Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

Current Opportunities

The Alliance maintains a listing of summer and academic year research, internship, and scholarships available to students and partner institutions. Please contact Mr. Maurice Walker (emw5m@virginia.edu or 434-982-0310) with questions or additions. A list of opportunities from previous years is also available.

New Conference!

February 22, 2018 (Conference Date)

Conference Date: February 22, 2018 | Noon - 3 PM EST
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education are recruiting students in STEM! ORNL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy lab, dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions in clean energy and global security. ORNL and ORISE are co-hosting a virtual career fair February 22nd from noon to 3 p.m. EST at a computer or mobile device near you!  This virtual career fair will feature various internship opportunities and research participation programs at ORNL. Chat with ORNL scientists and ORISE recruiters and get tips on applying.  View the career fair agenda and register for the event.

New Opportunity!

February 26, 2018

Location: University of Oklahoma
Program Dates: May 21 - July, 2018 Real world research experience for undergraduates who attend 2 and 4 year institutions at the National Weather Center. In addition to conducting research, participants attend workshops, field trips, seminars, tours, and a variety of social activities. Students will work with research partners that include the Radar Innovations Laboratory (arrc.ou.edu/ril.html) and South Central Climate Science Center (southcentralclimate.org) in addition to our long-standing partners: the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (www.nssl.noaa.gov), NOAA National Weather Service (weather.gov/norman and www.spc.noaa.gov), the OU Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (cimms.ou.edu). Mentors may come from any OU research campus weather-related organization.
Participants receive a stipend of $5,000 and $500 to help with food costs (included in first check). There are two allowances: Travel to/from Norman (up to $600) and travel to a National Conference (up to $1,500). Housing is provided in furnished campus apartments that feature private bedrooms and shared bathroom and living spaces. The application can be access at https://uresearch.ou.edu/portal/OU_REU_Application. Contact Dr. Daphne LaDue, dzaras@ou.edu or 405-325-1898 if you have questions.

New Opportunity!

March 1, 2018

Program Dates: GT dates: May 20 - July 27, 2018 | UGA dates: May 21 - July 28, 2018 |UW dates: May 29 - August 4, 2018
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2018. The REU is a 10-week summer research program that will fund undergraduate students assigned to CMaT labs at: Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Georgia (UGA) and University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW).  Students will receive a $4,500 - $5,000 stipend, free housing, allowances for meals and travel.  Graduate school preparation, faculty mentoring and professional development activities are also provided.  Participants will have a poster and oral presentation at the end of the summer.  Contact cmat-reu@mail.gatech.edu if you have any questions.

New Opportunity!

March 16, 2018

Location: Gaylord National Resort, Washington DC
Program Date: March 24, 2018 1 - 4:30 PM
National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) College Health Scholars Program National Conference provides an opportunity for students to meet Hispanic Health Professionals. Undergraduate students interested in health careers will receive valuable resources including academic support, coaching, mentorship and financial advice. Students can register for free at http://bit.ly/CHSP-Reg-Ntl.

New Opportunity!

February 15th (but applications are accepted until classes are full)

Program Dates: June 1 – July 21, 2018 (Full Program), June 4 - 7, 2018 (Foundations of Bioethics)
Location: Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics (New Haven, CT)
Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics features a series of morning lectures surveying the field of bioethics and over twenty-five small, intensive seminars on topics such as neuroethics, end-of-life care, law, philosophy, technology, and social justice in medical care, including one seminar in Spanish for native speakers. Students also visit the esteemed Hastings Center and receive weekly classes in professional development, culminating in the writing of a short paper and the presentation of a related poster at the Yale School of Medicine. Select students will be invited to “Fast Track,” a close mentoring experience to help students develop and publish submissions to bioethics journals. The program is open to graduate students, professionals, and select undergraduates. Specific details can be found on bioethics.yale.edu/summer or contact Lori Bruce, Program Director, at Lori.Bruce@yale.edu.

New Opportunity!

