Molecular Biology And Biomedical Science

 

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program at the Eppley Cancer Research Institute

http://www.unmc.edu/eppley/summer.htm

Students in the summer program work for 10 weeks doing hands-on cancer research in Eppley Institute laboratories. Students get to try research, learn techniques and new concepts, and work with professional researchers, all while earning a competitive summer salary.

Host Institution(s)

University of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

See website.

 

University of Rochester Summer Scholars Program

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/GEBS/summer.htm#sumProgDet

The Intellectual Merit of the program derives from the major strengths in the University of Rochester's cross campus programs in the Biological Sciences, combining programs from the undergraduate campus Department of Biology and Basic Science Departments of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Trainees will be selected from a large national pool of applicants, and will participate in a centerpiece 10-week, hands-on, independent research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor, with guidance from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and oversight from the Program Director.

Host Institution(s)

University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

Undergraduates that are US citizens, permanent resident aliens, and students with visas from their host institutions.

Eligibility

* Undergraduates from Local and National Colleges and Universities

* Matriculated college sophomores or juniors with strong academic backgrounds. (Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 3.0.)

 

The University of Texas Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://gsbs.uth.tmc.edu/pro_surp.htm

The intent of this summer research program is to provide a hands-on laboratory experience for undergraduate students who wish to obtain a PhD degree and pursue a career in basic scientific research and/or science education at the college or university level.

Host Institution(s)

The University of Texas (Houston, TX)

Citizenship Requirements

See Eligibility.

Eligibility

* Be 18 years of age by the start of the program.

* Be a domestic or international student who will have completed a minimum of 2 years of undergraduate study and have at least one year remaining by the start of the program.

* Have a GPA of at least 3.5 in math and science courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

* Be able to work at least 40 hours per week in a research lab for the duration of the 10-week program.

 

University of Virginia Summer Research Internship Program

http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/gpo/srip/

The University of Virginia School of Medicine offers summer research internship opportunities to qualified college undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their junior and senior years. Funds for living expenses, travel to and from Charlottesville, and housing are provided.

Host Institution(s)

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

 

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program

http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/internships.shtml

The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institut Pasteur. The foundation's goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.  During the internships, interns will carry out research supervised by a lab mentor. Applicants should be eager to engage with a different culture, and self-sufficient enough to arrange travel and secure housing in Paris.

Host Institution(s)

Institut Pasteur (Paris, France)

Citizenship Requirements

This program is open to U.S. citizens only.

Eligibility

Applicants must 1) be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended); 2) have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; and 3) not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of application. Knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable.

 

Amgen Scholars Program

http://www.amgenscholars.com/

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the world’s leading educational institutions. The Program seeks to increase learning and networking opportunities for students committed to pursuing science or engineering careers and to spark the interest and broaden the perspective of students considering scientific careers. Ultimately, the Program aims to increase the number of students pursuing advanced training and careers in the sciences.

Host Institution(s)

California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Columbia University / Barnard College (NYC)
Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
Massachusetts Institute of Tech.(Cambridge, MA)
Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
Univ. of California, Berkeley
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Univ. of California, San Diego
Univ. of California, San Francisco
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents

Eligibility

- Undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other U.S. Territories.
- Sophomores (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), Juniors and non-graduating Seniors (who are returning in the fall to continue their undergraduate experience).
- Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or above.
- Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.

 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Watson School of Biological Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program

http://www.cshl.edu/URP/

The fundamental objective of the URP program is to give students an opportunity to conduct first-rate research. Participants learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles, and scientific communication.

Host Institution(s)

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)

Eligibility

Any matriculated college sophomore or junior with a strong academic background may apply. The program includes young men and women from around the world and is open to all legitimate applicants irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, or creed. Selection is made by a committee of scientists at CSHL.

 

Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

Host Institution(s)

The Rockefeller University (New York, NY)

Eligibility

Must be a college sophomore or junior.

 

Irene & Eric Simon Brain Research Foundation Summer Student Fellowship Program

http://www.iesbrainresearch.org/index.html

The Summer Student Fellowship Program is for Bright, Motivated Students who are undergraduate juniors or seniors, or first year graduate or medical students and are considering a career in neuroscience.

Host Institution(s)

Various Institutions - funding for own project.

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Must be an undergraduate junior or senior.
 

UMDNJ Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

http://som.umdnj.edu/gsbstrat/summer-research.htm

The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is designed to provide a stimulating hands-on research experience for undergraduate students considering graduate education in the biomedical sciences. The program is conducted at the Stratford Division of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences on the campus of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey.

Host Institution(s)

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Stratford, New Jersey)

Citizenship Requirements

Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.A.

Eligibility

The program is open to undergraduate students who are considering a research career in the biomedical sciences.

 

Research Institute in Biomedical Materials Science and Engineering (RIBSE)

http://www.ribse.buffalo.edu/

UB's Research Institute in Biomedical Materials Science and Engineering (RIBSE) was established to foster the development of a cadre of interdisciplinary research scientists well-equipped to address increasingly complex research questions in biomedical materials science and engineering.

Host Institution(s)

University at Buffalo, SUNY (Buffalo, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

Must be a citizen or permanent resident.

Eligibility

Must have at least 45 credits at an accredited undergraduate college.

 

Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) Summer Undergraduate Research Internship in Quantitative Cell Biology

http://www.ccam.uchc.edu/qcb/qcb_internships.html

Initiated in 1999, the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling annually sponsors a summer undergraduate research program that brings undergraduate students with strong backgrounds in the physical sciences, engineering and mathematics into our laboratories for 10 weeks.

Host Institution(s)

University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington, CT)

Citizenship Requirements

Permanent residents and citizens only.

Eligibility

Must be finishing junior year at an undergraduate college.

 

Carolina Summer Fellowship Program

http://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/summer-undergraduate-research

 The Department of Pharmacology annually sponsors a competitive summer undergraduate research fellowship program in undergraduate science programs. This program is designed to give students planning a career in the biomedical sciences an opportunity to conduct research under the direction of a research pharmacologist.

Host Institution(s)

University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington, CT)

Citizenship Requirements

Permanent residents and citizens only.

Eligibility

Must be finishing junior year at an undergraduate college.

 

The Summer Undergraduate Research (SURE) Program at Emory

http://www.cse.emory.edu/sciencenet/undergrad/SURE/SURE.html

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.

Host Institution(s)

Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

Citizenship Requirements

Available to US citizens and permanent residents.

Eligibility

For undergraduate students only.

 

Loyola University of Chicago Microbiology & Immunology Undergraduate Summer Research Program

http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/DeptWebs/microbio/SUMMER/SUMMER.HTM

Undergraduate summer research in Loyola's Department of Microbiology & Immunology is designed to provide a stimulating and challenging experience for students interested in biomedical research.

