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UMBC Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates
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PLEASE NOTE: This is list has been created for informational purposes only.
It is each student's responsibility to check the details for any programs of interest. ***Please make a note of any comments posted (indicated by the small orange triangle)
**Freshman (Rising Sophomores) should not feel limited to only applying to these opportunities. These are programs that clearly indicate that limited research experience is required.
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Program NameProgram HostApplication
Deadline
Opportunity for Freshmen**Open to international studentsSuggested MajorsDate contents were updatedEditor Comments
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CMU Great Lakes Summer Research ProgramCentral Michigan University1/29/2016x
Biology, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geographic Information System (GIS), or Environmental Science, Ecology
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TRUST REUUniversity of California Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)1/31/2016
Computational Biology, Computer Science, Game Development
2/18/2016
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Summer Undergraduate Internship Program Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)1/31/20162/26/2016Program will start again for summer 2018. Check back fall 2017 for details
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REU-Research Experience for UndergraduatesWilliam & Mary Arts & Sciences (Physics)2/1/2016x - not eligible for funding)1/5/2016Currently not accepting applications for 2017
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Ifugao Archaeological ProjectIfugao Archaeological Field School 2/1/20162/11/2016Award ends May 31, 2017
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Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain EcosystemRubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, University of Vermont2/5/2016x2/5/2016"We are waiting to hear if our REU program will be renewed for 2017-2019. Please check back to this website periodically."
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CORAL REEF INTERNSHIP IN MARINE ECOLOGY & CONSERVATIONCentral Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI)2/15/20168/22/20172018 Program date: 1st – 21st August, 2018
Deadline posted late fall.
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Summer Research Program in Computational Biology and BiostatisticsUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison2/15/20162/18/2016
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Building Digital Tools to Support Endangered Languages and Preserve Environmental Knowledge in Mexico, Micronesia, and Navajo NationSwarthmore College, Department of Linguistics2/18/20163/10/2016Currently not accepting applications for summer 2017
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MAPS-REU Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park 2/26/2016x1/29/2016No 2017 program. Check back in fall/winter for the 2018 program
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Sam Houston REU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sam Houston State University2/26/20162/5/2016
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RTNN REU ProgramResearch Triangle Nanotechnology Network 2/26/20162/18/2016
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Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology REUThe Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology2/28/2016x
Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Ecotoxicology, Geosciences, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, related fields
2/5/2016Not hosting summer 2017 program. Check back fall 2017 for the 2018 program
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Andrew W. Mellon Summer Academy and Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship ProgramArt Institute of Chicago 2/28/2016xVisual Arts, Art History, History2/18/2016In the current, five-year pilot phase (2013-18), there are no additional summer academies being offered or fellowships being awarded. We plan to renew the program following an evaluation process, with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's continued support.
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REU in Physics and Astronomy University of South Carolina, Department of Physics and Astronomy2/29/20162/12/2016
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SUMaR Math REU Kansas State University, Department of Mathematics3/1/2016x5/11/2017The program has been renewed for the summers of 2018-2020. Applications accepted DEC 2018
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Integrative Computational Education and Research Traineeship (ICERT)Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin3/1/20162/5/2016Award ends May 2017
Not accepting applications for Summer 2017.
Contingent on funding, the application period for Summer 2018 is expected to open in December 2017.
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Nanotechnology REUCenter for Nanoscale Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign3/1/2016x2/5/2016
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CenUSA Bioenergy Research Internship ExperienceIowa State University3/1/2016x2/12/2016Info for 2018 coming in winter 2017
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REU in Mathematics & Computational ScienceFairfield University3/4/2016xx-(not eligible for funding)1/5/2016.
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Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior Oklahoma State University 3/4/2016x3/10/2016
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Cradle to the Grave - C02 Opportunities and Challenges University of Southern Carolina, College of Engineering and Computing 3/11/20162/11/2016
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Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (STREAMS)Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine3/15/2016x5/11/2017Check back to this web site in January 2018 to apply for the 2018 summer program.
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Undergraduate Research into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion Northern Arizona University, Department of Psychological Sciences3/15/20163/10/2016Award ends May 2018
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Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaelogical (BAKOTA) Field SchoolBAKOTA, Quinnipiac University 3/18/2016x3/10/2016No program for summer 2017; Deadline mid-March for 2018 program
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Baja Basins REU Department of Geosciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City 9/30/16x
Geoscience, Geology, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences
10/7/2016Deadline in late summer/early fall
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Model-based Reasoning in STEM Education Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science11/30/16x
STEM, Mathematics and Statistics, Math Education, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Science Education, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, etc
10/20/2016.
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IAESTE International Exchange Program International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences 12/1/2017x
STEM and Applied Arts including Architecture
9/19/2017
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Fostering Undergraduate Talent - Uniting Research and Education (FUTURE) in BiomedicineUniversity of Iowa Carver College of Medicine12/2/201611/4/2016
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DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program Department of Homeland Security12/7/201610/7/2016.
