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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.

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