Applications are currently being accepted. Starting February 12, 2018 applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Location: East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
Program Dates: May 27 - August 4,2018
The Departments of Engineering, Kinesiology, and Physical Therapy at East Carolina University will conduct a 10 week summer research pro-gram funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for 10 under-graduate students. Participants will receive $5,000 stipend, on-campus housing, a meal plan and travel to a conference. The focus of this program is improvement of simulations and compu-tational models across all disciplines of biomedical engineering. Stu-dents will have the opportunity to work with qualified faculty mentors on their own research project. The experiences and research skills obtained through this program will prepare students for graduate school. Please contact Dr. Stephanie George (georges@ecu.edu) or Dr. Zachary Domire (domirez@ecu.edu) if you have any questions.

New Opportunity!

February 16, 2018 (5:00 PM, EST)

Program Dates: May 20 - July 28, 2018
Location: Virginia Tech
The Interdisciplinary Water Sciences and Engineering REU provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct independent research and improve their communication (written and verbal) skills. Field trips and weekly seminars are organized to develop professional skills. Faculty members and their graduate students from a variety of disciplines including Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Education, Geosciences, Biological Sciences, Industrial Design, Biological Systems Engineering, Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, and Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences mentor undergraduate researchers to conduct research on various interdisciplinary aspects of water sciences and engineering. The research internship includes a stipend of $500/week, housing, meals and travel expenses. Visit http://lewas.ictas.vt.edu/nsf-reu-site/reu-online-application to apply.  Please contact either Dr. Vinod K Lohani (vlohani@vt.edu) or Yousef Jalali (yousef@vt.edu) if you have any questions.

New Opportunity!

March 1, 2018

Program Dates: June 4 - August 7,2018
Location: Lincoln, NE
This 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research experiences while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life. Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply. Participants receive a $5,000-$6,000 stipend, meals, housing and travel costs. Visit https://www.unl.edu/summerprogram/apply to apply; contact Casey Coleman at 402.472.0073 or graduate@unl.edu.
Research Areas: Applied Plant Systems, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Integrated Agronomic Systems, Minority Health Disparities, MRSEC, Nanohybrid Functional Materials, Nanotechnology, Coordinated Infrastructure, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure, Systems Biology, Unmanned Systems, Virology

New Opportunity!

February 16, 2018

Program Dates: June 11 - August 3, 2018 (USEIT) and 8-10 Weeks, May - September (SURE)
Locations: University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA campus) and various various SCEC institutions
The Southern California Earthquake Center's office of Experiential Learning and Career Advancement (ELCA) seeks to enhance the competency and diversity of the STEM workforce by facilitating career advancement pathways that engage students in STEM-based research experiences at each stage of their academic careers, and provide exposure and leadership opportunities to students and early career scientists that engage them in the SCEC Community and support them across key transitions.
The SCEC is offering two internship opportunities. Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) interns are primarily juniors or seniors, and most projects are best suited for students majoring in earth science or a related field. SURE interns are paired one-on-one with a SCEC scientist at that researcher's institution or field site, to work within that scientist's field of specialty. Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (USEIT) interns work on collaborative teams at SCEC headquarters at the University of Southern California and conduct computer science research to benefit earthquake science.  Email internships@scec.org if you have any questions.

New Opportunity!

March 15, 2018

Program Dates: May 29 - August 3, 2018
Location: Old Dominion University
The“Electrochemical Clean Fuel Production and Applications” (Clean Fuel) REU offers opportunities for undergraduate students, working with faculty mentors and industry professionals, to engage in multidisciplinary electrochemical clean fuel research activities during a 10-week summer program. Students will also participate in research seminars, workshops on writing and communications training, field trips related to clean energy, and career development activities.  Participants receive on-campus accomodations, a $5,000 stipend along with travel support. Contact Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang at x1zhang@odu.edu or 757.683.4913 if you have any questions.

New Opportunity!