Host Institution(s)

Loyola University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

Eligibility

Preference is given to students who are currently college sophomores or juniors.

 

Weill Cornell Medical College Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program

http://www.med.cornell.edu/education/programs/tra_sum_res.html

The Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program is designed to give 25 premedical students deeper insights into the field of medicine, including issues that greatly affect the health of traditionally underserved groups. Through the experiences of laboratory or clinical research, the student learns how one pursues a specific research problem under the supervision of a faculty member, thus providing an early education into basic research techniques that could be applicable to any area of medicine.

Host Institution(s)

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University (New York, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident visa status.

Eligibility

Students must be at least in their junior year to be eligible to apply for this program.

 

German Academic Exchange Service - Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

http://www.daad.de/rise/en/index.html

RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 1.5 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors.

Host Institution(s)

various universities and top research institutions across Germany

Citizenship Requirements

Open to international students.

Eligibility

You must be currently enrolled at a university/college in the United States, Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field), be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the placement, and prove that you will be registered as an undergraduate at your university/college for the academic year (i.e., that you will still have undergraduate status upon your return to your home university).

 

Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute

http://www.bbsi.sbes.vt.edu/index.php

Students will learn about the various areas of bioengineering and bioinformatics from expert faculty in these fields. In addition to bioengineering and bioinformatics workshops, students will individually conduct a research project under the guidance of an SBES or VBI faculty mentor. Interns will also participate in professional development seminars such as applying to graduate school, ethics in research and networking. Organized outings for the group build friendships and teamwork. Field trips to the Wake Forest campus to visit collaborative research labs are also planned.

Host Institution(s)

Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

Citizenship Requirements

Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility

Applications from students in the life sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science are welcome. Applications from students representing minority groups are highly encouraged.

 

Stowers Institute Scholars Program

http://www.stowers-institute.org/ScientistsSought/training/scholarsprogram.asp

The Stowers Scholars Program is an eight-week summer experience in a stimulating scientific environment with state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the most advanced technology. Serious science students will benefit from the Institute’s commitment to training in a unique environment that emphasizes our interdisciplinary approach to research.

Host Institution(s)

Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, Missouri)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

To be considered for the program, students should have completed 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework with at least a 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.

 

Arizona State University Summer Program in Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (MTBI)

http://mtbi.asu.edu/summer-program

This intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates in Tempe, Arizona prepares promising young scientists interested in working at the interface of mathematics, statistics and the natural and social sciences for the rigors of graduate studies. Participants receive intensive instruction in dynamical systems, stochastic processes, computational methods and modeling delivered by top scientists and special guest lecturers and colloquia speakers.

Host Institution(s)

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Citizenship Requirements

International students are accepted.

Eligibility

Completed sophomore or junior year, majoring in math, biology, or related fields and have had at least one year of calculus; Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

American Heart Association - Founders Affiliate Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship Program

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Founders-Affiliate-Local-Research-Opportunities_UCM_315885_Article.jsp

The American Heart Association supports highly promising, undergraduate students for full-time research fellowships over a minimum of a ten-week period during the summer. The goal of this program is to encourage students to pursue careers in cardiovascular research. Research projects with broad relevance to cardiovascular biology and stroke will be considered.  The research must be performed within the eight states of the Founders Affiliate region which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Host Institution(s)

See website for details.

Eligibility

An eligible student must be enrolled in a full time undergraduate program at the time of application submission, maintained a cumulative GPA above 3.0, and have identified an established researcher to serve as a sponsor for the fellowship project. The student must be available for full-time research.

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in the Biomedical Sciences at The University at Buffalo

http://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate/sure.html

Ten-week research opportunities in established basic science laboratories in The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at The University at Buffalo are available during the summer of 2011 for qualified domestic undergraduate students.  The summer program will enable students to perform state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, and biomedical research.  The program is not designed for pre-medical students.  Students choose the research laboratory in which they will perform their summer research from over 100 laboratories within the Departments of Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Microbiology & Immunology, Oral Biology, Pathology & Anatomical Sciences/Cell Biology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physiology & Biophysics, and Structural Biology. 

Host Institution(s)

University at Buffalo

Citizenship Requirements

Please contact program director at akuzdale@buffalo.edu. 

Eligibility

Students interested in PhD programs in the biological sciences. 

 

SUNY Upstate Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

http://www.upstate.edu/grad/programs/summer.php

The aim of the SURF program is to expose undergraduate students to biomedical research. In an intensive ten-week summer program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty help will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published. In the process, students will attend research seminars and participate in discussions on alternative careers in research and how to apply to graduate school. Students are given ample opportunities to interact directly with many of our faculty and graduate students.

Host Institution(s)

SUNY Upstate University (Syracuse, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

Open to U.S. and international undergraduate students.

Eligibility

Applicants to the program should be undergraduate students in good academic standing, who will be between their junior and senior years during the summer of 2011, and are majors in chemistry, biology, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in biomedical investigative research.

 

The Jackson Laboratory Summer Student Program

http://education.jax.org/summerstudent/index.html

The Summer Student Program is designed to help students understand the nature of research science. The emphasis of this program is on methods of discovery and communication of knowledge, not the mastery of established facts.

Host Institution(s)

The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, ME)

Citizenship Requirements

Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Eligibility

Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student; Must have at least one semester of undergraduate school remaining before graduation

 

Hartford Hospital Summer Student Research Program

http://www.harthosp.org/residenciesfellowships/summerstudentresearchfellowship/default.aspx

The fellowship is designed exclusively for pre-medical students completing either their junior or senior year in college.  It offers the student an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital.

Host Institution(s)

Hartford Hospital (Hartford, CT)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

The criteria used for selecting a fellow are: pre-medical college student completing their junior or senior year by May; college grades (GPA 3.5 or higher); participation in leadership/service activities at school and in the community, as well as interests conveyed to the interviewer at the time of the scheduled interview.

 

University of Connecticut Summer Research Fellowship Program

http://medicine.uchc.edu/prospective/enrichment/hcop/summerresearch.html

The fellowship is designed exclusively for pre-medical students completing either their junior or senior year in college.  It offers the student an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital.

Host Institution(s)

University of Connecticut (Farmington, CT)

Citizenship Requirements

Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Eligibility

The criteria used for selecting a fellow are: pre-medical college student completing their junior or senior year by May; college grades (GPA 3.5 or higher); participation in leadership/service activities at school and in the community, as well as interests conveyed to the interviewer at the time of the scheduled interview.

 

Yale BioSTEP Summer Research for Undergraduates

http://www.med.yale.edu/omca/programs/biostep.htm

Yale BioSTEP (Biomedical Science Training and Enrichment Program) provides intensive, short-term summer research training for undergraduates, especially students from groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences at research-intensive universities.

