Archive for the ‘Biology’ Category

Alabama State University: Nanotechnology and Biotechnology

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Alabama State University REU: Development of Safe Nanomaterials for Biological Applications

ASU will host Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Development of Safe Nanomaterials for Biological Applications in Summer 2014. Students will work with research mentors in a 10-week multidisciplinary summer research program. Housing, a stipend, and meal and travel allowances will be provided. Faculty from biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences and other related disciplines will serve as mentors for the program. All research projects will be based on novel concepts of design and development of new nanomaterials for biological applications. Students will participate in a full-time closely mentored lab research project along with seminars and various professional development workshops, such as the responsible conduct of research, professional communication skills, career opportunities in academia and industry, and the graduate school application process. Students will present their findings at a poster session or research symposium during the final week of the program.

University of South Alabama: Protein Biochemistry

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

University of South Alabama – Structure and Function of Proteins (NSF REU)
10-week summer research program for undergraduates interested in pursuing graduate education in science. Students work full time on a project related to protein Biochemistry, attend conferences on research ethics, and presentations by faculty members. Travel, housing, stipend, and food allowance provided.

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.

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]

University of California – Berkeley: Amgen Scholars

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

University of California, Berkeley – Amgen Scholars

UC Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2012 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program in Science and Biotechnology. This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct research with a faculty member, communicate their science in poster and oral presentations, receive a stipend, housing, meal plan, and transportation to and from the UC Berkeley campus.

Program dates are May 28 – August 3, 2012, and the application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2012.

New York University School of Medicine: Medical Sciences

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

New York University School of Medicine – Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Students conduct research and are exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center. Students may work with faculty of their chosing in the disciplines of biochemistry, bio-informatics, biomedical imaging, cellular and molecular biology, clinical investigation, computational biology, developmental genetics, forensic pathology, immunology, microbiology, molecular oncology, neuroscience and physiology, parasitology, pharmacology, structural biology and virology. Stipend, travel, and housing provided.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Summer Research Program

10-week summer research-intensive training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. Students will conduct research under the direct supervision of a research mentor in a field of their interest and will learn a range of skills, both technical and intellectual, that will help them develop into successful scientists. Housing and stipend provided.

UROP Information

The UROP Application is now open for Spring 2015 applications

Spring 2015 Funding Applications will be due on December 4th at noon

Spring 2015 UROP applicants will be notified in early January