

Maryland Sea Grant Education

Sea Grant Fellowship Program
Offers thirteen students the opportunity to conduct marine research on the Chesapeake Bay during a 12-week period (May 20-August 12.) The program is especially designed for students majoring in such fields as biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, engineering, mathematics and marine and environmental science.

National Science Foundation

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose. This program provides indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. Students apply directly to REU Sites and should consult the directory of active REU Sites on the Web.

Pathways to Science

Pathways to Science

Searchable data base of more than 400 summer opportunities

When using this site, scroll down each page to see content.

Toroidal Snark

Summer Opportunities for Mathematics Students

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network

NSF Science Student Internship Program

University of California, Irvine's Research Opportunities Database

National Research Opportunities
Provides many resources, including research internships, for students in arts, humanities and social sciences as well as science.


Social Sciences and Humanities

These links may also include opportunities for students in the sciences and engineering

Case Western Reserve University

Research Opportunities

Leadership Alliance

The Leadership Alliance
Includes social science research opportunities

University of California, Irvine's Research Opportunities Database

National Research Opportunities
Provides many resources, including research internships, for students in arts, humanities and social sciences as well as science.

University of Maryland, College Park, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Summer Research Initiative

Women's Studies Online Resources

Student Resources


Health-Related Programs

Association of American Medical Colleges

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Summer Opportunities

 

National Institute of Health

Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

National Institute of Aging

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

Co-op / Internship Opportunities

St Judes Children's Research Hospital

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program

Syracuse University

Summer Programs in the Health Profession

A state-by-state listing on summer opportunities focused on various health professions.

 

University of Cincinnati

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Wayne State University

Summer  Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Accepts graduating seniors)

UMBC Pre-Med and Pre-Dental Advising

Pre-med and Pre-Dental Advising


International Opportunities

CERN in Geneva, Switzerland

The University of Michigan REU at CERN

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland for Physics, engineering, and computer science students.

EURO Scholars

European Undergraduate Research Opportunities

"This is an excellent program. EURO Scholars involves serious students in serious research in very interesting places."

--- Dr. Brian Souders, UMBC Study Abroad Office

DAAD

Opportunities in Germany

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

Institute of Science and Technology - Austria

ISTernship

Math in Moscow

Opportunities Abroad

Partnerships for International Research and Education

Student Research


Pasteur Foundation

Undergraduate Internships

Whitaker International Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Undergraduate Grants
Funding of up to Up to a $7,500 one semester / academic term to study or conduct research related to biomedical engineering

The Zurich Biology Undergraduate Summer School

International Biology Undergraduate Summer School

Taught in English. Participation is open to all students during their Bachelor (BA or BSc) studies. The program will cover travel expenses and housing costs of international participants.


 

Programs open to International Students

American Physiological Society

The Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship program

EURO Scholars (Limited)

European Undergraduate Research Opportunities

"This is an excellent program. EURO Scholars involves serious students in serious research in very interesting places."

--- Dr. Brian Souders, UMBC Study Abroad Office

DAAD

Opportunities in Germany

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering)

Institute of Science and Technology - Austria

ISTernship

MD Anderson Cancer Center

CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Program

NASA

Applied Sciences Program

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The Intramural Research Program (IRP), Recruitment & Training Program for Under-represented Populations

Partnerships for International Research and Education

Student Research

University of Pittsburgh

MIDAS Summer Undergraduate Research Program

 

The University of Texas

Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

The Zurich Biology Undergraduate Summer School

International Biology Undergraduate Summer School

Taught in English. Participation is open to all students during their Bachelor (BA or BSc) studies. The program will cover travel expenses and housing costs of international participants.


Federal Opportunities

Department of Homeland Security

Education Program/

Summer research and year-round scholarships

 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

FBI Honors Internship Program

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Office of Education

NASA Education Directory

Internships at NASA Goddard

Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) education programs

Goddard Space Flight Center’s Summer Undergraduate Internships

National Cancer Institute - Frederick Cancer Research Training Award Program (NCI)

Student Internship Programs
Summer fellowship program at the National Cancer Institute for all majors.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Summer Internship Programs

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Summer Research Training Program

National Institutes of Health Summer Opportunities (NIH)

Summer Internship Programs

National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research

Student Opportunities

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Student Opportunities

National Security Agency (NSA)

Student Opportunities
For Computer Science, Information Systems and Math majors.

Office of Naval Research

Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP)
Students must be at least Sophomores.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Internship Programs

Science.gov

Undergraduate Internships

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

Internship Programs
With Department of Energy.

U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

Research Participation Program
Research opportunities at Aberdeen Proving Ground for students majoring in biological sciences, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, physical sciences, or related scientific disciplines.


Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities

Association of American Medical Colleges

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Summer Opportunities ( *See pages 52-62)

Mayo Clinic

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Medical University of South Carolina

College of Graduate Studies

MIT Department of Biology

Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

B3 (B-cubed) — Biology & Biotechnology Bridge Program

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Training Programs

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Postbaccalaureate Research Training Programs

National Institutes of Health Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities

Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (POSTBAC IRTA/CRTA)

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Student Opportunities

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

For more information:

Janet McGlynn
Director of Communication and Outreach
mcglynn@umbc.edu | (410) 455-5754