Category Archives: Research Opportunities

VISIONS’ 18 Ocean Expedition

VISIONS 18 is looking for students interested in the UW’s Sea-Going Research and Discovery Course (OCEAN 411). This at-sea course offers students the opportunity to live and work on a global-class research ship for four 12-day journeys this summer. Participation is open for one to all four legs of the journey and all costs (except tuition) are covered by the course. Applications will be accepted until March 5, 2018. See the attached flyer for more information. Interested students can apply here.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides biomedical research experience and mentorship to undergraduate students of rising senior status. The program is an intensive, nine week internship in which students work with faculty mentors on independent research projects and attend professional development workshops. Applications will be accepted until January 12, 2018. More information about the program can be found here.

DAAD RISE Summer STEM Research Internships

DAAD RISE program for undergraduates is a summer internship program for students in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. The internship takes place for 2-3 months during the summer in Germany. Students are carefully matched with doctoral students, whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover every day costs. Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

Amazon Catalyst Award

The Amazon Catalyst program helps UW researchers launch their next big idea. The program is open to all current students, faculty, and staff at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses, and proposals are selected in any field, including the humanities, engineering, the sciences, and the arts. Phase 1 winners ($25K award limit) will join a community of innovators—Amazon Catalyst Fellows—who share a passion for building solutions to real-world problems. Funded projects may be eligible for a further award of up to $75K. Applications will be accepted until December 16, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program

The UW Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program offers “Bench to Bedside” exposure in the field of neurosciences. The program provides students seeking summer lab placements the opportunity to explore basic and clinical neurosciences. Applications will be available from November 1, 2017 through January 2, 2018. More information about the program can be found here.

Amazon Catalyst Program

The Amazon Catalyst program was formed as a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion to help fund big ideas. The program is open to current UW students, faculty, and staff across all three UW campuses and all disciplines. Winners receive mentorship, community, and funding from anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000. Applications for spring quarter will be accepted through June 9, 2017. More information about Amazon Catalyst can be found here.

Field Methods in Indigenous Archaeology Field School

This summer, the University of Washington and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are offering a six week field course (ARCHY 270) in tribal historic preservation and archaeological field methods on the Grand Ronde Reservation in Grand Ronde, OR. Field school students will work with and alongside the Grand Ronde Tribal Historic Preservation Office to document historic reservation properties. The field school is a unique opportunity to gain training in a variety archaeological, ethnographic, and community-based field methods. Students will learn a variety of low-impact archaeological techniques for documenting tribal cultural resources including high-precision remote sensing, survey, and mapping technologies. Students will also gain a comprehensive understanding of survey design, excavation strategies, and artifact analysis. Lectures, field trips, workshops, and public outreach events will complement these essential skills and present further opportunities for students to understand the principles of tribal historic preservation and archaeological practice. Applications will be accepted until April 12, 2017. See the attached flyer for more information.

VISIONS Ocean Expedition 2017

Applications for the UW Sea-Going Research and Discovery course (OCEAN 411) are now open. The course offers students the opportunity to participate on a global-class research ship using a state-of the-art underwater robotic vehicle (ROV). During the 1.5 – 3 week time at sea, students will work alongside experienced scientists, engineers, and shipʼs crew members to gain at-sea research and sea-going experience using advanced oceanographic research instruments and vehicles. The course has no prerequisites and is open to all students. Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2017. See the attached flyer for more information.

NASA Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The NASA Space Grant Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a summer quarter undergraduate research opportunity for STEM undergraduates at the University of Washington. Student researchers work under the guidance of a UW faculty member, postdoctoral scholar or research scientist on a physical or natural sciences project. SURP awards are $5,000 for a full time summer intern (40 hours a week) and $2,500 for a part-time summer intern (20 hours a week). Applications will be accepted until April 14, 2017. More information about the program can be found here.

AHA Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowships

The American Heart Association (AHA) Summer Undergraduate Fellowships offer students the opportunity to participate in intensive 10-week research experiences at UC San Diego. In addition to working closely with faculty members on cutting-edge research projects, the students will participate in a number of professional development activities and will present their research at the Summer Research Conference at UC San Diego. Students will receive a $4,000 stipend; a limited number of travel and living subsidies are available. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017. More information about the program can be found here or in the attached flyer.