U.S. Quantum Information Science Summer School Program

Application Deadline: March 15

Oak Ridge National Laboratory will hose the second US Quantum Information Science (QIS) Summer School facilitated by the US Department of Energy National Quantum Information Science Research Centers from July 15 to 26, 2024.

The summer school is an in-residence learning experience for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students and early-career scientists seeking hands-on experience with quantum science and technology in a laboratory setting. The curriculum will be taught at a graduate level.

Curriculum Topics:

  • Topological approaches to quantum computing
  • Cold atoms and ion traps
  • Error mitigation and error correction
  • The current state of the quantum information science field
  • Applications of quantum technologies, quantum materials, and quantum sensing

For eligibility and application information, please visit the QIS Summer School webpage.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Undergraduate Research Program

Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is accepting applications for its Interdisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program. This immersive research program is set to take place from May 13 to July 20, 2024 at the university’s Daytona Beach Campus.

During this 10-week research experience, students will:

  • Conduct research in aerospace engineering, chemistry and applied space biology
  • Work in leading-edge laboratories alongside experienced faculty mentors
  • Receive a $5,000 stipend plus coverage of housing and meals

Applications are now open for undergraduates from any university, regardless of major.


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Career Accelerator Fund

The Career Accelerator Fund (CAF) provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid, minimally paid, or underpaid internships, undergraduate research, or experiential learning opportunities. You can learn more on the CAF website.

The application deadline for Summer 2024 opportunities is March 2, 2024. The application is found on Scholarship Universe. This is a university-wide platform and resource designed to aid in the search for available funding, awards, and scholarships.

University of Southern California REU

Application Deadline: February 25, 2024

University of Southern California Department of Chemistry is accepting applications for its summer 2024 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), titled “Snapshots of Chemistry”. This title was chosen to emphasize the program’s focus on gaining insights on key chemical features of molecular processes via visual images.

The program features a broad selection of research groups in biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry, synthetic & medicinal chemistry, biophysics, energy & sustainability, and quantum science.

Program support includes $6,000 stipend, housing, student health insurance, and travel.

This REU is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Visit the program webpage for more information.


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Vanderbilt Nanoscience/ Nanoengineering REU

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024

The summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) brings 10 students each summer to work with Vanderbilt faculty from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Medicine. Students will gain interdisciplinary experience working with physicists, chemists, biologists, and engineers all working together to solve problems and create new scientific understanding.

Through VINSE, more than 50 faculty participants from Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participant will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.

Program Highlights include:

  • $5,000 stipend for room and board, plus $500 for travel to Nashville
  • Field trip to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Optional outreach opportunities with local high school students
  • Choose from over 30 projects
  • Participate in a poster competition to receive a travel award to attend a national professional meeting

This program will take place from May 29 – August 4, 2024.

The VINSE REU has a record of success, 95% of former VINSE NSF REU students either attend graduate school or are employed in STEM related fields.


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OSU Pharmacy Summer Research

Application Deadline: February 11, 2024

OSU College of Pharmacy offers a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for undergraduates who like like to know more about the discovery, use, or mechanisms of drugs, who like working in a lab, or who would just like to find out if they like working in the lab. This is a stipend supported 10-week full-time experience from May 23 through July 19, 2024.

Research activities can be directed by any faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who is willing to mentor a student for the summer. Students conduct research in the areas of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, or Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. Additional information about research in these areas can be found on the College of Pharmacy website.

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Granchie at COP-UndergraduateResearch@osu.edu.


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OSUCCC Summer Research Opportunity

Application Deadline: February 11, 2024

CREATES-Undergrad is a paid fellowship program for Ohio State University undergraduate students interested in cancer research. Selected participants will conduct work within The Ohio State University James Comprehensive Cancer Center and the College of Pharmacy.

The program dates are May 20, 2024 thru July 28, 2024. It includes a $15.78/hr stipend and student mentorship by faculty and staff.

Visit the CREATES webpage for more information and the application. For questions, please contact CAMELOT at camelot@osumc.edu.


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Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility REU

Application Deadline: February 14, 2023

The Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) is a national user facility that supports a broad range of nanoscale science and technology projects by providing state-of-the-art resources coupled with expert staff support.

During the summer of 2024, CNF will host a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (CNF REU) program from June 4th through August 9th. The chosen undergraduates taking part in this ten-week program will receive hands-on nanoscience and technology experience through research, with applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences.

CNF REU interns work with their assigned faculty and graduate students on projects using the unique resources offered at CNF and Cornell University. Convocations are held in August to allow interns the opportunity to present their work to their peers in concise scientific presentations. Interns also must complete a written report, akin to a research paper, summarizing the findings of their research project. These reports are published and distributed to the interns and sites, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and many others.

CNF REU interns receive a $6,000 stipend, plus housing and reasonable travel expenses. Full participation in the ten-week program, convocations, program evaluations, and final reporting are all mandatory.

More information is available on the CNF REU webpage and on Cornell’s experience website.

Online application materials are due Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Recommendations are due one week later, by Wednesday, February 21, 2024.


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DOE & ACS Nuclear Chemistry UG Summer Schools 2023

Applications are due February 1, 2024.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and Division of Nuclear & Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) are sponsoring two intensive six-week Summer Schools in Nuclear & Radiochemistry for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy.

The students receive an all-expense paid opportunity to complete a 6-week summer course (June 17, 2024 – July 27, 2024) in Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry in either California at San Jose State University or New York at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Selected students earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or Stony Brook University (The State University of New York). Students will also receive a stipend of $4,000 for the 6-week program. The program will pay for student travel and housing.

The students will learn the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry and their applications. A hands-on laboratory component gives the students experience in handling radioactive materials and radiation detectors. The students will meet scientists from academia and national laboratories from across the U.S. who will discuss the exciting opportunities in nuclear chemistry and radiochemistry.

Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics, and one year of calculus. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


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REU University of Akron: Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering

Application Deadline: February 9 ,2024

Applications are open for the 2024 Summer Research Experience (REU) program in the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron.

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, 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.

Support for this 9-week summer 2024 program includes a $5,850 stipend. In addition, on-campus housing is provided.

The program begins on Monday, June 3, 2024, and concludes Friday, August 2, 2024. For more information, check out the flyer or visit the program website.


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