U of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program — Deadline: March 1st

Under­grad­u­ate stu­dents with an inter­est in bio­chem­istry, bio­physics, struc­tural biol­ogy and other basic bio­med­ical sci­ences are encour­aged to apply to the Uni­ver­sity of Pitts­burgh School of Medicine’s 2015 Sum­mer Under­grad­u­ate Research Pro­gram(SURP).

Under­grad­u­ate stu­dents get to do research in one of sev­eral research pro­grams, includ­ing among var­i­ous oth­ers Mol­e­c­u­lar Biophysics/Structural Biol­ogy, Mol­e­c­u­lar Genetics/Developmental Biol­ogy, and Mol­e­c­u­lar Phar­ma­col­ogy. This excit­ing pro­gram is specif­i­cally designed for stu­dents that are con­sid­er­ing pur­su­ing grad­u­ate school in one of the bio­med­ical sci­ences. Par­tic­i­pants get a stim­u­lat­ing per­sonal expe­ri­ence with sci­en­tific (bio­med­ical) research. The research pro­gram takes place in Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia, and lasts for ten weeks, from May 26th to July 31st, 2015. For more specifics regard­ing the pro­gram and the types of research involved, please visit the SURP web­site:   http://www.gradbiomed.pitt.edu/node/268

==» The final dead­line for appli­ca­tions is March 1st, 2015.  «==

(For those with a spe­cific inter­est in bio­physics and/or struc­tural biol­ogy: http://www.mbsb.pitt.edu/training/undergraduate-research-opportunities)

Washington University Summer Engineering Fellowship — Deadline: March 1st

Do you know an under­grad­u­ate stu­dent look­ing for an inno­v­a­tive sum­mer research experience?

The Wash­ing­ton Uni­ver­sity Sum­mer Engi­neer­ing Fel­low­ship pro­gram is designed to encour­age excep­tional stu­dents from diverse back­grounds to con­duct engi­neer­ing research. Fel­lows will enjoy a reward­ing sum­mer research expe­ri­ence and engage in an inde­pen­dent research project under the guid­ance of a Wash U fac­ulty member.

This year’s 10-week pro­gram will con­vene May 26. Projects will be in the gen­eral areas of mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing, elec­tri­cal engi­neer­ing, bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing, chem­i­cal engi­neer­ing, com­puter sci­ence and mate­ri­als science.

Trans­porta­tion and hous­ing costs are included, and fel­lows will also receive a $4,000 stipend.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions is March 1. To learn more about the pro­gram or to share this infor­ma­tion with a poten­tial can­di­date, down­load the brochure
or visit the pro­gram web­site at

UW Integrative Knowledge E-Portfolio Workshop — Feb 10

The Cen­ter for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing & Diver­sity (EXPD) is pleased to announce Win­ter Quar­ter intro­duc­tory work­shops on devel­op­ing Inte­gra­tive Knowl­edge E-Portfolios.  More details can be found below.  Please share widely with your students.

Inte­gra­tive Knowl­edge E-Portfolio Workshop

What’s an inte­gra­tive knowl­edge e-portfolio and why should I make one? Dur­ing this inter­ac­tive work­shop, you will answer these ques­tions and gain an overview of build­ing an online inte­gra­tive knowl­edge port­fo­lio, demon­strat­ing your learn­ing in and out­side the class­room. Whether you are inter­ested in devel­op­ing an e-portfolio for a class, for poten­tial employ­ers to com­ple­ment your resume, or as a way to doc­u­ment and reflect on your expe­ri­ences, this work­shop will pro­vide you with a start­ing place. This work­shop will:

  • Guide you through short hands-on activ­i­ties that will allow you to begin iden­ti­fy­ing deep con­nec­tions between your learn­ing, your expe­ri­ences and your life-goals
  • Share exam­ple inte­gra­tive knowl­edge e-portfolios
  • Pro­vide you with resources for cre­at­ing your e-portfolio.

