Summer Research Opportunities, 2012

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Summer Research Opportunities, 2012
(Rev.
1/
2
7
/12
)


Most programs require perman
ent residency or US citizenship, and

only

accept students continuing their unde
r-
graduate studies in the following fall.

Most programs accept students who will be sophomores through seniors
when they return to their fall studies, but some exclude
students who have not completed the sophomore year by
the time the internship begins.

Read

program information carefully.


T
here
are a handful of programs offering research opportunities

for students who have received bachelor’s d
e-
grees,
even for
those
not planning to enter graduate studies in Fall 2012. These
programs are sometimes called
post
-
baccalaureate research programs and
each h
a
s

specific requirements; re
ad information carefully.
They are
highlighted in yellow.
Programs
open to both
current
undergraduates and post
-
baccalaureate student
s are also
highlighted in yellow.


Name of Program

Application Deadline/Program
dates

Di
sciplines

What’s covered?

Harvard Summer Honors
Undergraduate Research
Program (SHURP)


Application
: Feb. 1, 2012


Program dates
: June 3
-
Aug.
11 (participation through all 10
weeks expected)

Biological or biome
d-
ical research sciences

Weekly stipend,
housing, travel to
and from the pr
o-
gram, emergency
and accident health
insurance (if nee
d-
ed), and a few
meals every week

Special
Notes
:

The Program

is offered for currently
-
enrolled undergraduates who are considering careers in
biological or biomedical
research sciences, who have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term
-
time) of experience in a research laboratory, and who have taken at least one upper
-
level biology course that
includes molecular biology.


U.S. citizenship or permanent reside
ncy is required.

Link:

http://www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/SHURPIntro.html




Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Leadership Alliance
Su
m-
mer Research
-

Early Ide
n-
tification Program (SR
-
EIP)

research opportun
i-
ties at 22 participating
schools



Application
:
11:59 P.M.
PST,
Feb. 1, 2012
*


Program dates
:
varies by
program


Earliest start: May 20, 2012

Latest finish: Aug.

18, 2012


*In some cases you can apply
through individual program
as well as the Leadership A
l-
liance program. Those dea
d-
lines might vary from above.

Different programs o
f-
fer different disciplines,
across the 22 programs,
disciplines offered i
n-
clude
applied math,
computer science, eng
i-
neering, humanities, life
sciences, math, physical
sciences, psychology,
social sciences

Stipend, travel, and
housing (amounts
may differ among
programs)

Special
Notes
:




Demonstrate interest and potential to pursue
gradua
te study toward a PhD or MD
-
PhD (no profe
s-
sional degree applicants)



Have completed at least two semesters and have at least one semester remaining of their undergrad
u-
ate education by the start of the summer program.

Encouraged to apply
:



Individuals
from groups traditionally underrepresented in research careers in the sciences, social sc
i-
ences and humanities in the academic, public or private sectors, including students who identify as
African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Na
tives, Native Hawaiians, and
other Pacific Islanders.



Individuals with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially
limits one or more major life activities.



Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined by

the Department of Health & Human Se
r-
vices as those who come from a family with an annual income below established low
-
income
thresholds. These income levels are published at http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty.index.shtml.



Undergraduates who bring diversity to a
cademic study by reason of their culture, class, race, ethnic
i-
ty, background, work and life experiences, skills and interests.

Link:

http
://www.theleadershipalliance.org/Programs/SummerResearch/ProgramStructure/tabid/242/Default.aspx




Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

University of Chicago SR
-
EIP.

