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Summer Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities
Program Name Description
CSUSM NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

This is a 10-week long program  on our campus, and offers $5750 in stipend, $350 in travel costs for out-of-region participants, free on-campus housing, and a modest per diem. The program is open to Undergraduate students in the biological sciences/related field, who are US citizens/permanent residents, with a strong academic record. The NSF REU students will be trained in genomics/bioinformatics, and be placed with one of 10 participating faculty in the biological sciences, and take part in several career-enhancing activities, including a poster session to present their summer research, field-trips to UC Riverside & Illumina, and building their research portfolios towards graduate school applications.

NSF REU Research Experience for Undergraduate students. Here you can find various research programs in the STEM field.
Pathways to Science Here you can find different research programs at different institutions.
The Leadership Alliance (SR-EIP) Offers undergraduates, interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD, the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution.

Committee on Institutional Cooperation Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The CIC SROP application allows you to apply to a variety of widely-recognized summer research programs at participating CIC institutions using a single application.  Upon completion, your application will be viewable by faculty from nine top research universities.

Amgen Scholar Program

The Amgen Scholars Program provides hundreds of undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on summer research experience at some of the world's leading institutions.

NIH Summer Internship Program

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health 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.
Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) The Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program is a fully funded, eight week, residential research program.

Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

SURF is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) designed to engage students in diverse and exciting Earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences research at a world-renowned institution.
UCSD Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences (STARS) Offers exciting eight week summer research opportunities for underrepresented students in the sciences, engineering, and math. The academy provides research experience, GRE training and workshops in preparation for the challenges of doctoral programs.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Summer Internship Program

10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines.
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program 10 weeks of intensive research in the sciences. Each student will have direct participation in a faculty member’s laboratory and work directly with faculty, a postdoctoral scholar, and/or a graduate student.

Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates

Is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience.


Summer Research Programs and Internships. Searches a database of undergraduate research opportunities, or shows a list of all available opportunities.

University of California: Summer Research Opportunities Bulletin

Lists summer research programs at 10 University of California campuses

Minority Access Program (MAP)

The MAP is a two-year summer internship program designed to nurture the educational and career growth of future scientists. It is open to undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups, and offers professional development activities and training in top-notch endocrine research labs.

Columbia University Research Experience for Undergraduates in Chemistry

This allows students to join research projects and experience first-hand how basic research is carried out.

Boston University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURFs) are offered to promote access to talented undergraduate students, especially among underrepresented minorities. These fellowships provide research projects supervised by Boston University faculty in engineering, math, computer science, and in the biological, physical, and social sciences.

Internship Opportunities for Minority & Underrepresented Students From Rochester Institute of Technology.  The co-op/internship positions listed at this website specifically focus on providing opportunities for minority students and students from underrepresented groups in the sciences