Archive for the ‘Summer Opportunities’ Category

Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine will offer a robust and varied introduction to the world of nephrology for the undergraduate college student who is considering a career in science or medicine. The Program will primarily be a research-based experience but will include a core curriculum that addresses the basic science and clinical fundamentals and challenges in the field. The Program will span the nephrology divisions of four Harvard-affiliated hospitals – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston’s Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

The program welcomes applicants from undergraduate college students that meet the following criteria at the time of application:
• Currently enrolled in a undergraduate degree granting program
• Currently a US citizen or permanent resident (international students are not eligible)
• Must agree to complete full 8 weeks

The program provides eight weeks of experience and participation in kidney research. Students participating in the program will conduct research under the direction of a primary investigator. Research assignments will be made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty sponsors and student participants.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact not only with the faculty member directing the research, but also with the graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows working at the site. Frequent meetings with other program participants along with one or more of the faculty sponsors will be scheduled as well as weekly seminars, workshops, and lectures. At the end of the eight week period, program students will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers and faculty at a poster session. Students will be flown to Nashville, TN for final presentation at a National symposium.

Students will receive a $1000 stipend, which they are free to use towards personal use. Campus styled housing will be provided near the Longwood Medical in Boston area for the benefit of the students at no cost to the students. Meals may be prepared in the campus dorm by the student or purchased at the campus dining cafeteria, the hospital  or site cafeterias and surrounding community. Participants will be invited to attend special social events and ice breaking events beginning May 31st on the day of on campus arrival and throughout the summer.

Applications should be completed online at Please contact HSKP@PARTNERS.ORG for questions.

Mount Desert Island Biology Lab

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Each summer, over 30 undergraduates from Maine and across the United States participate in research fellowships at MDIBL. Undergraduate fellows work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independent project designed by the student and their mentor. Laboratory training can include techniques in molecular biology, physiology, and bioinformatics. Projects are wide-ranging and could include the comparative study of a laboratory animal (zebrafish, roundworm, sea urchin, etc.), cultured cells, and biological tissue preparations. While most projects are laboratory-based, some include a field component. In pursuing their independent research project, students attend weekly seminars given by MDIBL scientists and invited speakers from other institutions discussing a variety of topics in the biological and environmental sciences.

The application deadline for Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships at MDIBL is January 10, 2014. Many of these fellowships are provided through INBRE funding for students from Maine colleges and universities.
Program information and application instructions are online at

All application materials, including recommendations and transcripts with fall 2013 semester grades, must be received by the deadline of January 10, 2014.

Questions may be directed to:
Judi Medlin
Education Coordinator
207-288-9880 x102

BCMP Summer Scholars

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

BCMP Summer Scholars Program
Harvard Medical School, June 9th – August 15th, 2014

BCMP Summer Scholars is a summer internship program for motivated undergraduates with a strong interest in pursuing graduate studies focused on molecular mechanisms in biology. The program offers students the opportunity to gain experience in hands-on laboratory research; to interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other summer interns; to attend weekly luncheon/seminar presentations by department members on specific research projects and cutting-edge research tools; and to improve presentation, writing, and communication skills.

Students can apply through this website:

US Food and Drug Administration: Toxicology

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

ORISE Summer Student Research Participation Opportunity at NCTR

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. This program is designed for science and mathematics students preparing for future careers in toxicology, regulatory science, or related scientific disciplines. Selected individuals will participate in research projects on the biological effect of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment.

The appointment period is for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2013. The participant will receive a stipend depending on education level and experience. The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education under an agreement with FDA and the Department of Energy (DOE). Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

University of Nevada, Las Vegas – REU in Microbiology
Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a 10-week summer research program in environmental microbiology. Students will collaborate with faculty mentors in developing and carrying out hypothesis-based projects on microorganisms from diverse habitats such as hot springs, the deep terrestrial subsurface, hypersaline lakes, arid soils, and ephemeral water sources. Students may also choose to explore the mechanisms of magnetotaxis, sporulation, soil-forming processes, microbial adaptation to stressful and non-host environments, or the dynamics between primary producers and consumers. At the conclusion of the program, students will present their research results at a scientific colloquium. Students will receive a $5,000 salary, housing and a travel subsidy.

UMass Summer Research in Nanotechnology

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

UMass Summer Research in Nanotechnology

For undergrads interested in cutting edge research, the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program in Nanotechnology at UMass Amherst might be for you.  The ten week lab-and-learning experience will give you a head start on a career that is truly at the forefront of knowledge–nanotechnology!

Space is limited so supply today!

