Hertz Fellowship

The Hertz Foundation

If you are in your final year of undergraduate studies and are plan on getting a PhD, considering applying for a Hertz Fellowship. Hertz Fellowships offer full tuition for up to five years and a 34,000 dollar stipend per academic year. Candidates should be interested in computer science, mathematics, earth science, physics, biotech, engineering, statistics, quantitative biology, astrophysics, chemistry, or materials. To apply you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and someone who is applying to a PhD program or is in his or her first year of a PhD program. The Hertz Foundation is seeking applicants who are knowledgeable innovators that want to make a positive difference in the world. The deadline for application is October 23, 2019. Find out more about eligibility here and apply here.

Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative (SELI)

The University of Delaware is now accepting applications for their Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program – the Science and Engineering Leadership Initiative.

Motivated by the realization that people with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in STEM disciplines, UD’s REU program is unique in that they are focusing on providing students with disabilities a research and community building experience tailored to fostering success in graduate school and beyond.

The program is scheduled from June 10, 2019 to August 9, 2019 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Deleware. A stipend and housing are provided for the 9-week program.

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.

More information can be found on the official flyer and the program’s webpage. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.


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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at The University of Texas Southwest

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Application Deadline: February 9, 2019

The objective of this program is to provide an intensive research training experience that leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions in the biological sciences. Fellows will pursue individual research projects under the direction of a member of the graduate school faculty. Lectures and seminars by faculty members will supplement the research experience.

Each fellowship award carries with it $4,000 in support for the 10-week period beginning June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019. This support is taxable. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses and will not be reimbursed by the SURF Program.

Applications are available, and more information about the SURF program can be found online.

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AMGEN Scholars at UT Southwestern

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Application Deadline: February 1st, 2019

Every year, the Amgen Scholars U.S. Program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students from across the U.S. with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier educational institutions. Currently, thirteen institutions in the U.S. host the summer research program. The Amgen Foundation has committed $74 million over sixteen years to the global Amgen Scholars Program to make this opportunity possible for thousands of students. The UT Southwestern Amgen Scholars Program will provide an exceptional 10 week intensive hands-on research program which will include a trip to Los Angeles to attend the Amgen Scholars summer biotechnology symposium.

As Amgen Scholars, students will have the opportunity to:
•  Take part in important institution research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science;
•  Interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists; and
•  Participate in engaging scientific seminars, workshops and other networking events.

Airfare to and from Dallas will be covered by the program. Each fellowship award carries with it $4,000 in support for the 10-week period beginning June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019.

The program is accepting applications, and more information can be found online or on the program flyer.


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Cancer-focused Summer Undergraduate Research

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is now accepting applications for a new program for the summer of 2019, called CanSUR, funded by the National Cancer Institute.

CanSUR aims to provide a strong foundation in cancer biology, followed by a laboratory assignment with one of 82 Case CCC researchers studying cancer genetics, cancer cell signaling, experimental therapeutics, and cancer prevention and epidemiology research. The goal of the program is to generate excitement for a future career in cancer research in highly motivated undergraduates and help them prepare for the next stage of their careers.

The CanSUR program will support 32 undergraduates for a 10-week period (June through August) each summer, beginning in 2019. Undergraduates will be accepted from colleges and universities from across the country to work with our Case CCC researchers. A stipend of $4,000 for will be provided for the 10-week program. Housing and travels allowances will be available for non-local appointees.


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Nebraska Summer Research Program

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

The University of Nebraska is now accepting applications for their 2019 Summer Research Program.

This 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Their fourteen research programs are Applied Plant Systems, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Integrated Agronomic Systems, Materials Sciences (MRSEC), Minority Health Disparities, Nanohybrid Functional Materials, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure, Systems Biology, Unmanned Systems, and Virology.

More information can be found on their website.

The program’s online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1.

Students with a strong interest in graduate programs are particularly encouraged to apply.


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Polymer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

The 2019 summer research experience (REU) program in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron is open to apply.

Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, engineering, 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.

This competitive REU program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, The University of Akron, and corporate sponsors. Support for this summer 2019 program is $7,500 ($5,500 is paid directly to student, $2000 is allocated directly to on-campus housing and related expenses.)

Additional information can be found on the program’s flyer and website.

Students must submit the application by February 15, 2019.


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CAICE Summer Undergraduate Research Program


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 symposia
  • 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. Women, students from underrepresented groups, and military veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.


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Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program

The Translational Plant Sciences Graduate Program (TPS) at The Ohio State University is designed for highly motivated students with the drive and passion necessary to do high-impact meaningful research. This program is supported by a powerful, interdisciplinary group of advisory faculty working together to produce the next generation of global leaders in sustainable agricultural biotechnology.

This novel program seeks exceptional students from a variety of disciplines including chemistry, engineering, entomology, ecology, evolution, molecular genetics, microbiology, crop sciences, plant pathology, and bioinformatics.

TPS offers full support for up to five years – full remission of tuition and fees, a competitive stipend, and support for research expenses. Other key aspects of the program include interdisciplinary faculty, a compact and personalized course load, a rigorous focus on research throughout the program, practical experience in each student’s field of interest through a three month+ internship, and opportunities for global collaboration.

Students can learn more on the program’s informational flier and website.

TPS has one application cycle per year. The application is currently open, with a deadline of December 1, 2018.

Pitt SURF 2019

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2019). Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female or minority undergraduate students majoring in chemistry who are expected to graduate in 2020. Chemistry majors are preferred.

Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $378.40 per week for 10 weeks of summer research starting on May 28th and ending August 2nd, 2019. Students will also be provided free housing on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Interested students can apply online.

The application review process begins on December 17th, 2018 and will continue until the five positions are filled.


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