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On Campus

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Internship

Deadline: March 17th

Eligibility requirements: 1) pursuing a bachelor’s and interested in pursuing a graduate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM); 2) a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident; 4) committed to the mission of increasing the number of historically underrepresented minorities graduating with STEM degrees.


Research Experiences for Undergraduate Energy Generation and Storage application opens Feb 1

Eligibility requirements: 1) Undergraduate STEM major; 2) US citizen or permanent resident


Ronald E McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

Eligibility requirements: 1) must have an interest in attaining a PhD; 2)completed 48 credit hours; 3) a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the last three semesters 4) and be a US citizen or permanent resident and meet ONE of the following criteria: First generation college student (neither of your parents have a bachelor’s degree) from a low-income background; or historically underrepresented minority.


Summer Scholars and Artists Program  Deadline: Feb 6th   

Eligibility requirements: Open to undergraduate students graduating in spring 2018 or later. Intended to support the student's original research or creative projects, not to support research assistance for a faculty member's research project. Proposals from all academic disciplines are welcome.


Summer Research Immersion (SRI) – STUDENTS MUST PAY TO PARTICIPATE Application opens Feb 1st and closes April 15th

Eligibility requirements: SRI is particularly appropriate for STEM majors who have completed their freshman year and/or STEM majors who have not had an intensive research experience. SRI is for students who have had the equivalent of at least one year of college and introductory college STEM courses in their intended STEM major. AP scores of 4 or 5 may apply to that requirement.


Off Campus

Institute for Broadening Participation Building Partnerships to Support Diversity in STEM Pathways to Science


Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences for 2017


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Deadline: Varies.

Areas: Astronomical Sciences; Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer and Information Science and Engineering; Department of Defense (DoD); Earth Sciences; Education and Human Resources; Engineering; Ethics and Values Studies; International Sciences and Engineering; Materials Science; Mathematical Sciences; Ocean Sciences; Physics; Polar Programs; Small Business Innovation Research (SRIB) Social; Behavioral and Economic Sciences


Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROP) Deadline: Feb 10th

Eligibility requirements: 1) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale); 2) Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.; 3) Be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory; 4) Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education by the time of the summer experience; 5) Have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the summer research experience; 6) Have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. 

SROP Universities


Summer Opportunities for Pre-Health Students


Northeast Regional Alliance MedPrep Program Deadline: March 1st

Eligibility requirements: 1) be a resident of one of the 5 (five) boroughs of New York City, Long Island or Westchester county or a resident of New Jersey and a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident.  This is a non-residential program.  (Please keep in mind the classes will start as early as 8:00 am.); 2) be a college freshman or sophomore; 3) be in good academic standing; 4) have completed college chemistry (I, II or both) and English composition (I, II or both) (only New Jersey residents)

Program sites:  Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, or Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University (based on residency).


Summer Health Professions Education Program Early Admission Deadline: Feb 1st

Eligibility requirements: 1) Be a college freshman or sophomore at the time of application; 2) Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5; 3) Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; 4) Not have previously participated in the program.

Program sites: Columbia University, Howard University, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of California Los Angeles and Charles R. Drew University, University of Florida, University of Iowa, University of Louisville, University of Nebraska, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Washington, Western University of Health Sciences. 


 Additional Research Opportunities

Fulbright UK 2017 Summer Institutes for Freshmen and Sophomores

Students submit applications directly to the program, but we encourage you to contact Janice McDonald, or Ashley Serbonich,, in the External Scholarships Office/Undergraduate Research Center, for advice as you complete the application.

REU opportunity for summer 2017 at Boise State University

NSF funded REU called Complexity Across Disciplines in the Mathematics Dept. 

Runs from TBD. Deadline for application is TBD
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NSF-REU at RIT in Extremal Graph Theory and Dynamical Systems

Accepting student (rising sophomores, juniors and non graduating seniors) from all STEM majors (not just mathematics).  Stipend of $4200, free housing and meal plan. Application information can be found at:

R.I.T. Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities in the Life Sciences for 2017

NASA Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP)

This program offers STEM undergraduates mentored internship experiences at NASA Centers and research support facilities. Students may apply for a 10-week summer session or a 15-week spring or fall session. Students will receive a $6,000 (10-week summer session) or $9,000 (15-week spring or fall session) stipend for the research experience plus transportation allowance to and from the NASA Host Center.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be classified as rising sophomores, juniors or seniors before the expected start of the internship session.

Goldwater Scholarship

The scholarships funds outstanding undergraduates in the STEM fields; it covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to $7,500/year for 1-2 years. The award requires University nomination. Please contact the Drexel Fellowships Office for more information.

Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents and sophomores or juniors.

University nomination required. Interested students should contact Janice McDonald, Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards:

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) is a gateway to graduate education at CIC universities.  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.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale), be a citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S., be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory, hHave completed at least two semesters of undergraduate education by the time of the summer experience, have at least one semester of undergraduate education remaining after completing the summer research experience and have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D.