March 2, 2018

Program Dates: June 25 - August 10, 2018
Locations: Belize and Orlando, Florida
The University of Central Florida’s Community GIS and Citizen Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is the first of its kind for U.S. undergraduates given its explicit international focus on community geography/GIS and participatory methodologies. Student mastery of geospatial STEM research skills will be accomplished largely through students creating an open and freely available geospatial data infrastructure to address social and environmental disparities related to marine debris and flooding/disaster management in Belize. This objective will include the creation of an online, interactive geospatial data and mapping portal through ArcGIS Online.
Selected students will be assigned 1 of 3 research tracks: mapping disparities in flooding & disaster management, mapping marine debris & mitigating impacts on coastal communities and Drone mapping and spatial storytelling for coastal and island communities. Learn more by viewing the Youtube video and visit the application page to apply.

New Opportunity!

March 2, 2018

Program Dates: May 28 - August 4, 2018
The University of Virginia is hosting an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in multi-scale systems bioengineering. The objective of the program is to train undergraduates from a variety of STEM backgrounds and provide them with the skills, confidence, and mentorship necessary for successful careers in the exciting field of systems bioengineering. Students will be matched with faculty mentors for a 10-week research project, culminating in a paper and public symposium. All students will participate in collaborative, hands-on, and closely mentored projects in the areas of: 1) Molecular Pathways and Cellular Modeling and 2) Tissue-/Organ-/Population-Level Modeling, which will immerse them in a combination of experimentation  and computational analyses.
Students will acquire the practical skills, knowledge, ethical grounding, and communication skills necessary to be productive in advanced graduate study and be successfully employed in the modern biotechnology industry. The program will also provide students with career advising, grounding in research ethics, training in scientific communication, and ongoing mentorship after completion of the program.  Visit the application page to apply.

New Opportunity!

February 16, 2018

Program Dates: June 4 – July 27, 2018
Location: The Tickle College of Engineering Diversity Programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program (SURE) is a strategic initiative of the college’s Office of Diversity Programs. The goal of this program is recruit students from broadening participation programs (LSAMP, McNair, etc.) to engage in research and prepare for graduate school.
SURE will consist of eight to twelve engineering focused undergraduate projects, which will be funded by existing UT engineering faculty. Students looking to apply for the program must be a rising sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior student at an accredited college or university in the United States. Individuals must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Stipend, housing/board, and travel are provided but participants are responsible for their meals. Applications are now being accepted.

New Opportunity!

March 23, 2018

Conference Dates: April 5-6, 2018
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy conference offers women of color a unique educational and professional opportunity to network, engage, and learn with peers from around the country. Participants range from senior faculty and administrators with distinguished careers in higher education to emerging scholars of color who are graduates or undergraduates. The two-day conference features prominent women of color as keynote speakers, panelists, performers, and workshop facilitators. This year’s keynote speakers are Maria Hinojosa (National Public Radio’s Latino USA) and Brittney Cooper (Author, Professor, and Co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective). Registration is now open.

New Opportunity!

February 16, 2018

Program Dates: June 3 - August 10, 2018
The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.
Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following NSF-classified STEM disciplines: Agricultural Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geosciences, Life/Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physics/Astronomy.  Participants will receive a $3400 research stipend, Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150 (for students living outside of the Syracuse area), free housing on Syracuse University’s campus and meals provided during group events.  Contact Juliana Jeremiah (lsamp@syr.edu | 315-443-5274)  if you have any questions or to obtain a copy of the application.

 

New Opportunity!

March 15, 2018

Program Dates: July 2018 - July 2019
The RAY Fellowship Program is a response to the call for mainstream environmental organizations to increase and provide supported career pathways for people of color within the field. The RAY Fellowship Program is a year-long paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools and support systems they need to become leaders in the ocean conservation field, one that fully represents the rich and diverse communities within the United States.  Eligible applicants should have earned bachelor's degree between July 2017 and June 2018. The ability to work in the United States and commit to the entire fellowship. Able to demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity & justice within the environmental & social change fields.
RAY Fellows will be placed within one of our member organizations (Environmental Defense Fund, Ocean Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, Oceana, Point Blue Conservation, and Rare) and can expect to work with mentors, grow their networks, and forge lasting relationships with their cohort of Fellows. All RAY Fellowships are full-time paid positions and include benefits. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities, in addition to coordinated professional development through their host organizations and the Environmental Leadership Program.
Contact the RAY Program Coordinator, Jordan Williams, at apply@rayconservationfellows.org if you have questions about the application process.

