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Summer Science Research Program (SSRP)

Dec 2
SSRP provides high school students with an opportunity to conduct hands-on research under the mentorship of leading scientific researchers at one of the world's premier biomedical research facilities.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Janelia Farm Research Campus — Student Programs


Janelia Undergraduate Summer Scholars

Jan 7
Janelia Undergraduate Scholars are among the very best future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are interested in exploring basic neuroscience, imaging technology, and related fields of research at Janelia. Any student who is enrolled in an undergraduate program may apply. Seniors are eligible to apply only if they are not committed to or planning to enroll in a graduate program in the upcoming academic year.

Baylor College of Medicine — Financial Aid


Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)

Jan 11
The Summer Medical and Research Training Program is for undergraduate students who are interested in exploring a career in scientific research. We encourage Ph.D.-oriented candidates to apply. Students are recruited for the SMART Program from across the nation. The program offers nine paid weeks of biomedically related research in a broad range of areas.

Harvard University, Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) — HST Summer Institute


HST Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics

Jan 12
Undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in bioinformatics are eligible to apply to this nine week program. From a base on the Cambridge, Massachusetts MIT campus, students attend lectures and perform research at HST and Harvard-affiliated institutions. The program combines didactic lectures in informatics and genomics, clinical case studies and a mentored research project to expose students fully to the exciting world of genomic research.

HST Summer Institute in Biomedical Optics

Jan 12
The HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics provides undergraduate student participants with research experience in the field of biomedical optics. The program objective is to inspire talented students to pursue advanced research, education, and careers in science and engineering. Research experience in this program is focused on engineering--from discovery of new transformative approaches to development of cutting-edge technologies. Innovation in biomedical optics requires understanding of physical and engineering principles, as well as biological and medical insights, to define important challenges and to understand how new technologies must perform.

California Institute of Technology — Student/Faculty Programs


WAVE Fellows

Jan 12
WAVE Fellows must be current sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors. Caltech's WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, and educationally and financially disadvantaged students.

Brigham and Women's Hospital — Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS)

Jan 14
The BWH STARS Program recruits underrepresented minority (URM) college and first-year medical students from around the US into an eight-week mentored summer program. The students participate in intensive hands-on training in research methods and practice directly in the labs of the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School's leading researchers.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory — Education


Undergraduate Research Program (URP)

Jan 15
URP provides one of the few places where young people are instructed in the techniques of modern biology while becoming integrated members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in cancer biology, neuroscience, plant biology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and bioinformatics and genomics.

The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center — CPRIT Training Program

MD Anderson Cancer Center & University of Puerto Rico Summer Research Program

Jan 16
The Partnership Summer Research Program offers college and medical trainees from the University of Puerto Rico System an opportunity to explore biomedical research as it relates to cancer, to gain firsthand experiences and mentorship in basic, clinical or translational research alongside world-renowned faculty, as well as to attend targeted institutional lectures and seminars. Trainees actively participate in the technical aspects of their projects, interpret experimental data, as well as present findings. Return visits are offered to trainees demonstrating a sincere interest in biomedical research and outstanding research ability during their visit.

CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Program

Jan 16
The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Summer Undergraduate Research program is a ten-week research program designed for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in cancer research. Students will be given hands-on research training in cutting-edge labs, interact with faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, attend weekly events, lectures and seminars and the opportunity to present their work at a poster session at the end of the ten-week program.

MD Anderson Summer Experience

Jan 16
The MD Anderson Summer Experience is offered for high school seniors, college, graduate and medical students who are interested in exploring a career in cancer research. Ten paid weeks of research in a broad range of areas of cancer biology, medicine, and prevention.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center — Education & Training


Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Jan 16
SURP is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a competitive poster session. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor after selecting one of the following areas of interest. Basic Science: Conducts structural, genetic, molecular, cellular, developmental and evolutionary biology; Human Biology: Interdisciplinary research; conducts lab-based and computational research at the interface of basic, clinical and population sciences; Public Health: Uses large populations as a "laboratory" to look for links between cancer and its possible triggers, from diet and lifestyle to environmental and genetic factors. Conducts statistical, epidemiological and prevention studies around the world; Clinical Research: Works to develop and analyze new treatments for cancers and other Diseases; and Vaccine and Infectious Disease: Integrates computational, laboratory and clinical research method to advance the understanding of microbial pathogenesis and infectious disease processes.

