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.


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.

2019 University of Delaware Summer REU Program

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

The University of Delaware, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is excited to announce a NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program – the Science and Engineering Leadership Initiative. Motivate by the realization that people with disabilities are significantly underrepresented in STEM disciplines, SELI strives to position today’s students with disabilities to become tomorrow’s leaders in academia and industry.

More information and the online application are available.


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.

College of Medicine ASPIRE Program

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Inaugural ASPIRE Cohort

OSU College of Medicine’s ASPIRE program aims to provide research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers by earning an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree.

ASPIRE aims to increase the pool of medical doctors and biomedical scientists from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who conduct research that positively impacts the lives of people from communities with inequitable access to healthcare who would benefit from advances in basic science and translation of research.

Students will begin the program with meetings one or two times a week in a research lab during the spring semester, followed by eight to 10 weeks of experience in a research lab in the summer of 2019. The principal investigator (PI) and the student may choose to extend the experience to two summers. Stipend amounts for the PI, instructors and undergraduate students will be determined.

The program is intended for current Ohio State students who are expected to graduate in 2021 or 2022.

Eligible students are encouraged to learn more and apply online by December 1, 2018.


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.