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Research Opportunities

Engaging in forefront scientific research offers at least four distinct advantages: 1) it allows you to pursue your intellectual curiosity; 2) it provides you with laboratory research skills that may set you apart from other applicants to medical school; 3) it permits you the opportunity to be a positive contributor to a team effort, and possibly be a co-author on a scientific publication (i.e., to leave a legacy of accomplishment); and 4) it lets your research supervisor, a respected researcher and possibly an MD, write an informed and potentially persuasive letter of recommendation. As with anything you do, PASSION and commitment to EXCELLENCE are key to success in research.

You can choose to do research at Clark (Directed Study) or other nearby institutions (academic internship), most importantly, UMass Medical Center or Abbott Bioresearch Center. Your choice of labs in which to work should be based primarily on your interest in the area of research, but will also depend on availability of space and willingness of the principal investigator (PI) to take you into his or her lab.

Here are some basic steps to follow to explore research options:

1. Learn about what PIs are studying from websites

a. Clark faculty have descriptions of research interests on their departmental websites.

b. UMass faculty have descriptions of research interests on the UMass website. Names of UMass PIs who have expressed an interest in having undergraduate students work in their lab are available from Dr. Thurlow. To be considered for a pay or volunteer position in one of the basic science laboratories at UMMS, please submit a résumé to robin.pollier@umassmed.edu.

2. Contact 2-3 faculty and ask them about their research, what types of techniques they use, and if they would be willing to supervise you.

3. Offer to start by working 4-8 hours per week on a strictly volunteer basis so that you can get to know the lab and they can get to know you. Ideally, do this volunteering the semester before when you want to start a Directed Study or academic internship. When you propose to start a Directed Study or academic internship, be prepared to make a one-year commitment.

4. Explore summer research fellowships at Clark, UMass, and universities across the country. By doing volunteer work in a lab during the spring, you enhance your chances of being selected to work in that or another similar lab the following summer. A list of links to summer research opportunities is presented below. These links should at least help you get on track for finding a program that is right for you.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Search

Argonne National Laboratory Undergraduate Research Symposium, November 7, 2014
Webinar Notice: Finding and Applying for Summer Research Experiences Webinar, October 21, 2014 (sponsored by American Chemical Society)

Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

  1. Agilent Technologies Internships in the U.S.
  2. U. of Akron Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
  3. U. of Alabama at Birmingham Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program
  4. U. of Alabama Department of Chemistry Summer REU Program
  5. U. of Alaska Anchorage Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program
  6. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program
  7. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
  8. AlphaGenesis Incorporated (AGI) Summer Undergraduate Research Training Program
  9. American Chemical Society International Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  10. American Chemical Society Research Experience, Internships, and Co-ops Listing
  11. American Heart Association Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program
  12. American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) Internship Opportunities
  13. American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Summer Internships
  14. American Mathematical Society (AMS) Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Programs
  15. American Museum of Natural History Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Biology Program
  16. American Museum of Natural History REU Physical Sciences Program
  17. The American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships
  18. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Summer Research Opportunities
  19. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Capstone Program
  20. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF)
  21. American University Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS)
  22. Amgen Scholars Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology
  23. Amherst College Biology Department List of Summer Research Opportunities
  24. Argonne National Laboratory Internship Opportunities; Undergraduate Research Aide Appointment
  25. Arizona State University Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Summer Research Program
  26. U. of Arizona Graduate College Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Opportunities Program (MHD/SROP)
  27. U. of Arkansas Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Research Program
  28. U. of Arkansas, Fayetteville Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences REU in Astronomy, Space and Planetary Sciences
  29. U. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  30. U. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  31. U. of Arkansas Program in Cell and Moledular Biology Summer Research Program
  32. Army Educational Outreach Program; CRFP (Consortium Research Fellows Program); GEMS Research Programs
  33. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Research Participation Program
  34. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) List of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
  35. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
  36. Auburn University Cellular & Molecular Biosciences Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship Program