Application
: 11:59 P.M.
PST, Feb. 1, 2012*


Program dates
: June 13
through Aug. 17, 2012

Applied mathema
t-
ics, humanities, life
sciences, mathema
t-
ics, physical Scien
c-
es, psychology, s
o-
cial s
ciences

Housing, meal
cards for on
-
campus dining, r
e-
imbursement of
approved round
-
trip travel expen
s-
es, $3,000

stipend

Special
Note
s:




Biology applicants
-

one year general Biology required, general Chemistry preferred and Calculus
helpful



Physics applicants
-

one year general Physics and one year Math



Mathematics applicants
-

one year Calculus



Geophysics/Climate

Dynamics applicants
-

one year general Physics and one year Math. For st
u-
dents interested in environmental/earth science and its application
s

Link:
http://leadershipalliance.uchicago.edu/page/about


National Science Found
a-
tion search site for research
experience for undergrad
u-
ates (REU) sites

V
aries by program
.

Students must contact the i
n-
dividual sites for information
and application materials.
A
co
ntact person and contact
information is listed for each
site.

Varies by program

Varies by program

Special notes
:
An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location.

Link:

http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/


University of Alabama @
Birmingham Crime REU
:
Using the Social Sciences,
Natural Sciences, and
Mathematics to Study
Crime


Application
: Feb.
17
, 2012


Program dates
: June
7
through July 27, 2012

Recruits
students see
k-
ing graduate study in
Criminal Justice, F
o-
rensic Science, Co
m-
puter Science, Socio
l-
ogy, Public Policy, B
i-
ology, and Chemistry
.

Research will be in
criminal justice, fore
n-
sic science,

and

co
m-
puter forensics

Lodging, meals up
to $30 a day, up to
$250 for trav
el to
the university,
$3,600 total

stipend
paid
in weekly i
n-
stallments of $450.

Special Notes:



A total of 12 students will be selected for the summer 2012 program.



Seeks highly motivated and promising students who want hands
-
on research experience in
three exci
t-
ing and emerging fields.



Applicants must have approximately 60 hours of credits by the start of the program this summer.



Students with bachelor’s degrees are not eligible.


Encouraged to apply

Students from underrepresented groups

Link:

http://www.cis.uab.edu/UABCrimeREU


Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Inter
-
university Consort
i-
um for Social and Political
Research summer inter
n-
ship in quantitative
social
science

research @ Unive
r-
sity of Michigan, Ann A
r-
bor

Application
:
Feb. 13, 2012


Program dates
: June 4
-
Aug.
10

Quantitative methods in
the social sciences


$3,000


$5000
stipend (depending
on NSF funding),
room and partial
-
board in university
housing, and a
scholarship cove
r-
ing the cost of fees,
texts, and materials
fo
r coursework in
the ICPSR Summer
Program.

Special Notes
:



Completion of sophomore year in a social science major, with interests related to one of ICPSR’s Th
e-
matic Collections



Strong academic credentials



Knowledge of a statistical software package such as SPSS, SAS, or Stata



Previous experience with social science research via work or class project



Demonstrated leadership, problem solving, and strong verbal and written communication skills



Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments at once, and manage ambiguity



Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with professionals at all levels

Link:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/ICPSR/internship/


Chemistry summer u
n-
dergraduate research fe
l-
lowship @ University of
California
-
Irvine

Application
: March 15,
2012


Program dates
: June 21
-
Aug. 24, 2012

C
hemical biology,
chemical physics, co
m-
puter science, molecular
biology, nanoscience,
pharmaceutical scien
c-
es, pharmacology, and
analytical, atmospheric,
biochemistry, bioino
r-
ganic, bioorganic, co
m-
putational, environme
n-
tal, inorganic, materials,
organic, physical, po
l-
ymer, surface and the
o-
retical chemistry

$
4,0
00 s
tipend
, o
n
-
campus housing
; t
ravel
reimbursement
,

c
hemistry seminars
,
p
r
o-
fessional
d
evelopment
workshops
, f
aculty me
n-
toring
, l
ocal industry
field trips
, l
ibrary

priv
i-
leges
, w
eekend trips and
social activities to

experience Southern
California
, p
ost
-
program
support

Special Notes:
High
-
achieving chemistry majors.

