REU: Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials

The colors of butterfly wings, the strength of an abalone shell, and the adhesive properties of gecko feet arise from the arrangement of smaller building blocks which comprise these structures. REU students at Indiana University Bloomington will engage in in-depth study of materials chemistry and, in particular, how materials assemble from smaller entities (atoms and molecules) into larger structures and the function of assembled forms. The projects for REU students include both synthesis and characterization of materials and their building blocks, with opportunities for students with interests in all areas of chemistry.

Students in the program will engage in a 10-week summer research experience beginning in May 2020. They will participate in weekly career development discussions and visit local companies such as Eli Lilly and CRANE Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Participants will receive a $500 per week stipend, a travel allowance up to $500, on-campus housing, and a meal allowance.

More information is available on their website and flyer.

Applications will open in November and are due January 31, 2020.


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Research with USDA

A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, Pest Management and Biological Control Research Unit located in Maricopa, Arizona.

The mission of this research unit is to develop unique and improved biological, behavioral, cultural and genetic based methods to reduce losses by insects and mites affecting crops in arid land production areas of the U.S. The goals are economically, socially, and environmentally acceptable pest population suppression technologies based on the use of behavioral chemicals, genetics, cultural practices, biological control, sampling and decision aids, modeling and population dynamics of pests and their natural enemies.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Entomology.

The deadline to apply is November 29, 2019.


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DoD NDSEG Fellowships

The DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. dual citizens who intend to pursue a Doctoral degree aligned to the DoD services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) in research and development at a U.S. institution of their choice.

The NDSEG Fellowship lasts for 3 years and pays for full tuition and all mandatory fees; a monthly stipend ($38,400 annually); a $5,000 travel budget over the Fellow’s tenure for professional development; and up to $1,200 a year in health insurance.

Eligible applicants are required to be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate studies through the second year of a traditional PhD program.

Visit this page for more information.
The application deadline is December 6, 2019.

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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