Paid Summer Research at the College of Wooster

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The College of Wooster’s NSF-REU program for Summer 2020 is now accepting applications. This is a 10-week research program housed in Wooster’s Physics Department. You may find information about potential research projects here.

These research projects are both innovative and accessible to undergraduate students. Students will be treated as collaborators and will learn how to be independent scientific thinkers during this program. In addition to research, students will participate in career-building workshops as well as other social events. Throughout the summer, students will complete a paper to summarize their research and present tier work in a poster session.

In order to apply, students should have completed one year of college-level introductory physics.

This program begins Monday, May 18 and ends on Friday, July 24. Participating students will be paid a $6,500 stipend. Relocation funds are available.

You may apply here or directly through Interfolio.  Applications are due before February 28, 2020.

Any further questions you may have can be directed to Dr. John Lindner (jlindner@wooster.edu) or Dr. Susan Lehman (slehman@wooster.edu).


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University of Akron 2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The University of AkronThe University of Akron’s 2020 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is now accepting applications! This program consists of an 11-week internship where students will investigate a fundamental question within the disciplines of polymer science and engineering. Students will gain research and career development experience during this program. At the end of the summer, students will present their research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference. There is a $7,500 stipend for this program, of which $5,500 is paid directly to the student and $2,000 of which is allocated directly to housing and related living expenses. The program will begin on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and will end on Friday, August 7, 2020.

To find out more information, including how to apply to the program, visit their website here. Applications close February 14, 2020, so apply now!


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Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California is looking for applicants for their Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program in Summer 2020. This program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to do research with some of the most notable scientists in the world.

To apply, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student. Your application will include a resume, a statement of interest, academic records, and two letters of recommendation from current or recent professors. The internship pays $14 an hour. You must be able to start work in June and work for 10 consecutive weeks following the start date.

Apply and find more information here. Applications are due at 7 pm, on January 17, 2020.


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Undergraduate Chemistry Research Opportunities

Looking for summer research opportunities? The University of Minnesota’s Lando/NSF program is now taking applications and is open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. This 10 week program will run from June 1 – August 7, 2020.

With a $7,400 stipend and $400 allotted for travel, fellows will work under a chemistry faculty member at the Minneapolis branch. This program is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved with research, helping them succeed in post graduate work. Along with research supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), the program also includes various professional and social events allowing students to make connections and meet new people.

Applications are due February 3, 2020 and can be found along with more information, including costs, at https://chem.umn.edu/lando


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ORISE Research Opportunities with Agricultural Research Service

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is advertising several research opportunities with the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) with approaching deadlines!

Research Opportunity in Parasitology for Food Safety

Three research opportunities are currently available with the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Animal Parasitic Disease Laboratory located in Beltsville, Maryland. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: December 19, 2019

Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit

A research opportunity is available with the Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit located in Urbana, Illinois. The selected participant will be an integral member of a team aimed at developing knowledge, models, and decision tools that ultimately reduce the risk that weeds pose to food production in the face of climate variability. Monthly stipend provided. Apply here.

Application deadline: January 2, 2020

Check the ORISE website for even more of their current open positions for research opportunities through ORISE.


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University of Delaware Graduate Program

Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Students interested in PhD studies, The University of Delaware offers diverse research opportunities as a leader in molecular sciences and are currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2020.

The UD Chemistry and Biochemistry Department holds thirty different research groups where students, faculty, research staff and post-doctoral scholars work closely together.

They hold two NIH Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) and an NIH Chemical and Biology Interface (CIB) training program. With $10 million annually they support 200 full-time PhD students.  Preparing students as they develop into independent scholars and prepare for the next stages of their careers.

For more information visit the program’s website or peruse the brochure.

DAAD Rise Germany Internships

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) has a highly competitive RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program in which undergraduates in STEM fields from the U.S., the U.K., and Canada have the opportunity to work with research groups at universities in Germany. Interns will be matched with a doctoral student mentor in their laboratories and will receive a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses.

You can explore their internship database to learn more about the positions this program offers. Apply online through their application portal. Applications are open from November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019.

Additionally, Ohio State will be running information sessions about the DAAD Rise program at the Kuhn Honors and Scholars Center on campus. More information about the information sessions can be found here or on OSU’s fellowship website.

Information Sessions:

  • Thursday, October 31, 4 – 5 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center
  • Friday, November 1, Noon – 1 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars Center

Application deadline: December 15, 2019.

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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Medpace Clinical Research Event

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Medpace is a Clinical Research Organization with a variety of open research positions. Medpace will host an event to showcase research opportunities within their organization on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. If you are interested in a career in research, RSVP by contacting Faith Bickel at f.bickel@medpace.com. Details of location will be provided upon RSVP.

Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton

Related imageQuantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton is a 10 week long summer research program from June 10 to August 16 that combines research at Princeton and research with IBM. Housing and a stipend will be provided for the first and second half of the program. During the first six weeks of the program, you can choose to work with any research group at Princeton. These different groups can be found here. During the last four weeks of the program, you will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research with IBM’s quantum computing group. Throughout the program there will be seminars and research exchanges focused in the field of quantum research. Apply here! To apply, you will need one recommendation letter, a resume, and a transcript. The application deadline is March 16.

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