Summer Programs

Titlesort descending Department Research Area Description Eligibility Address
American Society for Microbiology - ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (ASM-URF) ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program Education Board Microbiology

The ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship (URF) is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at the ASM General Meeting the following year.
Students will:
Conduct a research project for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in the summer of 2013
Work with faculty mentors who are ASM members and who are employed at the students home institutions, and
Submit a research abstract for presentation at the 2014 ASM General Meeting.

Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must: Be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students during the 2013-2014 academic year at an accredited U.S. Institution, Be involved in a research project, Have an ASM member at their home institutions willing to serve as a mentor, and Not receive financial support for research (i.e., Council for Undergraduate Research, Minority Access to Research Careers, Sigma Xi) during the fellowship. American Society for Microbiology, 1752 N Street
NW Washington, DC 20036
Arizona State University (ASU) - postbaccalaureate research education program (prep) Biomedical Sciences.

Arizona State University (ASU) hosts a oneto two-year training opportunity for underrepresented minority students who have recently completed their bachelor's degree and need to obtain more experience and preparation
before entering a PhD graduate program in the biomedical sciences. In addition to lab work, scholars participate in activities designed to
strengthen important skills for graduate school, including attendance at seminars, lab meetings, journal clubs, an ethical conduct in research
course, and local and national scientific conferences.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. _ Completed undergraduate degree within the last three years. Postbacculaurate Research Education Program (PREP) Arizona State University , The Biodesign Institute , PO Box 875401
Tempe, AZ 85287-5401
Association of PublicHealth Laboratories - Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program (EID) Infectious disease related

The Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program is a one-year program designed for bachelorÕs or masterÕs level scientists, with emphasis on the practical application of technologies, methodologies, and
practices related to emerging infectious diseases.
Areas of training and/or research include:
_ Development and evaluation of diagnostic techniques
_ Antimicrobial sensitivity and resistance,
_ Principles and practices of vector or animal control
_ Emerging pathogens
_ Laboratory-epidemiology interaction

Completion of undergraduate degree by the start of the program. 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Baylor College of Medicine - Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Biomedical Sciences

The Baylor College PREP program is designed to help underrepresented college graduates prepare for biomedical PhD study. The nine- to 12-month program allows students to gain mentored biomedical research and includes
participation in a molecular and cellular biology course, weekly scientific development workshops, GRE test prep workshops, graduate school application workshops, individual counseling on applying to PhD programs, and individual tutoring and development in specific areas.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. _ Completed college within the last three years. Demonstrated interest in pursuing a PhD degree in the biomedical sciences. SMART PREP Program, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM 215
Houston, TX 77030
Boise State University - REU Site: Summer Research in Chemistry at Boise State University for First Year Undergraduates Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry chemistry, biochemistry, materials chemistry

REU student participants will partake in one of many potential research projects offered by our research-active faculty members. The Boise State REU program attempts to convey our belief that there is much more to being a scientist than the completion of experiments in a laboratory. We attempt to involve students in the identification of problems, generation of hypotheses, design of experiments, interpretation of data, reporting of results, and collaboration with other researchers.

To be eligible for our program, you must: 1. be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 2. not be graduating before this summer 3. be a full-time college or university student, and 4. be available for full-time research work (minimum of Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm) from May 30-August8, 2012 (or dates near these). Boise State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 1910 University Drive
Boise,, ID 83725-1520
Boston University - Summer Undergraduate ResearchFellowship (SURF) Biological research.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is designed to promote access to graduate education among undergraduate students, especially those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the
sciences who wish to pursue careers in biological research. The program offers 10 weeks of full-time research under the guidance of a BU faculty member.

