Summer Research Awards

  • Amgen Scholars

    Amgen Scholars

    Amgen Scholars allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan currently host the summer program.

    Undergraduate participants benefit from undertaking a research project under top faculty, being part of a cohort-based experience of seminars and networking events, and taking part in a symposium in their respective region (U.S., Europe or Japan) where they meet their peers, learn about biotechnology, and hear from leading scientists.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: Varies by host institution (early to mid-February).

  • Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program

    Charles B. Rangel Summer Enrichment Program
    A six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs. The program includes course work, networking opportunities, and preparation for graduate and professional options in International Affairs. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals.
    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: Check program website for specific date)
     

  • DAAD RISE Germany

    DAAD RISE Germany

    RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American and British universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

    Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest (biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, engineering, or a closely related field).

    DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses.

    Host universities and institutes provide housing assistance and match students with Ph.D. student mentors.

    German language is not required and the working language will be in English.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: December - January (check program website for specific date)

  • JPL Summer Internship Program

    JPL Summer Internship Program

    The JPL Summer Internship Program offers 10-week, full-time, summer internship opportunities at JPL to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

    As part of their internships, students are partnered with JPL scientists or engineers, who serve as the students' mentors. Students complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of enrichment activities, including tours, lectures and career advisement, arranged by the JPL Education Office.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors 
    Application Deadline: April (check program website for specific date)

  • Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School

    Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School

    A selective summer school in which top US-citizen undergraduate students from universities around the nation attend lectures and work in teams of three with a Los Alamos Lab mentor on research projects related to the Engineering Institute's technology focus. Their objective is to produce a conference publication summarizing their results by the end of the summer. 
    The goal of this program is threefold:

    1. to encourage these students to attend graduate school & specialize in fields related to NNSA's mission.
    2. to recruit the top students to return to Los Alamos National Laboratory in following summers as graduate research assistants (GSAs).
    3. to subsequently hire the best of these students as Los Alamos National Lab staff upon completion of their graduate degrees.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors 
    Application Deadline: October (check program website for specific date)

  • Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) @ UCR

    Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP) @ UCR

    MSRIP is an eight-week summer research program designed for rising juniors, seniors, and some masters students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Participants work under the supervision of a faculty mentor on the mentor's research project.  The goal of MSRIP is to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who pursue the Ph.D. by strengthening their academic and professional development for admission to the UC campuses as well as other colleges and universities nationwide.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)

  • National Institutes of Health Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

    National Institutes of Health Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

    Many programs for college students to conduct biomedical research with NIH investigators. There are also scholarship, and postbaccalaureate opportunities.

    Award suitable for:  All academic levels
    Application Deadline: Check webpage for deadlines.

  • NASA Interns, Fellows & Scholars One Stop Shopping Initiative

    NASA Internships and Fellowships

    OSSI is a NASA-wide system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: Check webpage for deadlines.

  • National Science Foundation REUs

    National Science Foundation REUs

    View REU opportunities throughout the United States. UCR has it's own REU! Each program has its own requirements and application deadlines.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: January - March. See specific program for application deadlines.

  • Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program
  • Pathways to Science

    Pathways to Science

    Database of research opportunities for students in the STEM fields.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: Check program website for deadlines.

  • STEM Undergrads - Federal Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

    STEM Undergrads - Federal Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

    A resource of all federally funded undergraduate research opportunities.

    Award suitable for: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: Check program website for deadlines.

  • Summer Research Opportunities at Stanford

    Summer Research Opportunities at Stanford

    Stanford University offers summer research programs in Biosciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering.

    Award suitable for: Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the Mayo Clinic

    Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the Mayo Clinic

    Each year, approximately 130 undergraduate students from around the U.S. come to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, to work beside both young and established scientists on a broad rang of biomedical research questions.

    Award suitable for: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: Applications are available in September (check program website for specific date)

  • SURF at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    SURF at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique summer research experience. Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST laboratories which are the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), Material Measurement Laboratory (MML), Engineering Laboratory (EL), and Information Technology (ITL), Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), and NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). The SURF Program is administered at the Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD locations.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Application Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)

  • UCR FIELDS Research Internship

    UCR FIELDS Research Internship

    Internships for STEM students to analyze and extract information from large data sets.  Internships available at UCR and at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: November/December (check program website for specific date)

  • U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

    U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

    The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel and housing allowance.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: January (check program website for specific date)

  • Vanderbilt University Science Academy (Biomedical Science and Clinical Research)

    Vanderbilt University Science Academy (Biomedical Science and Clinical Research)

    Vanderbilt University has a longstanding tradition of training undergraduates in the biomedical Sciences through summer research programs. There are two major tracks within the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA); the Basic Science Programs for undergraduates interested in careers in research, and the Undergraduate Clinical Research Internship Program for undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in medicine. Participation in any one of the Summer Science Academy programs is a valuable learning experience that enhances a student's skills and makes him or her more competitive for acceptance to frontline graduate programs.

    Award suitable for: Sophomores, Juniors
    Application Deadline: February (check program website for specific date)

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