– Ten week program: May 28 – August 4, 2012
– Free housing in our newest dorms
– Free travel to and from campus
– Competitive stipend
– Application deadline is Feb 29, 2012

Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.  Women and others from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The most relevant undergraduate majors for the SURE Program include:
Chemical Engineering,
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Polymer Science & Engineering.

Summer Course in Biophysics – University of North Carolina

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Are your undergraduate students looking for an interdisciplinary summer research opportunity? Consider the Biophysical Society Summer Course
( ), a 12-week scholarship program that introduces undergraduate minority students, disadvantaged students and students with disabilities to the field of biophysics.* Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the program includes lectures, seminars, lab work, team-building activities, and field trips.
The Course is designed to reflect a graduate-level research program. Upon successful completion of the Course, students receive 3 course credits toward an undergraduate degree. All tuition and fees during the Course are covered, and participants receive a stipend for living expenses throughout the summer.

The 2013 Summer Course in Biophysics will take place May 15 – August 1, 2013.
Undergraduate students with a strong quantitative background in basic or applied sciences are encouraged to apply. Need more information? Check out our website
( ) or contact Erica Retrosi, Course Administrator (, 240-290-5608). We hope to see your students this summer at UNC Chapel Hill for the Biophysical Society Summer Course!

Erica Retrosi
Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Biophysical Society
11400 Rockville Pike, Suite 800
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (240) 290-5608
Fax: (240) 290-5555
*Financially disadvantaged individuals, students with disabilities, and individuals who have been found to be underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research are eligible to apply. Nationally, these individuals include, but are not limited to: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Hawaiian Natives and natives of the US Pacific Islands.The Biophysical Society Summer Course in Biophysics: Case Studies in the Physics of Life is funded by The National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. [T36GM075791]

Climate Change and Sustainable Development – Panama

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Regional Research and Study Abroad Program on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Panama City, Panama. –The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) offer eight-week Study Abroad Programs focusing on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Through professional training, hands-on learning, and a four-week internship, students experience how global climate change influences sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Students will have the opportunity to explore firsthand the direct and indirect effects of a changing climate on natural and human systems. To facilitate professional collaboration and cross-cultural communication students will receive Spanish training and will live with host families in Panama City.

Further information is available here.


Established in 1992, CATHALAC is an international organization dedicated to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education, and technology transfer. CATHALAC’s Study Abroad Program is part of the Center’s Education Programs. The objective of these programs is to form a community of professionals with an interdisciplinary background who are capable of responding to both the challenges and opportunities related to Integrated Watershed Management, Climate Change, Environmental Modeling and Analysis, and Risk Management. CATHALAC headquarters are located across from the Panama Canal in the City of Knowledge (in Spanish – Ciudad del Saber), a former US military base transformed into an international complex for education, research and innovation developed to promote and facilitate synergy between universities, scientific research centers, businesses, and international organizations.

About UAH

Founded in 1950, UAH is an autonomous campus of The University of Alabama System dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. UAH is a key participant in one of the nation’s major international centers for advanced technological research and utilizes its position in this environment to provide unique opportunities and creative programs for students, faculty, and the community. UAH is committed to maintaining a diverse academic community of the highest quality, and to providing an environment that facilitates intellectual, cultural, personal, and professional growth. UAH fosters leadership, creative and critical thinking, clear communication, a respect for knowledge and the pursuit of truth, and an engagement in the challenge and pleasure of a lifetime of learning.

Zvia Leibler Danon
Study Abroad Program Coordinator

University of Missouri

Monday, January 10th, 2011

The Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Missouri coordinates a number of summer research programs for undergraduates enrolled at other institutions. All programs run for 9 weeks. Students selected for these programs live in on-campus, air conditioned housing, and receive a full meal plan, covered by the program. Summer interns are also provided with funds to cover one hour of academic research credit, travel to and from Columbia, and a stipend of $3400. For more information, click here.

University of Washington Seattle- Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EH REP)

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Environmental and occupational health is the study of human health in the environment.  The field concerns itself with maintaining a safe supply of food and drinking water; discovering the mechanisms of environmentally related diseases; treating and disposing of solid and toxic wastes; reducing air, water, food, and noise pollution; and controlling workplace hazards.

The Environmental Health Research Experience Program (EHREP) is a funded nine week, summer experience for undergraduates with interest in an interdisciplinary field that uses the tools of science to solve human health problems related to the environment. EHREP provides students with hands on experience in laboratories of leading researchers, introduces them to key environmental and occupational health issues while offering research exposure that will help them become competitive for graduate school.  Students will work full-time under the supervision of a faculty mentor and will receive a stipend of $5,200.

The program is meant for students underrepresented in the sciences.