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Booth School of Business Summer ResearchUniversity of Chicago Booth School of Business 12/9/16Economics11/11/2016.
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DOE Scholars ProgramU.S. Department of Energy (DOE)12/15/20179/19/2017Applications accepted Oct 16, 2017
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International Summer Research Program in Gravitational-Wave PhysicsUniversity of Florida, Department of Physics12/15/2016Physics10/11/2016Application Open: Sept 15, 2016
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Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) ProgramChristian Brothers University12/16/2016
Biomedical Science, Biological Sciences, Behavioral Science, Psychology, Environmental Science, Carnivore Conservation, HAPP
10/20/20162018 Applications coming soon!
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Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP)Harvard University12/21/201610/21/2016
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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) ProgramOffice of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy (DOE)1/3/2018
Physics, Earth & Geoscience, Engineering, Life Health & Medical Science, Math & Statistics, Physical Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental & Marine Sciences, Nanotechnology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Science Writing
9/19/2017-
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Summer Neuroscience Undergraduate Research FellowshipsUniversity of Vermont1/3/201710/21/20162018 SNURF info coming soon!
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Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) ProgramSchool of Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan1/5/20189/19/2017
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SPIRE-EIT: Summer Program for Interdisciplinary Research and Education - Emerging Interface TechnologiesIowa State University, Virtual Reality Applications Center and Human Computer Interaction Program1/9/2017x
Interdisciplinary Studies, Physics, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, and would consider others such as Psychology
11/18/2016
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Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) ProgramBaylor College of Medicine1/10/201710/21/20162018 Dates coming soon
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Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for StudentsRice University, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Nakatani Foundation1/12/2017xSTEM fields10/21/2016
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DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science: Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists10/2/20179/5/2017SPRING '18 TERM DEADLINE: OCT 2, 2017 Summer 2018 Deadline: TBA
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Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center1/12/2018check9/19/2017check the site for specific details on international eligibility; Application open NOV 2017
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Biomedical Optics Health Sciences and Technology Wellman Summer Institute, Harvard-MIT; Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital1/14/2017
Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Bionformatics and Computational Biology
11/17/2016
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Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramAlfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Willimington, DE)1/15/2017x10/21/2016
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Diversity Project - Marine Biodiversity The Diversity Project1/15/2017x
Marine Biology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity, Marine Science
10/27/2016
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Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials Department of Chemistry, Indiana University 1/15/2017xChemistry11/4/2016Application info available FALL 2017
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Intelligent Multimodal Human-Computer InteractionHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering, University of Florida1/15/2017x
Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Human-Computer Interaction
12/22/2016
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Microbiome Data Science REUStatistics Department, Oregon State University1/15/2017
Statistics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, STEM
12/22/2016Application consideration begins JAN 15, but will remain open until all positions are filled
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Summer Undergraduate Research ExperienceCollege of Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison1/15/20171/17/2017Absolute program deadline 2/15/2017
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MSTP Research (SUMR) ProgramMedical Scientist Training Program (MD, PHD), University of Iowa1/15/2018x9/19/2017Must have prior research experience Application opens mid-OCT 2017 and closes after MLK Holiday
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Health Management & Policy Summer Enrichment ProgramUniversity of Michigan School of Public Health1/20/2017HAPP, Economics, Medicine10/11/2016
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UM-SMART Undergrad Summer ProgramUniversity of Michigan1/20/201710/25/2016
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NORC Summer Internship ProgramNORC at the University of Chicago 1/20/201711/29/2016Applications open FALL 2017
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Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)Massachusetts General Hospital1/23/201711/29/2016Applications open DEC 2017
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Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)Stanford University1/24/201710/21/2016Application goes live on October 23rd, 2017
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Arecibo Observatory REU Summer ProgramArecibo Observatory1/25/2017x
Physics, Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
10/7/2016Application open DEC 15, 2016
International Students: Must provide your own funding. See website for details
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National History Research Experiences (NHRE)Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History1/25/2017x
Earth Science/Geology, Biological Sciences, Anthropology,
11/18/20162018 Applications will be posted in late September and due in January 2018
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Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship ProgramThe Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education; The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office1/25/2017
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Science, etc.
12/22/2016
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Summer Computing Research Experience in Data ScienceUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst 1/27/2017x
Computer Science, Math, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
10/21/2016Freshmen: Must have computer science experience; NOT ACCEPTING 2018 APPLICATIONS
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Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH)Department of Health & Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1/27/201711/29/20162018 Applications announced soon!
GEH and SUPEH Deadline: 2/3/2017
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Growing up STEM: Tracing the roots of undergraduate learning through discipline-based education researchNorth Dakota State University1/27/2017x
All STEM/Science disciplines, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering
12/2/2016
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Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science REUCenter for Energy Efficient Electronics Science1/27/2017
Engineering, Physics, Physical Science majors
12/8/2016
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The Ecology of Human Dominated Landscapes REUDepartment of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Miami University (Oxford, OH) 1/27/2017x1/13/2017Preference given to sophmores and juniors
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Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore 1/29/201711/3/2016.