Join us and learn how to show­case your learn­ing in con­nec­tion with real-world expe­ri­ences! RSVP at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/428, though drop-ins are always welcome!

Next Work­shop Date:

  • Tues­day, Feb. 10, 3:30–4:30pm, MGH 171

Summer Research and Graduate Funding

Sum­mer Research and Grad­u­ate Funding

For Under­grad­u­ates:

Paid Sum­mer 2015 Under­grad­u­ate Research Place­ments:
Over 800 pro­grams – REU, NASA and other paid sum­mer research oppor­tu­ni­ties for undergrads


For Finan­cial Sup­port in Grad­u­ate School:

Fel­low­ships and grad­u­ate pro­grams in a wide vari­ety of STEM dis­ci­plines:

For NASA-supported intern­ships, fel­low­ships and schol­ar­ships:  


For tips on apply­ing and asso­ci­ated resources:


For oppor­tu­ni­ties specif­i­cally in the Ocean Sciences:


For oppor­tu­ni­ties specif­i­cally in Engineering:


Research Experiences for Undergraduates & High School Students: 2015

Dead­line: Feb­ru­ary 9 , 2015

The Conte Cen­ter for Com­pu­ta­tional Neu­ropsy­chi­atric Genomics is offer­ing an REU (Research Expe­ri­ences for Under­grad­u­ates) pro­gram this sum­mer.  In addi­tion, the Genes & Addic­tion NIDA Cen­ter for GWAS in Out­bred Rats is offer­ing an REHU (Research Expe­ri­ences for High School and Under­grad­u­ate Stu­dents) pro­gram this sum­mer. Both Cen­ters seek qual­i­fied stu­dents for 2015 fel­low­ships.  Stipends are $4,000 (under­grad) and $2,000 (high school) for ten-week projects.  They will be awarded on a com­pet­i­tive basis based on aca­d­e­mic excel­lence, moti­va­tion, sci­en­tific poten­tial, com­pat­i­bil­ity of per­sonal inter­ests, and long-term career goals aligned with research pro­grams asso­ci­ated with the Cen­ters. Sum­mer projects are located at the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago, North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity, Har­vard, Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, Uni­ver­sity of Ten­nessee, Uni­ver­sity of Buf­falo, and Med­ical Col­lege of Wisconsin.

If selected, REU and REHU stu­dents will be matched with research men­tors. Dur­ing the pro­gram par­tic­i­pants will be invited to lab meet­ings and sem­i­nars.  In addi­tion, they will have access to libraries, ath­letic facil­i­ties, and University-sponsored events.  At the con­clu­sion of the sum­mer projects stu­dents will pro­duce a sum­mary report and present their find­ings at a symposium.

The dead­line to apply to the REU and REHU pro­grams is Feb­ru­ary 9, 2015A link to infor­ma­tion and appli­ca­tions is at www.igsb.org. Please send via mail or email all appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als (i.e., forms, con­fi­den­tial ref­er­ence let­ters, offi­cial tran­scripts) to:

Barry Aprison, Ph.D.

Edu­ca­tion and Out­reach Direc­tor, IGSB

Knapp Cen­ter for Bio­med­ical Dis­cov­ery, Rm. 10–114

The Uni­ver­sity of Chicago

900 E. 57th Street

Chicago, Illi­nois 60637


224−221−3419 c

773−834−2787 w



Please share this 2015 REU and REHU sum­mer pro­gram announce­ment with stu­dents, instruc­tors, teach­ers, advi­sors, and aca­d­e­mic counselors.


MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program — Deadline March 31

Dead­line: March 31, 2015

The MSU Col­lege of Osteo­pathic Med­i­cine is offer­ing sum­mer edu­ca­tion and research train­ing to out­stand­ing under­grad­u­ate stu­dents, who are inter­ested in com­bined DO-PhD train­ing for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an oppor­tu­nity to con­duct research and to be exposed to the excite­ment of an aca­d­e­mic med­ical envi­ron­ment. The MSUCOM Sum­mer Under­grad­u­ate Edu­ca­tion and Research Pro­gram is a 10 week pro­gram that begins June 1, 2015 and will con­clude August 7, 2015. Up to six awards will be given to qual­i­fied under­grad­u­ate appli­cants each year. The pro­gram includes both clin­i­cal & lab­o­ra­tory expe­ri­ences. Stu­dents will work in a research lab­o­ra­tory under the guid­ance of selected fac­ulty mem­bers in the bio­med­ical sci­ences, shadow physician-scientists in a clin­i­cal set­ting, attend sem­i­nars empha­siz­ing the inter­sec­tion of sci­ence and med­i­cine, and par­tic­i­pate in career devel­op­ment work­shops.  Stu­dents will work with fac­ulty on an indi­vid­ual basis and as part of a research team. Research teams will include grad­u­ate stu­dents, post docs, research sci­en­tists, and cur­rent DO-PhD students.

·         Stu­dents will be matched based on their inter­ests to a research fac­ulty mentor/laboratory at Michi­gan State Uni­ver­sity.  The stu­dent will work in the lab­o­ra­tory 10 weeks.

·         All stu­dents will be required to make a full-time com­mit­ment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Stu­dents will be required to  make a pre­sen­ta­tion to their fel­low SUPER par­tic­i­pants, fac­ulty men­tors, and oth­ers at the end of the program.

·         Stu­dents can expect to have “hands on” expe­ri­ence and learn the basic skills nec­es­sary to con­tribute to a research effort; a sam­ple of the tech­niques a stu­dent might learn includes: main­tain­ing cell cul­tures, elec­trophore­sis, chro­matog­ra­phy, immunoas­says, ani­mal surgery, elec­tro­phys­i­ol­ogy and neu­ro­chem­i­cal assays, and pro­tein and nucleic acid mol­e­c­u­lar biology.

·         Stu­dents will receive expo­sure to the prac­tice of med­i­cine by indi­vid­ual physi­cian men­tors; this expe­ri­ence will aver­age 2–10 weeks.

·         Stu­dents will par­tic­i­pate in sev­eral work­shops (1) oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able in the bio­med­ical sci­ences (2) how to apply to MSUCOM med­ical school  and  MSU grad­u­ate pro­grams (3) infor­ma­tion on how to com­plete their AACOMAS (Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges of Osteo­pathic Med­i­cine appli­ca­tion ser­vice) appli­ca­tion  (4) how to suc­ceed in med­ical school or grad­u­ate  school. 

·         Stu­dents will also attend seminars.

·         A “Cer­tifi­cate of Merit” will be awarded to all par­tic­i­pants upon com­ple­tion of the program.

·         Each SUPER under­grad­u­ate par­tic­i­pant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research expe­ri­ence and accom­mo­da­tions in Uni­ver­sity Hous­ing will be pro­vided for any stu­dent out­side of the greater Lans­ing, East Lans­ing area.   Stu­dents who suc­cess­fully com­plete the SUPER pro­gram will be strongly encour­aged to apply to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Pro­gram and will receive early review. 

Eli­gi­bil­ity:  Appli­ca­tions are invited from under­grad­u­ate stu­dents who are cur­rently in their junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a min­i­mum of one full semes­ter of research expe­ri­ence. Stu­dents who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have exten­sive research expe­ri­ence are also encour­aged to apply. Appli­cants should be involved in research and be inter­ested in grad­u­ate and med­ical edu­ca­tion in bio­med­ical sci­ences lead­ing to a DO-PhD. Eli­gi­ble stu­dents must be US 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. Grad­u­at­ing seniors are not eligible.