Non-BU student of junior or senior standing. Member of a group traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Two letters of recommendation. Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, 143 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 2215
Brigham and Women's Hospital - BWH STARS Program clinical and translational research

To provide underrepresented minority (URM) medical and undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in exciting basic, clinical and translational research projects during the summer at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS).
To enhance the research capabilities of URM medical and undergraduate students.
To encourage these scholars to pursue advanced medical and graduate education and training at BWH and HMS.

underrepresented in the sciences (African-American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native, Hispanic, or Native American). U.S. citizen or non-citizen national with a permanent resident visa. Undergraduate student of junior or senior standing OR first-year medical student. BWH STARS Program Office for Multicultural Faculty Careers, C/O Elena Muench 1620 Tremont Street, 3-014
Boston, MA 2120
California Academy of Sciences Summer Systematics Institute (SSI) - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Evolutionary biology

the California Academy of Sciences Summer Systematics Institute (SSI) with support from NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) initiative and the Academy's Robert T. Wallace endowment addresses critical issues such as, world-wide threats to biodiversity, the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology, which have become critical components of undergraduate education.
SSI is an 8-week paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. This world renowned venue continues to offer undergraduates important insights into the contributions that museum-based research can make to issues facing society today. The program accommodates up to ten undergraduate students. Seven will be funded by the National Science Foundation (REU), and additional positions by the Robert T. Wallace Undergraduate Internship endowment and the McKinley Scholars program. One internship in Biological Illustration is integrated with the SSI program. Applications to Biological Illustration use much of the same application procedures and forms as the SSI.

Any U.S. citizen or resident alien (green card) who is an undergraduate student, and who will not have graduated before fall of 2012, is welcome to apply. That is, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of the internship. We encourage applications from groups under-represented in the sciences. An excellent academic record and participation in a wide range of campus activities are highly regarded, but not the sole criteria for the selection process. ,
Carnegie Mellon University - SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Department of Biological Sciences Any Field

The Summer Research Fellowship program awards $3500 to undergraduates at Carnegie Mellon for 8-10 FULL-TIME weeks of summer research in any field of study. Students interested in any form of research may apply. All you need is an idea and a faculty advisor willing to supervise your research on campus for 8-10 weeks. You can work alone or in a group, but you must apply for the Fellowship as an individual - no group awards are available.

Minimum 3.0 GPA in the preceeding Fall semester. Enrollment at Carnegie Mellon as an undergraduate during the academic year of application (alumni are not eligible the summer following graduation). Work with a Carnegie Mellon faculty mentor. Conduct research on-campus (the fellowships are not intended to support research at other institutions or study abroad; travel for specific and limited research purposes is allowed with prior permission from the URO). Commit fulltime to the research positionÑthe fellowship is in lieu of a job; students work regular hours and submit time cards through their home departments. Undergraduate Research Office , 5000 Forbes Avenue, Warner Hall 531
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine - Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Biomedical Sciences

The PREP program at Case Western Reserve University offers a one- or two-year coordinated program of study to increase the likelihood of success in a research-based graduate program. PREP Scholars enjoy mentored research
experience, a tailor-made program of study, GRE test prep workshops, and a variety of venues to interact with and learn from some of the best researchers in the world.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. _ Graduated with a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) in a biomedicallyrelevant science from an accredited US college or university less than 36 months prior to the date of application submission. _ Commitment to pursuing a PhD in the biomedical sciences. PREP Administrator, Office of Graduate Education School of Medicine, Room TG-1, Case Western Reserve University 10900 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106-4987
Chicago Botanic Garden - REU PROGRAM Plant Science and Conservation conservation biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, invasive species, plants, pollination, restoration, soil science, systematics

The Chicago Botanic Garden, with colleagues from partner institutions, hosts a 10-week summer research experience, to be held from June 11 - August 17 in 2012. This program offers undergraduate participants an opportunity to explore a diverse array of scientific fields related to plant biology and conservation. Travel, room and board, and research costs are covered by the program. Participants also receive a $4,750 stipend.
Student work will be based out of our new, well-equipped laboratories in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center. Students will be trained in all stages of research, from hypothesis formulation through experimental design, data collection, and analysis, and ultimately presentation of results through a public symposium and potential opportunities to present at national scientific meetings and publish findings in peer-reviewed journals. REU interns will interact closely with Ph.D. and MasterÕs students from the joint Chicago Botanic Garden-Northwestern University Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation and other graduate programs. Participants will also be encouraged to serve as research mentors to Chicago Public School high school students through the GardenÕs College First program. Interns will also participate in field trips, workshops, and professional development activites.