Encouraged to apply:


W
omen, underrepresented minorities, individuals from economically and socially

disadvantaged bac
k-
grounds, and persons with disabilities

Link:
http://www.chem.uci.edu/reu/


Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

University of California
-
Berkeley Summer R
e-
search Opportunities

Application
: March 15, 2012


Program dates
: June
3
-
July
28, 2012

H
umanities, social sc
i-
ences, and physical

sciences

$3,000 stipend
(SROP Psychology
students funded by
NSF will receive a

$4,000 stipend), all
expenses for room
and board in dorms
(double occupa
n-
cy), travel costs to
the program and
back to
the st
u-
dent’s home ca
m-
pus within program
limitations
.

Special Notes:



Sophomores must have completed three semesters of college study.



Special consideration will be given to applicants who have shown potential for success, but may have
had

limited access to graduate research or other academic opportunities.

Encouraged to apply:

U
ndergraduates who have been educationally or economically disadvantaged and show potential to benefit
from exposure to the environment of a research university.

Link:

http://diversity.berkeley.edu/graduate/gdp/srop




Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Moore Undergraduate

Research Apprenticeship
Program

@ University of
North Carolina
-
Chapel
Hill

Application
: Feb.3,
2012.


Program dates
:
May
27


Aug. 2, 2012

H
umanities, social sc
i-
ences, and fine arts

Stipend of $3500,
a

$1450

allowance for meals
,

and
up to $500
travel allo
w-
ance to cover cost of
transportation to and from
Chapel Hill, on
-
campus
housing at the University
of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill.

Special Notes:



Must have completed at least four semesters of undergraduate studies



Selection based on a variety of factors that may include
applicants’

academic promise, clarity and qual
i-
ty of their statement of research interests, availability of an appropriate mentor, demonstrated commi
t-
ment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities in academic settings in the fields desi
g-
n
ated above, serious intent to pursue graduate (as opposed to professional) studies, and willingness and
ability to participate in all aspects of the MURAP program.

Link:
http://www.unc.edu/depts/murap/index.html


The Department of Ps
y-
chology

Northern Arizona Univers
i-
ty
:

Undergraduate Research
into the Social Psychophy
s-
iology of Compassion


Application
: TBA,
but last year’s applic
a-
tion was due March 1.


Program dates
: May

25 th
r
ough Aug. 2



S
ocial, developmental,
health, or cognitive ne
u-
roscience research

(see
special notes, below)

$5000 stipend for the 10
-
week summer research i
n-
ternship, room and board
allowance in an NAU
dormitory, a $550 labor
a-
tory allowance for pu
r-
chasing research supplies,
equipment, travel, etc., a
travel allowance to
and
from Flagstaff
, partial
conference travel support,
and occasional picnics,
lunches, and cultural e
x-
peditions
.

Special Notes
:



Admission is competitive.



Potentially interested i
n graduate study
in social, developmental, health, or cognitive neuroscience r
e-
search into the social psychophysiology of compassion

Encouraged to apply:



Students from undergraduate institutions which have limited opportunities for research are encouraged
to apply.



Applicants from groups that are traditionally under
-
represented in the psychological sciences, including
ethnic and racial minorities.

Link:

http://www2.nau.edu/~psych/StevensREU/reu.html




Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Univer
sity of Arizona
(UA)
Summer Research
Institute

Application
:

Feb. 1,
2012

Program dates
: June 3
through Aug. 8

Multiple disciplines i
n-
cluding fine arts and
humanities, depending
on faculty availability.
Also includes social sc
i-
ences and sciences.

