National Institute of Standards and Technology - SURFing the Physics Lab
The Physics Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has a 11-week Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program providing hands-on research experience in Atomic, Molecular, Optical, Radiation and Chemical Physics.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (Gaithersburg, MD)
Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident at a U.S. academic institution.
- Intent to pursue a Ph.D. in atomic, molecular, optical, radiation, medical, or chemical physics.
- GPA of 3.0/4.0, or better.
Purdue University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
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.)
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
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.
US Department of Energy (DoE) Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships
This program places students in paid internships in Science and Engineering at any of several Department of Energy facilities. Many of the participants in the program have decided on a career in science and engineering because of the nature of the experience. Students work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratories' research programs. The different laboratories each offer different research opportunities
US Department of Energy (various laboratories around the United States)
US Citizens or Permanent residents
Varies among locations. See website.
UC Irvine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
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.).
University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
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.
MIT Summer Research Program (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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
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.
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.
Undergraduate Fellowships in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
The formal program consists of lecture and laboratory components which cover the fundamentals of nuclear theory, radiochemistry, nuclear instrumentation, radiological safety, and applications to related fields. In addition, there are special symposia, guest lectures, and field trips to nearby research centers.
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Candidates should be undergraduate chemistry or physics majors who will be entering their junior or senior year the following fall.