New Opportunity!

February 15, 2018

Program Dates: June 11 - August 17, 2018
Location: University of Minnesota
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a 10-week summer outreach program that provides a working research environment for undergraduate students. Participants engage in research with faculty and staff of the School of Physics and Astronomy. At the end of the program, participants present the results of their investigations in oral and written reports, as well as at two poster sessions - one in the School of Physics and the other in an all-REU science and engineering expo. Participants will receive a $4,500 stipend, housing, a food allowance, travel reimbursement and access to University amenities.
Contact Kristina Cibuzar (REU/RET Coordinator - physics@umn.edu) and Alex Kamenev (Professor and REU/RET Director - kamenev@physics.umn.edu) for additional details.  Visit http://www.physics.umn.edu/outreach/reu/reuapp.html to apply. 
Fields of research include: Biophysics, Elementary Particle Physics, Cosmology and Astrophysics, Physics Education, Condensed Matter Physics and Space Physics
Non-Research: Weekly physics seminars, Machine shop intro course, Ethics in scientific research course, Physics GRE preparation and Social activities

New Opportunity!

February 28, 2018

Program Dates: June 3–August 11, 2018
Location: Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University's 10‐week program will provide novel research experiences for undergraduates and faculty/undergraduate student teams. Research opportunities include a broad range of chemistry and biochemistry areas, such as chemical synthesis, drug discovery, nanomaterials, protein engineering and computer modeling. Matched with an NIU faculty mentor, participants will gain vital interdisciplinary research skills using state‐of‐the‐art instrumentation within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Activities will also include workshops on scientific communication, lab safety, responsible conduct in research, as well as student research seminars and an end of program student poster session.
All participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 (free housing will be provided for all students). Primary selection criteria include academic record, career objectives and letters of recommendation. For more details visit the Application page.

New Opportunity!

January 31, 2018

Program Dates: June 4 - August 7, 2018 (La Cruces) & June 6 - August 9, 2018 (La Selva)
Location: La Selva and Las Cruces Costa Rica
The Organization for Tropical Studies will be hosting two NSF LSAMP REU programs this upcoming summer at two of our world-renowned research stations: La Selva and Las Cruces. This opportunity is open to undergraduates who are (1) U.S. citizens or permanent residents, (2) members of underrepresented minority groups (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders), and (3) enrolled in an LSAMP program. Graduating seniors (May or August 2018) are not eligible.
This REU program will provide undergraduate students with unparalleled access to tropical forest ecosystems, mentoring by experienced tropical ecology researchers, and training in field research methodology. Each student will work with an on-station mentor as well as an on-campus mentor from his/her home institution to ensure the integration of the summer research experience into students’ academic careers. Individuals will receive a $550 per week stipend in addition to all expenses being paid.

New Opportunity!

February 15th, 2018

Program Dates: June 4 - August 10, 2018
Location: George Mason University
The primary goal of this inter-disciplinary REU Site program is to expose ten high quality undergraduate students to advanced topics in analytics, data mining, and visualization techniques as applied to data from the education domain. Students will participate in projects with the central theme of improving instructional technology design, enhancing academic curricula and modeling learning experiences. This focus on education-centered analysis will provide the participating undergraduate students a deeper understanding of both general data mining techniques and a broader taste for educational design. This REU Site program will make it a priority to engage and recruit under-represented minorities and women to pursue multi-disciplinary careers that transcend computer science and educational sciences. Careful student-student and student-mentor(s) pairings, as well as opportunities for developing organically- formed partnerships will foster an inclusive academic culture.
Each candidate will receive a $5000 stipend for the ten-week duration. Lodging is provided at Mason dormitories. Meals are also covered at $25/day, and we will also cover some travel expenses to Mason.  To learn more, see the Projects page.  Follow the instructions here to apply.

