Summer Research Sites - All Fields

Program Location Description Areas of Study Eligibility Deadlines Award
University of Oregon - Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Eugene, OR The University of Oregon (UO) Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students from other Universities and Colleges to participate in ongoing research in Life Sciences laboratories at UO during the Summer months.   Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology,etc.) Sophomore level or higher
U.S. Citizen
No deadline Stipend $360 per week for summer (average 10 weeks)
Round-trip travel (from home)  
Room and board while participating in the program
National Security Agency - Director's Summer Program Forte Meade, MD
The Director's Summer Program is a highly competitive program that seeks to reach the Nation’s most outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors. Each summer, we invite exceptional undergraduate students to put their problem-solving skills to the test in mathematics, cryptology and communications technology. These problems often involve applications of Abstract Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, Probability, Statistics, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Algorithms, Computer Science and Analysis. State-of-the-art computing resources are available to all students.
Mathematics, Computational Science
Must be a U.S. citizen

Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance

Must be a college student majoring in Mathematics.


October 15, 2011 Students are paid a salary commensurate with their education level.

Travel expenses

National Research Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates Varied The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.  Astronomical Sciences
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Department of Defense (DoD)
Earth Sciences
Education and Human Resources
Ethics and Values Studies
International Science and Engineering
Materials Research
Mathematical Sciences
Ocean Sciences
Polar Programs
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
U.S. citizen August 24, 2011 Varied
Bard College Summer Research in Mathematics & Computation Annandale, NY The Bard College REU in Mathematics & Computation is an eight week summer program in which undergraduates work in groups with individual faculty members on active and current research projects in pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics, and mathematical computation. Throughout the summer, students will be exposed to theoretical constructs, computational techniques, and real world applications, and they will develop the background and skills to prepare them for further study or employment in a mathematics-related career. Mathematics Sophomores & Juniors

Women & underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged

April 1, 2011 Participating students will receive a stipend of $3200, free double-occupancy on-campus housing, an allowance for food, and up to $800 in travel expenses.
James Madison University - Summer Research Program Harrisonburg, VA Through funding from the National Science Foundation and other agenices, the JMU Chemistry Department will again sponsor a summer research experience for undergraduates (pending renewal). In this program, students will work under the direction of a professor and conduct full-time independent research. Research projects will be available in all subject areas in chemistry depending upon availability of faculty members. Chemistry U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Sophomore or Junior level

March 12, 2011 $3,800 scholarship stipend for full participation

Free on-campus housing

Summer Student Research Program at the National Center for Toxicological Research Jefferson, Arkansas Opportunities to participate in research on the biological effects of potentially toxic chemicals and the solutions to toxicology problems that have a major impact on human health and the environment. biological sciences; chemistry; computer sciences; mathematics; medicine; toxicology; pharmacology U.S. Citizens Only

 Student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university

Cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher

March 11, 2011 Stipend based on educational level
Lehigh University - Summer Program for Physics Majors Bethlehem, PA Undergraduate physics and engineering majors currently in their sophomore or junior year are invited to apply to the Lehigh University Summer Undergraduate Research Participation Program in Physics. The Lehigh REU program is intended for students who plan to pursue graduate study in physics or related fields. Physics, Engineering Sophomore or Junior level

Physics or engineering major

March 7, 2011 Participants will receive $510 per week for a 10 week program in one of a variety of current research areas at Lehigh.

Free housing is also available to participants. 