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Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success (PLLUSS) ProgramKennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore 1/29/201711/3/2016
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Cardiovascular Research: Engineering a Translational Experience (CREATE)College of Engineering, Penn State University1/29/2017
Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science
1/3/2017
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Biology and Brain & Cognitive Sciences Summer Research InternshipMIT Dept. of Biology and Dept. Brain & Cognitive Sciences 1/30/2017x
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Biology, Bioengineering, Microbiology
10/7/2016Application open: Nov 15, 2016
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Diversity in Research and Engineering of Advanced Materials Training (DREAM)College of Engineering, Florida A&M University - Florida State University1/30/201710/7/2016
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Retaining Engineers Through Research Entrepreneurship and Advanced-materials Training (RETREAT) College of Engineering, Florida A&M University - Florida State University1/30/201710/21/2016
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Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley - Information Technology for Sustainability (SUPERB-ITS)University of California, Berkeley1/30/2017
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering,
10/21/2016.
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Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramNYU Langone Medical Center1/30/201710/25/20162018 Application opens OCT 1
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Integrative Biology REU: From Molecules to EcosystemsUniversity of California, Berkeley 1/30/2017x
Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Plant Biology, Microbiology
11/3/2016.
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DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions Department of Homeland Security1/31/201710/7/2016
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Broad Summer Research ProgramBroad Institute of MIT and Harvard1/31/2017x
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
10/21/20162018 Application available in FALL
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Radioecology REUSavannah River Ecology Laboratory1/31/2017x10/21/2016.
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Summer Undergraduate Research in PharmacologyCase Western Reserve University1/31/201710/25/2016
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Costa Rica REU for U.S. Underrepresented
Minority Students
La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica1/31/2018
Global Studies, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Ecology
9/19/2017
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International Biology Undergraduate Summer SchoolUniversity of Zurich/ETH Zurich1/31/2017xx11/4/2016.
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CPRIT Summer Undergraduate ExperienceUT Health, School of Public Health1/31/201711/17/2016Application open: DEC 1, 2016
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C2B2/NSF REU ProgramColorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels 1/31/2017xx
Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Crop Sciences, Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, ANY (all majors are eligible to apply according to the website)
11/29/2016
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DIMACS REU in Computing: Theory and ApplicationsCenter for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science1/31/2017
Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering
12/1/2016.
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NSF-REU Training Site: Molecular BiophysicsDepartment of Chemistry, Princeton University1/31/2017x
Physics, Engineering, Mathematical Science, all physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences
12/9/2016Application open Nov 30, 2016
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Summer Undergraduate Research FellowshipUniversity of Michigan Cardiovascular Center 1/31/2017x1/13/2017Application open mid-December 2016
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Nanomanufacturing Systems for mobile Computing and Energy Technologies (NASCENT) REUNanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC)2/16/2018x
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Physics, Material Science, Materials Engineering
9/19/2017Application aopen DEC 1, 2017
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Integrated Optics for Undergraduates (IOU) Research ExperienceCenter for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN)1/31/2017
Optics, Electronics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or other engineering fields.
1/17/2017
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Undergraduate Summer Internship ProgramHarvard University, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology2/1/20175/18/2017
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IRIS Undergraduate Internships in Seismology Next IRIS Generation Internship Program 2/1/2017x
Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Geoscience, Computer Science
2/11/2016Must have 2 semesters of Math and Physics
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American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research FellowshipsAmerican Physiological Society (APS)2/1/2017xx10/7/2016
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Amgen Scholars ProgramAmgen Scholars (Various Institutions)2/1/201710/7/2016US Deadline: 2/1/17
Europe Deadline: 2/1/17
Japan Deadline: 2/1/17
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An NSF REU in Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Southern Mississippi, Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry
2/1/2017Chemistry and Biochemistry10/7/2016
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ASSURE Program - Space Sciences LabSpace Science Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley2/1/2017
Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology, Mechanical Engineering, and other related subjects
10/7/2016Deadline normally on FEB 1
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Biochemistry Summer REU Texas A&M University, Agriculture & Life Sciences2/1/2018
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biophysics
9/19/2017
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Coastal Research in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST-REU)University of Massachusetts Boston 2/1/2017x
Environmental Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Marine Biology, Ecology, Geology and Earth System Sciences, Economics, Social and Behavior Sciences
10/7/20162/1/17 or until positions are filled
Application open: Oct 15, 2016
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CRISP REUCenter for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena, Yale University2/1/2017x10/7/2016Application open: Nov 1, 2016
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CUReS Cancer REUBiomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin2/1/2018x
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.
9/20/2017preference given to sophmores
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