NSF-supported REU participants must be current undergraduate students (enrolled spring and fall 2012) and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. If you're graduating in Spring 2012, please consider the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program, which hires 75-100 college graduates for 5-month internships each year Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe,, IL 60022
Columbia University/Barnard College - Columbia University/Barnard College Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program Biotechnology

The Columbia University/Barnard College program provides 10 weeks of hands-on research in premier labs, including informal discussion with premier scientists, graduate school preparation, exposure to biotechnology,
and attendance at the Amgen Scholars Program Symposium.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Currently enrolled undergraduate student of sophomore (with at least 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college course work), junior, or nongraduating senior standing attending a 4-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory. 744 B Mudd Bldg., MC2454 Columbia University , 1212 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
DARMOUTH GRADUATE STUDIES - Academic Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (ASURE) Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) is a full-time research experience in the laboratory of one of the principal investigators in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. The program includes participation in group discussions, seminars, and other research and career
oriented activities.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Undergraduate student enrolled at a 4-year accredited college or university. Students belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences are encouraged to apply, as well as students from institutions lacking research facilities. 6062 Wentworth Hall, , Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 3755
Delaware State University - REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Molecular Genetics and Genomics Department of Agriculture Natural Resources biology, molecular biology, genomics, lab techniques, bioinformatics, ethics, communications skills

Delaware State University (DSU) will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site in Molecular Genetics & Genomics in Summer 2012. Students will work with research mentors in a 9-week multidisciplinary summer research program. Students will be provided stipends, meals, housing, and funds for travel to and from DSU. Using an established network of faculty from DSU, Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC), Wesley College and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI), ten students will be trained each summer in state-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology and genomics.
Activities will include workshops in lab techniques and bioinformatics, ethics, and scientific communications skills. Interaction between students as well as with various levels of researchers in academia, government, and industry will be fostered. Students will get the opportunity to work on specific research problems by interaction with the research mentors, while developing capabilities to work both individually and as part of a team with fellow students. The REU program will conclude with a Student Research Symposium where REU students will present posters, and showcase their summer research to other students, faculty, family, friends, high school students and teachers.

Students who are entering the sophomore, junior, or senior years are eligible. Freshmen with exceptional track records will also be considered. DSU-REU Site Program Director Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 1200 N DuPont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
Drexel UniversityCollege of Medicine - High School Summer Research Internship Program Office of Biomedical Graduate Biological/Biomedical principles

Drexel University College of Medicine provides paid Summer Research Internships (HSSRI) to students from area high schools with an interest in biomedical research. The HSSRI program provides students with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of current biological/biomedical principles and their analytical/technical skills in a research environment.
Research interns are mentored by Drexel Med faculty, who work in various disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, pathobiology, pharmacology and physiology.

Students must reside within a reasonable commuting distance of Drexel Med during the full term of the program. The HSSRI program does not provide housing. Residents of Philadelphia and its immediate PA and NJ suburbs will be given preference; if you do not reside in this area but can make your own arrangements for housing (e.g., with a relative) please provide your local address when you submit your application. Drexel University College of Medicine , 2900 Queen Lane, Suite G24
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Emory University - SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) Science

Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Emory (SURE) allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, each participant takes part in a formal research symposium.
Panels of faculty and graduate students help explore mentoring issues, and make recommendations on how to choose a graduate program and how to balance work and family responsibilities. Speakers address their own involvement in science careers and the requirements for success in their fields. Weekly ethics discussions allow students to explore the ethical aspects of research careers. Awards for scientific posters are made at the end of the program. Approved posters and essays will be published through our program web site.

Currently enrolled undergraduate student of sophomore or junior standing with a strong academic background. Recommendation from a science mentor SURE Program c/o Center for Science Education , Emory University 1399 Oxford Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Florida A&M University - Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Department of Biological Sciences Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Proteomics

They will provide an intensive, stimulating research experience for 30 undergraduate students in cohorts of 10 participants per year from 2012-2014. The major goal of this project is to provide research experience in cutting-edge technology to young adults as part of their undergraduate education to stimulate their appetite for graduate studies and careers in the life sciences. This program will introduce the students to research methods and ethics, Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), followed by problem-based research under the guidance of a Ph.D. level mentor. The program will also include visits to other laboratories at neighboring universities and university-hosted facilities, i.e., The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, to broaden studentsÕ exposure to main stream research. Sample projects include, but are not limited to A) genetic engineering of plants to impart resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses, B) unraveling disease pathways in model organisms, C) molecular and cellular studies to understand the defenses against immune attack by pathogens and D) bioinformatics to predict and model the gene-gene interactions and networks

students who have completed their sophomore or junior year.) Florida A&M University,
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Fort Valley State University - REU Site: Summer Research Program in Biotechnology Plant Biotechnology biology, plant biotechnology

The center for Biotechnology at Fort Valley State University invites undergraduates to participate in its summer research experience for undergraduates program in biotechnology from May 24 to July 23, 2010. PURPOSE : To provide insight of biotechnology research through hands on experience for enhanced interest in research.