Host Institution(s)

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Citizenship Requirements

Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Eligibility

Applicants must be college undergraduates who have completed introductory college chemistry and biology. Students applying for or admitted to medical school or graduate programs are not eligible.

 

Yale Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/diversity/forms/surf.pdf

Each summer the Yale SURF Program brings a group of qualified undergraduates to Yale for eight weeks. The experience is meant to familiarize students with the kind of work they can expect to do in graduate school, provide them with insight into the many steps involved in building a career based on Ph.D. level training, as well as foster a sense of confidence regarding their own abilities and potential. Students are immersed in an academic, professional setting involving a working relationship with a faculty mentor, a program of individual research, and participation in a series of program workshops and panel discussions.

Host Institution(s)

Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Citizenship Requirements

Participation in the summer program is restricted to US citizens and permanent residents.

Eligibility

The SURF Program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying and providing research experience to talented underrepresented minority students. Preference is given to students completing their sophomore or junior years. However, other students who express persuasive plans for research may be considered.

 

Medical College of Georgia STAR Program

http://www.mcg.edu/star/session.htm

The Summer STAR (Student Training And Research) Program is designed to provide biomedical research experience for undergraduate students with a sincere desire to pursue a graduate education in biomedical sciences.

Host Institution(s)

Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, GA)

Citizenship Requirements

United States citizenship or international students currently enrolled in US college/university holding a student non-immigrant visa.  (It is the responsibility of the individual applicant to check with the international office at their home institution to determine eligibility for the STAR program and the proper procedures necessary to follow if accepted.)

Eligibility

•    18 years or older by start of the STAR session
•    Completion of at least freshman year in college
•    Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
•    Minimum GPA of 3.0 in science courses
 

UCSF Summer Research Training Program

http://graduate.ucsf.edu/summerprograms/applicants/summer-research-opportunities

The SRTP provides undergraduate and master's students with the opportunity to conduct research in the biological and biomedical sciences and make them more competitive candidates for Ph.D. programs. Students are supported in this program by funds from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NSF's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate, Genentech, the University of California Office of the President, and the UCSF Graduate Division

Host Institution(s)

University of California, San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

Citizenship Requirements

US Citizens or Permanent Residents

Eligibility

•    Students with a desire to pursue a Ph.D., or M.D.-Ph.D. 
•    Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or master's degree program who will have completed at least 4 semesters or 4 quarters of college work at the start of the summer program and have prior research experience
•    Non-graduating seniors, seniors who do not plan to begin graduate study in the fall immediately following graduation, and continuing master's students. 
•    Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher are eligible for the Amgen Scholars Program
•    Underrepresented minority, socio-economically disadvantaged, first-generation college students, and students with limited access to research laboratories are particularly encouraged to apply
•    Prior research can be an asset, but is not required
 

University of South Alabama – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://www.southalabama.edu/com/pharmacology/surf.html

Research Fellows participate in a campus-wide undergraduate research program that includes students from biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, speech pathology and audiology, archaeology, etc. This involves 3 or 4 evening meetings during the summer and the preparation and presentation of a poster at the end of the summer.

Host Institution(s)

University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)

Citizenship Requirements

Open to U.S. and international undergraduate students.

Eligibility

Must be a college undergraduate.

 

Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Opportunities Program (MHD/SROP)

http://grad.arizona.edu/imsd/undergraduate-summer

The University of Arizona Graduate College is offering summer research opportunities focusing on health issues that affect minority communities in a disproportionate manner and specifically research involving pulmonary, heart and vascular, and blood diseases and disorders.

Host Institution(s)

University of Arizona (Tuscon, AZ)

Citizenship Requirements

Open to U.S. and permanent resident undergraduate students.

Eligibility

1.)    Of American Indian/Alaska Native, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander descent or other underserved populations (i.e., groups traditionally underrepresented in biomedical careers).
2.)    Have completed a minimum of 75 semester units toward your bachelor's degree AND have a GPA of at least 3.0.

 

UCD – Graduate Experiences for Multicultural Students

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicine/departments/GEMS/Pages/default.aspx

The course will be conducted by distinguished research faculty and will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory research assignments with a mentor. Participating basic science programs at UC Denver include biochemistry and molecular genetics, cell and developmental biology, cancer biology, human medical genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, reproductive science, and physiology and biophysics.

Host Institution(s)

University of Colorado, Denver (Denver, CO)

Citizenship Requirements

Those who have just completed their freshman year or graduated and international students (with student visas) are not eligible for this program.

Eligibility

GEMS interns are selected on the basis of academic achievement, interest in biomedical science research careers, and inclusion in an underrepresented group or category (first generation college attendee, low income, financial need, or ethnic identity as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaska Native, or Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander). Successful applicants will have completed two years of college and demonstrated aptitude in one or more laboratory science courses.

 

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship

http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Medical_Professionals/career/CFDD/OMC/STARS%20Program/default.aspx

Objectives: To provide underrepresented minority (URM) medical and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in exciting basic, clinical and translational research projects during the summer at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). To enhance the research capabilities of URM students. To encourage these scholars to pursue advanced medical and graduate education and training at BWH and HMS.”

Host Institution(s)

Harvard University (Boston, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

US citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent residence visa.

Eligibility

•    Member of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic, or Native American)
•    Undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student.
 

 

Harvard Catalyst: Program for Faculty Development and Diversity

http://www.mfdp.med.harvard.edu/Catalyst/CollegeStudents.html

The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students' understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college student exposure to clinical/translational research.

Host Institution(s)

Harvard University (Boston, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Eligible participants are undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, particularly those attending Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) and Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) NIH-funded institutions, historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and/or Tribal Colleges with baccalaureate degree programs, and/or alumni of the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program and/or the Biomedical Science Careers Program and US citizens.

 

Harvard Stem Cell Institute Student Internship Program

http://www.hsci.harvard.edu/research/hsci-internship-program-hip

 The goal of the HSCI Internship Program (HIP) is to provide undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory, and to expose them to different professional options within the scientific arena. This is accomplished through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Interns will present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium - a requirement of all program participants.

Host Institution(s)

Harvard University (Boston, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

See Website

 

Harvard Undergraduate Immunology Summer Program

http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/immunology/prospective/SummerProg.html

The 10 week summer internship program incorporates laboratory research, faculty lectures, and workshops led by current graduate students. Summer students will be provided a cost of living stipend.  Students will be matched with a Harvard Immunology Graduate Program faculty member to participate in the ongoing research of the laboratory. At the end of the summer, students will present their research at a poster session for their peers and the students and faculty of the Immunology Graduate Program.

Host Institution(s)

Harvard University (Boston, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Applicants must be eligible for employment in the US, with at least one year of undergraduate study remaining.

