Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES)

ICER ACRES is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in ACRES 2021 This REU is coordinated by Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), in partnership with the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER).

Research projects provided though ICER ACRES focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources. Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, astrophysics, mathematics, big data science, and earth/climate sciences.

The program dates are May 24 – July 30, 2021. Participants receive a stipend of $6,000, plus housing and travel allowances.

More information can be found on the program flyer and website.

Applications due February 4, 2021.


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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins

This National Science Foundation sponsored program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. It facilitates deep understanding of experimental laboratory research, insights into protein biochemistry and contemplation of the broader context of research. A wide range of student research projects mentored by faculty in the Department of Biochemistry are available. Examples include: experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research.

Problem-based modules presented during the first three days of the program introduce key concepts in protein biochemistry and experimental design. After this brief orientation, the program emphasizes full-time research supplemented with weekly sessions on ethical conduct in research, professional communication, GRE preparation and the graduate school application process. At the end of the program students will present their results at a departmental symposium and a university-wide poster session.

Participants are provided:

  • $5,750 stipend and additional $750 meal allowance
  • Housing on campus
  • Round trip transportation to West Lafayette

The program will run May 24 – July 31, 2021.

For more information, check out the program flyer and website.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021


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2021 Repperger Summer Research Internship Program

Applications must be completed by February 15, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. EST.

The Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of three Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. Scientists have been hand selected to mentor, because of their technical knowledge, experience and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, from Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, Physics and many more areas of study. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Key Information

Program Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2021
Research Locations: Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH or JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX or Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Stipend: ~$12,000 for 10-week period

For detailed program information, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/afrl/repperger-research.html.

This opportunity is limited to US Citizens due to the sensitive/classified nature of much of the research performed at AFRL.


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Research Experience for Undergraduates in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Applications are open for the 2021 Summer Research Experience (REU) program in the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron. The application deadline is Friday, February 12, 2021.

This competitive REU program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, The University of Akron, and corporate sponsors. Students will participate in a 9-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, characterization, and biomaterials.  These interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress and visits to regional companies.  The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

Support for this 9-week summer 2021 program is $5,400 stipend. In addition, on-campus housing is provided.

The program will run Monday, June 7 to Friday, August 6, 2021. For further information, please visit:  https://www.uakron.edu/polymer/outreach/reu/.


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University of Delaware 2021 REU Program in Marine Science

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, an NSF-Funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.

Interns will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,400 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science. The program will take place at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in the beach community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

More information and the application can be found on the UD website. You may also be interested to hear directly from former interns, or see one of the program field trips on the R/V Daiber on the Delaware Bay.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 12, 2021.


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Summer 2021 Internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) participates in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. The SULI program is now accepting applications for Summer 2021. The deadline to apply is January 12, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.

Summer research interns spend 10 weeks at ORNL engaged in a research project under the guidance of a laboratory scientist or engineer. Students should expect to spend approximately 40 hours a week working on their research projects or participating in the provided professional development opportunities.

Selected students receive a stipend of $600 per week during the internship period. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory. In general, housing opportunities will vary from laboratory to laboratory. An allowance is available for participants placed at host laboratories that are unable to offer direct housing arrangements. Visit the program website for more information.


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Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research (CanSUR)

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting applications for the new Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CanSUR). This program offers a unique, immersive experience that will help prepare highly motivated undergraduates for a career in cancer research.

Program Components

  • Hands-on mentored cancer research experience including project development, execution, interpretation, and reporting of results.
  • Week-long “cancer research bootcamp” devoted to interactive cancer research lectures.
  • Weekly lunches organized around scientific and career enhancement topics. Dinner with fellow students, scholars and residents to learn about diverse cancer career opportunities.
  • Presentation of final research project findings at CanSUR Scholar Symposium.

Program Highlights

  • Each summer CanSUR will support 32 undergraduates for a 10-week period (June through August).
  • Undergraduates from across the country are encouraged to apply for the opportunity to work with one of 60 research experts from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Scholars will receive a stipend of $4,000 for the summer. Additional housing and travel allowances are available for select participants.

For more information visit case.edu/cancer/training-education/cansur

Application deadline: January 15, 2021


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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. 

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.

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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