EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

 

   Sheila Van Zandt Student Research Experience Scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate/graduate student research team based on merit of the proposed research.  The students are to fill out the attached form, including a budget, 1 page proposal and signatures of the students and faculty member supporting the research.  The research proposal should be prepared collaboratively.  As the donor intends to provide support to both the undergraduate researcher and graduate mentor, the budget can include travel support for either or both students, undergraduate salary and money for supplies (and other costs if justified).  We expect to be able to fund 4 projects at $1800 each this year (2016), then one project at $1800 for subsequent years.  We hope that the students will be able to use this as leverage for travel funds from the College of Science and the Graduate School.  Proposals are due March 1 and awards will be made by April 15 to allow research during summer term.  Requirements of the award are a thank you letter to the donor and either an oral presentation at an undergraduate research colloquium, poster presentation at the MSA research symposium Spring term or at another department venue during the year in which the award was received.
   

The American Society for Microbiology offers many different opportunities for undergraduate researchers.  The ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone) offers travel funds to the ASM Research Capstone Institute and the opportunity to present a poster or oral presentation at ASM Microbe, the national ASM Meeting.  The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program provides funding for an undergraduate to conduct summer research as well as travel support to the ASM Capstone Institute and ASM Microbe. 

ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program:  Deadline:  January 20.  Benefits:  Receive up to $1500 in travel support to the ASM Research Capstone Institute and ASM Microbe (if abstract is accepted); Participate in the ASM Research Capstone Institute prior to presenting research at ASM Microbe; Receive recognition in ASM publications.

ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program:  Deadline:  February 1.  Benefits:  Earn up to $4000 in student stipend; Receive up to $1000 in travel support to ASM Microbe (if abstract is accepted); Participate in the ASM Research Capstone Institute prior to presenting research at ASM Microbe; Recognition in ASM publications.

Internships OSU URSA, Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts.  This site is a resource for undergradutes and faculty looking to participate in or implement undergraduate research. "Research" at OSU is interpreted broadly to reflect what goes on not only in laboratories and field stations, but also in libraries, art studios, and music practice roomsUndergraduate researchers tackle important, real-world questions ranging from how to improve K-12 education to improving disease prevention, from enhancing the livability of rural communities to understanding and protecting the environment. If you have any questions regarding these items, please contact Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu or 541-737-8906.
   
 Internships OSU Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) Grants are available each term to all OSU students to support research projects.  Full program details may be found on website.
   
Internships OSU

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Science (SURE Science) is a competitive scholarship program that supports Oregon State University (OSU) College of Science (COS) undergraduate research activities.

   

Ernest and Pauline Jaworski Fund for Summer Research Experiences for Underserved Undergraduates in Plant Science This is an opportunity to undertake research in plant science with a faculty mentor at Oregon State University.  Applicants should contact prospective faculty mentors prior to applying for this program.

   
Pasteur

Pasteur Foundation Undergraduate Summer Internships in Paris.  These 10-week internships Pasteur Institute, one of the world’s leading private, non-profit centers for infectious disease research, offer hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduates contemplating a scientific career.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

   
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DOW AgroSciences Internship.  Dow AgroSciences has positions available for students seeking summer internship opportunities. These opportunities are full-time positions available from May until August. Applicable majors would include:

  • Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, entomology, microbiology, molecular biology, plant pathology, or plant physiology)
  • Chemistry (analytical, organic, or physical)
  • Informatics (bioinformatics or chemical)

Any agriculture-related majors R&D opportunities include both laboratory-based and field station research positions. Positions for R&D field station research are located throughout the US whereas the laboratory-based R&D positions are located at our headquarters in Indianapolis, IN.

Internship Requirements 

  • Completed freshman year in college (minimum)
  • Pursuing BS degree in agricultural science or business disciplines
  • Work experience in agricultural related industries (other summer internships or on farm experience) a plus. The intern must use time management and planning skills to accomplish multiple tasks in a short time period. The individual is expected to gain quick knowledge of Dow AgroSciences' products, customers, pests, cultural practices and production technology to achieve requirements of the position. Honesty, strong work ethic, responsibility and positive work habits.  http://www.dowagro.com/en-us/careers/student-internships
   
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Undergraduate Fellowships in Marine Science

The Bermuda Institute for Ocean Sciences has received National Science Foundation funding for undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates: This NSF-funded 12-week program allows undergraduate students from the United States to work on short-term research projects. The BIOS REU program is aimed at students who are considering pursuing graduate degrees.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2014 NOW BEING ACCEPTED - DEADLINE MAY 30TH.  Initial selection begins May 30 which is the unofficial deadline for applications (applications received after May 30 will be evaluated if space is available).