 

American Heart Association - Western States Affiliate's Undergraduate Student Research Program

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3013196

Students are assigned to leading biomedical research laboratories in California, Nevada or Utah for a ten-week period during the summer to work under the direct supervision of experienced scientists.  The projects students work on range from basic molecular research to direct physiological studies.  Examples include signal transduction, gene expression, vascular wall biology, ion transport and cellular physiology.  Some opportunities for participation in more clinical investigations are also available.

Host Institution(s)

Various leading institutions in the field.

Citizenship Requirements

Be a United States citizen, or a foreign national holding a student, exchange or permanent resident visa, including an F-1, H1, H1B, J1, PR, TC or TN visa.

Eligibility

•    Attend an institution in California, Nevada or Utah, or be a resident of one of these states.
•    Have junior or senior academic status in the Fall of 2009. 

 

UC Berkeley – Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/diversity/srop.shtml

The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students entering Ph.D. programs by providing research opportunities under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other academic opportunities.

Host Institution(s)

University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Citizenship Requirements

Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States

Eligibility

•    sophomores (who have completed at least three semesters or four quarters of actual college course work), juniors, and seniors who will not be graduating in the spring (However, graduating UC Berkeley seniors are eligible.)
•    have a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
•    have shown potential for success, but may have had limited access to graduate research or other preparatory opportunities; the applicant should indicate his/her potential for success particularly as it relates to educational achievement while overcoming obstacles, which may include, but are not limited to economic, social, or educational challenges.
 

The University of Iowa Graduate College CIC/Summer Research Opportunity Program

http://ogei.grad.uiowa.edu/mcnair/home/eligibility

CIC/SROP at the University of Iowa provides research opportunities for undergraduate students with a demonstrated interest in pursuing Ph.D. degrees and academic/research careers. The program is designed to increase educational access for students from diverse backgrounds. Students from groups historically underrepresented in the humanities, arts, social sciences, engineering, and physical and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. Applicants from racial and ethnic minority groups and low-income, first-generation students are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference is given to students completing their junior year, although outstanding sophomores are considered for admission as well.

Host Institution(s)

The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

Citizenship Requirements

Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

Eligibility

•    Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university. 
•    Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 
•    Must have a genuine interest in research and teaching as a career.
•    Freshman and graduating seniors are not generally considered.
 

 

The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

http://biology.uoregon.edu/spur/

The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from other Universities and Colleges to participate in ongoing research in Life Sciences laboratories at UO during the Summer months.

Host Institution(s)

The University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

Citizenship Requirements

Be US citizens or permanent residents

Eligibility

• Have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework by summer
• Be undergraduates in good standing
• Be strongly motivated to participate in ongoing research projects
• Be considering a career in research science

 

California Institute of Technology Summer Internship Program

http://www.surf.caltech.edu/

Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and JPL. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity.

Host Institution(s)

Caltech (Pasadena, CA)

Citizenship Requirements

See Website

Eligibility

See Website
 

 

Cornell University/University of Massachusetts Food Science Summer Scholars Program

http://foodscience.cornell.edu/cals/foodsci/academics/fsscholars/index.cfm

Besides research experience, participants learn about various career opportunities within food science, take field trips to area industries (large and small), as well as meet on a semi-weekly basis to discuss various topics including Ethics in Food Science, Applying for Graduate School, Product Development, Learning from Research, and more. On the last day of the program, scholars are given the opportunity to present their research to an audience of peers. The goal of the research is to train participants to plan and conduct experiments, to evaluate data resulting from experiments, and to communicate research results through oral and written reports.

Host Institution(s)

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

International students are allowed to apply.

Eligibility

Applications are invited from undergraduate students with preference being given to current sophomores and juniors majoring in a physical or biological science with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in one of the sub disciplines of food science (food microbiology, food chemistry, food engineering, sensory science) Applications from qualified members of underrepresented minorities are also strongly encouraged.

 

Janelia Farm Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program

http://www.hhmi.org/janelia/undergrad.html

Janelia Farm wants to identify some of the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in their areas of research at an early career stage. They expect this to enrich the students' intellectual development and to benefit research at Janelia.

Host Institution(s)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Chevy Chase, MD)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Any matriculated undergraduate may apply.

 

Purdue University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/Research/SURF/Programs/Campus

Learn new skills this summer conducting research at Purdue's West Lafayette, Indiana campus. SURF teams undergraduates with a faculty member and graduate student mentor, and introduces them to the research tools used on the cutting edges of science, engineering, and technology. (Open to Purdue students and undergraduate students enrolled in other U.S. colleges and universities.)

Host Institution(s)

Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Undergraduate students enrolled at Purdue or other U.S. institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. Students from other U.S. institutions are eligible to apply if they have completed at least their sophomore year by the first day of the SURF program. A GPA of 3.0 or above is strongly recommended.

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program

http://www.training.nih.gov/student/sip/

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the new 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI.

Host Institution(s)

Various locations throughout the United States.

Citizenship Requirements

Only citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. are eligible to apply to this program.

Eligibility

The Summer Internship Program is for students who will be sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program and who are currently enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university. Students who have been accepted into a college or university program may also apply.

 

Albany Medical College Summer Research Opportunities

http://www.amc.edu/Academic/GraduateStudies/SummerResearch.html

The Graduate Studies Program at the Albany Medical College is offering a research program for undergraduates interested in furthering their training in science, and in exploring career options in research. Students will have their own research project, be advised by a faculty mentor who will provide guidance and insight, and will be able to take advantage of a variety of Enrichment Activities designed to illuminate the profession of a researcher in the biomedical sciences.

Host Institution(s)

Albany Medical College (Albany, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

Only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible.

Eligibility

Must be an undergraduate student.

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program

http://www.einstein.yu.edu/phd/index.asp?surp

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers 50 college students each summer an exceptional opportunity to conduct original research in a laboratory at one of the world's top-ranking scientific institutions. The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career.

Host Institution(s)

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University (Bronx, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Eligibility

Outstanding undergraduates with a strong background in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, bioengineering or chemical engineering, etc.). Students who are completing their junior year. In rare instances, sophomores with strong science backgrounds and/or strong research backgrounds may be considered.

 

Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)

http://www.bcm.edu/smart/

The Summer Medical and Research Training Program is for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research. We encourage Ph.D.-oriented candidates to apply. Up to 100 students are recruited for the SMART Program from across the nation.

Host Institution(s)

Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Citizenship Requirements

Only international students who are employable and enrolled in educational programs in the United States are eligible to apply.

Eligibility

All applicants must currently be attending a university and returning to the college/university to complete their undergraduate degree. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants who graduate before or during the program will not be eligible. No previous research experience is required except of first-year students (Freshman status in college). Applications from first-year students without previous research experience will not be accepted.