Fairfield University - Mathematics & Computational Science Research Program Fairfield, CT Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, the Fairfield REU in Mathematics and Computational Science is a summer program designed to provide undergraduates with the experience of original and active mathematics research. Students in the program will work together in small groups—each group in close consultation with a faculty mentor—on research topics drawn from the faculty mentor's field of expertise. Mathematics, Computational Science All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be undergraduates in the summer of 2011 are eligible. International students may apply, but are not eligible for funding due to NSF restrictions. March 2, 2011 Eligible participants receive a $3,300 stipend and up to $500 in travel funds. Fairfield University provides housing at no cost, and participants will have access to the Fairfield University Library, Recreational Complex, classrooms and computing resources. Travel to mathematics conferences during the program is also planned.
Brigham Young University's Summer Mathematics Research Program Provo, UT The Brigham Young University Summer Mathematics Research Experience for Undergraduates is an exciting eight-week program with the following goals: provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to experience doing mathematical research, encourage undergraduate students, especially female students and students from institutions with limited research opportunities, to attend graduate school in mathematics, and prepare participants to be successful in graduate school. Mathematics U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Completed courses in multivariable calculus and writing proofs

March 1, 2011 $3,250 stipend

$500 travel allowance

Free housing

Coe College Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Cedar Rapids, IA The research program begins June 6, and concludes August 8, 2011. A stipend in the amount of $3,450 is awarded to all participating students. Free on-campus housing will be provided by Coe College, and travel funds are available to assist with moving expenses. Sciences U.S. citizen or permanent resident March 1, 2011 $3,450 stipend

Free on-campus housing

Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch: Summer Internship Harbor Branch, FL Harbor Branch offers a Summer Internship Program to qualified undergraduate and graduate students interested in marine-related fields.  The major portion of the funding for this program is provided through the generosity of the Link Foundation. The Gertrude Skelly Foundation provides major support for interns in marine biomedical research. Marine biology, oceanography Must have completed at least two years of college courses

At least 18-years-old

March 1, 2011

Stipends for undergraduate and graduate interns are $3,000 and $3,500, respectively.

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute Summer Research Program Tempe, AZ This intensive eight-week summer research experience for undergraduates in Tempe, Arizona prepares promising young scientists interested in working at the interface of mathematics, statistics and the natural and social sciences for the rigors of graduate studies. Mathematics, Biology Completed Sophomore or Junior year

At least one year of calculus

March 1, 2011 Participating U.S. citizens/students will receive airfare and transportation to Tempe, Arizona (up to $500), room & board and a $3,000 stipend. 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Summer Research Program Lincoln, NE Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering U.S. citizen or permanent resident

At least one semester remaining

March 1, 2011 Competitive stipend

Room and board for the duration of the summer research program is covered at no expense to summer program scholars.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SURE-REU) Program in Biomolecular Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill provides talented undergraduate students the opportunity to carry out independent research projects under the guidance of faculty mentors in the following areas: biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, cellular biophysics, structural biology, computational biology, genetics, genomics, and proteomics. Sciences, Biology Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors March 1, 2011
Participants will receive a stipend of $4500 which includes an allowance toward travel expenses. Housing in a dormitory and meals will be arranged and pre-paid by the Program.
UMDNJ Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Summer Research Experience Piscataway, NJ The program provides the opportunity for undergraduates interested in Ph.D. degree programs and a career as a scientist\researcher in biomedical sciences to perform supervised research in one of the following biomedical sciences: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Bio Terrorism, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Drug Discovery,  Microbiology, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Genetics,  Immunology,  Neuroscience, Stem Cell Biology,  Biomedical Engineering  U.S. citizen or permanent resident February 28, 2011 Stipend: $3,500 (10-week program)

Housing available to selected applicants that reside more than 25 miles from UMDNJ.


American Society of Plant Biologists - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Austin, TX SURF fellowships are designed to enable promising undergraduate students to conduct meaningful research in plant biology early in their college careers. Students must work with a mentor who is an ASPB member. All students will complete their SURF research over a consecutive 10-week period in preparation for presentation at Plant Biology 2012, July 20-24 in Austin, Texas. Biology, Botany Undergraduate status: second year preferred

Need a mentor who is a member of ASPB

February 25, 2011 Each fellowship provides a $4,000 student stipend; $700 for mentor’s lab supplies; a $575 travel allowance to attend Plant Biology 2012
Central Michigan University - Summer Research Program Mount Pleasant, MI

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Central Michigan University began in the summer of 2002, with the goal of stimulating talented undergraduates to learn new mathematics by working on challenging, unsolved research problems. Students from across the United States apply to attend the program, which has received glowing reports from NSF reviewers.