Please note:  The SROP program is not for students pursuing professional degrees such as law, medical, and MBA degrees.  Students who have completed an undergraduate degree are not eligible.

UNCF-Merck Undergraduate Scholarship

This award provides up to $35,000 to help cover tuition, stipend, and expenses for African-Americans undergraduate students in biological, chemical, or engineering sciences. Scholarship includes two summer research internships with stipends totaling at least $10,000, if eligible.

Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents and must be a B.S. or B.A. degree candidate in the 2011-2012 academic year.

Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, Research for Transformation (SMART)

This award offers full tuition and fees, a $25-41,000 stipend, paid summer internships, mentoring, and post-graduation employment for students in the STEM fields. Upon selection, awardees are assigned to the DoD laboratory where they will be expected to serve as a summer intern and complete a period of post-graduation employment service as a DoD civilian.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. College seniors who are awaiting notification of admission to graduate school for entrance in the fall 2011 term may apply for the SMART graduate award.

Application Is Now Open.

Scholarship Application Deadline Is December 1, 2016 5pm Eastern Standard Time

Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities (EPA GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

The award supports undergraduate students in environmentally related fields of study with up to $19,700/year of academic support and up to $9,500 of internship support in their junior and senior years of undergraduate study. Grantees conduct a summer internship at an EPA facility.

Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, and only students entering their last two years of full-time study before obtaining their first bachelor’s degree are eligible.

Boren Scholarship, National Security Education Program (NSEP)

Boren offers up to $20,000 for undergraduate students who are interested in studying abroad to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of the U.S. Boren requires language study as part of the program, as well as one-year government service post-award. Open to all fields of study. STEM majors are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must make a case for why their field of study and language interest is in the national security interest of the United States.

University process required: Interested students should contact Janice McDonald, Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards:

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants who are majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education with academic assistance of up to $8,000/year, a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility, and, if reappointed, academic assistance of up to $8,000 for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college sophomores.

Applications are due January 31, 2017.

Start your application today!

NASA Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology (MUST)

MUST awards scholarships and internships to undergraduates pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Open to all students, but particularly focused on engaging students from underserved and underrepresented groups. Provides one-year scholarship of up to one-half of tuition, not to exceed $10,000. Students who maintain the required minimum grade point average will be eligible for a paid internship at a NASA center. Students selected into MUST as sophomores may renew through their senior year.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and sophomores or juniors.

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)

This National Institutes of Health (NIH) program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. Includes scholarship support (up to $20,000/year in tuition), paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation. Scholarships are awarded for one year, and can be renewed up to four years.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals.

Udall Scholarship

For college sophomores or juniors in any field of study who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment (or to tribal health policy). Award offers $5000 plus extensive networking opportunities.

Applicants must have two or three years FT undergraduate study remaining, and must be US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents.

University nomination required. Interested students should contact Janice McDonald, Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships
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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP)

This prestigious award offers three years of financial support ($30,000/year + educational stipend) to top students who are committed to research careers. The application requires students to demonstrate both Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. Women, under-represented minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and be graduating Seniors. BS/MS students can apply in their fourth year, assuming that their graduate study begins in their fifth year.

Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF)

This program pays full tuition and a stipend of $32,400/year for outstanding students pursuing a PhD in scientific or engineering disciplines with an emphasis in high-performance computing. The award is limited to four years and must be renewed each year.

Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents. Exceptional senior undergraduates who meet all the award’s requirements may apply.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships

NPSC offers unique graduate fellowships in the physical sciences and related engineering fields. An NPSC Fellowship covers tuition and pays a stipend of $20,000/year for the first two or three years of graduate school, depending on the employer who sponsors the fellowship, with the possibility of continuation for several more years providing all the conditions of the fellowship continue to be met.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and may apply in their senior year of undergraduate study.

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (SCGF)

The Fellowship award provides outstanding students in the areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences with up to $10,500 in tuition support, an annual stipend of $35,000, and a research stipend of $5,000/year for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research for three years.

Undergraduate seniors may apply.

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

The Department of Defense awards three-year graduate fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of DoD interest. The award provides full tuition and fees, plus a stipend of about $30,000/year.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals, intend to pursue a doctoral degree, and must have received or be on track to receive their bachelor's degree by Fall 2011.

Whitaker International Fellows

The program sends young U.S. based biomedical engineers around the world to study, complete an internship or conduct research on biomedical engineering. Pays for tuition of up to $35,000, a monthly stipend, round-trip airfare, and health insurance.

Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, and graduating seniors are eligible to apply.

NASA Harriet G. Jenkins Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

The fellowships are awarded to outstanding graduate students from underrepresented groups (women, minorities, and/or persons with disabilities) participating in the STEM workforce who want to earn advanced degrees. The award is a three-year fellowship award package that includes stipend and tuition offset support.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and in the process of applying to an accredited STEM graduate program.

For information about other scholarships visit BU's Office of External Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards website at

Last Updated: 12/15/16