 

Case Western Reserve University Summer Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology

http://pharmacology.case.edu/education/surp.aspx

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides "hands on" research experience for sophomores and juniors in the area of molecular pharmacology. Although the projects will vary, each is related to a common theme - elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction of chemical agents such as drugs, hormones and neurotransmitters with biological systems.

Host Institution(s)

Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Citizenship Requirements

See website for details.

Eligibility

Successful applicants should have strong academic records and have completed at least one laboratory course prior to application. Previous experience performing independent laboratory research is not required. Current sophomores and juniors are given preference.

 

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Summer Undergradute Research Fellowship

http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/ed/research/undergrad/surf/default.htm

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is intended to provide clinical and basic science research opportunities for undergraduate students in the laboratories of Pediatric faculty in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The ultimate goal of this program is to provide students with an excellent research foundation for making career choices in the biomedical sciences.

Host Institution(s)

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Cincinnati, OH)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. Citizens only.

Eligibility

Summer fellowships are competitive for high school students in their junior or senior year as well as undergraduate students with a 3.0 or better GPA are eligible. Applicants should be US citizens and have an interest in pursuing a career in biomedical research or medicine. Criteria for selection include academic record, essay and interest in obtaining research experience.

 

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://www.mayo.edu/mgs/surf.html

The Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program, sponsored by Mayo Graduate School, is a great way to build your skills as a young scientist or test your inclinations toward research.

Host Institution(s)

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Citizenship Requirements

International students who are attending a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply.

Eligibility

    * Are a student currently in your sophomore or junior year at a U.S. college or university
    * Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
    * Are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.

 

Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy at City of Hope

http://www.cityofhope.org/education/summer-student-academy/Pages/default.aspx

Summer students design and work on their own research projects in areas of their specific interests. City of Hope instructors act as mentors who provide valuable guidance and support while simultaneously encouraging independent thought and exploration. These instructors are faculty of the City of Hope Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences. Program participants also communicate their research findings to their peers and instructors in a weekly student seminar series. We also mentor scientific writing by having students produce a written report at the end of their project. An important objective of the program is to develop vital oral and written communication skills, which are so important in the world of seminars, colloquia, manuscript publication and grant writing that is critical to graduate student and postgraduate life.

Host Institution(s)

City of Hope (Duarte, CA)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

City of Hope welcomes high school and college students who meet the following criteria:
•  Students must be at least 16 years old.
•  Students should have completed high school courses in chemistry and biology.

 

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program

http://www.cic.net/Home/Students/SROP/Introduction.aspx

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities.  The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers.  SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities.

Host Institution(s)

Around 11 different schools in the United States. See website for details.

Citizenship Requirements

Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.

Eligibility

    * Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
    * Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory
    * Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education
    * Have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the program
    * Have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

 

Drexel University College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/AcademicPrograms/BiomedicalGraduateStudies/SummerResearchOpportunities/SummerUndergraduateResearchFellowship.aspx

The overarching purpose of the SURF program is to provide students with an opportunity to greatly enhance their analytical and technical scientific research skills, while earning a stipend to support their participation. Research interns are mentored by Drexel Med faculty, who work in various disciplines including biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, pathobiology, pharmacology and physiology.

Host Institution(s)

Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Applicants must have an interest in pursuing biomedical research as a career and must be in good standing at their school. Students must reside within a reasonable commuting distance of Drexel Med during the full term of the program (SURF program does not provide housing). Sophomores and juniors (as of Spring 2010) are given priority, although freshmen may apply. Seniors expected to graduate in 2010 are not eligible. Selection will be based on the student's academic undergraduate record, research experience, letters of recommendation, and statements of research interests and career goals.

 

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School Summer Undergraduate Research Program

http://www.sloankettering.edu/gerstner/html/54513.cfm

This ten-week research program is designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Students in the program have the opportunity to:
    * obtain hands-on research experience in cutting edge laboratories;
    * interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students;
    * attend a weekly luncheon/seminar series of presentations by faculty;
    * attend skills/development workshops to hone presentation skills, interview skills, etc.;
    * attend and present at works-in-progress sessions with the cohort of SURP students;
    * present their research at a special poster session at the end of the ten-week program.

Host Institution(s)

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School (New York, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Applications for the summer undergraduate research program can be from undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences.
Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and should have completed at least college-level courses in general biology and/or introductory chemistry.

 

Harvard University Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program

http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/shurpintro.html

In 2010, the Division will offer for the twentieth consecutive year a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences. SHURP presently has 412 alumni from colleges across the country, over 90% of whom are continuing or planning to continue training and careers in the sciences. SHURP is one of the summer research programs participating in the Summer Research Early Identification Program of the Leadership Alliance, a consortium of 33 colleges and universities dedicated to improving the participation of historically underrepresented students in graduate education programs.

Host Institution(s)

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

Eligibility

The Program is offered for currently-enrolled undergraduates who are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences, who have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of experience in a research laboratory, and who have taken at least one upper-level biology course that includes molecular biology.

 

Johns Hopkins University Summer Internship Program

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/graduateprograms/sip.cfm

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students and students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds that have completed one - two or more years of college.  The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.

Host Institution(s)

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

Citizenship Requirements

See Eligibility.

Eligibility

Students must have completed one year of college and be a U.S. citizen to apply to the Pulmonary Medicine division; students must have completed two years of college and be either a U.S. citizen or international student currently studying in the U.S. to apply to the Basic Science Institute and Bloomberg School of Public Health divisions of the program.  Basic Science Institute students must have a demonstrated interest and potential to pursue a PhD degree.  

 

New York University School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://www.med.nyu.edu/sackler/programs/summer.html

The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Office of Minority Affairs invites applications from students for participation in a summer research internship program in the medical sciences at New York University Medical Center. The purpose of the program is to give students who may be interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences (PhD, MD or MD-PhD) the opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment at a major research center. Students may work with faculty in the disciplines of biochemistry, biomedical imaging, cellular and molecular biology, computational biology, developmental genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular oncology, neurosciences and physiology, parasitology, pathobiology, pharmacology, structural biology and virology.

Host Institution(s)

New York University (New York, NY)

Citizenship Requirements

This program is open to all U.S. and international students who are currently attending a U.S. college or university only.

Eligibility

The program is designed for mature, well-qualified undergraduates who have completed their sophomore or junior year of college. Qualified applicants should have a 3.4 GPA or better and at least 1 full semester of bench laboratory research. The selection of students will be made considering their academic record, previous research experience, if any, and letters of recommendation from faculty advisors and/or research supervisors. Significant importance will be given to their commitment to a career in biomedical research. A committee comprised of PhD, MD, MD-PhD students and faculty will review applicants for admission.

