Stay current and check out this page often! We post research opportunities as they become available.

At this time, summer 2020 research application deadlines have past. We are leaving opportunity information available as most opportunities will probably be available Summer 2021.

Please note the opportunity for community college internships does have an application deadline of May 28, 2020 for Fall of 2020


Community College Internships (CCI) | Internships

Application deadline for Summer 2020 is past
Application for Fall 2020 is May 28, 2020, 5:00PM

CCI provides community college students with 10-week summer technical training experiences. Students work with scientists and engineers on instrumentation, technology, and computing projects related to Fermilab’s research programs.

CCI is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.


Georgia Tech College of Sciences Summer Research Opportunities

*Programs canceled due to COVID-19*

We, the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, wanted to personally invite undergraduate biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, STEM, and physics majors to apply for our various summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) programs. Programs are 10 weeks in duration and program dates vary depending on the adviser and the program selected.

Program participants will receive stipends of $4,500 to $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the US.  In addition to full time research, students are assigned a mentor, participate in a number of professional development seminars, site visits to scientific companies/government labs, and social activities with fellow students and other REU groups on the Georgia Tech campus.

Please note: THE APPLICATION DEADLINES VARY (February 15th or March 1st). Please check each individual program.

Students interested in specializations within CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY can apply to the following programs:

GT School of Chemistry & Biochemistry REU:

Chemistry Summer Theory Program

Students interested in: i) Atmospheric Chemistry, ii) Dynamics of Weather and Climate,  iii) Biogeochemistry, iv) Geophysics,  v) Oceanography and Climate, vi) Paleoclimate, vii) Space and Planetary Science, viii) Remote Sensing can apply to the:Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography and Geosciences (AOG) research program at:

Students interested in specializations within PHYSICS can apply to the following program:

Students interested in specializations within BIOLOGY can apply to the following program:  Aquatic Chemical Ecology Summer Research Program at Georgia Tech

Students interested in specializations within MATHEMATICS can apply to the following program:

Questions?  Contact Dr. Keith Oden at (404)894-8163 or


Stony Brook University will be hosting the REU in Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the Environment this summer!

Application Deadline March 1, 2020

REU in Nanotechnology for Health, Energy and the Environment

The program runs from May 27 – July 31, 2020 at our main Long Island, NY campus, and is coordinated by the Center for Inclusive Education. Applications are due March 1st.

Program Highlights Include:

•  Full-time, mentored research, for which students receive a $6,000 stipend (a $2,000 increase!)

•  Weekly Research Methods and Graduate Education Preparation Seminars taught by graduate scholars

•  Weekly professional development activities and social events

•  Housing and meals, plus travel awards for those living more than 75 miles from campus (Note: Living on campus is mandatory from Monday – Friday during the duration of the program)

•  Opportunity to present their research at the Summer Research Symposium and Closing Ceremony on July 31st

Who is eligible?

Sophomores and juniors majoring in a STEM field with an interest in nanotechnology are strongly encouraged to apply, though freshmen may also be considered.  Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) seeks a diverse applicant pool and is committed to ensuring an inclusive learning environment for underrepresented and underrepresented minority participants. REU Nanotechnology students will attend CIE events and seminars, providing many opportunities to connect with our diverse graduate and postdoctoral community.


Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Program

Application Deadline February 1, 2020

The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (TAMU AGLS) welcomes applications for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer 2020 Program.

TAMU AGLS REU is a 10-week summer research experience for students majoring in agriculture or life sciences. Students will conduct research under the direction of TAMU faculty and work as members of a laboratory research team investigating real world problems in agricultural and life sciences.

You will receive an all-expenses paid research experience, including a competitive stipend, housing costs, funds to defray the cost of food and transportation to and from College Station, and instructional cost.



  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Only
  • Undergraduate students majoring in agriculture or life science majors
  • Passionate about becoming a scientist in research areas impacting agriculture sciences and life sciences


Program Benefits:

  • Hands-on research experience in a leading research laboratory
  • Interaction with students working on exciting research projects in different disciplines
  • Connect with faculty and mentors from diverse fields
  • Engage in a curriculum that provides: New perspectives on research and the ethics of science and information and guidance on academic and career pathways
  • Gain personal and professional experience
  • Join a network of exceptional scientists that will assist you after the program is over.


Program Information:

  • 10-week summer research program, May 26-July 29, 2020
  • Full-time research with research credit available
  • Research Projects available for Summer 2020
  • Apply online at
  • Applications are strongly encouraged from students who do not have research opportunities at their home institutions and minority groups that are underrepresented in the sciences.


The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program

Application deadline February 24, 2020

Summer REU Program: June 1-August 6, 2020 The Syracuse University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Program is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate scholars with the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest. Student scholars have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a ten-week period under the direction of a faculty research mentor at Syracuse University.