New Opportunity!

Location: New York City
Contact: hiring@oxeonpartners.com
Oxeon’s Summer Internship program is focused on college students entering their senior year at top colleges (backgrounds range from English to Economics majors, pre-Med grads and everything in between). Our class of interns are assigned to project teams and act as true members of the firm throughout the course of the program. This is a great opportunity for rising college seniors to gain exposure to the business of creating and growing healthcare companies in a rapidly-evolving industry landscape.  Learning more about Oxeon Partners.

Daily responsibilities include:
Work closely with Associates and Senior Associates to support teams executing across multiple executive searches for a variety of executive roles (e.g. CEO, CFO).  Conduct market and company research, identify relevant executives, and shadow Associate and Senior Associate interview and screening calls.  Execution of project documentation and client deliverables.  Gain exposure and support aspects of Oxeon's operational processes around both building the business and building the organization (e.g. internal operations, data entry & optimization, business development, marketing, process improvement, ongoing development & learning, etc.).  Develop and own an independent research project.  Investigate and cultivate a thorough understanding of a key industry trend and/or business opportunity in the Healthcare IT & Services space, and present those findings to the entire Oxeon community at the close of the summer.  Act as a key cultural contributor internally; exemplify Oxeon’s core values of Grit, Intellectual Curiosity, High EQ, Collaboration and Spirit of Generosity.

New Opportunity!

February 15, 2018

Location: Indianapolis
Date: April 13, 2018
Butler University invites undergraduate scholars to share innovative research, scholarship, and creative endeavor with hundreds of their peers at the 30th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference April 13, 2018, at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

New Opportunity!

February 1, 2018

Program Dates: June 24 – August 31, 2018
The Amgen Scholars Program provides summer research experiences at 10 institutions across the country for students interested in pursuing Ph.D.’s and, eventually, a career in science. Students interested in summer research in any area of biomedical science, chemistry, bioengineering or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.
During the summer of 2018, UCLA will host 20 Amgen Scholars: 5 undergraduates from UCLA and 15 from other U.S. colleges and universities.  Amgen Scholars will participate in research projects; attend scientific seminars, and work under some of the nation’s top academic scientists.  The Amgen Scholars Program also includes a $3600 stipend, housing and some meals provided, a three-day Biotechnology Conference in Los Angeles, GRE preparation course, luncheons with faculty, workshops, scientific writing instruction, seminars, and poster presentations.

New Opportunity!

February 16, 2018

Program Dates: June 2 - August 11, 2018
The Partnership Education Program (PEP)  is hosted by the six Woods Hole Science Institutions (http://www.woodsholediversity.org/) in collaboration with the  University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. PEP was launched in 2009 by a consortium of institutions committed to increasing diversity in the Woods Hole and greater science community. The program combines course work with directed independent research in earth and ocean science.  The summer interns will spend four weeks in a summer course that surveys global climate change from the perspective the four oceanographic sub-disciplines and will also incorporate marine policy and management. During the course the students will be able to start their summer research projects which will be the focus of their work during the remaining six weeks of the summer program under the direction of a research scientist. In 2018 the program will also have the unique opportunity to spend four days aboard the Sea Education Association Sailing School Vessel Corwith Cramer at sea to study the oceanography of the New England continental shelf.  For additional information you may contact George Liles (PEP Director) at George.Liles@noaa.gov.  Application information can be obtained here.

New Opportunity!

March 11, 2018

Program Dates: May 27 - August 3, 2018
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity is a non-credit, ten-week, structured research experience.  The program consists of "hands-on" laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.  The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual bio medical research.  Participants will create career-building connections between researchers, post docs, graduate students, and peers.  The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice.  Participants prepare and present a professional research poster.  Summer Research Fellows receive a stipend of $4000; stipends are paid to participants in three payments over the ten week program.  Travel and housing is paid for and arranged by the program.  For more details visit the Apply Now and Application & Eligibility pages.