Mathematics, Mathematical science U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Undergraduate in fall of 2011

Students should have completed a second course in Calculus and a course in Linear Algebra by May 2011

February 25, 2011

Each student will receive a stipend of $3,600, a room in an apartment and a meal allowance. Travel money to the REU site and to make presentations at conferences will also be provided.


Hope College Mathematics Research Experiences for Undergraduates Holland, MI Hope College will conduct a Mathematics REU program running from June 6, 2011, to July 29, 2011. The Hope campus has many undergraduate students from Hope College and other colleges and universities doing research in the natural sciences and mathematics during the summer. Mathematics U.S. citizen or permanent resident February 25, 2011 Participants will received a stipend of $3,200 for the eight week program.  Free apartment-style housing will be provided.  Funds for travel and books are also available.
University of South Alabama - Undergraduate Research Program Mobile, AL The University of South Alabama offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate research program sponsored by the National Science Foundation to work for 10 weeks over the summer semester in the area of "Structure and Function of Proteins".  Students accepted to the program must have a strong interest in basic research, and are expected to work full time in their projects under the direction of faculty advisors. Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Must have completed Organic Chemistry sequence

GPA of 3.0 or higher

February 25, 2011 All participants receive a stipend, free housing, food allowance and travel expenses.
Cornell University - Mathematics Research Experience Ithaca, NY Sponsor offers an 8-week research experience on one of the following projects: Analysis of Fractals; Generating Sets for Finite Groups; Combinatorics of Triangulations. Mathematics U.S. citizen February 24, 2011 $4000 Stipend
John Innes Centre - Undergraduate Student Programme Norwich, UK The sponsor offers a training program to provide the experience of research to undergraduates with research potential, in order to encourage them to consider a career in scientific research. Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematics and the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate considering but not yet accepted to graduate school February 21, 2011 Free accommodations

Weekly stipend £200

Mountain Lake Biological Station Research Experiences for Undergraduates Charlottesville, VA Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and brings undergraduate students from around the country together for an exciting ten-week summer program of guided, but independent, original research in field biology.

Biology U.S. citizen or permanent resident February 20, 2011 All expenses are paid and participants take home a stipend of $4,800.
Fordham University - Louis Calder Center - Biological Station Armonk, NY Students work closely with staff ecologists at the Calder Center and have access to study sites at the station and nearby ecosystems, such as the Hudson River, Black Rock Forest, Long Island Pine Barrens, Mianus River Gorge, Catskill Mountains, and at several sites along the New York Urban-Rural Gradient. Students complete a research project of their own design, attend short courses on conducting ecological field studies and data analysis, and make a presentation of their findings to researchers in the area and members of the station. Ecology, Sciences   February 18, 2011 $4800 stipend

Free housing

University of Delaware - Marine Sciences Internship Program University of Delaware

Lewes, Delaware

Marine Sciences




U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Between Junior and Senior year

February 18, 2011
Student support includes a $5,000 stipend, free housing, and travel assistance for the 10-week session.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Varied The AISES Internship Program provides students with applied work experience and an opportunity to explore career options through ten-week summer positions with partner agencies. The AISES internship program also promotes advanced study to the graduate level and assists students in developing professional networks. Science, Engineering U.S. citizen

Sophomore, Junior, or Senior level

GPA of 3.0 or higher

AISES member

February 15, 2011
Round-trip airfare

Weekly stipend

Dormitory lodging

Local transportation allowance

Hooked on Photonics - Materials & Devices for Information Technology Research Varied As an NSF-funded science and technology center, CMDITR is committed to creating new opportunities for interdisciplinary, hands-on education as well as a better trained, diverse workforce in the area of materials and devices for information technology. chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering or optics U.S. citizen or permanent resident February 15, 2011 Students accepted into the HoP program will receive a stipend of $4,500 for their participation. In addition, funds will be available to support travel as well as on-campus food and housing.
Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program Madison, WI The Institute for Biology Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites junior and senior undergraduate students interested in research careers in the biological sciences to participate in the Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program (IBS-SRP).