  37. Auburn University REU Program in Micro/Nano-Structured Materials, Therapeutics, and Devices
  38. Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program
  39. Baystate Medical Center Summer Student Scholars Program
  40. Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  41. Biogen Idec Summer Internship Program
  42. Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation Internship Program
  43. Boise State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Summer REU Program
  44. Boston University School of Medicine Graduate Medical Sciences Summer Training as Research Scholars (STaRS)
  45. Boston University School of Public Health Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS)
  46. Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  47. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Summer Internships
  48. Brandeis University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center REU Program
  49. Brigham and Women's Hospital Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS) Program
  50. Brigham Young University Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates
  51. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Summer Research Program in Genomics
  52. Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
  53. Brown University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center REU Program
  54. Bucknell University Summer Research Program in Physics
  55. U. of California, Berkeley Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems Undergraduate Research Program
  56. U. of California, Berkeley Summer REU Program in Cell, Development and Evolutionary Biology
  57. U. of California, Davis Health System Department of Surgery Premedical Surgical Internship, Mentorship and Research Program
  58. U. of California, Davis Health System Hugh Edmondson Research Internship
  59. U. of California, Davis Physics Department REU Program
  60. U. of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Enrichment Program (PREP)
  61. U. of California, Los Angeles REU Program in Physics and Astronomy
  62. U. of California, San Diego Department of Bioengineering REU in Regenerative Medicine, Multi-Scale Bioengineering, and Systems Biology
  63. U. of California, San Diego School of Medicine MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  64. U. of California, San Francisco Summer Research Opportunities
  65. U. of California, Santa Barbara Materials Research Laboratory Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)
  66. California State University Channel Islands Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates
  67. Caltech (California Institute of Technology) Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  68. Caltech Summer Space Grant and Summer Internship Program
  69. Caltech Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
  70. Carnegie Mellon University Department of Biological Sciences Summer Research Programs
  71. Carnegie Mellon University Department of Mathematical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Applied Mathematics Institute
  72. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Translational Ecology for Undergraduates REU
  73. Case Western Reserve University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Minority HIV Research Training Program (MHRTP)
  74. Case Western Reserve University Macromolecular Science and Engineering Undergraduate Summer Research Experience
  75. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Heart, Lung and Blood Summer Research Program
  76. Case Western Reserve University Summer Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology (SURP)
  77. Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
  78. Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  79. Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis (CENTC) Undergraduate Summer Research Program
  80. Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science Undergraduate Summer Research Programs
  81. Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Integrated Optics for Undergraduates REU
  82. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health Summer Internship
  83. U. of Central Florida Hard and Soft Materials in Nanoscience Technology Driven Energy Applications REU
  84. Central Michigan University Department of Mathematics REU
  85. Chemistry Internet Resource for Research by Undergraduate Students (CIRRUS) Research Opportunities Information
  86. Chicago Center for Systems Biology (CCSB) Research Experience for Undergraduates
  87. U. of Chicago Biological Sciences Division PREP (Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program)
  88. U. of Chicago Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates
  89. U. of Chicago Department of Physics Summer REU Opportunities for Minorities and Women
  90. U. of Chicago Materials Research Center REU
  91. The CHOP (Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania) Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP)
  92. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  93. U. of Cincinnati College of Medicine ROSE (Research, Observation, Service and Education) Program
  94. U. of Cincinnati College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  95. U. of Cincinnati Summer Undergraduate Research Training Program in Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  96. City of Hope Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy
  97. Clark University HERO (Human-Environment Regional Observatory) REU
  98. Clarkson University REU Program in Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  99. Clemson University School of Materials Science and Engineering Interfaces and Surfaces: Exploring and Experiencing Science REU Program
  100. Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Biomedical Engineering Department Summer Internships
  101. Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  102. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Watson School of Biological Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  103. College of Charleston Fort Johnson Undergraduate Summer Research Program in Marine Organism Health
  104. College of William and Mary Department of Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
  105. College of Wooster Department of Physics REU Program
  106. Colorado State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  107. Colorado State University Psychology Department Summer Research Program on Mind and Brain REU
  108. U. of Colorado at Boulder Summer Multicultural Access to Research Training (SMART) Program
  109. U. of Colorado Denver School of Medicine GEMS Topics in Biomedical Science and Research Summer Research Internship
  110. Columbia University/Barnard College Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program
  111. Columbia University Earth Institute Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates
  112. Columbia University Energy Frontier Research Center Research Program for Undergraduates
  113. Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates
  114. Columbia University List of Summer Internships in Biology
  115. Columbia University Medical Center Summer Program for Under-Represented Students (SPURS) Biomedical Research Program
  116. Columbia University Nevis Labs Summer Research Program for Undergraduates
  117. Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
  118. U. of Connecticut Department of Physiology and Neurobiology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
  119. U. of Connecticut Health Center CCAM (Center for Cell analysis and Modeling) Summer Undergraduate Research Internships
  120. U. of Connecticut Health Center Graduate School Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  121. U. of Connecticut REU Program in Energy Processes and Systems
  122. U. of Connecticut School of Medicine Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
  123. Coriell Institute for Medical Research Summer Experience Program
  124. Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  125. Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  126. Cornell University Food Science Summer Scholar Program
  127. Cornell University College of Engineering Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Undergraduate Summer Research Program
  128. Cornell University Department of Mathematics REU Program
  129. Cornell University List of Summer Research Opportunities
  130. Cornell University REU Summer Program in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  131. Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities: CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences) Program
  132. Dartmouth Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE)
  133. Delaware State University Center for Integrated Biological and Environmental Research (CIBER) REU Program
  134. U. of Delaware Marine Sciences Summer Program
  135. DePaul University MedIX: MEDical Informatics eXperiences in undergraduate research
  136. Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) Collegiate Medical Summer Internship Program
  137. Drexel University College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships
  138. Drexel University School of Public Health Opening the Doors for Diverse Populations to Health Disparities Research
  139. Duke Clinical Research Institute Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS)
  140. Duke University Biology Department List of Summer Research Opportunities
  141. Duke University Graduate School Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
  142. Duquesne University Integrated Computational and Experimental Chemistry REU-ASSURE Program
  143. Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Program
  144. Eastern Alliance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (EAST) Undergraduate Research Fellowships; Internships
  145. Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Pediatrics Summer Scholars Program
  146. East Tennessee State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics REU
  147. Eli Lilly Summer Internships
  148. Emory University Listing of Summer Research Programs and Internships
  149. Emory University Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program
  150. Engineering Biological Machines Summer REU Program
  151. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Summer Internships in Science and Technology (SIST)
  152. Florida State University National High Magnetic Field Laboratory Magnet Lab REU Summer Internship Program
  153. U. of Florida College of Medicine Summer Research Program
  154. U. of Florida Department of Physics Summer Research Program
  155. U. of Florida HHMI Science for Life Extramural Research Award
  156. U. of Florida International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave Physics
  157. U. of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
  158. Fordham University Calder Summer Undergraduate Research (CSUR) Program
  159. Four Directions Summer Reserach Program at Harvard Medical School
  160. Fox Chase Cancer Center Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
  161. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Undergraduate Research Program; Internship Opportunities
  162. Fulbright Commission Summer Institutes for U.S. Undergraduates
  163. Gateways to the Laboratory Summer Program: Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program
  164. Genentech Summer Internships for Undergraduates
  165. Genzyme Summer Internship Program
  166. Georgetown University REU Program in Chemistry
  167. Georgetown University REU Program in Materials Physics
  168. Georgia Institute of Technology School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Program
  169. Georgia Institute of Technology Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering/Science Program
  170. Georgia Regents University Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program
  171. U. of Georgia Department of Genetics Fungal Genomics and Computational Biology REU
  172. U. of Georgia Department of Microbiology Research Experience for Undergraduates Summer Program
  173. U. of Georgia Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Program
