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University of New Mexico Post-Baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP)

PREP is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program designed to enhance the ability of under-represented minority post-baccalaureate students in the biomedical sciences/engineering to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally-recognized Ph.D. programs. Seeking recent (or May 2010) college graduates in the following fields (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Psychology, and related fields). Scholars are resquired to perform research for one full year with their faculty mentor.

University of Michigan Field Interviewer Positions in Hale County, TX

Employment opportunities are available for candidates interested in conducting in-home interviews in the Hale County, TX area to work on the Health and Retirement study. More information can be found at University of Michigan.

Oklahoma State University Symposium & Scholar Conference

Students are encouraged to participate in our annual research conference to present their work to other undergraduate scholars from around the nation, OSU graduate students and OSU faculty.

2010 National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program

Undergraduate students in academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas.

Under the NNEMS program, a range of fellowship activities are offered to help students increase their knowledge of environmental issues while refining their professional skills. Each year, the NNEMS program offers approximately 30 to 40 fellowships, developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in EPA's 10 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States.

2010 Collaborative Undergraduate Research in Energy REU Program

Graduate School-Bound sophomore and junior students majoring in Chemistry, Materials/Polymer Science, Physics, or Chemical Engineering. Offers summer research experience focusing on the science behind renewable energy solutions

THC Preservation Fellows Program

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is seeking student applicants for its Preservation Fellows Program to promote student interest in pursuing fields of study in history, preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, archaeology, downtown revitalization, and heritage tourism. Fellows receive a $5,000 stipend for eight weeks of employment under the supervision of the THC.

Society for Research on Adolescence: 2010 Young Scholars Program

The SRA is now accepting scholar applications for the 2010 Young Scholars Program. The Program is intended to encourage and support junior and senior undergrads from underrepresented ethnic minority groups from the US to pursue graduate work and careers in adolescent development.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs): NSF

Search for research opportunities with campuses across the United States. Includes all fields of study.

IBP Pathways to Science

Includes all fields of study. Searches available by:

  • REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates
  • LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation
  • T-CUP: Tribal Colleges and Universities Program

Resources for Students Pursuing Degrees in Sciences- PDF

Programs specifically affiliated with (AGEP) Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate


ICPSR Internship Program

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program. The summer student internship program lasts 10 weeks at ICPSR in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Undergraduate Research projects, internships, fellowships, scholarships and competitions available. Also visit NSPIRES: Do you have a research idea for the field of science or technology? To look at existing projects or to submit your own proposal, please visit: http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/

BRAIN 2010

The Atlanta-based BRAIN program invites applications for Fellows who would like to participate in a 10-week summer research program. This program provides full room and board plus a stipend. Those eligible to apply are undergraduates and recent post-bacs who are enthusiastic, hard working, detail oriented, and who want to engage in cutting edge neuroscience research. Some accepted Fellows will be working at the molecular or cellular level in laboratories, others will be working with small animals and some may be collecting data and doing research at outdoor field sites. Be a part of an exciting summer research experience!

USA.gov for Science

Internships and Fellowships available in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

National Institutes of Health

Search for NIH-funded institutions for undergraduate research opportunities for a science or medical field.

Pasteur Foundation

Junior or Senior undergraduate students interested in biosciences and biomedical research. Includes 10 week summer internship at Institut Pasteur in Paris. Living allowance provided.

Summer International Exchange Program for Minority Students Interested in Medicine

Current undergraduate, master and doctoral degree students from minority backgrounds. Study under prominent international scientists in Latin America, Europe or Africa. Session runs from the end of May through August. Monthly stipend from $1,000-1,900, all paid housing and travel expenses.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at Medical University of South Carolina

Undergraduate students interested in considering a research career in the basic sciences - especially those considering PhD programs. Stipend and housing expenses provided, as well as 15 credit hours

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) at UT Southwestern

Junior or Senior undergraduate students interested in biological research. 10 week summer internship from June to August. Stipend and some housing provided

Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (QP-SURF) at UT Southwestern

Junior or Senior undergraduate students interested in quantitative science and basic biomedical research. 10 week summer internship from June to August. Stipend and parital housing allowance provided.

CIC Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

Underrepresented undergraduate students (have completed at least two semesters). Programs available on many different campuses. Click here to see participating universities. Stipend provided. Includes 40 hours of research per week during an 8-10 week summer program

Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) at University of Michigan

Junior or Senior undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds, interested in humanities, arts, social sciences, engineering and physical or natural sciences. Stipend, housing, and travel expenses provided

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology

Undergraduate students interested in nanotechnology research encouraged to apply. 10 week summer internship at UMass Amherst. Stipend of $3,400, free airfare travel and free lodging provided, as well as allowances for extra social and academic activities

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Summer Research Program

Any undergraduate student interested in applied mathematics, biological chemistry, chemistry, functional nanomaterials and nanoscience, plant sciences and bioenergy systems, redox biology and virology. 8 or 10 week program available. Competitive stipend, room and board, and travel expenses provided

Summer Undergraduate Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (SUMSRI)

Undergraduate mathematics students, especially underrepresented minorities and women. 7 week summer internship during June and July 2010 at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Stipend of $3,200 - travel, housing and meals provided

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Education and Research Funding Opportunities

Questions regarding DHS Education Programs can be sent via e-mail to dhsed@orau.org.

  • DHS Scholarship Program
    Undergraduate and graduate students. U.S. Citizenship required. Full tuition and monthly stipends. Includes 10-week summer internships at federal research facilities or DHS Centers of Excellence.
  • DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
    Undergraduate students. U.S. Citizenship required. 10-week summer research experiences at federal research facilities. $500 weekly stipends plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location.
  • DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions
    Early career faculty teamed with undergraduate and graduate students. U.S. Citizenship required. 10-week summer research experiences at DHS Centers of Excellence. Stipends plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location for faculty and students.