U.S. citizen or permanent resident

GPA of 3.0 or higher

February 15, 2011 The program provides a $5,000 stipend, full support for travel, housing, health insurance (if needed), and a partial food allowance.
Mississippi State University - REU in Applied Mathematics and Biostatistics Mississippi State, MS This program is aimed at involving 6 undergraduate students in active research under the supervision of mathematicians and statisticians who are dedicated researchers and mentors. The major concentration will be in applied mathematics and biostatistics. The objectives are to provide the participants with meaningful research experiences, to show them the enjoyment of doing research, and to encourage them to pursue advanced degrees in mathematical sciences. Biostatistics,


US citizens or permanent residents

Background in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations or probability

Women and students from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply

February 15, 2011 The participants will be supported with a stipend of $4,500, free on-campus housing, an allowance for meal expenses, and a travel allowance up to $750.

National Air and Space Museum Summer Internship Program

Washington, D.C The National Air and Space Museum offers an exciting work experience to college and university students through its Summer Internship Program. Interns have a firsthand opportunity to learn about the historic artifacts and archival materials housed in the Museum and to study the scientific and technological advances they represent. N/A Good academic standing

International students also accepted

February 15, 2011 A $5,500 stipend is provided to help interns defray expenses. Information on lodging resources are provided upon selection as an intern, but interns are responsible for locating and securing lodging.
Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory - Research Experience for Undergraduates Durham, NC
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is designed to provide students with a valuable exposure to research in the sciences and mathematics. The REU programs are especially valuable for students attending academic institutions without on-site research opportunities. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the REU program at TUNL enables students to become involved in low-energy, experimental nuclear physics research.
Science, Mathematics Must have completed Sophomore level physics requirements by June 2011

U.S. citizen

February 15, 2011 REU students will receive a stipend of $4100. To promote interaction among participants, room and partial board on the Duke University campus will also be provided. A limited amount of funds are available for travel reimbursement.
Upstate Medical University - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Syracuse, NY The State University of New York Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies is offering fellowships for its 2011 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The aim of the SURF program is to expose undergraduate students to biomedical research. Chemistry



Applicants to the program should be undergraduate students in good academic standing, who will be between their junior and senior years during the summer of 2011, and are majors in chemistry, biology, or a related field. February 15, 2011
Each fellow will be provided a $3,000 stipend for the period plus housing in Clark Tower, our residence hall.
Pepperdine University - Seaver Undergraduate Research in Biology Malibu, CA The biology faculty at Pepperdine University will conduct a summer research program geared specifically to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biological research, science education, environmental science or biotechnology. Biology

Science education

Environmental biology

Must have completed 1 year of biology February 14, 2011  
University of Rochester - Research Experience for Undergraduates Rochester, NY Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this summer program of full-time scientific research includes discussion groups, research meetings, a short course on Photo-induced Charge Transfer, as well as social activities. Research problems are available across the broad landscape of contemporary chemical research: structure, mechanism, dynamics, synthesis, spectroscopy and theory; inorganic, organic, organo-metallic, physical, biological, polymer, nuclear and environmental chemistry. Chemistry U.S. citizen or permanent resident February 14, 2011  
University of Michigan
REU Program in the Chemical Sciences

Ann Arbor, MI Summer research opportunity in Chemistry at the University of Michigan.  Program dates: June 1 - August 9, 2011. Chemistry U.S. citizen or permanent resident February 11, 2011 All REU Fellowships include: $4000 stipend, housing, and travel.