WUSM BMB Summer Research Program

There is Summer Undergraduate Research Program that will be offered this summer in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis.

No prior research experience is required. Even if you aren’t really sure what “doing research” means, this program might be for you! One of the goals of the program is to help students engage in academic research in a supportive environment to see if scientific research might be of interest to them after college.

This research program…

  • is 8 weeks (June 6th – July 29th, 2022)
  • provides workshops for students to attend that focus on several important aspects of science
  • has a range of research areas
  • includes travel to Saint Louis, housing, local travel, a meal plan, and an additional monthly stipend of $2000

Applications are due April 15th. No prior research experience is required. Follow directions on this flyer to submit an application. The flyer also provides additional information on the program.

Summer REU Program in Marine Science

Applications are open for the Marine Sciences Summer Program at the University of Delaware. This program is for undergraduate students in STEM. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, interns work in a research-intensive atmosphere on a topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography or marine biology/geology/ biogeochemistry. Interns will also have the chance to present reports at the end of the program.

This summer program is 10 weeks and will run from Monday, June 6 to Friday, August 12.

This program includes

  • Opportunities to conduct guided research on marine science, weekly research seminars, professional development presentations, and field trips to nearby coastal marine systems
  • A free housing complex for interns with a washer, dryer, AC, and Wi-Fi
  • $6, 500 stipend and travel assistance

The application can be found here and more information can be found here. Applications are due by February 11, 2022.

With any further questions, you can contact this email: jyork@udel.edu.

CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program

Applications for CRISSP (CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) Research Institute Summer Scholars Program) are now open. This is a 10 week program designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in pediatric research and academic medicine. The program runs from 06/06/2022 to 08/12/2022.

This program includes…

  • Training in theoretical knowledge and research and critical exposure to pediatric-focused career trajectories under the direct mentorship of CHOP faculty
  • Multiple opportunities for clinical shadowing (if allowable)
  • Broad exposure to biomedical research careers
  • $5,000 stipend and free housing in local dorms

A flyer can be found here.

The application deadline is January 31, 2022. The application along with more information can be found here.

Any further questions can be sent to the following email: crissp@chop.edu.

2022 Vanderbilt University National Science Foundation REU in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Applications have officially opened for summer 2022 Undergraduate Research positions at Vanderbilt University in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The program focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research in the areas of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering. The program holds a 76% success rate for participants attending graduate school following the program, as well as receiving a variety of awards and honors.

Undergraduates will interact with faculty members from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine, in addition to working directly with Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering faculty members and research groups. Program participants will also participate in hands on research, have science outreach opportunities, and attend seminars and workshops.

The program offers a $5,000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, and includes room and board.

Applications are due on Tuesday, February 15th.

For more information and to apply, visit the VINSE website.

University of North Texas Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The University of North Texas Chemistry Department now has applications open for their summer 2022 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. Research areas include analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, often overlapping the areas. This program also offers collaboration amongst research groups, as well as training in science communication and interaction with field-active researchers.

Program includes:

  • Housing accommodations
  • $5,000 stipend
  • 10 weeks, beginning May 31

Applications are due February 15, 2022 and can be found here, along with more information.

A flyer can be found here.

With further questions, you can reach out to this email.

Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has opened applications for their Summer ’22 Internships. This is a 10 week research program in the fields of marine science and technology at Scripp’s Marine Physical Laboratory. This is a paid internship for undergraduate students currently majoring in physics, applied mathematics, chemistry, biology, engineering, geology and related majors. There are a variety of research areas offered such as:

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Acoustics and Infrasound
  • Ocean-Atmosphere interactions

This program will be based in La Jolla, California, beginning in June of 2022.

Applications are due at 4pm Pacific time on January 14, 2022.

More information can be found at their website, including eligibility and the application process, here.

Additional questions can be sent via email.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) awarded by the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry provide funding for summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States.

These competitive fellowships ($5,000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. SURF fellowships will provide support for undergraduates in organic chemistry to carry out research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year. In addition, the program will provide financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations would be presented.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022
Apply here.

Computational Research Summer REU

The AIChE Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum have created a distributed REU program for students interested in getting research experience. The summer 2021 REU will be virtual, with flexible start dates to accommodate student schedules. 

The program operates using the National Science Foundation (NSF) model for REU experiences. Our program is 10 weeks long and includes orientation, skill-building and tutorials, facilitated mentoring and career planning. Students accepted into the program receive a financial offer from their host institution for the REU period. Starting dates are flexible and can be chosen to accommodate your academic program.

The program welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and especially those who might be interested in computational research, but have not yet had opportunities. Interested students can learn more about the program, and apply, by visiting https://www.comsefscholars.org. In addition, questions can be directed to comsefscholars@gmail.com

Applications are due March 15, 2021.


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.

Summer Research at University of Nebraska

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a 10-week residential summer research experience that provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a research university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Nebraska remains hopeful that it will be providing an in-person experience this summer. Should that change, applicants will be notified as soon as possible and a virtual experience will still be offered.

Explore the Programs:

The online application is open until Monday, March 1, and students may apply for up to three different research groups.


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.

UM College of Pharmacy: Research Experience for Undergraduates

Join UM Pharmacy TOMORROW, February 10th from 4:30-5pm for a Zoom info session to learn more about the Interdisciplinary REU Program and the Pharmacy Scholars ProgramRSVP here.


The University of Michigan Interdisciplinary REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in the Structure and Function of Proteins is designed to provide undergraduate students with a 10-week research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, molecular biology and plant biology.  The research projects featured in this program all involve studies of the structure and function of proteins.

REU Faculty Mentors represent the departments of Biochemistry; Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Pathology, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The program will be held in a virtual format for the summer of 2021.  All research projects will involve virtual components.  Please note that the majority of the virtual projects offered will not require a computational background.

The program runs June 1 – August 4, 2021. It offers a stipend, housing allowance, and meal allowance.

The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Learn more and apply on the website.


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.