Institute for Broadening Participation
IBP's website www.pathwaystoscience.org offers information about numerous opportunities for undergraduates as well as graduate students and post-docs. Their database contains:
• 650+ Paid summer research experiences for undergraduates
• 300+ Graduate fellowships, mentoring and professional development opportunities
• 250+ Post-doctoral opportunities
Undergraduate summer research students are encouraged to sign up online at http://www.pathwaystoscience.org to automatically receive information customized to their interests about funding, research, and professional development.
Boston University's SURF program and two other undergraduate research programs: the NSF-funded CELEST program and a program sponsored by BU Medical Sciences provide great opportunities for summer undergraduate research. Learn more about them here and here.
Pennsylvania State University
a. The Penn State College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Programs (SIRUPs) for 2014 applications are now open and available here.
b. The American Society of Andrology is looking for 4 undergraduate or community college students from underrepresented groups who have strong interests in science to participate in an 8-week paid summer research internship in a University of Pennsylvania andrology laboratory. Click here for more information.
University of Maine
University of Maine offers several summer research programs for undergraduates: REU in Sensor Science, REU in Forest Bioproducts, REU in Biomedical Science (Jackson Laboratory), REU in Biomedical Science (with Maine Medical Center Research Institute), REU in Marine Sciene (Bigelow Laboratory), and lastly, there are various Graduate School summer program (for STEM areas - contact Associate Dean Scott Delcourt, firstname.lastname@example.org).
University of Rochester
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of Rochester is now open and accepting applications. The deadline is February 14, 2014; more information may be found here and here.
The State University of New Jersey at Rutgers
The State University of New Jersey, invites talented undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to apply for our SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RiSE (Research in Science and Engineering); By applying to RiSE, students are also considered for 6 partner REU programs. Rolling admission is underway, and acceptance is highly selective, so apply now! Find us on Facebook!
Summer Research Opportunity (SROP) at Northwestern University
Northwestern University's Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. All fields of research at Northwestern are open to SROP participants including the social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, chemical and biological sciences, technology, math and engineering fields. The program encourages students from underrepresented minority and other disadvantaged groups to apply. For 2014, the program will run from June 23 through August 14. The application opens on November 18, 2014, students from partner institutions may submit applications up until Feb 1.
You will have a unique opportunity to discuss any of the internships below with a member of Corning’s manufacturing strategies division and UMass alumnus Gregory Thomas at the upcoming Research Fair for Undergraduates from Underrepresented Groups on Wednesday, November 6 from 4-7. For those of you who are interested, you may email Mr. Thomas at email@example.com and provide him with your GPA and resume.
More information about specific internships may be found by visiting: http://www.corning.com/careers/internships.aspx
For summer 2014, Corning has internships for the following:
Intern – Mechanical Engineer
Students should be enrolled in a BS Mechanics program and have completed sophomore or junior year by summer; position is available also to MS recipients.
Intern – Materials Engineer
Students should be enrolled in a BS Materials, Ceramics, or Glass Science Engineering Program and have completed sophomore or junior year by summer; likely also open to advanced degrees.
Intern – Metallurgical Engineer
Students should be enrolled in a BS, or a Materials Engineer with a concentration in metals or a metallurgical engineering program and have completed junior year or more by the summer (will also consider a talented sophomore year-completed student; also open to advanced degrees. Also open to Aero Engineering student with a strong metals background.
Intern – Glass Forming Equipment Engineer
Students should be enrolled in a BS Mechanic program and have completed sophomore or junior year; Also willing to consider Civil Eng or ChemE if fit is right.
Intern – Statistical Engineer
Must be enrolled in a MS program or a senior accepted into a MS.