$3,000 stipend,

h
ousing, and

GRE preparation

Special
notes:



Application must be completed in one session; information required for the application, including the
personal statement, should be close at hand and readily available for entering or pasting



Must investigate research projects in progress at UA you

woul
d like to participate in and identify them
on the application, as well as the associated faculty and contact information



85 credit hours



First
-
generation

college student and

income

level

considered
,

but not a requirement; race is not consi
d-
ered in sele
ction

Link:

http://www.grad.arizona.edu/sri


Minority Health Dispar
i-
ties summer research
program at University of
Arizona

Application
:

Feb. 1,
2012

Program dates
: June 3
through Aug. 8

Biomedical sciences

$4,000 stipend, on
-
campus housing,

grad
u-
ate school application
workshops

Special Notes:



Major
appropriate for

biomedical career



Must

have plans to pursue graduate study in the biomedical sciences



Must be majoring in field that



3.0 GPA minimum



75 credit h
ours



Must be from a group underrepresented in biomedical careers



First
-
generation

college student and

income

status

are NOT considered

Link:
http://
www.grad.arizona.edu/mhd


Environmental
and Earth Systems
Research at Bi
o-
sphere 2

through
the University of
Arizona

Application
:

March, 15,
2012

Program dates
: Mid
-
May through Mid
-
August

Environmental science
and earth systems

appropriate
majors
i
n-
clude
:
biology, ecology,
plant sciences, hydrol
o-
gy, soil science,
atmo
s-
pheric science, geology,
mathematics, physics,
chemistry, or computer
science

$5,000

stipend
, $500 t
o-
ward travel to and from
Tucson, housing on the
Biosphere 2 campus

Special Notes:



3.0 GPA minimum

Encouraged to apply:



Students from undergraduate institutions which have limited opportunities for research are encouraged
to apply.



Applicants from groups traditionally under
-
represented in the
sciences.

Link:

http://www.b2science.org/earth/outreach/REU




Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Collaborative Research
in the Chemical Sciences

at the University of Ar
i-
zona

Application
:

Feb. 14,
2012

Program dates
: June 5
through Aug. 10

Collaborative, multidisc
i-
plinary research projects
that span all disciplines of
chemistry

$4,000 stipend, partial
coverage for food, dorm
housing, eligibility for
travel assistance to and
from Tucson

Special Notes:

Encouraged to apply
:



Women and persons underrepresented in the sciences



Persons interested in chemistry, biochemistry, or materials science

Link:

http://www.cbc.arizona.edu/REU/program_details.cfm


Name of
Program

Application d
ea
d
line/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Summer Program in Bi
o-
statistics and Epidemio
l-
ogy, Harvard School of
Public Health

Application
:

Feb. 1
5
,
2012

Program dates
: June 3
through July 13

Biostatistics and epid
e-
miology

R
ound
-
trip airfare, hou
s-
ing, course materials
,

and
a
stipend to cover meals
and incidentals.


Special Notes:



Must

be from an underrepresented group in biomedical research, which includes:
First generation college
students; students with disabilities; low
-
income college students; students from racial and ethnic groups that
are underrepresented, such as:
Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or
Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.



GPA of 3.0 or above



Must
demonstrate success in quantitative courses

such as calculus
, the more advanced the better;
life sc
i-
ence course work not mandatory, but
the combination of science

and quantitative work increases compet
i-
tiveness



Demonstrated interest in biostatistics and/or epidemiology.

Link:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biostats/diversity/summer/




Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

National Institutes of
Health (NIH) Summer
Internship Program
.
Most internships are on
the main campus in B
e-
thesda, MD. Other sites
include
:

Frederick and
Baltimore, MD; Detroit,
MI; Research Triangle
Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ;
and Hamilton, MT.

Application
:

Applic
a-
tions accepted on a
rol
l
ing basis, so

the ea
r-
lier the better, but no
later than March 1,
2012.


Program dates
: Neg
o-
tiated with investigator,
but start dates are us
u-
ally between mid
-
May
and late June, and last
for a minimum of 8
weeks.

Not limited to any majors,
but most positions are in
biom
edical
research labs
.

Thus, s
uccessful compl
e-
tion of an unspecified le
v-
el of biology and chemi
s-
try courses is a likely r
e-
quirement.
T
he range of
research fields for any one
summer is defined by the
research labs participating

(a link from the introdu
c-
tory
and FAQ pages is
provided)

Only a

monthly

stipend that
ranges from $1,900 to
$2,200.
No housing or hou
s-
ing alliance, but provide i
n-
formation to
find

affordable
housing near the Maryland
sites.