Selec­tion: Selec­tion of stu­dents is based on the com­pleted appli­ca­tion, a personal state­ment of 1–2 pages, which describes aca­d­e­mic inter­ests, career goals, and research expe­ri­ences.  Stu­dents must state spe­cific sci­en­tific inter­ests and any par­tic­u­lar research areas or tech­niques they wish to explore in order to be matched with the fac­ulty. Also required are two let­ters of rec­om­men­da­tion (one from fac­ulty and one from an advi­sor) and a tran­script from the student’s under­grad­u­ate institution(s). Minor­ity stu­dents are encour­aged to apply.  Dead­line for receipt of all mate­ri­als in our office is March 31, 2015. Deci­sions will be made and stu­dents noti­fied by April 30, 2015.

Physics and Astronomy REU program — Deadline Feb 20


Physics and Astron­omy REU program

Man­aged by Coun­cilors in CUR’s Physics and Astron­omy Division

NSF Award No. 1358879

Web­site: http://www.cwu.edu/physics/reuprogram

Dead­line: Feb. 20, 2015

Research Topics/Keywords: Accel­er­a­tor Physics, Obser­va­tional and Com­pu­ta­tional Astron­omy, Mate­ri­als Sci­ence, Optics

Descrip­tion: This REU pro­gram focuses on pro­vid­ing research expe­ri­ences to under­grad­u­ates who have either not had a research expe­ri­ence or are at an insti­tu­tion where research oppor­tu­ni­ties are not avail­able for under­grad­u­ates.  Stu­dents from com­mu­nity col­leges are encour­aged to apply.  Women and stu­dents from tra­di­tion­ally under­rep­re­sented groups are also encour­aged to apply.

Con­tact Information:

Dr. Michael Jackson

Cen­tral Wash­ing­ton University

Depart­ment of Physics


Center for Colon Cancer Research Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

CCCR Sum­mer Under­grad­u­ate Minor­ity Research Pro­gram — Appli­ca­tion Dead­line March 6

The Cen­ter for Colon Can­cer Research (CCCR) at the Uni­ver­sity of South Car­olina is lead­ing the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive and ground­break­ing research in col­orec­tal can­cer. One of the pri­mary goals of the CCCR is to fos­ter the pro­gres­sion of young sci­en­tists, and we are seek­ing under­grad­u­ate stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in research intern­ships in a cancer-related field (e.g., bio­log­i­cal sci­ences, phar­macy, pub­lic health). Dur­ing the sum­mer of 2015, a CCCR Sum­mer Under­grad­u­ate Minor­ity Research Pro­gram will be inaugurated.

Pro­gram details:

· 10 week pro­gram: May 24, 2015 — July 31, 2015

· $4,000 stipend, on-campus hous­ing, and up to $1,000 travel expenses

· Sum­mer research sym­po­sium (July 31st)

· Pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment work­shops and research seminars


· Ris­ing juniors and seniors

· Min­i­mum 3.0 GPA

· Any major related to bio­med­ical or pub­lic health research

· Under­rep­re­sented minor­ity: African-American, His­panic Amer­i­can, Amer­i­can Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawai­ian or other Pacific Islander

To apply, please sub­mit the fol­low­ing on-line at http://cccr.sc.edu by March 6th:

· a per­sonal state­ment describ­ing your inter­est in can­cer research (no longer than one page)

· a cur­rent transcript

· two let­ters of sup­port from sci­ence professors

· pref­er­ences for up to 3 poten­tial fac­ulty men­tors (see our list at http://cccr.sc.edu under “What We Do.”)