  174. German Academic Exchange Service Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Summer Internship Program
  175. Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  176. Grand Valley State University REU Program in Mathematics
  177. Hartford Hospital Summer Student Pre-Med and Research Program
  178. Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Internships
  179. Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology
  180. Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics Center for Causal Consequences of Variation (CCV) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship
  181. Harvard Medical School Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)
  182. Harvard Medical School Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)
  183. Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics Summer Program
  184. Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology Biomedical Optics Summer Program
  185. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Solar REU Program
  186. Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program
  187. Harvey Mudd College Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Summer Research
  188. Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute Internships
  189. U. of Hawaii Cancer Center Undergraduate Research Internships
  190. Health Career Connection (HCC) Summer Internship Program
  191. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program
  192. Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) Gaduate Fellowship Training Program
  193. Hope College Summer Hope Academic Research Program (SHARP)
  194. U. of Houston Cullen College of Engineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
  195. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Undergraduate Summer Scholars
  196. Human BioMolecular Research Institute Undergraduate Summer Internships
  197. Hunter College of the City University of New York Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
  198. Huntington Medical Research Institutes Summer Student Research Program
  199. U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics Department Summer REU Program
  200. U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
  201. Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Summer Undergraduate Internship Program
  202. Indiana U. Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates in Animal Behavior
  203. Indiana U. REU Program in Mathematics
  204. Indiana U. School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry Summer Internship Program
  205. Indiana U. School of Medicine Student Research Opportunities
  206. Indiana U. School of Medicine Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers
  207. Indiana U. School of Medicine Wells Center for Pediatric Research Summer Internship Program
  208. Indiana U. Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program
  209. Indiana U. Summer Scholars Institute
  210. Iowa State University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Biological Materials and Processes (BioMaP) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  211. Iowa State University Mathematics and Computing REU
  212. Iowa State University Summer Research Program in Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics
  213. U. of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BSURF) Program
  214. U. of Iowa Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
  215. U. of Iowa Interdisciplinary Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  216. U. of Iowa Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  217. U. of Iowa Summer REU in Microbiology
  218. U. of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program
  219. Isis Pharmaceuticals Intern Program
  220. The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Research Program
  221. James Madison University College of Science and Mathematics REU in Mathematics, Materials Science, and Chemistry
  222. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP)
  223. Johns Hopkins University Institute for NanoBioTechnology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  224. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Graduate Programs Summer Internship Program (SIP)
  225. Johns Hopkins University Visualization of Macromolecules in Biological Research REU Program
  226. Joslin Diabetes Center Summer Research Student Internship Program
  227. Kansas State U. Center for Sustainable Energy REU Summer Academy in Sustainable Bioenergy
  228. Kansas State U. Physics Department REU
  229. Kansas State U. Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP)
  230. U. of Kansas Department of Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
  231. U. of Kansas Department of Molecular Biosciences REU Program in Molecular Biosciences
  232. U. of Kansas Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  233. U. of Kansas Medical Center Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
  234. U. of Kansas Models in Evolution, Ecology and Systematics REU Program
  235. Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium (KNAC) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program
  236. Kent State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry REU
  237. U. of Kentucky REU Summer Program in the Biochemical Sciences
  238. Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Summer Undergraduate Internships
  239. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
  240. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summer Internships
  241. The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
  242. Lehigh University Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute Research Internships
  243. Lehigh University Department of Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program
  244. Lehigh Valley Health Network Research Scholar Program
  245. Loma Linda University School of Medicine Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine Undergraduate Training Program (UTP)