Summer Scholars have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a meaningful research relationship with a faculty/research mentor
  • Design a research poster and discuss research results at the summer symposium

Through this program, scholars will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. The SU LSAMP research program was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented groups in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


  • $3500 research stipend
  • Round-trip travel stipend of up to $150 (for students living outside of the Syracuse area)
  • Free double occupancy room and board on the SU campus  State-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computers, etc.
  • Meals provided during group events


  • Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.80 or better  Have completed at least two semesters of college
  • Participants may NOT take courses during the summer program


Students may apply for research opportunities in any of the following NSF-classified STEM disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical) Information Sciences, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Nutrition Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Systems Science.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2020

Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2020

Send completed applications to:

Lee Pomeroy, Syracuse University, LSAMP404 Sims Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244

Syracuse LSAMP Summer Research Application 2020


Princeton REU – Biophysics

Application deadline January 31, 2020

There is an REU at Princeton this summer in biophysics. They are looking for community college students majoring or interested in chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, and all fields of engineering but NOT biology majors.


UMMS 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Application deadline March 1, 2020

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Summer Undergraduate Research Program is a non-credit, ten-week, May 24 – July 31, 2020, Program structured research experience sponsored by UMMS Office of Outreach Programs. The program consists of “hands-on” laboratory research with an investigator serving as a mentor, role model and advisor.

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and UMMS Provost’s Office Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE).

The program is designed to provide participants in-depth exposure to actual bio medical research. Participants will create career-building connections between researchers, post docs, graduate students, and peers. The program encourages participants to consider biomedical research as a viable career choice.


MIT Materials Research Laboratory

*Operation of Shared Experimental Facilities to be suspended as part of MIT’s response to COVID-19. In accordance with the MIT policies implemented to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus,the MRL shared experimental facilities are closed until further notice. *

Each year for 8 weeks during the summer, the Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) sponsors a Research Internship Program. The program attracts some of the best science and engineering undergraduates from across the country to conduct graduate-level materials research. Students can select from a wide array of projects available.

This year’s Summer Scholar Internship Program will run from June 7 – August 8, 2020.


Cornell University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Experience for Undergraduates

Application deadline February 15, 2020

Program Description: CU LSAMP-REU is a paid summer research opportunity that provides undergraduate participants the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and staff as well as network with others in their field of interest through weekly luncheons. Program runs June 7 – August 7, 2020.

Undergraduate students interested in gaining a deeper understanding in an engineering-related field have the opportunity to conduct and present research over a nine-week duration under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research mentor. Through this one-on-one partnership, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation. CU LSAMP-REU was developed to aid in the retention of traditionally underrepresented minority groups in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


• Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and African American, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Native Pacific Islander

• Must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

• Have completed at least two (2) semesters of college

• Have at least two (2) semesters remaining of undergraduate education at the start of the summer program

Note: Participants may not take courses during CU LSAMP REU


• A research stipend of $4,000

• A round-trip travel stipend up to $300 for students living outside of Ithaca, NY

• A double room in a residential hall

• A campus bus pass or a campus parking pass

• Access to state-of-the-art laboratories, libraries, computer/study lounges, etc.

Apply Online:


Columbia University Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Summer 2020

Application deadline February 19, 2020

PAS3 supports outstanding undergraduates as Summer Research Fellows each year in a nine-week collaborative REU program between Columbia and City College of New York. Topics of research encompass two interdisciplinary research groups studying materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters.


• $5,000 stipend, campus housing and up to $500 in approved travel to/from New York to attend the program

• Do hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities

• Receive training in laboratory practices and safety

• Faculty/Peer mentoring

• Weekly research seminar series featuring researchers from Columbia University and CCNY

• Exposure to workshops, visits to local industry, recreational activities and networking opportunities


• Undergraduates majoring in engineering disciplines, materials science, biology, chemistry, physics and related fields

•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply


• Top-notch faculty mentors

• Excellent materials science research facilities

• Collaborative setting with other summer program participants at Columbia University and CCNY

• Spend summer conducting research at Columbia in incredible New York City!

Program Dates: June 1, 2020 – August 1, 2020


Pathway To Science

Application February 19, 2020

The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Most programs offer both a stipend and housing and travel support. Programs range across all STEM disciplines and all areas of the country!

570+ programs for undergraduates 
60+ programs for graduate students
Use our advanced search page to filter programs by multiple criteria

Contact us with your level of study and disciplinary interests for help finding a program:


The University of Rochester

Application deadline January 27, 2020

The University of Rochester is one of the smallest and most collegiate schools among the nation’s top research universities. Our goal is to develop students as researchers, collaborators, and mentors for academia and industry.


Big Ten Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program

Application deadline March 1, 2020

The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. The Big Ten Academic Alliance universities SROP application allows you to apply to up to 10 widely-recognized summer research programs at participating Big Ten Academic Alliance universities institutions using a single application.


The Leadership Alliance Summer Research – Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

Application deadline February 1, 2020

SR-EIP is a fully paid summer internship that provides undergraduates with training and mentoring in the principles underlying the conduct of research and prepares them to pursue competitive applications to PhD or MD-PhD programs. Offered at 20 research institutions across the country.