Appli­ca­tion dead­line: March 6, 2015

For more infor­ma­tion and ques­tions, please contact:

Dr. Dou­glas Pittman

Depart­ment of Drug Dis­cov­ery & Bio­med­ical Sciences

South Car­olina Col­lege of Pharmacy

Uni­ver­sity of South Carolina

715 Sumter Street

Colum­bia, SC 29208


Summer Research Opportunity at University of Central Florida — Deadline Feb 2

We are excited to announce a NEW inter­dis­ci­pli­nary sum­mer research pro­gram at the Uni­ver­sity of Cen­tral Florida (see attached). The UCF Col­lege of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies is cur­rently recruit­ing stu­dents for the Prepar­ing Future Researchers pro­gram that will run May 28-July 29, 2015. Par­tic­i­pants will receive a $4000 stipend for the sum­mer in addi­tion to numer­ous pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment and research-related oppor­tu­ni­ties. Projects for Sum­mer 2015 are in the fol­low­ing disciplines:


Crim­i­nal Justice

Secu­rity Studies

Mechan­i­cal and Aero­space Engineering

Optics and Photonics

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 2, 2015. For more infor­ma­tion, the pro­gram flyer, and link to the online appli­ca­tion, please visit: https://funding.graduate.ucf.edu/PreparingFutureResearchers

Should you have any ques­tions, email gradfellowship@ucf.edu.

UCSD/SIO/MPL Summer Internship Program — Deadline Feb 27

Orga­ni­za­tion: UC San Diego Scripps Insti­tu­tion of Oceanog­ra­phy, Marine Phys­i­cal Laboratory

Call for 2015 Sum­mer Interns
Are you con­tem­plat­ing a career in sci­en­tific research and development?

The Marine Phys­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Insti­tu­tion of Oceanog­ra­phy, is cur­rently seek­ing inquis­i­tive, moti­vated under­grad­u­ate stu­dents with excep­tional apti­tude for quan­ti­ta­tive sci­ence to apply for the 2015 MPL Sum­mer Intern­ship Program.

Under­grad­u­ate col­lege stu­dents major­ing in Applied Math­e­mat­ics, Engi­neer­ing, Physics, Chem­istry, Biol­ogy or Geol­ogy are encour­aged to apply. This ten-week intern­ship will offer qual­i­fied stu­dents the oppor­tu­nity to work with some of the most notable sci­en­tists in the world and learn about marine sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy while earn­ing a mod­est salary.

* Cur­rently enrolled as an under­grad­u­ate stu­dent at a col­lege or uni­ver­sity with a major applic­a­ble to research done at MPL and NOT in your senior year.
* Con­sid­er­ing a career in sci­en­tific research
* Avail­able to start at MPL in La Jolla, CA on or after June 1, 2015, and work the dura­tion of the intern­ship, ten con­sec­u­tive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr.
* A U.S. cit­i­zen or per­ma­nent res­i­dent and NOT a pre­vi­ous MPL intern
* OK with work­ing a short dis­tance from some of South­ern California’s best beaches and surf

The Marine Phys­i­cal Lab­o­ra­tory (MPL) is an orga­nized research unit of the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Insti­tu­tion of Oceanography.

Orig­i­nally estab­lished as a Navy-orientated research lab­o­ra­tory in 1946, MPL has main­tained a strong mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research pro­gram con­sist­ing entirely of spon­sored projects, with a large spon­sor­ship from the Depart­ment of Defense (DOD) and the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion (NSF).

Research High­lights:
Whale Acoustics
Coastal Obser­va­tory Devel­op­ment
Whole Sky Imager
Obser­va­tions of Waves and Cur­rents Nearshore
Time Rever­sal Mir­ror in the Ocean
Air-Sea Inter­ac­tion Research
Opti­cal and Ancil­lary Mea­sure­ments at High Lat­i­tudes in Sup­port of the MODIS Ocean Val­i­da­tion Pro­gram
Ref­er­ence Mate­ri­als for Oceanic Car­bon Diox­ide Measurements

* Visit http://www.mpl.ucsd.edu/ to com­plete the appli­ca­tion online
* Appli­ca­tions will be accepted online only Decem­ber 19, 2014 — Feb­ru­ary 27, 2015
* Accepted interns will be noti­fied by mid-late March 2015