Special Notes:



The Summer Internship Program provides an
opportunity to spend a summer working side
-
by
-
side with
some of the most talented scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical r
e-
search.



These are highly competitive positions. Usually only 20% of applicants are accepted; in
2010, 1,200 out of
6,700 applicants were accepted (18%).
Make sure you read and follow all suggestions about strong appl
i-
cations.



Education levels of successful applicants range from high school

students

to graduate students



Successful completion of an unspecified level of biology and chemistry courses is a likely
requirement



No specified GPA minimum, but
researchers will select those
prepared

to make the greatest contributions to
their labs

Link:
https://www.training.nih.gov/trainees/summer_interns



Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

University of Texas
Health Science Center
-
San Antonio
(UTHSCSA)

Physiolo
g-
ical Undergraduate R
e-
search Experience
(PURE)

Application
:

March 5,
2
012


Program dates
:
To be
announced, but
typica
l-
ly

begins the first week
in June and
ends
late

July
.

Neuroscience, aging, ion
channel physiology and
biophysics, cardiovascular
physiology, renal physio
l-
ogy, retinal physiology,
neurological disorders,
psychiatric disorders, a
d-
diction, hypertension, ca
r-
diovascular disease, and
diabetes
. The d
irection of
research is to understand
how cellular and molec
u-
lar physiology affect
whole organism physiol
o-
gy
.

Up to $3,000 stipend
. No
housi
ng or housing alliance,
but provides information to
find

nearby
affordable hou
s-
ing
.

Special Notes:



This program is background neutral
; having an underrepresented/underserved background is not considered,
unless you choose to include this in a compelling
way in your personal statement.

Link:

http://physiology.uthscsa.edu/new/teaching/undergrad_sum_program.asp



Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Amgen Scholars Pr
o-
gram in association with
one of 10 very presti
g-
ious research univers
i-
ties.

Application
:

Varies by
university, but most are
Feb. 1, 2012.


Program dates
:
Va
r-
ies, but the earliest start
is May
27, 2012 and
the latest end date is
Aug. 31, 2012.

Biotechnology; d
epending
on the host university, r
e-
search are
as may include:

biochemistry
,
bioeng
i-
nee
r
ing
,
bioinformatics
,

biopsychology
,
biotec
h-
nology
,
chemical and b
i-
omolecular engineering
,
chemistry
,
immunology
,
m
edical pharmacology
,
m
icrobiology

molecular, cell and deve
l-
opmental biology
,
mole
c-
ular genetics
,
molecular
medicine
,
molecular
pharmacology
,
neurobio
l-
ogy
,
neuroscience
,
patho
l-
ogy
,
physiological ps
y-
chology
,
physiological
science
, s
tatistics
,
toxico
l-
ogy


Varies by university; follow
specific links from



Special Notes:



Use links to the US program only; the Europe program is for students based in European universities, not
US students wishing to conduct research abroad



Requirements and benefits vary from university to university; you will
apply from the university’s site



You may apply to more than one university



Must

be juniors or continuing seniors in Fall 2012



Must be pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD

no professional
-
only degrees



At least a 3.2 GPA

Link:

http://www.amgenscholars.com/about_amgen_scholars/how_to_apply/



http://www.amgenscholars
.com/about/programsAt
AG
lanceUS/


Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Alcohol Research Trai
n-
ing Summer School
(ARTSS)

at University of
Missouri
-
Columbia and
Washington University in
St. Louis (Missouri)

Application
:

Feb. 1, 2012


Program dates
: June 3
through
Aug.
3
, 2012

B
road
categories include:

N
eurocognitive and ne
u-
ral effects studies
,

b
e-
havioral pharmacology
,


Psychiatric and g
enetic
epidemiology,
statisti
cal
modeling,
family and
twin studies
,
genetic a
s-
sociation studies,
nic
o-
tin
e studies, and
trauma
studies

Only

a $3,200 stipend
-

no
additional travel or hou
s-
ing support. Pay is distri
b-
uted in the middle of the
p
rogram and at the end.
In
Columbia, dorm housing
is available, but not free.

