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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Postbaccalaureate Program to Diversify STEM: Stowers Research Scholar

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, Missouri) is now accepting applications for Stowers Research Scholars, a mentored 1-year postbaccalaureate research fellowship. Through guided research experience and academic career mentoring, this program aims to increase the number of NIH-defined underrepresented students in fundamental biological research.  This year the program is accepting up to three students for the inaugural class.

This opportunity is open to US citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds with a BA or BS in a STEM field who are interested in pursuing graduate education in basic biological sciences. Compensation is highly competitive and prior laboratory experience is not required. (Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to the program start date.)

For more information, visit the program webpage or contact postbac@stowers.org.

Program Dates: June 7, 2021 – June 17, 2022 (flexible)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

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


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.

Spring 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 spring 2021. The deadline to apply is October 7, 2020, at 5 p.m. ET.

Research interns spend 16 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.

The Oct 7. deadline is approaching quickly so don’t wait to apply.

WW Teaching Fellowship

Many students are facing unanticipated challenges during this uncertain time. Some graduating seniors are rethinking their plans or making different choices about their career paths.

For those with degrees in science or math, teaching might be a next step. Through the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship, they can receive a $32,000 stipend, discounted tuition, and mentoring.

A few spots are still open at West Chester University, where WW Teaching Fellows complete a clinically based preparation program for STEM teachers that leads to a master’s degree. The program focuses on preparing teachers for success in high-need middle or high schools in the School District of Philadelphia.

All interested candidates should complete their applications by April 24. For questions about the application process or eligibility, candidates can reach out to Neema Ndiba at ndiba@woodrow.org. A digital brochure can be accessed here, in case you would like to learn more about the WW Teaching Fellowship program.