 

Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

http://www.mcw.edu/graduateschool/docid23576.htm

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides the opportunity for students to learn first-hand the potential of the biomedical sciences as an interesting and fulfilling career.  The SPUR program provides laboratory experience in science, in which the undergraduate works with graduate faculty, students, and staff on significant ongoing basic science research issues.

Host Institution(s)

Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)

Citizenship Requirements

International students studying at US domestic institutions on a F-1 visa are eligible to apply and participate in the program.  The F-1 status is required for participation.

Eligibility

Current sophomores and juniors with a background in science and an interest in graduate school are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed based on academic records, academic interests, personal statements, and two letters of recommendation and official school transcripts.  A GPA of 3.2 or higher will be given first preference.  Previous laboratory experience is not required, although letters of recommendation from instructors and advisors that establish a high level of interest in the sciences will be used to evaluate candidates.  Applicants will choose three areas of interest in order of preference.  Individual faculty will review the preferences of the applicant, the applicant's credentials and then select an applicant best suited for their laboratory.

 

MUSC Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

http://www.musc.edu/grad/summer/surp/general.html

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on cutting edge biomedical research projects. This 10-week program expects the undergraduate participants to perform at a graduate student level. Students are placed with faculty members whose research is closely related to academic interests and professional goals of the students. Each student is given his/her own project under the supervision of the faculty mentor. Students work with faculty on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, post docs, research scientists and other SURP students.

Host Institution(s)

Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)

Citizenship Requirements

US citizens or permanent residents

Eligibility

-Undergraduates with a very strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research
-Must have completed at least two full years of college course work, or else have been involved in significant research opportunities, by the time the internship begins
-Must have not received their undergraduate degree prior to the date the program commences
-Must be able to complete the entire 10 weeks of the program which begins on June 7, 2010 and ends August 13, 2010.
-Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher is preferred.
-Students are awarded positions based on their motivation and desire to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Research.

 

Penn State College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)

http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/summerresearch/home/program

Our Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program is designed for College students who are interested in pursing a career in the biological sciences.

Host Institution(s)

Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine (Hershey, PA)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

Most inters will have completed their Sophomore or Junior year and are interested in pursing a career in the biological sciences. Selection is based on letters of recommendation, course background and performance, and a short essay indicative of a genuine interest in research.

 

Oregon Health and Science University Undergraduate Summer Fellowship

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/onprc/public-education/undergraduate.cfm

The Oregon National Primate Research Center invites college undergraduates who are interested in neuroscience or reproductive sciences to apply for the ONPRC Summer Fellowship Program.

Host Institution(s)

Oregon Health and Science University (Beaverton, OR)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

The Summer Fellowship Program for Undergraduates seeks qualified applicants who will enter either their junior or senior year of college in the Fall of 2010. See website for further details.

 

Thomas Jefferson Summer Undergraduate Research Program

http://www.jefferson.edu/biomedical_sciences/admissions/apply-to/summer-undergraduate-research.html

In an effort to acquaint you with our academic programs and areas of ongoing research, Jefferson College of Graduate Studies sponsors summer research positions that provide opportunities for upper-level undergraduate students (those who have completed their junior year), to work in the laboratories of active faculty researchers. The program is designed to provide a rich experience for those students interested in pursuing their graduate studies in the biomedical sciences.

Host Institution(s)

Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizens and permanent residents. See application on website for more details.

Eligibility

Upper-level undergraduate students (who have completed their junior year/rising seniors).

 

Tufts University Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program

http://sackler.tufts.edu/Admissions/Apply-to-Non-Degree-Programs/Building-Diversity-in-Biomedical-Sciences.aspx

The Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Program offers a ten week, mentored research experience for students interested in pursuing future PhD or MD/PhD studies.  The Program begins in early June and ends in August.  Trainees also attend scientific seminars and workshops on academic and career guidance, participate in organized social activities, and have free time to explore the Boston area.

Host Institution(s)

Tufts University (Boston, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

US citizens or US permanent residents are eligible to apply.

Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program, have successfully completed at least one year of college. The NIH and the Sackler School encourage applicants from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences. The NIH has reported that groups under-represented in biomedical or behavioral research include African-American, Hispanic-American or Latino/a, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander and members of economically disadvantaged families and disabled persons.

 

University of Alabama at Birmingham SIBS Undergraduate Research Program

http://peir.path.uab.edu/sibs/

The Summer in Biomedical Science (SIBS) Undergraduate Research Program will provide the opportunity for young people to be instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant clinical and scientific community. 

Host Institution(s)

University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)

Citizenship Requirements

International students can apply as long as they have a visa that allows them towork 40 hours/week.

Eligibility

SIBS is intended for students with a desire to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences. The Program is particularly interested in students having no local campus access to research experiences and students from groups underrepresented in the sciences.  We anticipate that successful candidates will typically demonstrate grade point averages of 3.0 ("B") or higher, especially in science, math and related area.

 

UC San Diego Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://meded.ucsd.edu/asa/mstp/surf/

This program is designed for motivated undergraduate students from groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-releated sciences on a national basis who are interested in learning about a career in biomedicine and the medical sciences.

Host Institution(s)

University of California, San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Citizenship Requirements

Students appointed to this program must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551 or some other legal verification of such status). Non-citizen nationals are generally persons born in possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoaand Swains Island). Individuals on temporary or student visas and individuals holding Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent doctoral degrees in the health sciences are not eligible.

Eligibility

See website. http://meded.ucsd.edu/asa/mstp/surf/eligibility/

 

UConn Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program

http://grad.uchc.edu/prospective/programs/summer/index.html

The University of Connecticut Health Center Graduate School invites applications for a limited number of 10-week summer research internships from highly qualified and motivated students who have completed at least their sophomore year and have an interest in obtaining a Ph.D. in the biological and biomedical sciences. Students will have the opportunity to participate in research activities of a laboratory at the Graduate School under the direction of a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide a research experience and the opportunity to learn about ongoing research programs at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Host Institution(s)

University of Connecticut (Farmington, CT)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Eligibility

Applicants should have completed some college coursework in biology and chemistry (preferably through organic chemistry). Previous laboratory experience is desirable. Applicants must submit an application, transcript, standardized test scores, and two letters of recommendation.

 

University of Georgia Summer Undergraduate Research Program

http://www.grad.uga.edu/outreach&diversity/surp.html

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) offers outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to work closely with faculty in an intensive summer research experience. SURP gives undergraduate students first hand exposure to the experiences of graduate school and faculty life by placing them with faculty whose work is closely related to their academic interests and professional goals. Students work under faculty mentorship on an individual basis or as part of a research team. Research teams may also include graduate students, research scientists and other SURP students.