(However, housing is pr
o-
vided for the weeklong i
n-
troductory class at Was
h-
ington University in St.
Louis.)

Special Notes:



Purpose is to provide an intensive introduction to
alcohol research for undergraduates in order to increase
the number of students, and particularly underrepresented minorities, interested in pursuing careers in this
field.



Students from minority groups are encouraged to apply.



Program begins with

a

one
-
week introductory class in Washington University
.

T
hen, depending on students’
interests, some students will
travel to Columbia, MO to
conduct their research at the University of Missouri
-
Columbia

and some will stay in St. Louis to conduct research at

Washington University.

Link:

http://alcoholresearch.missouri.edu/files/ARTSS_Flyer.pdf


Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Ralph J.
Bunche Center
f
or African American
Studies

Summer Human
i-
ties Institute (SHI
) a
t
UCLA

Application
:

Feb. 1, 2012


Program dates
: June
24

through
Aug. 18, 2012

Humanities or
humanistic
s
ocial sciences (
history,
E
nglish, art history, poli
t-
ical sci
ence, Afro
-
A
m
erican studies, wo
m-
en’s stud
ies,
anthropol
o-
gy, cultural/critical stu
d-
ies, ethnomusicology, li
t-
erature, political science,
and
sociology
.
NOT

ps
y-
chology
,
law, science,
math,
or
economics
.

H
ousing, meal
s, and u
p to
a
$450
allowance for
transportation
.

A stipend
is also provided, but the
amount is to be a
n-
nounced.

Special Notes:



Primarily directed toward students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and toward
other histori
cally underrepresented students



Must have
relevant
undergraduate training



Must be available for a phone interview



Program includes seminars, skills workshops, research,

and

field courses in Los Angeles African
-
American
culture



U
pper
-
division undergraduates (juniors or seniors)
;

S
tudents who have completed a baccalaureate degree
in a humanities or social science field
AND

have not yet begun
their

first year of a graduate

school pr
o-
gram.

Link:

http://www.bunche.ucla.edu/newsite/#




Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Committee on Instit
u-
tional Cooperation
(CIC) Summer R
e-
search Opportunity at
1
0

research univers
i-
ties

Application
:

Feb. 10,
2012


Program dates
:
Varies
by university, but
the
earliest start date is
May 18 and the latest
end date is Aug. 10,
2012.

Depends on specific
university offerings
.
Follow university links
from this page:
http://www.c
ic.net/Ho
me/Students/SROP/Ap
plic
a-
tion/CampusProfiles.as
px


Stipends range from $3,000 to
$6,000
-

depending on the univers
i-
ty. All universities cover housing
and travel.
Most universities

pa
r-
tially or fully cover meals. Unive
r-
sity of Illinois
-
Urbana Champag
ne,
Northwestern University, and Ohio
State University offer academic
credit.

Follow university links
from this page:
http://www.cic.net/Home/Stdents/
SROP/Application/Camp
usProfiles
.aspx


Special Notes:



The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study
and research

careers.



Be alert: you can apply for multiple programs through a shared application, but some
universities have their
own applications
.



The most specific information is available from the
application

tab.



Eligibility
:

o

Demonstrated interest in pursuing a PhD

o

Must have completed t
wo semesters of undergraduate study by the beginning of the program

o

Must have at least one more undergraduate semester following the program

o

GPA of 3.0 or
above

Link:

http://www.cic.net/Home/Students/SROP/Home.aspx




Name of Program

Application Dea
d-
line/Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

National Institutes of
Health (NIH)
Postbacc
a-
laureate Intramural R
e-
search T
raining
A
ward
(
P
ostbac
IRTA/CRTA
).
Most in
ternships are on
the main campus in B
e-
thesda, MD. Other sites
include Frederick and
Baltimore, MD; Detroit,
MI; Research Triangle
Park, NC; Phoenix, AZ;
and Hamilton, MT.