An applicant must be: Enrolled in an accredited college/university , majoring in the biological science. Be college sophomores or juniors with a minimum 2.8 GPA A student with a strong interest in a career in agricultural/biotechnology research are encouraged to apply. 113 Alva Tabor Building , 1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA
Fred Hutchinson CancerResearch Center/NewMexico State University - Cancer Research Internships for Undergraduate Students Cancer Research

Underrepresented students attending New
Mexico State University are invited to participate in the Cancer Research Internship for Undergraduate Students. In addition to completing a mentored research project, students will also participate in a variety of educational activities throughout the summer, including weekly research seminars, professional development workshops, and a competitive poster presentation. Students will also have an opportunity to attend the Society
for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science [SACNAS] national conference.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Enrolled at NMSU at the time of application submission. Undergraduate student of at least sophomore standing. *Member of a group traditionally underrepresented the sciences. Strong background in the sciences. *Note: This includes racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences, persons with disabilities, and persons raised in economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center , 1100 Fairview Ave. N., PO Box 19024,
Seattle, WA 98109
Graduate School of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center - Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program and Retention Enhancement (PREPARE) Biomedical Science

The University of North Texas PREP program provides underrepresented minority students who have received an undergraduate degree in
science with a challenging, focused postbaccalaureate experience that will help facilitate acceptance into and completion of a doctoral program in the biomedical field. Scholars will perform 30 hours of lab work as a research
associate and attend weekly seminars/journal club meetings, a biomedical ethics course, and a GRE prep course. In addition, students will receive tutoring in study strategies, library and electronic research techniques, research presentation skills, and guidance on choosing a graduate school, obtaining financial support, etc.
*Note: program funding is pending. Please send an email to Dr. Jamboor Vishwanatha at: for an update on the
programÕs status.

Hold a bachelor s degree from a regionally accredited institution Have minimum 2.5 GPA on his/her last 60 undergraduate semester hours. Required to take the GRE (no minimum score) Major in the life sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biotechnology, etc.) U.S. citizenship or permanent resident Intention of pursuing a Ph.D. 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, EAD 860
Fort Worth, TX 76107
H. Lee Moffitt CancerCenter & ResearchInstitute - Summer Program for the Advancementof Research Knowledge (SPARK) Biomedical research

MoffittÕs Summer Program for the Advancement of Research Knowledge (SPARK) provides research experience for students who have an aptitude for science and a high level of interest in pursuing a medical or research career. Students will perform cancer-related research in:
Molecular OncologyImmunology
Drug Discovery
Cancer Control
Interns will conduct experiments, participate in weekly lab meetings, write a formal scientific report, and deliver an oral presentation regarding their research project at the conclusion of the program.

Undergraduate student seeking a career in science or medicine. Evelyn Rivera-Miranda MRC-4East Office of Research Education , Moffitt Cancer Center 12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Harvard Medical School - Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program Division of Medical Sciences Biomedical sciences

The Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP) at Harvard Medical School is a ten-week summer research program for college students belonging to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Research opportunities are available in a variety of biological and biomedical scienc

Currently enrolled undergraduate student of freshman, sophomore or junior standing. Able to commit to participating in the entire ten-week program. SHURP, Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard Medical School, TMEC Room 432, 260 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 2115
Harvard Stem CellInstitute - HSCI Internship Program (HIP) Stem cell science

The goal of the HSCI Internship Program (HIP) is to provide undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory, and to expose them to different professional options within the scientific arena. This is accomplished through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course. Interns will present their summer research findings, both orally and in poster format, at the HIP Symposium - a requirement of all program participants.