Host Institution(s)

University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

Citizenship Requirements

See application for more information on citizenship requirements.

Eligibility

Students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) areas are preferred; however students may conduct research in all disciplines offered at UGA. Primary preference is given to African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics/Latinos/Latinas, Asian Americans, first generation, low-income and women and men of any racial/ethnic background in fields where their gender group is historically underrepresented. A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher is preferred. Students must have completed their sophomore year by June (unless otherwise selected), have a genuine interest in graduate level research and must not be graduating before December of the program year.

 

University of Minnesota Life Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

http://www.cbs.umn.edu/main/summer_research/

The University of Minnesota LSSURP oversees and coordinates six life sciences programs. The programs begin with a joint orientation weekend (June 3–6, 2010), followed by participation in a 10-week research project under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor, and numerous special activities focused on professional development as well as social interaction.

Host Institution(s)

University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)

Citizenship Requirements

Must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US or its possessions.

Eligibility

- Currently attending an accredited 2- or 4-year institution on a full-time basis.
- Interested in the life sciences.

 

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program at the Eppley Cancer Research Institute

http://www.unmc.edu/eppley/summer.htm

Students in the summer program work for 10 weeks doing hands-on cancer research in Eppley Institute laboratories. Students get to try research, learn techniques and new concepts, and work with professional researchers, all while earning a competitive summer salary.

Host Institution(s)

University of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska)

Citizenship Requirements

N/A

Eligibility

See website.

 

Wayne State University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://www.med.wayne.edu/physiology/SURF/SURF.htm

The purpose of the fellowship is threefold: to provide talented science students 1) research experience in physiology, 2) a look at life as a potential graduate student at Wayne State, and 3) a reasonable sum of money for three months of full time laboratory research.  
This year, up to five outstanding junior or senior undergraduates will be chosen for the fellowship.  Each selected student will receive $3,000 for three months of summer research in a laboratory within the Department of Physiology

Host Institution(s)

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

Citizenship Requirements

US citizens or Permanent residents

Eligibility

The program is open to all students who are not already enrolled in a graduate program, and is especially directed to juniors and seniors with a 3.0 or better GPA and an interest in any aspect of physiology.  Awards will be made on the basis of academic achievement, experience, and commitment to basic research.

 

National Cancer Institute ICBP Summer Fellowship Program

https://web.ncifcrf.gov/careers/icbp/Default.asp

The Summer Cancer Research Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for eligible sophomore or junior college students to engage in innovative approaches to cancer research through the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Integrative Cancer Biology Program (ICBP). The ICBP, composed of nine multidisciplinary centers across the United States, focuses on the analysis of cancer as using systems biology approaches. Researchers within each ICBP center integrate experimental biology with mathematical and computational modeling to gain new insights into the biology and management of cancer.

Host Institution(s)

National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, MD)

Citizenship Requirements

US Citizens or Permanent Residents

Eligibility

Application to the ICBP Summer Cancer Research Fellowship program is open to students currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in an accredited college or university located in the continental United States. A student must live in the United States and be a United States citizen or hold a permanent resident visa to be eligible. Priority will be given to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA computed over the last three semesters and who have successfully completed relevant course work in the areas of biological, chemical, physical, computational, mathematical or statistical sciences, or engineering. Students will be selected based on their academic record, statement of interest, and two faculty recommendations. Students from under-represented minority groups and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

http://www.grad.uci.edu/diversity/surf.htm

UCI's unique Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program offers undergraduate diversity students with outstanding academic potential an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The program provides students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree and enter academic careers with the tools needed to facilitate the application, admission, and enrollment process for graduate school. The program is open to all academic fields (e.g. arts, humanities, social sciences, social ecology, biological sciences, engineering, computer science, physical science, etc.).

Host Institution(s)

University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors and must be enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university. To be considered, applicants must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or better.

 

UC San Diego Pharmacology SURF

http://pharmacology.ucsd.edu/other/surf.php

The Pharmacology Department at the UCSD School of Medicine offers a 8-week research-training program to undergraduates after their sophomore and junior years.
This program is specifically for students who are interested in a career in basic research and who are seriously considering Ph.D. training in the basic biomedical sciences. This program is not designed for pre-M.D. and pre-Pharm.D. students.
Approximately five to seven students are accepted into the SURF Program from a nationwide pool of applicants.

Host Institution(s)

UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA)

 

Louisiana State University Undergraduate Summer Research Program

http://www.biology.lsu.edu/hhmiprog/undergrad/

The Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, in conjunction with funding form the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program, is hosting nine week research opportunities for eligible undergraduate students in the Life Sciences. Work will be done in established laboratories, with interaction among scientists and peers.

Host Institution(s)

Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

Citizenship Requirements

US Citizens or a non-citizen but attending a US University on a student VISA

Eligibility
1. be science majors with at least a 3.0 GPA
2. be considering a career in Life Sciences
3. have completed Introductory Biology and at least be enrolled in General Chemistry
 

 

University of Massachusetts Summer Undegraduate Research Program

http://www.umassmed.edu/summer/index.aspx

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience and consists of "hands-on" laboratory research experience with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor. The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to the actual scientific research in the hopes that the excitement, challenge and creativity of the enterprize will convince them to consider research in the sciences as a viable career choice. This is a non credit program.

Host Institution(s)

University of Massachusetts (Worcester, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

All participants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and at least eighteen years of age to apply. You can not be receiving funding from any other sources during the program. When submitting your application please check off one of the following funding sources, NIH or SURE as per criteria given in their website.

 

University of Mississippi Summer Internship Program

http://www.umc.edu/Education/Schools/Medicine/Basic_Science/Physiology_and_Biophysics/Undergraduate_Research_Training/Undergraduate_Research_Training_Home.aspx

The Summer Internship Program is designed to provide biomedical research experience for undergraduate students who have an interest in physiology and may wish to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical research.  This program is intended for creative, self-motivated students who seek an opportunity to participate in cutting edge research studies.  During this 10 week program, the student will work on a research study under the guidance of a faculty member and will participate in weekly discussion sessions with several members of the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.  The student will be exposed to state-of-the art technology and equipment to pursue an integrative approach to study cardiovascular, renal, and neuroendocrine systems in normal physiology and in diseases such as hypertension, heart failure, obesity and diabetes, atherosclerosis, preeclampsia, and renal failure. Students are awarded a stipend of $3,500 (before taxes) for the 10 week period.  Each student will be expected to spend a minimum of 40 hours/ week in the Internship Program.