Application February 20, 2020

LSSURP has given students that have been underrepresented in the life sciences the experience and training that enhances their ability to pursue a career in research.


Upstate Medical University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Application closed for Summer 2020. Will begin accepting applications for Summer 2021 in October 2020. Please revisit website at that time.

The State University of New York Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies is offering fellowships for its 2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. The aim of the SURF program is to expose undergraduate students to biomedical research. In an intensive ten-week summer program, undergraduates with appropriate faculty help will formulate their own proposal, carry out research under the supervision of one of our faculty, write a research paper and have the opportunity to see their work published.


MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP-Bio)

Application deadline February 1, 2020

10-week research-intensive summer training program to advanced non-MIT sophomore and junior science majors who have an interest in a research career.


NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP)

Application closed for summer 2020

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 National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (BESIP)

Application deadline February 3, 2020

The internship allows rising senior biomedical engineering students to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research projects under the mentorship of world-class scientists in NIH laboratories in Bethesda, Maryland.


NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Application deadline: there are many opportunities on this site; you must look at each individually

The 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.


Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the Temple Materials Institute

Application deadline March 26, 2020

The fellowship offers students an opportunity to engaging research projects spanning materials chemistry, physics, and engineering. Along with the invaluable research experience gained, fellows will receive $6000 stipend along with on-campus housing. Check out


NSF LSAMP REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) for U.S. Underrepresented Minority Students Summer Program in Costa Rica

Application deadline has past; currently reviewing applications

With funding from the National Science Foundation’s LSAMP Program, OTS offers a research experience for students from NSF LSAMP Alliance member institutions. Students selected for the program will live at La Selva Research Station or Las Cruces Research Station for their eight-week program. From this program, you can expect to gain the following: 1) research skills in the field, 2) communication skills through training in scientific writing, oral presentations, science blogging, and videography, and 3) exposure to the landscape and cultural surrounding the research stations, including environmental topics such as biodiversity conservation and agroecology.


Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP)

Application deadline February 18, 2020

The SUIP provides an intense research experience to students interested in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences. The program has been in existence since 1993. Approximately 30 college students from across the US participate each year; most are rising juniors and seniors, but occasionally we admit a rising sophomore. Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars, receive career counseling from program faculty and administrators, and attend The Leadership Alliance National Symposium. The program seeks to encourage and prepare talented students to pursue careers in scholarly research.

The SUIP program dates for 2019 will be from June 3 through August 9. Each intern receives a competitive stipend, on-campus housing, and transportation costs for one round trip to the University of Pennsylvania.

To apply, go to


10 Week Research Experiences at NYC Campuses of Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Application deadline February 14, 2020

Are pursuing research at the interface of biomedicine, chemistry, computational biology, and engineering for a summer research experience? Applications will soon be accepted for the five summer research programs below:

• The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP), sponsored by the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School

• The Computational Biology Summer Program, hosted at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medicine.

• The Chemical Biology Summer Program, sponsored by the Tri-Institutional PhD Program in Computational Biology & Medicine Program

• The Engineering Summer Program, hosted at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Weill Cornell Medicine

• The Molecular Imaging Summer Program, hosted at Memorial Sloan Kettering.  Are you interested in pursuing research at the interface of biomedicine, chemistry, computational biology, and engineering for a summer research experience? Check it out!

Online applications will open on November 1.


Dynamic Urban Environmental Systems and Sustainability (DUESS)

Application deadline February 21, 2020

The DUESS REU site at Rutgers University-Newark provides students with hands-on research related to the environment and sustainability in urban settings. The site takes advantage of a vigorous multidisciplinary effort that involves Near Surface Geophysics, Urban Geochemistry & Biogeochemistry, and Urban Ecology, Sustainability & Biodiversity. Each scholar will choose one area of specialization, but the research and support activities will be integrated to show students: how human activity impacts the environment (soils, water, air, biota) and sustainability in urban systems; how their research is relevant to their daily lives and communities, and can benefit society; and how they can pursue research careers stemming from this experience.

DUESS REU fellows will receive a $4,000 stipend and free housing at Rutgers University-Newark for the 8-week program (6/1-7/24/2020).


Geopath Field Camp

Application deadline February 15, 2020

Below is the link to the two week Geopath Field camp mentioned in the opening remarks at the research conference.  This program is specifically for LSAMP and B2B students and runs just after the semester ends allowing you to apply for another opportunity or work over the summer.  There is a link to send your email address to receive an update when the application for 2020 opens up.  Watch the video and see if this might be right for you!


RISE at Rutgers

Application deadline February 1, 2020

RISE is the Research Intensive Summer Experience at Rutgers which is a competitive REU for students who will have completed their sophomore year (graduating from CCM) by June 2020.  The new application opens in November, and the website should be updated at that point.  Minorities and first generation college students in all disciplines are encouraged to apply.