New Opportunity!

March 31, 2018

Program dates: June 4 - August 10, 2018 
The Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers talented high school, undergraduate and graduate students summer internship positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Laboratories. Positions involve scientific research or a focus on policy, business, and government relations. Internships include lodging, round trip airfare, and student stipends. As program participants, students receive an intensive 8-10 week assignment to "jump-start" their careers and develop their potential for future opportunities within the federal government. Students work side-by-side with leading scientists, engineers, and other top professionals to develop professional skills and enhance leadership capabilities. To learn more specific details visit the ABOUT and APPLICATION pages.

New Opportunity!

February 5, 2018

The VSGC Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $8,500 to rising juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) and have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance. For questions please contact: Joyce Kuberek, 757-766-5210 or jkuberek@odu.edu.

New Summer Program!

Applications accepted until the first day of class.

There are three summer sessions.

Courses are small (11 maximum) field-intensive, research-based experiences led by nationally recruited instructors. Field courses can be physically demanding, and participants should be willing to embrace long hours outdoors in sometimes rugged environments and in all weather conditions. Applications are accepted until the first day of class. Applications for financial aid are reviewed beginning March 15. You can take only one course at a time. Non-college students are welcome to apply.

New Opportunity!

February 20, 2018

Program dates: May 28 – August 3, 2018
Become a National Science Foundation REU. Join undergraduates from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachians. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior, and physiology under the supervision of resident scientists. REUs are internships that include all station costs, travel, and a $5,500 stipend.

New Summer Program!

February 1, 2018

Program dates: varying; 10 weeks between 6/1 and 8/15
Application portal open now.
The National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) is an innovative, competitive program designed to provide research opportunities, and long-term mentoring support, to underrepresented students in STEM fields. The NAC program expands upon the traditional summer research experience by creating an expectation of long-term mentoring, along with engagement in a strong, national-level peer and mentor network. NAC students are selected for grit* and are partnered with world-class scientists, engineers, technicians, and other professionals, for research activities that extend beyond the summer into the academic year. Peer mentoring and support is an important component of the NAC, and is fostered through placement in thoughtfully-developed cohorts at leading observatories and universities. 2018 research sites include NRAO HQ, NRAO-New Mexico, Princeton University, Space Telescope Science Institute, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. First-4th year undergraduates, and former LSAMP students, are encouraged to apply.

New Summer Program!

February 24, 2018 by 5pm

Program Dates: May 20 - July 27, 2018
Location: Virginia Tech
The 2018 Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) Summer Research Internship is seeking participants for its program, which will take place May 20-July 27, 2018 on the campus of Virginia Tech. There are a variety of research areas provided in which undergraduates can participate. Interns will be provided with a stipend of $3000, GRE classes each week, on-campus housing, a meal plan, workshops on graduate education and research, an off-campus retreat, and luncheons. The program is open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only, who will be continue their undergraduate studies in the fall of 2018.

New Opportunity!

Graduate students currently enrolled in a PhD training program come to NIH laboratories to enhance their dissertation research by developing an Individual Partnership. Many of the Individual Partnership students come to the NIH because they learned about the various opportunities through existing collaborations between their university mentor and an NIH faculty member. Other students discover the NIH independently of their university mentor because of the availability of research resources at the NIH. Currently, graduate students in partnerships are representative of more than 100 national and international universities.

New Graduate Fellowship!

February 1, 2018

NASA Ohio Space Grant Master’s Fellowships are offered to United States’ citizens enrolled full time in a Master’s Degree program in a STEM related discipline at one of the member universities. Applicants must have applied to the graduate school of one of the universities and must expect to have completed the Bachelor’s Degree before the Fall 2018 term. Underrepresented students including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. See http://www.osgc.org/fellowship.html for more information.

New Graduate Fellowship!

January 30, 2018

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

New Scholarship!

February 8, 2018

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

New Summer Program!