An academic background in the biological sciences is essential. Previous lab experience is preferred. Strong interest in stem cell biology Holyoke Center, Suite 727W, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2138
Harvard UniversityÕs School of Public Health - Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences Department of Biostatistics Biostatistics, epidemiology and public health research

The Summer Program is a relatively intensive 6-week program, during which qualified participants receive an interesting and enjoyable introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology and public health research. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental and medical research. The program also provides useful advice about graduate school and the application process through GRE preparation, meetings with different departments of the Harvard School of Public Health and other schools at Harvard University.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Member of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islander or Multirac ial/Biracial) OR a first-generation college student (neither parent nor legal guardian has a bachelor's degree) OR a owincome student (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) OR a disabled student (according to the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Carry health insurance during the 4-week program. Academic minimum: 3.0 GPA and completion of calculus coursework. Interest in pursuing graduate studies in public health, biostatistics, or epidemiology. Harvard School of Public Health 655 Huntington Avenue, , SPH2, 4th fl.
Boston, MA 2115
Herman B Wells Center Indiana University - 2012 Summer Internship Program Department of Pediatrics Biomedical Research

The goals of the Wells Center are to increase knowledge of the causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases, to develop innovative approaches to diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, and to provide an outstanding training environment for medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows. Students will be paired with individual faculty in one of 34 laboratories. Students are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and research-related center meetings each week, as well as other academic events that involve the Wells Center faculty (e.g., combined seminar series, seminars of faculty candidates, Weekly Basic Science Research Forum and Pediatric Faculty Research Seminar Series). Interns are
required to make a presentation at the conclusion of the program.

This program is designed for Undergraduate and Graduate students in a science major. High School Students (seniors) may also apply. Per Environmental Health and Safety guidelines, persons must be 18 years of age to work in the laboratories. 1044 West Walnut ,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Huntsman CancerInstitute - Undergraduate Summer Research Program Department of Oncological Sciences Biomedical Research

The goals of the Huntsman Cancer Institute's Summer Internship Program are to:
Expose students to professionals in the fields of science and medicine and acquaint them with day-to-day activities in the field of biomedical
Familiarize students with research approaches, techniques, data interpretation, and scientific problem solving;
Provide an opportunity for students to meet peers with similar career goals;
Train students to present scientific information to colleagues and peers; and
Provide a friendly atmosphere and encourage open discussions to help students make informed career choices.

Currently enrolled at a university or college as a sophomore, junior, or senior OR recent graduate who has not begun graduate or medical studies. A strong commitment to biomedical research. Academic minimum: 3.5 GPA Research Administration, Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope, Room 4340
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Indiana University - Summer Research Experiencefor Undergraduates Department of Biology biology, animal behavior, psychology, anthropology, genetics, neuroscience

The REU program in Animal Behavior brings about 10 undergraduate students to Indiana University each summer to engage in animal behavior research. The program offers a unique opportunity for talented undergraduates to spend the summer doing state-of-the-art research and to gain valuable skills while exploring career opportunities in the sciences.
During the first two weeks, interns divide their time between group training activities and their home laboratory where they begin working out their research project. The group training activities include research seminar presentations, hands-on training in field and laboratory techniques (including a trip behind the scenes at the Indianapolis zoo) and a workshop in ethics. The remainder of the summer is focused on the conduct, analysis, and presentation of their research project. (see Research abstracts) Brief Workshops are also offered on taking the graduate record examinations, applying to graduate school, and designing a power point presentation.

Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Students will not enroll in classes or hold outside employment during the term of their internship, and must be enrolled as an undergraduate students during the REU program. Students who are members of groups traditionally under-represented in the sciences (women, ethnic and racial minorities, those with disabilities, etc.) are particularly urged to apply. Students with special needs are also encouraged to apply 402 N. Park Ave.,
Bloomington, IN 47405
Indiana University Health, Inc. - Summer Student Research Program Methodist Research Institute Biomedical sciences

The Summer Student Research Program pairs students in the sciences with biomedical researchers and is designed to provide students with a hands-on research experience. Research projects are available in both clinical and
laboratory settings. Other program requirements include: attending Clarian and program orientations; attending a lecture series; working 40 hours per week (excluding Memorial Day and the Fourth of July); preparing a written review of the summer research project; and giving a short (generally 10-15 minute) verbal presentation of the research project.