Application
:

Year
-
round


Program dates
:
U
sually
at least one year after start
date

The range of biomedical
research fields is defined
by the research labs pa
r-
ticipating (a link from the
introductory and FAQ
pages is provided)

A
nnual
stipend (first
-
year
stipend ranges from
$24,800 to $29,100). R
e-
sources for finding affor
d-
able housing near

the
Maryland sites.


Special Notes:



This program is for students who have earned their bachelor’s degree!

You can apply if you graduated a
f-
ter May 2010, even if you do not plan to start graduate studies in Fall 2012!



The Postbaccalaureate IRTA/CRTA
program provides an opportunity to spend a year doing biomedical r
e-
search in the resource
-
rich environment of the NIH to those who intend to continue their studies in graduate
or medical school.



These are highly competitive positions. Usually only 10% of a
pplicants are accepted.
Make sure you read
and follow all suggestions about strong applications.

Many suggestions are the same that apply to being
accepted to grad school, so you will be mastering the skills you will apply to increase your chances of stud
y-
ing at your preferred programs.

Link:

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

University of
Pittsburgh
Models of Infectious Di
s-
ease Agent Study
(MIDAS)

Application
:

March 2
,
2012


Program dates
:
May 21
through July 27, 2012

T
he interface of math
e-
matics, computer science,
engineering, statistics, e
p-
idemiology, public health
and biological sciences

Stipend of $4,500 for
completion of the pr
o-
gram, housing at the Un
i-
versity of Pittsburgh,
transportation to and from
Pittsburgh

Special Notes:



Women and underserved populations encouraged to apply



Selected students
paired

with mentor
s

whose interests match the participant’s as closely as pos
sible

Link:
https://www.midas.pitt.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=230&
Itemid=263




Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Boston University Su
m-
mer Undergraduate R
e-
search Fellowship

Application
:

Feb. 15,
2012


Program dates
: June 4
through Aug. 10, 2012.

Biology
, c
hemistry
,
p
sychology
, e
nginee
r-
ing
, c
omputer science


$4,500 stipend, housing
in BU dorm, up to $550
in travel, $600 supplies
allowance, travel and
lodging for
BU’s fall
U
n-
dergraduate Research
Symposium
, usually in
the fall

Special Notes:



Last year 500 students
applied for 20 slots; 2012 program will have 15 slots or fewer



Minimum
cumulative

GPA is 3.0

Encouraged to apply



Priority is given to qualified
Hispanic, Native American, African American, Pacific Islander students
, but
accepts students from all ethnic
and racial groups

Link:
http://www.bu.edu/urop/surf
-
program/about/


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Cincinnati Children’s
Hospital Summer Unde
r-
graduate Research Fe
l-
lowship

Application
:

Feb. 1
5
,
2012


Program dates
:
There
are two possible start
dates, May 29 or June 11,
2012, with the program
running for 10 weeks a
f-
ter the respective start
dates.

A
ll areas of pediatric
medicine, including
,
but not

limited to

d
e-
velopmental biology,
congenital disorders,
genetic diseases, ca
n-
cer, cardiology, ne
u-
rology and immuno
l-
ogy

Stipend will be approx
i-
mates $3,200
.
There are
NO housing, travel, or
meal allowances.
Low
-
cost housing is available
at Xavier Universit
y and
the University of Cinci
n-
nati, with Xavier being
the more affordable.

Special
Notes:



Must have interest in a career in biomedical research



Open to freshmen, as well as sophomores and juniors



Minimum GPA of 3.0

Link:
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/research/surf/default/


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

City of Hope Summer
Student Academy and
CURE programs

Application
:

March 15
,
2012


Program dates
:
Start
dates range from the end
of May to the end of June;
end dates range from the
end of July to the end of
August. The Summer
Student Academy runs for
10 weeks; CURE runs for
1
2 weeks.