Funding for this REU site is provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences located in Arlington, VA. The NSF contact for this program is Lisa Rom, elrom@NSF.gov or 703-292-7709. NSF does not handle REU applications; please contact each REU site directly for application information.

Graduate Internships: Students enrolled in accredited graduate degree programs can work on thesis research under the supervision of BIOS faculty members. http://www.bios.edu/education/graduate.html

Volunteer Internships: Three- to six-month-long internships, working in the lab of one of BIOS's faculty members on an area of mutual interest. The Volunteer Internship Program is aimed at upper level undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates.

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CARNEGIE MELLON

 

LearnLab Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates.  LearnLab’s REU program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, or one of our research partners.  The REU program aims to make LearnLab’s program more visible to students not traditionally exposed to our fields.  The REU program supports LearnLab’s commitment to training a diverse set of science, technology, education, and psychology leaders.

   
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University of Washington’s Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program.  The UW environmental health Research Experience program (EHREP) is a funded, nine-week summer experience for undergraduates from 2 or 4 year college or university with an interested in environmental health sciences.  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.

   
DOE

Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) research internships, offered by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists.  These are offered through the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

   
 tokyo

Graduate School of Science of the University of Tokyo will offer summer research internship opportunities to qualified undergraduate students.  UTRIP (The University of Tokyo Research Internship Program) is a six week long, research centered grant program for students who wish to obtain a Master’s or Doctoral degree in natural science areas, with priority given to the applicants in their junior year.

   
cornell

Cornell University’s Summer Research Scholars Program.  Cornell University’s New York State Ag Experiment Station offers a Summer Research Scholars Program where undergraduate students can participate in exciting research projects in one of four disciplines including:  Entomology, Food Science, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology/Plant-Microbe Biology.  Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty, their graduate students and postdocs, and staff on research projects that can be laboratory or field-based.  Many of our basic research projects have a translational alignment with practical problem solving applications for the agricultural community.  The goal of the program is to provide undergraduates with the opportunity to plan and conduct experiments, evaluate data, communicate results, and learn about opportunities in agricultural and food research.

   
portland state

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Portland State University.  The REU program is an 8-week experience that gives students the opportunity to work closely with a PSU faculty member to produce a research project.  Each student will learn to operate either a scanning electron or focused ion beam microscope (SEM or FIB), and then use these techniques when working on their independent research projects.  The application is available online.

 

   
ohsu 

OHSU Oregon National Primate Center, Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program.  A limited number of fellowship awards are available each summer to support undergraduate students who will enter their junior or senior year of college following their summer apprenticeship.  Fellows complete a project during their 8-week apprenticeship and present the results of their research at the culminating Summer Science Symposium.  Updated project descriptions and application information is uploaded each September. 

   

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program.  The goal of SURF is to give students an intensive, 10-week research experience in a world class research environment.  Students immerse themselves in the laboratory and work on individual research projects with UT Southwestern Graduate School faculty.  To apply for 2014 SURF, please complete the SURF 2014 Application.

   

The OHSU Summer Equity Research Program. Dental, Nursing, and Medicine Internship Program.  The Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers the Summer Equity Research Program an exciting paid internship for undergraduate students interested in dental, nursing, and medicine, to spend eight to ten weeks during the summer working with faculty and graduate students in a research and clinical setting. Please help spread the word: Download the program flyer

 

   
woods hole

SEA Semester is an intensive field research program that primarily occurs on a 134 foot sailing vessel in the open ocean.  They offer thematic programs that combine aspects of oceanography, maritime history and culture, environmental studies, public policy, and nautical science.  Program details are available on the Woods Hole web page.

   
fred hutchinson

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center catalog of internships in scientific research and medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students.

NASA

NASA has set up a "one stop shopping initiative (OSSI)" website where students in Science, Technology, Engineerng, or Math (the STEM disciplines) can find out about and apply for internships, fellowshiop, adn scholarship.  You must be a U.S. citizen, currently enrolled full-time, and have a 3.0 or  higher GPA.