February 15, 2018

Placements begin January 15, 2018 with an absolute deadline of February 15, 2018
Program Dates: May 29-August 4, 2018
The College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin welcomes applications for their summer undergraduate research program (SURE). Compensation: $5000 stipend, transportation to and from the program, lodging for the program, and food allowance. For more information including eligibility restrictions, please visit the website here. For additional information you can contact Kelly Burton at 608-263-4583.

New search tool!

Now is the time that summer research programs are announcing their 2018 deadlines!  We have 699 summer research programs posted on our site currently and we are busy posting new program dates and new programs every day! At the following link students can find our summer research listings: http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?descriptorhub=SummerResearch_Summer%20Research%20Opportunity

Students will be able to find:
-  57 summer science exposure programs for high school students
-  607 PAID summer research programs for undergraduates
-  30 PAID summer programs for post-baccalaureate students (including graduating seniors)
-  56 PAID summer programs for graduate students

For even more search options and filters, try our advanced search page:http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv
If students need help finding programs that fit their interests, please email me at ldetrick@ibparticipation.org and I would be happy to search our database of programs and send you recommendations.

New Summer Program!

March 2, 2018

Program Dates: May 21-July 27 2018
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience ("the SURE program") in Solid-State Devices for Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetics Technology was created to address this need.  The SURE program will provide an average of ten students per summer the opportunity to pursue ten weeks of directed research in the areas of electronic, photonic, and magnetic devices, including material and device design, processing, characterization, and modeling. The REU program will be characterized by three principle goals:  Development of the technical skills and critical-thinking abilities of the participants and exposure to substantive research problems in device-related technology; development of the participants' technical communication abilities and their awareness of the societal context in which research is conducted; utilization of current and new partnering relationships to increase participation by students from underrepresented groups.

New Summer Program!

February 1, 2018

Program Dates: May 29-August 4, 2018
The iSEED Summer Research Experience will match you with a participating faculty mentor whose interests are complementary to your own. You will work on your own research project and get hands-on experience during the 10-week program. The summer will culminate with you and your peers presenting your work at the Summer Research Day with students from other UB summer research programs.

New Conference!

January 26, 2018

February 9-11, 2018
SUNY-Stony Brook with SUNY-LSAMP and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is sponsoring the Science and Engineering for Social Good conference.  The goal of the conference is to continue the dialogue on community-building in advancing science and engineering for the social good. Participants from multiple STEM-related communities--nationally and globally – will be invited to engage in focused activities, including innovative ideas in building strong communities (students, faculty, post docs, staff, etc.), mentoring networks to support STEM research, STEM education (including broadening participation in STEM) and STEM project development and implementation.

New Scholarship!

March 12, 2018

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides renewable STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Bridge Scholarships of $1,000 to 2018-2019 sophomore students from any federally recognized minority group enrolled full-time in at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions (College of William and Mary, Hampton University , Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech). For questions please contact: Joyce Kuberek, 757-766-5210 or jkuberek@odu.edu.

New Summer Program!

Application deadlines vary by proposal track

The International Research Experience for Students - IRES program supports international research and research-related activities for U.S. science and engineering students. The IRES program contributes to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged workforce with world-class skills. IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate or graduate students in high-quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.

New Summer Program!

March 15, 2018

Program dates: May 29 - August 3, 2018
Application open: January 01, 2018
A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) entitled “Electrochemical Clean Fuel Production and Applications,” offers opportunities for undergraduate students, working with faculty mentors and industry professionals, to engage in multidisciplinary electrochemical clean fuel research activities during a 10-week summer program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to active energy research projects, students will participate in research seminars, workshops on writing and communications training, field trips related to clean energy, and career development activities. Topics include Biofuels Synthesis and Upgradation, Hydrogen Production (solar, bio, and wind), Catalyst Development, Electrolysis, Fuel Cell, Waste Energy Recovery, Computational Electrochemistry, and Energy Conversion. Selected student receive a $5000 stipend, travel support, and on-campus housing.

New Summer Program!