Not specified; students
s
e
lect research projects
based on their individual
scientific
interests
. CURE
participants must be i
n-
terested in a cancer r
e-
search career

Stipend is usually about
$4,000 for Summer St
u-
dent Academy partic
i-
pants, and usually
$4,800
for CURE participants.



No additional benefits.

Special Notes:



CURE program limited to students from underrepresented groups, including Hispanic, African American,
Native American, Pacific Is
lander, and Native Alaskan


o

Interest in the CURE program

is indicated by checking the CURE box on the Summer Student
Academy application

Link:
http://www.cityofhope.org/education/summer
-
student
-
academy/Pages/default.aspx


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

University of Buffalo
-
State University of
New
York

Application
:

March 16
,
2012


Program dates
:
May 21
through July 27
, 2012.

Biochemistry,
biomedical
e
ngineering, microbiol
o-
gy and immunology, ne
u-
roscience, oral biology,
pathology and anatomical
sciences, pharmacology
and toxicology, physiol
o-
gy and biophysics, stru
c-
tural biology


$3,000 stipend;
on
-
campus housing is avail
a-
ble, but
does not appear to
be
covered

Special Notes:



Geared toward students exploring biomedical research careers



Only eight students are accepted

Link:
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/undergraduate/sure.html


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Arizona State University
Mathematical and The
o-
retical Biology Institute

Application
:

March 1
,
2012


Program dates
:
June 12
through
Aug. 1, 2012.

Interface of math, stati
s-
tics and the natural and
social sciences

$3,000 stipend, housing
and meals, up to $500 in
travel expenses

Special Notes:

Must have completed sophomore year

Must have completed at least one year of calculus

Majors in math, biology, or “related” fields

Encouraged to apply

Latinos, Native American, and African Americans

Link:
http://mtbi.asu.edu/summer
-
program


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Hope College
Research
Experiences in
Mathema
t-
ics and Statistics at Hope
College

Application
:

Feb.
24
,
2012


Program dates
:
June 4
through July 27
, 2012.

Mathematics and statistics

$3,200
stipend f
ree
apartment
-
style housing
,

f
unds for travel and
books/supplies

Special Notes:



Does not specify a minimum or maximum classification, such

as sophomore or above

Encouraged to apply

Students from
“minority groups” are especially encouraged to apply

Link:
http://www.math.hope.edu/reu.html


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

UCLA Graduate Division
Summer Program for U
n-
dergraduate Research

Application
:

Feb.
3
, 2012


Program dates
:
June 24
through Aug. 18, 2012

Arts, humanities, social
sciences, and professional
schools (except dentistry,
law
,
business,

and med
i-
cine)

$
3,000

stipend, room and
meal allowance, half paid
at the beginning and half
paid upon completion of
the program, round trip
travel up to $450.

Special Notes:



Those who will be juniors in 2012
-
2013 academic year



Cumulative GPA at
least 3.0



Funding for program may be reduced compared to 2011 program

Encouraged to apply

Special consideration given to applicants whose socioeconomic background, access to educational opportunities
and other life experiences suggest that they would espec
ially benefit from this type of program, and who
demonstrate potential to contribute to the diversity and excellence of research and teaching in higher education

Link:
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/srp/gdspur.htm


Name of Program

Application Deadline/

Program dates

Disciplines

What’s covered?

Purdue Summer Research
Opportunities

Application
:

March 1
,
2012


Program dates
:
June 3
through July 28,

2012.

Any discipline
offered
among Purdue PhD
programs

$4,000 stipend in three
installments, university
housing, travel to Purdue

Special Notes:

Minimum GPA:
3.0

Link:
http://www.gradschool.purdue.edu/diversity/srop
-
marcaim.cfm