  246. Louisiana State U. Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Shreveport Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (for Louisiana residents)
  247. Louisiana State U. Health Sciences Center - Shreveport Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Pharmacology Experience in Research (SUPER)
  248. Louisiana State U. REU Program in Physics and Astronomy
  249. Louisiana State U. Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  250. U. of Louisville Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
  251. Loyola U. Chicago Department of Microbiology and Immunology Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  252. Loyola U. Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  253. Maine INBRE Summer Biomedical Research Fellowship Program
  254. Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) Summer Student Research Program
  255. U. of Maine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Sensor Science and Engineering
  256. Maria Mitchell Observatory REU Program in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  257. Marquette University Biological Sciences Summer Research Program
  258. Marquette University College of Health Sciences Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Program
  259. Marshall University Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Internship for Minority Students
  260. U. of Maryland Baltimore County Summer Biomedical Training Program
  261. U. of Maryland Eastern Shore REU in Marine and Estuarine Science
  262. U. of Maryland Marine Research REU Program
  263. Masonic Medical Research Laboratory Summer Fellowship Program
  264. Massachusetts General Hospital Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)
  265. Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center for Photomedicine Summer Internship Program
  266. UMass. Amherst Department of Chemistry MassCREST CURE-REU
  267. UMass. Amherst Institute for Cellular Engineering (ICE) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  268. UMass. Amherst Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Polymer Science and Engineering Department REU
  269. UMass. Amherst Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology
  270. UMass. Boston Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST)
  271. UMass. Boston Biology Department REU
  272. UMass. Medical School Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Internship Opportunities (click on "Internship Opportunities")
  273. UMass. Medical School Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
  274. UMass. Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
  275. Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research (MDITR) (an NSF Science and Technology Center) Hooked on Photonics REU Program (MDITR is centered at U. of Washington, U. of Arizona, and Georgia Institute of Technology)
  276. Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Institutes for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP)
  277. Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  278. MD Anderson Cancer Center CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  279. MD Anderson Cancer Center Summer Research Experience
  280. Medical College of Wisconsin Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program (DSHREP)
  281. Medical College of Wisconsin Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
  282. Medical University of South Carolina College of Graduate Studies Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
  283. U. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Students
  284. MetroHealth Medical Center The Chester Summer Scholars Program (for Ohio residents)
  285. Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program at Baylor College of Medicine
  286. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education and Research) Program
  287. Michigan State University Pharmacology and Toxicology Department Summer Undergraduate Research (see paragraph titled "Undergraduate Research")
  288. U. of Michigan Biological Station REU Program
  289. U. of Michigan Biophysics REU Program
  290. U. of Michigan Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  291. U. of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Research Summer Internship Program
  292. U. of Michigan Interdisciplinary REU in the Structure and Function of Proteins
  293. U. of Michigan Molecular and Integrative Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  294. U. of Michigan Optics in the City of Light International REU Program
  295. U. of Michigan Physics Summer REU Program (click on UM REU Program for External Students)
  296. U. of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
  297. U. of Michigan Summer REU Program in Biophysics
  298. U. of Michigan Summer at Michigan for Undergraduate Research Training (UM-SMART)
  299. U. of Michigan Summer Undergraduate Research Experience at CERN
  300. U. of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
  301. U. of Minnesota Chemistry Department Summer Undergraduate Research Program (REU)
  302. U. of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering REU
  303. U. of Minnesota Hormel Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
  304. U. of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (LSSURP)
  305. U. of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  306. U. of Minnesota Summer REU in the Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
  307. Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program
  308. Mississippi State U. REU Program in Computational Biology
  309. U. of Mississippi Physical Chemistry REU Program
  310. U. of Missouri Miller Summer Research Internship in Animal Sciences
  311. U. of Missouri Summer REU Program in Neuroscience
  312. U. of Missouri Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
  313. MIT Amgen Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Scholars Program
  314. MIT Center for Materials Science and Engineering REU Program
  315. MIT Department of Biology Undergraduate Summer Research Internships
  316. MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Summer Research Program
