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