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!


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CAICE Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2020

The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) focuses on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles influences the environment, air quality, and climate. The organization’s diverse team investigates the enormous chemical, biological, and physical variability of airborne particles, with special attention to sea spray. Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and computational tools, including a novel real-world in the laboratory approach to generate aerosols, CAICE is dedicated to researching all aspects of aerosol chemistry, one of the largest current gaps in our understanding of climate change.

Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, thoughtful and enthusiastic undergraduate researchers engage in experimental or theoretical CAICE research throughout the US. Top CAICE faculty and researchers are eager to involve you in their mission!

Undergraduate researchers in the program are able to choose from CAICE labs located across the US.

Participants will:

  • conduct exciting hands-on scientific research
  • receive graduate school preparation
  • attend field trips and symposiums
  • have opportunities to present their research

Participants in the 8 to 10 week summer program will receive stipends of atleast $5,000 and on-campus housing for the full duration of the program. Travel reimbursements are available.

Undergraduates with an interest in chemistry are encouraged to learn more and apply.

The application deadline is February 1, 2020.


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Summer Research at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is now accepting applications for their Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering during summer 2020. The program is run by the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscience and Engineering (VINSE) and focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering.

The program includes hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities, group social activities and a banquet for participants, optional outreach opportunities to high school students, and various seminars, workshops, and field trips. Participants will also have the opportunity to work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups. A $5000 stipend is awarded to participants with a $500 travel allowance along with room and board.

The application deadline is February 5th.

To learn more information about the program and to apply online, you can visit their website here. All stages of undergraduates, as well as minorities and women, are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California is looking for applicants for their Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program in Summer 2020. This program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to do research with some of the most notable scientists in the world.

To apply, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student. Your application will include a resume, a statement of interest, academic records, and two letters of recommendation from current or recent professors. The internship pays $14 an hour. You must be able to start work in June and work for 10 consecutive weeks following the start date.

Apply and find more information here. Applications are due at 7 pm, on January 17, 2020.


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2020 NYU MRSEC Summer Research Program

NYU’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) is accepting applications for an exciting research opportunity for undergraduates! This program will occur in New York City, NY, during the summer of 2020. Selected students will have the opportunity to perform interdisciplinary research spanning materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering.

Some program benefits:

  • $5000 stipend
  • Travel reimbursement up to $500
  • Free provided housing
  • Professional development workshops

For more information about the program and eligibility, you can visit their website here.

Application deadline: February 28th, 2020


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Undergraduate Chemistry Research Opportunities

Looking for summer research opportunities? The University of Minnesota’s Lando/NSF program is now taking applications and is open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. This 10 week program will run from June 1 – August 7, 2020.

With a $7,400 stipend and $400 allotted for travel, fellows will work under a chemistry faculty member at the Minneapolis branch. This program is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved with research, helping them succeed in post graduate work. Along with research supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), the program also includes various professional and social events allowing students to make connections and meet new people.

Applications are due February 3, 2020 and can be found along with more information, including costs, at https://chem.umn.edu/lando


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ORISE Research Opportunities with Agricultural Research Service

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is advertising several research opportunities with the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) with approaching deadlines!

Research Opportunity in Parasitology for Food Safety

Three research opportunities are currently available with the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Animal Parasitic Disease Laboratory located in Beltsville, Maryland. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: December 19, 2019

Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit

A research opportunity is available with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit located in Urbana, Illinois. The selected participant will be an integral member of a team aimed at developing knowledge, models, and decision tools that ultimately reduce the risk that weeds pose to food production in the face of climate variability. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: January 2, 2020

Check the ORISE website for even more of their current open positions for research opportunities through ORISE.


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Nebraska Summer Research

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020

The University of Nebraska is now accepting applications for its 2020 Summer Research Program!

This intensive summer research program provides mentoring and research experiences while previewing graduate school life. Scholars receive a living stipend, stay in suite-style housing, have an on-campus meal plan, and have travel costs covered. Other perks include special workshops for preparing for graduate school, social events, intramural teams, and outdoor activities around Lincoln.

Scholars can apply for any of the 14 research areas: Applied Plant Systems, Beneficial Insects, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Plant and Microbiome, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure, Unmanned Systems, or Virology.

Students with a strong interest in graduate school or traditionally underrepresented in graduate education are particularly encouraged to apply for the program.

More information about the program can be found on their website. The online application can be found here. The priority deadline for applications is February 1, 2020, and the final deadline for all applications and materials is March 1, 2020.


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Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI)

The University of Delaware’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is receiving applications for their Research for Undergraduates (REU) program: the Science and Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI). The program runs from June 8, 2020 to August 14, 2020 at the University of Delaware, and applications will be accepted until February 1, 2020.

The SELI is motivated by the realization that people with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in STEM disciplines and aims to provide these students with research and community building experiences tailored to fostering success in graduate school and beyond. The REU program is open to all undergraduate students with disabilities (mobility, sensory, learning, psychological, medical, or other) who are majors in chemistry, biochemistry, or other related fields. Some highlights of the program include:

  • Participate in state-of-the-art research
  • Meet like-minded peers
  • Scientific field trips
  • Unique mentoring for graduate school/STEM careers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Stipend and housing provided for the 9-week program
  • Present your work at the University of Delaware 2o2o Undergraduate Research and Service Learning Symposium
  • Opportunity to present research results at the Spring 2020 American Chemical Society National Meeting

For more information about the program, you can visit the program website here. Applications are due February 1, 2020 and can be found here.


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DAAD Rise Germany Internships

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has a highly competitive RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program in which undergraduates in STEM fields from the U.S., the U.K., and Canada have the opportunity to work with research groups at universities in Germany. Interns will be matched with a doctoral student mentor in their laboratories and will receive a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses.

You can explore their internship database to learn more about the positions this program offers. Apply online through their application portal. Applications are open from November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019.

Additionally, Ohio State will be running information sessions about the DAAD Rise program at the Kuhn Honors and Scholars Center on campus. More information about the information sessions can be found here or on OSU’s fellowship website.

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, October 31, 4 – 5 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center
  • Friday, November 1, Noon – 1 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center

Application deadline: December 15, 2019.