Massachusetts General Hospital — Education and Training

Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)

Jan 25
SRTP is a mandatory eight weeks in length. Students will be paired with a preceptor who will work closely with them, providing guidance and instruction in techniques necessary to address current problems in science and medicine. The student will participate in a new or ongoing project and assume increasing independence during the course of the program. SRTP seeks students who are interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine and are members of an underrepresented minority group (African-American, Alaskan-Hawaiian Native, Hispanic or Native American) and are undergraduate junior or senior, or first-year medical student (exceptions are possible for sophomores with advanced laboratory experience).

MIT — Broadening Participation


Biology/BCS Summer Research Program (MSRP)

Jan 30
The Department of Biology and the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT offer a joint 10-week research-intensive summer training program in the biological sciences, neurosciences or biomedical-related fields to advanced sophomore and junior science majors from other colleges and universities. Only current undergraduate students studying full time in the U.S. are eligible for this summer program.

MIT Undergraduate Summer Research Internships

Jan 30
This program seeks to identify talented sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors who might benefit from spending a summer on MIT's campus, working in a research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers who are MIT faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Students who participate in this program will be better prepared and motivated to pursue advanced degrees, thereby helping to sustain a rich talent pool in critical areas of research and innovation.

Case Western Reserve University, Department Of Pharmacology — Educational Training Programs


Summer Undergraduate Research in Pharmacology

Jan 31
The Summer Undergraduate Research Program provides "hands on" research experience for sophomores and juniors in the area of molecular pharmacology. Although the projects will vary, each is related to a common theme - elucidation of the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction of chemical agents such as drugs, hormones and neurotransmitters with biological systems.

Medical University of South Carolina — Summer Research Programs


Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Jan 31
SURP offers undergraduates with a very strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on cutting edge biomedical research projects. During the 10-week program, participants will be taught important research skills and techniques. In addition, there is a mandatory seminar series component to the program with tracks in Cardiovascular Biology, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and Oceans and Human Health.

Summer Health Professionals Research Program

Feb 15
The goal of the program is to introduce students in the health professions to biomedical research by allowing them to work during the summer in a research environment under the guidance of an experienced investigator. Students in MUSC's Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Professions and other Medical Schools throughout the United States, who are enrolled in a professional graduate program (e.g., MD, PharmD, DMD) are eligible to apply.

Harvard University — Diversity


Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)

Feb 1
SHURP is a ten-week summer research program primarily for college students belonging to groups that are under-represented in the sciences. To be eligible for SHURP, applicants must be currently-enrolled undergraduates who will not have completed their BA/BS degree by June 2014, are considering careers in biological or biomedical research sciences, and have already had at least one summer (or equivalent term-time) of experience in a research laboratory.

Harvard University, School of Public Health


Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Feb 1
The Summer Program is a relatively intensive 4-week program, during which qualified participants receive an interesting and enjoyable introduction to biostatistics, epidemiology, and health and social behavior. This program is designed to expose undergraduates to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, medical and public health research.

Johns Hopkins Medicine — Diversity Programs


Summer Internship Program (SIP)

Feb 1
The Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides experience in research laboratories to students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities that have completed one - two or more years of college. The purpose of this exposure to biomedical and/or public health research is to encourage students to consider careers in science, medicine and public health.

Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)

Feb 1
The SURF Program is intended for students with a strong desire to pursue research careers at the Ph.D. level. The program is particularly interested in identifying and providing research experience to talented underrepresented minority students. Preference is given to students completing their sophomore or junior years.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine — Financial Aid


Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Feb 1
The program is designed for undergraduates with a strong background in science who are considering a research career. SURP students arrive at Einstein in mid-June for a nine-week research laboratory work experience. Students are matched to a laboratory in the area of interest they indicate on their application. At the end of the program, students present their research in a poster session. In addition to research, SURP students participate in a variety of complementary scientific activities.

Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) — Financial Support


Access Summer Research Program

Feb 1
Access is a summer internship program that trains underserved college students in the biomedical sciences. Interns gain hands-on experience in a biomedical research laboratory and are encouraged to apply to PhD programs. Selected students are placed in laboratories at the Weill Cornell Medical College under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.

Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Feb 1
A ten-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences. Participants have the opportunity to perform hands-on research in cutting-edge biomedical research laboratories. Designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Hunter College, Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR)


Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Feb 1
SPUR is an 8-week program that gives undergraduates hands-on experience in one of 53 research laboratories at Hunter College, CUNY in NYC. The goal is to train and encourage undergraduate students to pursue graduate study in biomedical research, and in drug abuse/addiction and neuroscience. Students must major in biology, chemistry, biopsychology, biophysics or biotechnology, or another biomedical research area.

Mayo Clinic Graduate School — Research and Training Programs


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Feb 1
A career in biomedical research is not for everyone, but if you love science, always want to know WHY, not just what, enjoy tough problems that just don't seem to want to be solved, want to contribute to new medical breakthroughs, and get a thrill out of discovery, then a career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. scientist might be for you. You won't be certain, though, until you immerse yourself in a research lab, and Mayo Clinic is one of the best places for you to do just that.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences — Programs


Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Feb 1
Current sophomores and juniors with a background in science and an interest in graduate school are encouraged to apply. The SPUR program provides laboratory experience in science, in which the undergraduate works with graduate faculty, students, and staff on significant ongoing basic science research issues. This program is primarily intended for students interested in a PhD degree in biomedical sciences. Applicants interested in obtaining a dual degree (MD and PhD) are encouraged to apply, too.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical School — Diversity Programs

Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program (DSHREP)

Feb 1
10-week summer fellowship open to resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI). Monthly salary, housing and travel expenses available.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center — Research Education and Training


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Feb 1
The SURF Program offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The primary goal is to provide students with a foundation for making career choices in the biomedical sciences.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai — Degrees and Programs


Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Feb 1
Summer research internships for outstanding undergraduate students who are planning to pursue an MD/PhD or a PhD and who are interested in doing research at a leading biomedical institution. Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their sophomore, or junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of three months of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply.

Stanford University School of Medicine — Students and Trainees


Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars

Feb 1
The Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program is a fully funded, nine-week, residential research program. It offers undergraduates who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in the sciences a unique opportunity for advanced research experience within a world class university.

Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (SSHCOP)

Apr 30
Stanford Summer HCOP is six-week academically intensive residential program that provides a living and learning community for talented college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Participants must demonstrate that they have experienced educational or academic barriers to pursuing their education, and demonstrate the desire to serve in the Bay Area as Physicians.

Columbia University, Biological Sciences


Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program

Feb 1
A summer research program for a select group of motivated undergraduate students who will benefit from the opportunity of hands-on biology related laboratory research. The Amgen Scholars Program is competitive, with awards based on grades, recommendations and career plans. You may apply if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and currently a sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior at a four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico or other US territory.

New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Sackler Institute


Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Feb 1
SURP is for qualified sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing M.D., M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. degrees and a career in research. Students may work with faculty in the disciplines of Biochemistry, Biomedical Imaging, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Developmental Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Oncology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroscience and Physiology, Parasitology, Structural Biology, Forensic Pathology, Computational Biology and Virology.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Feb 1
College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

Amgen Scholars Program


Amgen U.S. Scholars Program

Feb 1
Feb 15
Each summer hundreds of undergraduates step into some of the world's premier research universities and institutions to participate in the Amgen Scholars Program. Students conduct hands-on research in the lab alongside top faculty, participate in seminars and networking events, and take part in symposia with their peers and leading scientists.

