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TTE: Transfer-to-Excellence Summer Research Program

Deadline to Apply: January 26, 2018
Program Dates: June 8, 2018 - August 11, 2018

This summer internship is mainly for students who haven't taken any research internships before and who want to conduct research on energy in STEM related fields. This 9-week program is based in UC Berkeley and pays for summer housing, meals, and a stipend of $3600. This is also a good opportunity to know more about what UC Berkeley has to offer since they'll be offering lab tours, mentoring, field trips, and guided research. Click here to RSVP for upcoming webinars about the program. Also, follow this link for any other information about the program regarding, application process, what to expect, requirements, etc.

Amgen Scholar Program

Deadline to Apply: February 15,2018
Program Dates: June 18, 2018 - August 24, 2018

The Amgen Scholars Programs is aimed towards students who aim for a PhD degree or MD/PhD. They do things such as one-on-one mentoring for Abstract writing, planning what you're going to research on, and basically doing research from scratch (just like a PhD student). This summer program is based in CalTech and lasts 10 weeks, but the planning process goes throughout the second half of the spring semester. Click here for more information such as eligibility, program info, and application process.

WAVE Fellows Program

Deadline to Apply: January 12, 2018
Program Dates: n/a

The WAVE Fellows Program is for students who have previously done research at other colleges/universities. It's to show the main process of how a PhD student plans and works with research. You will be guided just like the Amgen Scholar Program, but with a more in-depth research criteria. Click here for more information.

Institute for the Study of Environment, Sustainability and Energy

Deadline to Apply: Feb 1, 2018
Program Dates: June 4-15 2018 (NIU), June 18 - July 13, 2018 (Mexico), July 16-27 2018 (NIU)

Join us next summer while we investigate groundwater resources in the Yucatan Peninsula! This National Science Foundation-funded research program is open to undergraduates with an interest in water science. Six students will take part in faculty-mentored research projects in and around Cancun, Mexico. The eight-week program will be divided into three parts. Part one will be completed at the NIU campus in DeKalb, IL, where students will learn research skills, develop research plans, and study water resources and the Yucatan Peninsula. During this time students will be provided with accommodation on campus. The second part of the program will take place in the Yucatan. Students will collaborate with faculty mentors and Mexican scientists and students while staying in local housing. During this time students will have the opportunity to visit sites of historical and cultural significance in the Yucatan. Learn more...

NSF REU at K-State: Interactions of Matter, Light and Learning

Admissions Begin: Feb 15, 2018
Program Dates: May 28 – August 4

The Kansas State summer research program offers students an opportunity to perform cutting-edge research. As a student in our program, you will be paired with a faculty research mentor. Furthermore, on average about 2-3 hours per week will be spent in a classroom setting, where faculty members will describe the physics behind your own project and your peers' projects as well. Learn more...

NRAO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Deadline to Apply: Feb 1, 2018
Program Dates: Late May to Mid August 2018

The NRAO has conducted a summer student research program since 1959, with over 1000 participants to date. Each NRAO summer student conducts research under the supervision of an NRAO staff member at one of three sites (Socorro, New Mexico; Green Bank, West Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia), on a project in the supervisor's area of expertise. The project may involve any aspect of astronomy, including original astronomy research, instrumentation, telescope design, astronomical site evaluation or astronomical software development. Supervisors choose their own student candidates from all applications received, and the site to which a summer student is assigned depends on the location of the NRAO supervisor who chose them. The program runs from 10-12 weeks over the summer, from late May to mid-August. At the end of the summer, participants present their research results as a short talk and submit a written report. Learn more...

DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Applications Begin: October 16, 2017
Program Dates: n/a

This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). This year's participating centers are: Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC), Awareness and Localization of Explosives-Related Threats (ALERT), Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute (BTI), Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE), Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA), Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), Coastal Resilience Center (CRC), Maritime Security Center (MSC)

The program seeks to engage faculty led teams of undergraduate and graduate students, in research that provides opportunities to: Better understand the mission and research needs of DHS, Make advances in DHS Research Areas, Strengthen the talent pool of scientists and engineers, Conduct collaborative research of mutual interest to the Team, the DHS Center and DHS. Learn more...

SIRI: Student Independent Research Intern at JPL

Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2017
Program Dates: Spring 2018

The Student Independent Research Intern, or SIRI, program offers academic-term internships at JPL for students enrolled in an independent study course at participating area community colleges. As part of their internships, students are partnered with JPL scientists or engineers, who serve as the students' mentors. Students complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of enrichment activities, including tours, lectures and career advisement, arranged by the JPL Education Office. Resumes must be submitted to a faculty member at ELAC first and the faculty member must act as your Faculty Sponsor. Learn more...

CURE: Consortium for Undergraduate Research Experience at JPL

Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2017
Program Dates: Summer 2018 & Continuing

The Consortium for Undergraduate Research Experience, or CURE, offers summer and year-round research opportunities at JPL in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics, planetary science and space exploration to science, engineering and mathematics students selected from a consortium of Los Angeles area community colleges. This program provides an opportunity for undergraduates to form long-term working relationships with scientists at JPL. As part of their internships, students are partnered with JPL scientists, who serve as the students' mentors. Students complete designated projects outlined by their mentors, gaining educational experience in their fields of study while also contributing to NASA and JPL missions and science. Projects involve observations, image processing, data analysis, scientific programming, instrumentation development, or space missions engineering. Resumes must be submitted to the Program Coordinator at ELAC first who is Marina Papenkova. Learn more...

SAO REU Summer Intern Program

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2018
Program Dates: June 3 – August 11

The SAO Summer Intern Program is an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) internship where students take on an astrophysics research project with an SAO or Harvard scientist. In 2018 the program will run for 10 weeks, from June 3 - August 11 Students are expected to work at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics for the full duration of the program. We house our interns in Harvard's graduate student dormitory facilities. Learn more...

SURF: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at CALTECH

Deadline to Apply: February 22, 2018
Program Dates: Summer 2018

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program is one of the “crown jewels” of Caltech. Since 1979, SURF students have had the opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of experienced mentors working at the frontier of their fields. Students experience the process of research as a creative intellectual activity from beginning (defining and developing a project) to end (presenting their results at SURF Seminar Day). Learn more...


Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2018
Program Dates: Summer 2018

Participate in cutting edge research in astronomy, planetary and space science, or astrobiology, at one of 15 world-class research institutions. The CAMPARE program is a network of California State Universities and California community colleges from which students are recruited to participate in undergraduate research projects for 8-10 weeks in the summer. The CAMPARE-HERA Astronomy Minority Partnership (CHAMP) program is a new opportunity within CAMPARE to study cosmology and radio astronomy at one of 7 universities partnering on the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA) project, a new state-of-the-art radio telescope being built in South Africa. Learn more...

Department of Astronomy of Cornell University: 2018 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program

Deadline to Apply: February 6, 2018.
Program Dates: June 1 to August 9 (but participation may be adjusted for conflict with academic schedules).

Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, astronomical instrumentation, astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology. In addition to conducting individual research projects, students will also participate in a series of activities including lectures, roundtables and workshops. Students interested in computer science and engineering are also encouraged to apply.

For each participant, a stipend of $5,000 will be provided for the ten week session, plus up to $1,500 for housing and meals. The program will also provide reasonable support for travel to a professional meeting to present scientific results. Program dates are June 1 to August 9 (but participation may be adjusted for conflict with academic schedules). Undergraduate students who will graduate after January 2019 and who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate academic training by June 2017. Eight Research Assistantships will be available.

To view the research projects and to apply, please visit:

Completed applications AND supporting materials must be received by Tuesday,
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