  317. MIT Department of Physics Summer Research Program
  318. MIT Engineering Biological Machines REU Program
  319. MIT Haystack Observatory REU Program
  320. MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program
  321. MIT Summer Research Program
  322. Montana State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry REU Program
  323. Montana State University Physics Department Solar Physics/Astronomy and Space Physics REU Program
  324. Monteray Bay Aquarium Research Institute Summer Internship Program
  325. Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory Undergraduate Research
  326. Mount Holyoke College Polar Science Research Project in Svalbard, Norway REU
  327. Mount Holyoke College Summer Mathematics Research Institute
  328. Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  329. NASA Internships Information
  330. NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (LARSS) Program
  331. NASA Undergraduate Research Summer Internship in Planetary Geosciences
  332. National Cancer Institute (NCI) Introduction to Cancer Research Careers (ICRC) Program
  333. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Biomedical Research Training Program for Individuals from Underrepresented Groups
  334. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
  335. National Human Genome Research Institute Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
  336. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)
  337. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Diversity Summer Research Training Program (DSRTP) for Undergraduate Students
  338. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Short-term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP)
  339. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research
  340. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Summer Program in the Neurological Sciences and Other Neuroscience Research Training and Funding Opportunities
  341. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  342. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research
  343. National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) Research Experience for Undergraduates Program
  344. National Radio Astronomy Observatory Summer Student Research Assistantships
  345. National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site Search
  346. National Science Foundation (NSF) Summer Scholars Internship Program
  347. National Undergraduate Fellowship Program in Plasma Physics and Fusion Energy Sciences
  348. U. of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program
  349. U. of Nebraska Medical Center Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Program
  350. U. of Nebraska Medical Center MD/PhD Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  351. U. of Nebraska Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  352. NH-INBRE Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (iSURF) Program
  353. Nemours/Alfred duPont Hospital for Children Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program
  354. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Health Research Training Program (HRTP)
  355. New York University Center for Neural Science Summer Undergradute Research Program
  356. New York University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Summer REU Program
  357. New York University School of Medicine NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Musculoskeletal Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  358. New York University School of Medicine Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
  359. North Carolina State University Department of Chemistry REU Program
  360. North Carolina State University REU in Mathematics
  361. North Carolina State University Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics
  362. North Carolina State University Integrative Molecular Plant Systems REU
  363. U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Molecular Biosciences
  364. U. of North Carolina Charlotte NanoSURE REU Program
  365. U. of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology Carolina Summer Fellowship Program
  366. North Shore-LIJ Health System Franklin Hospital Pre-med Internship Program
  367. U. of North Texas Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Multicultural Advanced Research Training (SMART) Program
  368. Northwestern University Lurie Cancer Center CURE (Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience) Program
  369. Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  370. Northwestern University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center Research Experiences for Underserved College Students
  371. Northwestern University Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
  372. U. of Notre Dame Chemistry-Biochemistry-Biology Interface (CBBI) Program Summer Research Training Program for Underrepresented Minorities
  373. U. of Notre Dame Department of Biological Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  374. U. of Notre Dame Department of Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  375. Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Gap Year Scholar Program
  376. Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Scientific Summer Scholars Program
  377. Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Educational and Research Experiences for Undergrads
  378. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Research Alliance in Math and Science (RAMS) Program
  379. Ohio State U. Center for Emergent Materials Summer REU Program
  380. Ohio State U. College of Medicine SUCCESS (Summer Undergraduate Course Creating Excellence in Scientific Study) Program
  381. Ohio State U. Departments of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  382. Ohio U. Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Scholars Program
  383. Ohio U. Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  384. U. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