Augusta University — Graduate Studies


Student Training and Research Program (STAR)

Feb 1
STAR is designed to provide biomedical research experience for undergraduate students with a sincere desire to pursue a graduate education in biomedical sciences. During the course of the nine-week program, STARs actively participate in a biomedical research project under the guidance of an GRU faculty member. STAR participants attend workshops, discussion groups and laboratory demonstrations that expose them to a broad range of biomedical research techniques, approaches and laboratory experiences. It provides excellent preparation and relevant experience for students planning to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) — STEP-UP

Undergraduate STEP-UP

Feb 1
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and either be enrolled in high school or an accredited U.S. college or university, or plan to be enrolled in the fall. The STEP-UP provides hands-on summer research experience for undergraduate students interested in exploring research careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. The program provides exposure to the core NIDDK mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

High School STEP-UP

Feb 15
The High School STEP-UP provides hands-on summer research experience for high school students interested in exploring research careers in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. The program provides exposure to the core NIDDK mission areas of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases and nutrition; kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

Des Moines University — Financial Aid


Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars

Feb 1
Provides participants with well-rounded perspectives on what it's like to be a medical school student in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, physical therapy and physician assistant studies.

Marquette University, Biomedical Sciences


Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Program

Feb 3
A competitive summer program for rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students with interests in biomedical research. Successful applicants to the program receive a summer research stipend for participation in the 10-week, 40-hr per week program. As part of the program, students conduct biomedical research in the laboratories of participating faculty mentors and present their findings and a symposium upon completion.

Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center — Training Programs

Summer Research Program

Feb 3
The IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program (SRP) aims to increase the number of high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented populations pursuing biomedical and behavioral science careers by providing positive and meaningful firsthand exposure to these fields. SRP participants are full-time high school or undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral sciences. All students from metropolitan Indianapolis, from surrounding county high schools or from colleges and universities who meet the program criteria are encouraged to apply.

Harvard University, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) — Research


HSCI Internship Program (HIP)

Feb 4
This is an undergraduate internship program open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who express a strong interest in stem cell biology. Applicants may be from Harvard or any college or university across the United States and internationally. It provides undergraduate students with a focused and challenging summer research experience in a cutting-edge stem cell science laboratory. Interns are exposed to different professional options within the scientific arena through a stem cell seminar series, a career pathways presentation, and a weekly stem cell companion course.

SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies — Programs


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Feb 4
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 2014, and are majors in chemistry, biology, or a related field. Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in biomedical research.

Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)


Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP)

Feb 4
FDSRP is a summer research opportunity at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) for undergraduate students with a commitment to the health of Native American communities. Students engage for 8 weeks in basic science or translational research projects under the supervision of Harvard Medical School faculty advisors. At the end of the 8 weeks students share their research findings during a final research presentation day. Students also receive career development training, meet faculty from across the hospital and medical school, and participate in a variety of social networking events.

Summer Health Professions Education Program — Sites


Summer Health Professions Education Program

Feb 5
The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medical school career preparation. All the housing costs and most meals are covered by the program.

Hartford Hospital — Residencies and Fellowships


Summer Student Pre-Med & Research Program

Feb 7
The program is designed exclusively for pre-medical students (who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents) completing their junior year in college. It offers the student an introduction to research methodology, patient treatment, and ethical issues in medicine as well as exposure to a broad spectrum of health care providers within a large community teaching hospital.

Penn State College of Medicine — Summer Undergraduate Research Programs


Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)

Feb 7
SURIP is designed for College students who are interested in pursuing a career in the biological sciences. The typical intern will be between their Sophomore and Junior year or between their Junior and Senior year of undergraduate studies. Students who will have a BA or BS prior to the start of the internship should not apply. SURIP 2014 would be most appropriate for students considering application to PhD programs in the Biomedical Sciences and is not intended for students who will apply to Medical School.