Intern – Controls Engineer
Students should be enrolled in a BS EE or Comp Engineering program and have completed at least two years of program with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Summer Program in Biophysics at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Do you know a student who is from an underrepresented group or disadvantaged looking for a summer research opportunity? Consider the Summer Program in Biophysics! This intensive, fully-funded 11-week introductory course to biophysics offers graduate-level research experience, lectures and seminars, and the chance to work directly with leading faculty in the lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The priority deadline for applications is February 15, 2014
University of Nebraska Summer Research Opportunity Program
Nebraska’s summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to a new interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program doing research in and around the social sciences.
A complete listing of faculty mentors and research project descriptions can be found on our website at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram. Students can also find information about program benefits including a competitive stipend, room and board, travel expenses, and more.
University of Missouri
The Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Missouri is now accepting applications for our summer 2014 internships. I am attaching an application and an information packet for your convenience. Applications and all supporting documentation are due by February 15, 2014. You may also visit our website for this information and information on other programs at the University of Missouri.
Download a complete program description. Download an application.
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Diversity Initiatives
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) is one of the Foundation’s premier programs and the centerpiece of the Foundation’s long-term effort to help remedy the serious shortage of faculty of color in higher education. MMUF aims to create a legacy of qualified and gifted scholars who will provide opportunities for all students to experience and learn from the perspectives of diverse faculty members. Established in 1988, MMUF works to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction. The name of the program honors Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, the noted African-American educator, statesman, minister, and former president of Morehouse College. Dr. Mays was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., both of whom exemplify the character, integrity, and purposes of the Program’s mission and goals.
The fundamental objectives of MMUF are to reduce, over time, the serious underrepresentation on faculties of individuals from minority groups, as well as to address the consequences of these racial disparities for the educational system itself and for the larger society that it serves. These goals can be achieved both by increasing the number of students from underrepresented minority groups who pursue PhDs and by supporting the pursuit of PhDs by students who may not come from underrepresented minority groups but have demonstrated a commitment to the goals of MMUF. The MMUF program is designed to encourage fellows to enter PhD programs that prepare students for professorial careers; it is not intended to support students who intend to go to medical school, law school, or other professional schools.
The MMUF program is administered by approximately one hundred campus coordinators at 42 institutions, and a consortium of 39 historically black colleges and universities within the membership of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Five rising juniors are chosen on each campus every year, and 25 for the UNCF consortium schools.
As of September 2011 the MMUF program has had over 3,733 participating students; over 405 have earned their PhD with an additional 645 PhDs in progress; the number of participants earning PhDs each year continues to increase.
The Foundation is not currently accepting new institutions into the MMUF program.
VetWard Bound Summer Enrichment Program 2014
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University would like your help identifying outstanding students who may benefit from the Office of Diversity Enrichment Summer Programs.
These intensive programs assist students from underrepresented groups exploring veterinary medicine as a career option, and provide training to strengthen their potential for admission and retention in the professional veterinary medicine program.
There are three educational levels offered within the time frame of June 6-July 25, 2014, with the determination of placement made when the student’s application is reviewed.
The program supports students in preparing for standardized admissions test (GRE); reviewing prerequisite basic sciences and previewing the professional doctorate of veterinary medicine curriculum – anatomy, histology, and radiology; developing effective study strategies; gaining professional veterinary clinical experience; and building a knowledge base about the husbandry and management of various animal species including food and fiber animals.
All participants stay in campus residence facilities and receive a partial travel allowance, as well as a $57.00 per day stipend to defray housing and meal expenses.
Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular and Quantitative & Computational Biology
Each summer, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Department of Molecular Biology, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and the Genentech Foundation provide intensive laboratory research experiences to a select group of undergraduates chosen from a nationwide pool. Each student joins a world-class research group - headed by a Faculty member - and carries out an original research project. Participants are immersed in a culture of close collaboration with other undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and thereby experience first-hand what it is like to be a scientist. Over 77% of former participants have since pursued degrees in PhD, MD, or combined MD/PhD programs.
Application Deadline is February 1, 2014. Please visit http://molqcbsummerapp.princeton.edu to obtain an application.