  385. Oregon Health & Science U. School of Medicine Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems Undergraduate Research Internship Program
  386. Oregon Health & Science U. School of Medicine Graduate Programs Equity Summer Research Program
  387. U. of Oregon Physics and Chemistry REU Program
  388. U. of Oregon REU Site Program in Molecular Biosciences
  389. U. of Oregon Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
  390. U. of Oregon Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  391. Organization for Tropical Studies REU Program in Costa Rica
  392. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) Program
  393. Partners in Health Internship Program
  394. Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program
  395. Penn State College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)
  396. Penn State University Physics and Interdisciplinary Materials REU Program
  397. U. of Pennsylvania Biomedical Graduate Studies Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP)
  398. U. of Pennsylvania Nano/Bio Interface Center Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  399. U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Gastroenterology Division Undergraduate Student Scholars Program
  400. U. of Pennsylvania Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST)
  401. Pepperdine University Seaver College Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology
  402. U. of Pittsburgh Center for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  403. U. of Pittsburgh/CMU MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Underrepresented Students (SURPUS)
  404. U. of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS)
  405. U. of Pittsburgh Human Engineering Research Laboratories American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) REU Program and Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center (QoLT ERC) REU Program
  406. U. of Pittsburgh Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) Summer Research Program
  407. U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
  408. U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Summer Premedical Academic Enrichment Program (SPAEP)
  409. U. of Pittsburgh Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities
  410. Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM) Materials Science REU
  411. Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI)
  412. Princeton University Department of Molecular Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  413. Princeton University Undergraduate Summer Research in Molecular Biophysics
  414. Purdue University Department of Biochemistry REU Program in Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins
  415. Purdue University Department of Physics REU
  416. Purdue University Undergraduate Summer Research Programs
  417. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Department of Biomedical Engineering REU Program
  418. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center Summer REU Program
  419. U. of Rhode Island Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in Oceanography
  420. Rice Quantum Institute REU Program
  421. Rice University Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering REU Summer Research Experience in Multi-Scale Biomolecular Networks
  422. Rice University NanoJapan International Research Experience for Undergraduates
  423. RISE (Research in Science and Engineering) Undergraduate Summer Research Program
  424. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology
  425. Rochester Institute of Technology Co-op/Internship Opportunities Links
  426. Rochester Institute of Technology Imaging in the Physical Sciences REU Program
  427. U. of Rochester Center for Visual Science Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision Science
  428. U. of Rochester Department of Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  429. U. of Rochester Department of Physics and Astronomy REU Program
  430. U. of Rochester Medical Center Strong Children's Research Center Summer Training Program
  431. U. of Rochester Medical Center Summer Scholars Program
  432. U. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) (click on "College Students")
  433. Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  434. Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
  435. Rutgers University Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) Summer Undegraduate Research Experience (SURE)
  436. Rutgers University REU in Cellular Bioengineering
  437. Sandia National Labs Internships
  438. San Jose State University Research by Undergraduates Using Molecular Biology Applications (RUMBA)
  439. Sansum Diabetes Research Institute Summer Internship Program in the Biologic/Medical Sciences
  440. Shoals Marine Laboratory Undergraduate Internships
  441. Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Program
  442. Siteman Cancer Center Summer Research Opportunities
  443. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Internship Program
  444. Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History Summer Research Internship for Undergraduates
  445. Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Neuroscience Scholars Program
  446. U. of South Alabama College of Medicine Center for Lung Biology Undergraduate Research Opportunities
  447. U. of South Alabama Structure and Function of Proteins REU
  448. U. of Southern California Chemistry Department Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
  449. Southern Illinois U. Carbondale Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Interdisciplinary Materials Research REU
  450. U. of Southern Mississippi Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) in Chemistry and Biochemistry
  451. U. of South Florida Moffitt Cancer Center Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK)
  452. U. of South Florida REU Summer Program in Computer Science and Engineering
  453. SRI Molecular Physics Laboratory REU Program
  454. Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars Program
