2021 International Research Experiences for Students Program

The American Chemical Society is currently accepting applications for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. This program is seeking applicants who are interested in exploring chemistry and chemical engineering research in an international setting. ACS is working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021.

If selected, you will receive:

  • a generous stipend
  • a housing allowance
  • round trip airfare
  • health insurance while abroad
  • financial support to attend the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting

The application deadline for this program is December 15, 2020. You may learn more and apply here. For more information, please submit any questions to ires@acs.org.

Please note that while ACS intends to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to cancellation if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities. 

2020 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival

The 2020 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival is taking place virtually this week, Nov 2 to Nov 6, 2020. The Festival features undergraduate students from various colleges and departments around campus. Undergraduate researchers have uploaded their presentations to the website and can be watched on demand. You are invited to leave comments and questions for the undergraduate researchers, who will be monitoring and responding all week.

The Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry office is also hosting a Virtual 3-Minute Thesis Competition during the festival. Sign up to view the competition on Friday, November 6th!

Graduate Studies at the Institute for Shock Physics

At Washington State University, graduate students from a variety of disciplines have the opportunity to study the response of materials to extreme conditions at the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP). While studying in relevant departments (physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, and geo/planetary science), students may conduct their PhD research at ISP. Conducting research at ISP gives students the opportunity to:

  • participate in innovative, multidisciplinary research alongside internationally renowned scientists
  • grow in independent thinking skills and hands-on experience
  • access the Department of Energy National Laboratories
  • work in state-of-the-art facilities, including the Dynamic Compression Sector located at the Advanced Photon Source

ISP offers students the chance to become well educated and rigorously trained to move on to a successful professional career. ISP students are known to become leaders in the field. Scholarships and financial support are available for outstanding students.

For more information:

Illumina Internship Opportunities

Illumina is currently hiring students from the undergraduate to the postdoc level for a variety of internship positions. Illumina offers a paid summer internship program that gives students the opportunity to:

  • gain real-world work experience
  • work on relevant projects
  • work alongside engineers, scientists, and corporate employees
  • engage in professional development, team building, and engagement opportunities

Illumina’s summer internships run for 9 weeks from June to August, 40 hours a week for paid positions. See a list of these internships here. You may also find the Bachelor/Masters internship application and the PhD/Postdoc internship application on Handshake.

Additionally, a panel of scientists at Illumina will hold a panel to discuss careers at the company THIS WEEK Thursday, October 29th at 3:00pm-3:30pm EST. You may register for that event here.

Do You Want to be a Published Author?

The Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio StateThe Journal of Undergraduate Research at Ohio State (JUROS) is currently looking to publish quality research done by undergraduate students. If your research is selected, you will have a professional citation to your name and receive public recognition for your research!

Submissions must fall under one of the following categories:

  • Manuscripts (6-35 pages)
  • Feature articles (<6 pages)
  • Images and descriptions of creative projects
  • Research theses (<35 pages)
  • Research abstracts

Find out more about the submission process here. For any further questions, please contact juros@osu.edu.

OSU Pharmacy Summer Research Opportunity

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) is a fellowship program for undergraduate sophomore and junior students who would like to know more about the discovery, use or mechanisms of drugs, and who would like to experience working in a lab. Students conduct research in the areas of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy practice or medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy.

These fellowships also include a $4,000 stipend. Research activities can be directed by any faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who is willing to mentor a student for the summer. Additional information about research in these areas can be found under the About / Academic Divisions section of the College of Pharmacy website.

The application deadline is March 1. For questions, please contact Jessica Costic.4

Apply for SURF.


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OSUCCC Summer Research Opportunity

CREATES-Undergrad is a full-time (40 hours/week), paid summer research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students interested in cancer research careers. Participants will conduct work in state-of-the-art research laboratories at OSUCCC – James and health sciences colleges at Ohio State.

The program includes a $4,000 stipend and student mentoring programs.

The application deadline is March 1. For questions, please contact Drs. Chris Coss.16 and Nicole Kwiek.1

Apply for CREATES.


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Paid Summer Research at the College of Wooster

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The College of Wooster’s NSF-REU program for Summer 2020 is now accepting applications. This is a 10-week research program housed in Wooster’s Physics Department. You may find information about potential research projects here.

These research projects are both innovative and accessible to undergraduate students. Students will be treated as collaborators and will learn how to be independent scientific thinkers during this program. In addition to research, students will participate in career-building workshops as well as other social events. Throughout the summer, students will complete a paper to summarize their research and present tier work in a poster session.

In order to apply, students should have completed one year of college-level introductory physics.

This program begins Monday, May 18 and ends on Friday, July 24. Participating students will be paid a $6,500 stipend. Relocation funds are available.

You may apply here or directly through Interfolio.  Applications are due before February 28, 2020.

Any further questions you may have can be directed to Dr. John Lindner (jlindner@wooster.edu) or Dr. Susan Lehman (slehman@wooster.edu).


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2020 Repperger Summer Research Internship Program

This program is a 10-week educational experience that allows students the opportunity to research at one of two Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. Research opportunities cover almost all STEM fields such as Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Cognitive Science, Physics and Kinesiology.

Students will gain first-hand research experience as well as learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts. Locations are Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH or Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.  Stipend of ~$12,000 for the 10 weeks.

Application due January 31, 2020 at 8 A.M. EST

Apply here. Other opportunities from this department can be viewed here.


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University of Akron 2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The University of AkronThe University of Akron’s 2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is now accepting applications! This program consists of an 11-week internship where students will investigate a fundamental question within the disciplines of polymer science and engineering. Students will gain research and career development experience during this program. At the end of the summer, students will present their research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference. There is a $7,500 stipend for this program, of which $5,500 is paid directly to the student and $2,000 of which is allocated directly to housing and related living expenses. The program will begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and will end on Friday, August 7, 2020.

To find out more information, including how to apply to the program, visit their website here. Applications close February 14, 2020, so apply now!


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.