Science major who has completed at least *60 semester hours by the start of the program; medical students should have completed their first year. 18 years of age at the time of hire. Academic minimum: 3.0 GPA. A commitment to work 40 hours per week for 12 consecutive weeks (from May to August). *In most instances, 60 semester hours is equivalent to junior standing IU Health Methodist Hospital, 1801 N Senate Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Indiana University,Melvin and Bren SimonsCancer Center - Summer Research Program (SRP) Biomedical and Behavioral sciences

The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) aims to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields.
The 2012 summer program will be held on the Indianapolis campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine from May 31, 2012, to July 27, 2012. Participants meet 40 hours a week Monday through Friday. Full-time attendance is mandatory throughout the programÕs duration.
Selected participants will be paired with a research mentor. Research projects may involve laboratory-based research, computer-based database research or clinical research. Students will learn about research methodology and will complete a project over the summer months. They will present their findings at poster as well as oral presentation sessions. Applicants are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the program including professional development.

High school OR undergraduate student. High school students must: Have completed their junior year. Display an aptitude for science and math. Academic minimum: 3.0 GPA. Undergraduate students must: Complete at least 24 hours of college credit. Major in biomedical or behavioral science. Academic minimum: 3.2 GPA. 1030 W. Michigan St.,
Indianapolis, , IN 46202
Iowa State University - REU Site in Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics Molecular Biotechnology and Genomics biology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genomics, Genetics, Agriculture, plant, animal, microbe

The program seeks to attract undergraduate students from academic institutions that serve minority populations and from small liberal arts colleges where scientific research opportunities are not readily available. Additionally, this program will actively recruit students who are veterans and members of the National Guard or Reserves.

Outstanding students who have finished their freshmen, sophomore or junior years and who have interest in research careers will join a selected group of active faculty conducting full-time laboratory research on molecular biology, biotechnology and genomics of animals, microbes and plants. 2102 Molecular Biology Building , Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3260
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research - Undergraduate Internships Biomedical Research

Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) offers a summer internship for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine and/or biomedical research. Applicants must provide the following: A cover letter describing their career goals, why they are interested in participating in the program, and any research program preference(s);
A resume that includes relevant course work and laboratory experience;
Official college transcripts; and One letter of recommendation from a college professor or former high school teacher.

Undergraduate student of freshman, sophomore, or junior standing. Interest in pursuing a career in medicine and biomedical research. Lankenau Institute for Medical Research , 100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Louisiana StateUniversity - 26 Department of Biological Sciences Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University, with funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program, hosts a nine-week research
experience for undergraduate students majoring in Life Sciences or Chemistry.

Currently enrolled undergraduate student of freshman, sophomore, or junior standing. Academic minimum: 3.0 GPA. Majoring in Life Sciences and/or Chemistry. ,
Marquette University - SRP Biological Science Department of Biological Sciences Biological Sciences

The Summer Research Program is designed for students who plan to attend graduate school and pursue research careers. Students will work under the guidance of a faculty research mentor on a project focused on cellular and molecular questions in a variety of experimental organisms including bacteria, yeast, worms, flies, rats, mice, Chlamydomonas, and maize. Through hands-on experience, students will develop a realistic view of scientific research, its pace, its demands, and the thrill of discovery.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Minimum course requirements: completion of a full year of college biology, general chemistry, and organic chemistry with laboratories. Currently enrolled undergraduate student of sophomore or junior standing. Academic minimum: 3.0 GPA. *Note: Students belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences or from colleges or universities with limited research opportunities in the biological sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Department of Biological Sciences Wehr Life Sciences Building , PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Amgen-UROP Scholars Program Science and biotechnology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a 9-week research experience in which students will work under the guidance of faculty
mentors and interact with fellow undergraduate students while participating in research-related workshops, lectures, and seminars.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Currently enrolled undergraduate student of sophomore (with at least 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college course work), junior, or nongraduating senior standing attending a 4-year college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory. Academic minimum: 3.2 GPA. Interest in pursuing graduate school, including a PhD or MD/Ph 77 Massachusetts Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Mayo Clinic - Post-baccalaureate Research EducationProgram (PREP) College of Medicine Office for Diversity PhD Research