Host Institution(s)

University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

1.    Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student
2.    3.0 cumulative GPA
3.    Reside in the continental USA
4.    Considering the pursuit of a Ph.D. Physiology
5.    Application packet consisting of an application, recent transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation
 

 

UMDNJ and Rutgers Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in Neuroscience

 http://www2.umdnj.edu/neuroweb/summer_prog/

Outstanding applicants will be selected to join a research laboratory on the UMDNJ or Rutgers campus for a 10 week program, where they will engage in hands-on experimentation. In collaboration with their mentors, students will be expected to design and implement individual research projects during this period. This involves formulating a hypothesis, and learning laboratory skills, data collection and documentation. Areas of research involve a broad range of topics in developmental and adult neurobiology, including studies in: gene expression and regulation; molecular genetics; ion channel, receptor and enzyme function; hormone, cytokine and growth factor actions; cytoskeletal function; membrane structure; cell fate specification; spinal cord injury; behavior and learning. Model systems include mammalian, lower vertebrate, and invertebrate organisms. Research will be performed in accordance with all university and NIH guidelines.

Host Institution(s)

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and Rutgers University

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

N/A

 

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

 http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/Admissions/surfprog.htm

The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Participants in this program work in an active research laboratory under the guidance of a faculty member. The program is deliberately flexible, so that students may combine work with other educational experiences. The goal of the program is to expose students to the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of research.

Host Institution(s)

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens, OH)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

Selection is based on academic records and the appropriateness of the applicant’s scientific interests. Students about to begin their senior year of college studies are preferred, but promising juniors and recent graduates will be considered.
Participants are provided with room, board and a $600 stipend. Eight undergraduate credit hours in biology are also available tuition-free to all program participants. In addition those program participants who meet minimum requirements for admission to OU-COM, including having taken the MCAT, will be offered an opportunity to interview during the summer.
 

 

The Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy (VSSA)

https://medschool.mc.vanderbilt.edu/ssa/?q=node/43

•    Students will conduct a research project during the summer under the supervision of a Vanderbilt faculty preceptor. 
•    Students will have the opportunity to interact socially and academically with students working in similar summer programs. 
•    Students will have the opportunity to network with Vanderbilt students and faculty, and present their project at a research symposium held at the end of the summer session. 
•    Students will attend weekly seminars to learn more about “cutting edge” biomedical research issues, ethics, science outreach, and making good scientific presentations. Students will also attend several GRE preparatory seminars designed to help student achievement on the Graduate Record Exam.

Host Institution(s)

Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

•    Students should have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. 
•    Students should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced degree (Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D).
•    Eligibility requirements vary by program. Please see each program's home page to determine the prerequisites. 
•    The Academy is open to all. Students of an underrepresented ethnic background (African-American, Hispanic-American, Native-American), are strongly encouraged to apply. 
 

 

The University of Utah - USURP

http://web.utah.edu/usurp/program.html

These programs provide opportunities to gain research experience in a variety of biological fields, including biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, ecology, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, and neurobiology. 
Participating students will be matched, according to their interests, with faculty sponsors. Students will spend ten weeks working in a state-of-the-art research laboratory, as part of their sponsor’s research team. The research experience will be supplemented by an informal seminar series in which students will learn about the research interests and career paths of current students and faculty. To help students understand their research projects more deeply, they will each give verbal presentations and write a short proposal about their individual projects and present a poster at the end of the Program. Academic credit for the program is available. Students are expected to work full-time in the research laboratory for the duration of the program.

Host Institution(s)

The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

USURP is designed specifically for undergraduates who are Utah residents. Preference will be given to students who are not currently enrolled at the University of Utah. Candidates can be attending a College or University either within the State of Utah or outside of the state. Admission to the program is competitive and preference will be given to students who are currently sophomores or juniors. Admission to the program is competitive and preference will be given to students who are currently sophomores or juniors.

 

UW Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP)

http://biology.wisc.edu/Undergraduates-GettingInvolvedBeyondtheClassroom-UndergraduateResearch-IntergratedBiologicalSciencesSummerResearchProgram.htm

 The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP). This hands-on research program is designed primarily to give students from other colleges and universities a chance to experience the richness of research at UW–Madison.

Host Institution(s)

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents between their sophomore and senior years who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and strong interest in a career in biological research. Students who are African American, Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian, Native Alaskan or Native Pacific Islander, OR who are from low-income homes, OR who are the first in their family to attend college, OR who attend small liberal arts institutions without broad research facilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Wayne State University Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

http://gradprograms.med.wayne.edu/sure.php

Not sure where you’re headed? Then you’re in the right place! SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) provides valuable hands-on research experience to undergraduate students who are interested in exploring their career options in the field of biomedical science. Students and mentors are matched based on a student’s educational and laboratory experience, as well as shared interests. SURE is a 10- to 12-week experience with a flexible starting date to accommodate your academic schedule. While no housing allowance is provided, a $2,500 stipend is awarded.

Host Institution(s)

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen

Eligibility

rising sophomores, juniors or seniors with U.S. citizenship and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/ Sloan-Kettering Gateways to The Laboratory Summer Program

http://www.med.cornell.edu/mdphd/summerprogram/

In 1993, the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program became the first MD-PhD Program in the country to establish a summer program for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged college students who wish to pursue the combined MD-PhD degree. While we've "trained" other MD-PhD Programs over the years in running such a successful summer program, to this day, we are the only such program which focuses on freshman and sophomore college students. The Gateways to the Laboratory Program is highlighted by the NIH as one of the top ten summer programs for underrepresented and disadvantaged students.

Host Institution(s)

Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

See Website

 

The University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program

http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/MSTP/New/mstp/summer/index.htm

The University of Iowa Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research (SUMR) Program offers an intensive experience for undergraduates interested in combined MD/PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist. The program provides students with rigorous experience in research laboratories and exposure to clinical medicine and medically-relevant research. The 8-10 week SUMR Program features research conducted in the laboratory of a faculty member in the biomedical sciences, shadowing of physician-scientists in a clinical setting, Emergency Room shadowing, weekly seminars presenting patient-based discussions emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine, career development seminars, and clinical case-based learning sessions. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences in the academic year following the summer of planned participation. Visit webpage or contact Leslie Harrington for program details

Host Institution(s)

The University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)

Citizenship Requirements

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Eligibility

See Website

 

MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP)

http://odge.mit.edu/undergraduate/msrp/

MSRP began in 1986 as an institutional effort to address the issue of underrepresentation of African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Puerto Ricans in engineering and science in the United States.  Today, this nine-week program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT’s campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers who are MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students.

Host Institution(s)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Citizenship Requirements

Students must attend a US institution (located in the US or its territories). International students who are studying in the US on an F-1 visa or have applied for permanent residence are eligible to apply. African American, Latin American, and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

Students must have completed their sophomore year by June; expect to receive their undergraduate degree after May 2015; have a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher; and have a genuine interest in obtaining a PhD in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields.