Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. Students enrolled in a science/engineering major are encouraged to apply for this competitive 11-week research program from May 22 through August 4. Successful students will receive funding for travel and lodging (up to $4,000) and a stipend ($5,500).

The application deadline has been extended to 9:00 am on February 6, 2017.

Please direct questions to Keri Swaby ( in the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Full program description and application instructions are available here: 

NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.

Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Research experiences are offered at:

  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA)
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)
  3. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM)
  4. National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD)
  5. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: January 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at

For questions please email us at

Get Up to date with upcoming  undergraduate scholarship deadlines. Many programs have application deadlines in the coming weeks and months!

- 12-week program: May 21 to August 13, 2017
- $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution
- Funded by the National Science Foundation and thus limited to US citizens or permanent residents
- Applications due: February 15, 2017
- Application and guidance  

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.

We are accepting applications through February 15. Please visit our website to find out more  or drop Dr. Michael Allen, Associate Director for Research and Administration
 a note at:

The National Science Foundation(NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of a host institution.

Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

An REU Site may be at either a US or foreign location. Applications to REU programs are generally due in late fall or early spring. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials. A searchable database of REU Sites is available:


Be part of the office that makes academic opportunities happen! The Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI). Our office provides central management for all of the Smithsonian’s academic appointments – internships, fellowships, research associate appointments, and more. As the office that’s dedicated  to advocating and coordinating Internships at the Smithsonian, we especially aware of the benefits that mentor-based experiential learning can bring.

Interns will learn to do conventional administrative tasks – such as database queries and phone answering – as well as more strategic, creative tasks. OFI offers a huge range of unique, diverse experiences that is sure to expand any intern’s skill set.

Interns at OFI will learn amidst an enthusiastic, close-knit staff. They will tackle projects not only with other interns, but also with these seasoned staff members, who can provide beneficial advice. OFI believes that teamwork is crucial, as is always encouraging collaboration.

Along with group work, interns will learn the importance of independent work as they dive into their own individual projects. Interns will have the opportunity to choose from an abundance of tasks that build both leadership and management skills.

OFI’s internship program focuses on hands-on learning. Past interns have completed projects such as:

  • Planning and executing Smithsonian-wide events for interns and fellows
  • Publishing blog posts that highlight opportunities available to interns and fellows
  • Helping our office provide excellent service through communication with internal and external customers
  • Editing and improving material for the OFI website

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

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Would you like to be paid to learn about the latest developments in additive manufacturing while gaining a valuable research experience? Then welcome to Missouri S&T’s Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program in Additive Manufacturing (AM)! Participation in the AM REU Program will provide you with:

  • an exciting opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary team working closely with faculty and graduate students to conduct a research project in additive manufacturing
  • a foundation in conducting research and effectively communicating your results
  • a chance to network with students, faculty, and people in industry actively pursuing the latest manufacturing research
  • a $5000 stipend plus housing and meals
  • a chance to attend the 2017 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium in Austin, Texas
  • an opportunity to enjoy wonderful outdoor activities in the Ozarks

More information about the AM REU Program and an application package can be found by visiting We look forward to working with you this summer!

Email your application as one pdf file to Program Director Dr. Robert G. Landers.


The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI's expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

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General Smithsonian Internship Pool

The Smithsonian offers internship programs in a wide variety of fields encompassing business and public administration, history, art, science, culture, and education.  If you are interested in applying for an internship at a specific museum or office at the Smithsonian, we encourage you to review our website for specific programs offered by our various units in your field of interest. It is necessary to apply for the specific programs separately.

The purpose of the General Smithsonian Internship Pool is to provide a place for internship applicants who are generally interested in the Smithsonian to indicate their interest. Smaller units and offices at the Smithsonian, which may not run formal application processes but who have internship learning opportunities available, may reach out to applicants from the general pool that seem like a good fit.

Deadline: November 1, 2016

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Each year, the Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes dozens of undergraduate and graduate students who wish to learn more about various aspects of archival, preservation, and conservation work. Internships are offered throughout the year, and internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis for spring, summer, and fall positions. Consult the Smithsonian Internship website for general information on the Institution’s internships. Internships can vary in length and are offered in a wide variety of activities such as:

  • archival arrangement and description;
  • conservation and preservation of paper, photographs, audio and video recordings, and electronic records;
  • digital preservation and curation;
  • researching  and writing institutional history;
  • creating oral and video history;
  • use of the web, new media, and social media for cultural heritage organizations.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

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Virginia Space Grant Consortium {VSGC) provides renewable STEM Bridge Scholarships of $1,ooo to sophomore students from any federally recognized minority group enrolled full-time in a program  of study in science, technology, engineering, or math {STEM) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant member universities.

As a STEM Bridge Scholar, students are welcomed into the VSGC scholarship pipeline that  may ultimately lead to a NASA career. The STEM Bridge Program  bridges students to future opportunities by mentoring and guiding them to future VSGC scholarships, NASA related  paid internships and en­ courages students to explore  how their major can apply to NASA's Mission. Students are required to attend two informal sessions and to make connections to current  VSGC scholars  and fellows, universi­ ty faculty and potential/future research  related to NASA's mission.

This is a competitive program  and awards are based on student academic  merit, quality of  interest essay as well as letters of  recom­ mendation from current college faculty who can attest to  student's interest in STEM areas. Awards are renewable for one year.  Female students who are members of a federally  recogmzed minority group are strongly  encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by March 13, 2017

For more information on how to apply, please visit:

The Jacobs school of Engineering (JSOE) at UC San Diego hosts a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in Biomaterials. The objectives of the program are to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE. Research areas include tissue engineering and 3D printing, bio-inspired biomaterials, biomaterial-stem cell interaction, nanoparticles and drug delivery.

The department has obtained funding especially for student veterans. Women and underrepresented minority students are also encouraged to apply.

Program Highlights:

  • $500 per week stipend
  • Free on-campus housing
  • Travel to and from San Diego and to and from the BMES National Meeting
  • Oral and Poster Presentations at UC San Diego Research Symposium (August) and BMES National Meeting (October)
  • Weekly research development workshops
  • Perform biomaterials research with program mentors (see Current Projects)
  • GRE preparation course
  • Field trips and social events

Deadline to apply is February 15.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Summer Undergraduate Fellowships in Sensor Technologies May 30, 2017 – August 5, 2017

Stipend - $5,250.00

Topics Include:         

    •               Micro and Nano Electromechanical Structures

    •               Nanotechnology and materials for Sensors

    •               Robotics and Control oriented projects

    •               Wireless Sensor Networks

    •               Sensors for Medical and Biomedical Applications

    •               Optical and Vision Sensors


Program Highlights:

1. Summer research experience with a stipend of $5,250

2. Partial Subsidized Housing on Campus & Partial Travel Support

3. Opportunity to work on an interesting interdisciplinary topic

4. Work under the mentorship of a faculty member and a graduate student

5. Learn: How to Give Effective Presentations, How to Write Technical Reports, Applying to      

    Graduate School, and Ethics in Engineering and Science 

Application Information is available at:


Deadline February 24, 2017

Purdue Summer SURF Program

Engage in research this summer on Purdue's West Lafayette, Indiana campus. SURF matches undergraduates with a faculty member and graduate student mentor who introduce them to the research tools used on the cutting edges of science, engineering, and technology. (Open to Purdue students and undergraduate students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities.)

The Purdue SURF program is designed for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree and focuses on the following goals:

  1. Expose students to cutting-edge research studies by providing them a hands-on research experience
  2. Develop their knowledge of the research process and tools used by professional researchers
  3. Increase their proficiency in technical communication
  4. Help students connect their summer experience with their future goals, with particular focus on post-graduate education

SURF students participate in research activities on campus full-time for 11 weeks. During the summer, undergraduate students conduct research, attend weekly professional development seminars, participate in a research poster symposium, and build their research network. Through these activities, the program aims to stimulate their interest in advanced education and research careers.

The Undergraduate STEM Research Scholarship Program provides a one-year scholarship of up to $8,500 to support undergraduate students actively engaged in a research project with a faculty mentor. Contact: or call 757-766-5210.

Deadline to apply is February 13, 2017.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium  (VSGC) provides  Undergraduate Research Scholarships of up to $8,soo to encourage talented individuals to conduct research in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that supports NASA's mission and the aerospace industry.


Undergraduate Research Scholarships require  that students participate in an active faculty­ mentored research  experience that  aligns with the aerospace sector and meets NASA's mission. Student stipends and research support totaling $4,000 during the academic year and $4,500 during a summer semester are available.


This is a competitive program and awards are based  on student academic merit, quality of research proposal  and alignment of research with the goals of NASA and the aerospace sector. Awards are one year and non-renewable. VSGC can assist students in identifying  research opportunities. Underrepresented minority students, female students, and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by Feb. 13, 2017

How to Apply:

For more information and to complete the online application for 2017-2018 please visit:

The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. More than 40 faculty participants from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine inspire students by creating an atmosphere of excitement and creativity. Each REU participate will work directly with VINSE faculty members and their research groups and be part of the larger VINSE community.
·         Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities
·         Seminars, workshops, and field trips
·         Group social activities and banquet
·         Optional outreach opportunities to high school students
·         Undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering
·         U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
·         Minorities and women strongly encouraged to apply
·         $5,000 stipend
·         $500 travel allowance
·         Room and board
Application deadline is February 15. Selections will be based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications, and faculty recommendations.
Program Dates: May 28, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Click here to apply or for more information

Clark Nexsen, in partnership with Virginia Sea Grant, is pleased to announce the availability of a paid undergraduate or graduate research fellowship focused on coastal resiliency (ability to “bounce back”).

 The fellowship is aimed at training Virginia’s exceptional students to become leaders in innovative, pre-disaster, resiliency design strategies.  Potential projects areas may include landscape architecture, architecture, or engineering/planning that directly link to on-going resiliency activities in coastal Virginia.  

The fellowship is open to full-time students at any academic institution who have research experience or training in areas including, but not limited to: engineering, architect, landscape architect, resilient design, urban planning, and/or coastal flooding adaptation strategies.  The selected fellow will work alongside lead Architects and Engineers at Clark Nexsen’s Virginia Beach office.  

The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

For more information or to apply visit:

All application must be submitted through Clark Nexsen’s Career Opportunities website.

The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA Engineering is currently recruiting participants for our 2017 Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program.

Advances in engineering and computer science are enabling the design of powerful home and mobile technologies that can augment functional independence and daily activities of people with physical impairments, disabilities, chronic diseases, and the accumulative impairments associated with aging. The Wireless Health Institute at UCLA is a collaboration between UCLA Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, the Clinical Translational Science Institute for medical research, and the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center aimed at developing new technology essential to the next generation of health care. We encourage undergraduates to get involved with our Institute by participating in our Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program.

This 8 – 10 week PAID summer internship program provides undergraduates the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience at WHI labs; to work with WHI faculty, staff and graduate students; and to participate in research, professional development, and social activities with other WHI undergraduate scholars.

Application Deadline - March 1, 2017.


  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency;
  • 3.2 GPA minimum;
  • Continuing undergraduate (enrolling in fall 2017);
  • Coding experience;
  • Underrepresented ethnic minority and women are highly encouraged to apply

For more information on the program and application information please visit our website or contact Wes Uehara,, program coordinator.


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