The PREP program at the Mayo Clinic offers an intense mentored research experience in basic science or translational research. Scholars also attend special seminars and graduate-level courses and receive guidance to assist with successful continuation into a PhD or MD/PhD program.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. _ Underrepresented student who has obtained a bachelors degree within the past three years, or high school senior about to graduate in a biomedical science discipline who is planning to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical science. *Note: The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine considers underrepresented individuals as belonging to the following groups: Black/African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or US Pacific Islander, and members of other racial and ethnic groups considered to be underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. Mayo Clinic Mitchell Student Center, 200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Medical College ofWisconsin - Summer Program for UndergraduateResearch (SPUR) Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Biomedical sciences

The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides an opportunity for students to learn the potential of biomedical sciences as an interesting and fulfilling career.
The SPUR program provides a mentored laboratory experience in science in which the student works on significant basic science research issues. This program is intended for students interested in a PhD in biomedical
sciences. Students interested in a dual degree (MD and PhD) are also encouraged to apply

Academic minimum: 3.2 GPA. Currently enrolled undergraduate student of sophomore or junior standing. U.S. citizen or permanent resident (F-1 visa status is acceptable). Summer Program for Undergraduate Research, 8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
Mount Sinai School ofMedicine - Mount Sinai Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Graduate School of Biological Sciences Biomedicine

The Mount Sinai PREP program offers one- to two-years of training to help scholars enhance their interest in and readiness for doctoral programs in biomedicine and research. Students will dedicate 75 percent of their time to
laboratory research and 25 percent to a combination of courses, special work-inprogress seminars, skill development, and community-outreach activities.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. _ Graduated with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science from an accredited U.S. college or university no more than 36 months prior to applying to a PREP. _ Not currently enrolled in a graduate degree program or have completed a graduate degree. PREP, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, , One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1022
New York, NY 10029-6574
Mount Sinai School ofMedicine - Summer Undergraduate Research Program Biomedical sciences

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) provides an opportunity for students to work on a cutting-edge research project in one
of over 200 laboratories. Students will be presented with great networking opportunities among other students, faculty members, and school administration.

Academic minimum: 3.5 GPA. Currently enrolled undergraduate students of freshman, sophomore, or junior standing. Motivated towards research and inclined towards graduate education in biomedical sciences in a PhD Program or MD/PhD (MSTP). The Graduate School of Biological Sciences, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1022
New York, NY 10029-6574
MS PHD'S - Professional Development Program Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) Science & Engineering

The MS PhDÕs Professional Development Program facilitates mentoring and networking activities for minority undergraduate and graduate earth system science and engineering (ESSE) majors and provides a supportive environment in which participants develop strategies and professional skills necessary to excel in Earth system science and engineering fields.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Two letters of recommendation , P.O. Box 607
Damariscotta, ME 4543
Mt Desert Island Biological Lab - The Research Experience biology, genetics, marine, genomics

Each summer, over 40 undergraduates from around the United States participate in a research fellowship at MDIBL. Undergraduate students work in the laboratory of an MDIBL investigator on an independent project designed by the student and their mentor. Laboratory training can include techniques in molecular biology, physiology, and bioinformatics. Projects are wide-ranging and could include the comparative study of a laboratory animal (zebrafish, roundworm, sea urchin, zooplankton, shark, etc.), cultured cells, and biological tissue preparations. While most projects are laboratory-based, some include a field component. In pursuing their independent research project, students attend weekly seminars given by MDIBL scientists and invited speakers from other institutions discussing a variety of topics in the biological and environmental sciences.

We particularly encourage applications from students underrepresented in the sciences by virtue of their race or ethnicity, or who attend schools that lack academic year or summer research opportunities. MDI Biological Laboratory, PO Box 35
Salisbury Cove, ME 4672
National Institutes of Health - Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Program Center for Cancer Research, Cancer Research

The Cancer Research Interns (CRI) Program was inaugurated in 2004 to further embrace diversity among the pool of NIH trainee applicants. Over the past two years, 101 students have conducted research in 68 labs
across the Center for Cancer Research.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. 18 years of age or older. Cancer-related research interest from an underrepresented ethnic group. Academic minimum: 3.0 GPA Office of Training and Education, 31 Center Drive Ð 4A48
Bethesda, MD 20892-2473

The Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) program provides opportunities for recent college graduates to spend a year engaged in biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Trainees
work with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Fellowships are available
in the more than 1,250 intramural laboratories of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which are located on the main NIH campus in Bethesda,
MD as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; and Detroit, MI. The duration of the program is typically one year; it can be extended for one additional year depending on
satisfactory trainee performance and continued availability of funds.