February 2, 2018

Program dates: May 29-August 3, 2018

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, is seeking applicants for a summer research opportunity for community college students who have completed the general chemistry sequence by end of Spring 2018. Topics include environmental chemistry, molecular modeling, nanomaterials, drug design, energy & fuels, and others. Selected students receive a $5000 stipend and housing allotment.

New Summer Program!

February 1, 2018

Program dates: June 10 - 29, 2018

Undergraduates (from 2- and 4-year institutions) are invited to apply. Come to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and travel with us to Catalina Island for microbial ecology lab/field work, exploration, and camaraderie. C-DEBI, funded by the National Science Foundation, will cover student costs for travel, housing, and food. Must be at least 18 years old, have taken one college-level science course (in any subject), and be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen to participate in the program.

New Opportunity!

February 1, 2018

The UVA Center for Wireless Health is seeking highly motivated applicants for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The goal of this program is to provide an intensive faculty-mentored, research experience over an eight week period of June 4 – July 27, 2018. Wireless Health is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that seeks to infuse wireless technologies in healthcare and medical research to improve patient care and quality of life while reducing health care costs. Benefits of the program include hands-on research experience, a faculty mentor, graduate school preparation, $4,000 stipend, on-campus living accommodations, and travel expenses up to $480.  Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, current undergraduate student, and have a 3.0 minimum GPA.  In addition to completing the online application, applicants will also need to submit a personal statement, transcript, and 2 letters of recommendation.  Please contact Dr. Jasmine Crenshaw with questions.

New Scholarship!

February 5, 2018

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides undergraduate research scholarships of up to $8,500 to students majoring in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  Scholarships require students to participate in a faculty-mentored research experience that aligns with NASA’s mission.  Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant Consortium member institutions: Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Old Dominion University, The College of William and Mary, or Hampton University.  For more information, and to complete the online application for 2018-2019, please contact Joyce Kuberek at jkuberek@odu.edu or visit: http://vsgc.odu.edu/sf/undergrad.

The Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) graduate program at Virginia Tech offers students the opportunity for PhD studies in four broad categories: Cellular Signaling and Cancer, Inflammation and Immunity, Microbology, and Neurobiology.  MCB provides career development opportunities, leadership skills, teaching opportunities, and grant writing workshops to complement rigorous scientific training, providing each student the opportunity for career placement and success. For more information and how to apply: www.mcb.vt.edu.

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New Opportunity!

MUNI is a NanoEarth signature initiative. With only 11% of underrepresented people working in science and engineering jobs, MUNI strives to provide an opportunity for inspiring those groups to pursue nanoscience degrees and careers. MUNI provides access to and training opportunities on state-of-the-art nanoscience-relevant instrumentation, as well as nano-synthesis and processing laboratories, for underrepresented professionals and students. For students, MUNI serves all academic levels, from K-12, to community college students, to students in four-year programs and even graduate school.   

Centrally located in the mid-Atlantic region, MUNI is able to accommodate nationwide. An easily manageable day’s drive (seven hours or less) to Blacksburg, Virginia includes cities such as Atlanta and Columbia to the south, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Columbus to the northwest, Cleveland and Pittsburgh to the north, and Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia to the northeast. An additional two hours of travel, includes northern Florida and New York. MUNI covers travel costs and usage fees to all its facilities. MUNI participants will also get a chance to interface with a variety of professors and gain valuable insight into the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially as it relates to Earth and environmental science.

Students, faculty and advisors can now search for opportunities in real-time using this database tool. There are two separate search tools - one for undergraduate and one for graduate students. Check it out!

Deadline: Ongoing

Spring, Summer, Fall in various locations
Complete a single application and make your data accessible to more than 100 companies simultaneously! Eligibility Requirements: at least 18 years of age; attending a Virginia university, college, or community college; Virginia residents attending accredited out-of-state colleges may also apply; should be taking at least six credit hours per semester and making demonstrated progress towards a STEM degree; completed at least 30 hours of post-secondary education credits; rising sophomore to graduated senior; STEM major; U.S. citizen or permanent resident; 2.7 GPA. Download flyer here.