  455. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program
  456. Stony Brook University Nanotechnology Summer REU Program
  457. Stony Brook University REU Physics and Astronomy Program
  458. Stowers Institute for Medical Research Summer Scholars Program
  459. Summer Programs Offered in Texas, Other States, and Internationally
  460. Summer Research Opportunities for Disadvantaged and Minority Students
  461. Summer Undergraduate Research Programs in Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences
  462. SUNY Buffalo Chemistry REU Program
  463. SUNY Buffalo CLIMB UP (Undergraduate Program) for Summer Research
  464. SUNY Buffalo Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE) REU Program
  465. SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
  466. SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine Summer Research Program
  467. SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Graduate Studies Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  468. Swarthmore College List of Health-Related Summer Opportunities
  469. Syracuse University List of Summer Programs
  470. Texas A&M Cyclotron Institute REU Program
  471. U. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Physiology Undergraduate Research Experience
  472. U. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Pharmacology Department Summer Research Program
  473. U. of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  474. U. of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  475. U. of Texas Medical School at Houston Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Undergraduate Summer Research Program
  476. U. of Texas Medical School at Houston Summer Research Program
  477. U. of Texas Southwestern Quantitative and Physical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (QP-SURF)
  478. U. of Texas Southwestern Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  479. Theravance (a biopharmaceutical company) Summer Internships
  480. U. of Toledo College of Medicine Biomedical Research Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  481. U. of Toledo College of Medicine Clinical Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  482. Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program for Premedical Students at Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  483. Triangle Universities (Duke U., NC State U., U. of NC) Nuclear Laboratory REU Program
  484. Tufts University Department of Biology Summer REU Program
  485. Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program
  486. Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Research Program (PREP)
  487. Tuskegee University Integrative Biosciences Research Experiences for Undergraduates (IBS-REU)
  488. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
  489. U. of Utah Department of Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  490. U. of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
  491. Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) REU Program
  492. Vanderbilt U. Summer REU Program in Physics and Astronomy
  493. Vanderbilt U. Summer Science Academy
  494. Vanderbilt U. Vascular Biology Summer Research Program for Minority Students
  495. Vetward Bound Enrichment Summer Program at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  496. U. of Virginia School of Medicine Summer Research Internship Program
  497. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute REU Programs
  498. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Microbiology in the Post Genome Era REU Program
  499. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Modeling and Simulation in Systems Biology REU Program
  500. Wadsworth Center New York State Department of Health Summer Undergraduate Research Program
  501. Washington U. in St. Louis Amgen Scholars Program
  502. Washington U. in St. Louis Biomedical Research Apprenticeship Program (BioMed RAP)
  503. Washington U. in St. Louis School of Medicine Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology Summer Research Program
  504. Washington U. in St. Louis Summer Study in France for the Pre-Med Student
  505. U. of Washington Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program
  506. Wayne State U. School of Medicine Cancer Biology Graduate Program Undergraduate Summer Fellowships
  507. Wayne State U. School of Medicine Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
  508. Wayne State U. School of Medicine Department of Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)
  509. Wayne State U. School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)
  510. Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences Access Summer Research Program
  511. Wellesley College Summer Research in Chemistry and Physics
  512. West Penn Allegheny Health System Center for Genomic Sciences Undergraduate Research Internships
  513. West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience Summer Undergraduate Research Internships (SURI)
  514. West Virginia University REU Program in Multifunctional Materials
  515. Williams College Mathematics and Statistics REU (SMALL Undergraduate Research Project)
  516. U. of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Bacteriology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Microbiology
  517. U. of Wisconsin-Madison Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program for Undergraduates
  518. U. of Wisconsin-Madison Psychology Research Experience Program (PREP)
  519. U. of Wisconsin-Madison REU Program in Astronomy and Astrophysics
  520. U. of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)/REU in Engineering or Physical Sciences
  521. Xavier University of Louisiana Summer REU Program
  522. Yale U. Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP) REU Program
  523. Yale U. Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program
  524. Yale U. Integrated Research at the Frontiers of the Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
  525. Yale U. School of Medicine Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program (BioSTEP)