U.S. citizen or permanent resident. _ Graduated from an accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelorÕs degree. _ Must begin training within two years of receipt of the undergraduate degree. _ During tenure in the program, postbaccalaureate IRTAs are expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school. 31 Center Dr # 2A03 ,
Bethesda, MD 20892
National Institutes of Health - Summer Research Experience Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, and genetics

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics hosts a research experience designed for students interested in exploring careers in cancer epidemiology and genetics. Students may also attend lectures offered under the NIH Summer Seminar Series, participate in DCEG meetings and seminars, attend formal NIH lectures, and participate in the DCEG Poster Day.

High school OR undergraduate OR graduate student (including medical and dental students). 6120 Executive Boulevard , MSC 7242
Bethesda, , MD 20892-7335
National Institutes ofHealth - SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (SIP) Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) Biomedical REsearch

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI. NOTE: the number of positions in Phoenix, Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.
Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.

The Summer Internship Program is for students who are at least sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply. Permanent residents must be enrolled in or have been accepted into an accredited institution in the U.S. to be eligible. ,
National Institutes ofHealth - Summer Research Program Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics Epidemiology and Genetics

The National Institutes of Health Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics hosts a research experience designed for students interested in exploring careers in cancer epidemiology and genetics. Students may also
attend lectures offered under the NIH Summer Seminar Series, participate in DCEG meetings and seminars, attend formal NIH lectures, and participate in the DCEG Poster Day.

High school OR undergraduate OR graduate student (including medical and dental students). 6120 Executive Blvd. Rockville,
Maryland,, D.C 20852
New York University/Sackler Institute of Graduate BiomedicalSciences - Summer Undergraduate Research Program Office of Diversity Affairs Biomedical Sciences

The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and the Office of Minority Affairs offers a summer internship in the medical sciences at
NYU Medical Center. This 9-week program provides students an opportunity to conduct research and gain exposure to the academic medical environment. Students will work with faculty in the fields of biochemistry, biomedical imaging, cellular and molecular biology, and many more.

Currently enrolled undergraduate student of sophomore or junior standing. Academic minimum: 3.4 GPA. Previous research experience. Interest in biomedical research career. NYU Medical Center , 550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Northwestern University - The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Physical sciences, chemical and biological sciences

The Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. All fields of research at Northwestern are open to SROP participants including the social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, chemical and biological sciences, technology, math and engineering fields. The program encourages students from underrepresented minority and other disadvantaged groups to apply. For 2012, the program will run from June 17 through August 11.

Currently enrolled undergraduate student of sophomore or junior standing. Academic minimum: 3.3 GPA. U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Interest in pursuing a doctoral degree at Northwestern University. The Graduate School Northwestern University, 633 Clark St. Room 1-502
Evanston, IL 60208
Roberts Summer Academy - Inquiry-based Biomedical Research for Undergraduate and Advanced High School Students Biomedicine

The Roberts Summer Academy offers high school and undergraduate students an opportunity to spend 10 weeks at the City of Hope as a member of a biomedical research team. This experience is designed to promote the development of critical thinking and scientific communication skills.

Posses a strong interest in learning more about biomedical research. At least 16 years of age and registered at an accredited high school, college, or university. Willing to make a full-time commitment to a research project. City of Hope , 1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Seattle BiomedicalResearch Institute - Global Health Internship Program Infectious disease research

The Global Health Internship Program provides an opportunity for students to work alongside some of the leading scientists in the world in an
environment devoted exclusively to infectious disease research. This 10-week program culminates with a formal report and presentation.

Currently enrolled undergraduate student of junior or senior standing. Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, 307 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98109
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center - SERC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM biogeochemistry, Chesapeake Bay, global change ecology, forest ecology, marine ecology, estuarine ec

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and beginning graduate students, or students who have recently graduated from an undergraduate or Masters program. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program. ,
Edgewater , MD 21037


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