Emory University — Summer Program for Undergraduate Research


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Feb 10
SURE allows undergraduate students to conduct supervised research with a faculty mentor. Students receive training in the research methods applicable to their research plan, analyze their data and create written and oral presentations of their results. At the end of the summer, students participate in a formal research symposium. External applicants submit an essay explaining why they wish to participate and indicate potential mentors and areas of research they would like to pursue.

Northwestern University, the Graduate School — Diversity


Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)

Feb 10
SROP is an eight-week competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States. All fields of research at Northwestern are open to SROP participants including the social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, chemical and biological sciences, technology, math and engineering fields. The program encourages students from underrepresented minority and other disadvantaged groups to apply.

Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research — Undergraduate Research Training


Project L/EARN

Feb 10
The goal of Project L/EARN is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in the fields of health, mental health, and health policy research, thereby expanding the breadth of health research to include a broader range of ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic issues, concerns and perspectives. For students who have have at least one full academic year left to complete their undergraduate degree. Project L/EARN identifies students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first generation college attenders, and those from racial/ethnic minority groups who have an interest in health-related social science fields, and provides them with training, experience and mentoring to make them stronger candidates for admission to graduate programs. Past interns have come from a variety of majors, including psychology, sociology, economics, political science, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biology, statistics, urban studies, and public policy. Project L/EARN is open to students from any U.S. college or university.

Loyola University Health Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Feb 15
The program is designed to provide a stimulating "hands on" research experience for undergraduate students who are considering graduate education in molecular microbiology or immunology. Students will learn many modern research techniques, such as maintaining cell cultures, gel electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoassays, animal surgery, protein and nucleic acid or molecular biology.

Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

Heart, Lung and Blood (HLB) Summer Research Program

Feb 15
Mar 1
The Heart, Lung and Blood Summer Research Program is designed to engage 12 diverse undergraduates and 8 medical students in state-of-the art biomedical research in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematological and sleep disorders research. Students who belong to groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences are eligible to apply. In general, this includes students who are African American, Latino, Puerto Rican, Pacific Islanders, students from low-income families, or those with disabilities. Please note that you must be a US citizen or Permanent resident to participate.

Boston University — Undergraduate Research Opportunities


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Feb 20
The SURF Program is designed to promote access to graduate education for talented undergraduate students, especially those from minority groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences: African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Native Alaskan, and Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian/Polynesian. It is open to non-BU students who are rising juniors or rising seniors, and wish to conduct research in the sciences, technology, or engineering. The program consists of ten weeks of full-time research in a Boston University lab, mentored by a BU faculty member. Most SURF research projects are in areas related to Biology and Neuroscience.

Loma Linda University — Center for Health Disparities and Molecular Medicine


Undergraduate Training Program (UTP)

Mar 1
The UTP includes scientific mentoring, participation in scientific seminars and lectures, educational enrichment activities, participation in our Health Disparities Research Symposium, and opportunities to attend national meetings to make scientific presentations. Participating students will be compensated competitively on an hourly basis.

The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy — Research


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

Mar 1
Fellowships are available for undergraduate sophomore and junior students who would like to do research work in any of the pharmaceutical sciences during the summer. This fellowship is for those students who would like to know more about the discovery, use, or mechanisms of drugs, who like working in a lab, or who would just like to find out if they like working in the lab. Students conduct research in the areas of Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, or Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Summer Scholars

Mar 1
While the program is designed to benefit rising college seniors, college juniors and college graduates may also be considered. Programs is for disadvantaged students (economic or educational). Students will be considered educationally disadvantaged if neither parent has completed a bachelors degree or higher. Applicants also belong to racial or ethnic populations who are underrepresented in the designated health profession discipline relative to the number of individuals who are members of the population involved. This definition would include Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino, and any Asian American other than Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian or Thai.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) — Training Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Biomedical Research

Mar 1
SIP is for students who are at least sixteen years of age or older at the time they begin the program. To be eligible, candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are enrolled at least half-time in high school or an accredited college or university as undergraduate, graduate, or professional students. Students who have been accepted into an accredited college or university program may also apply.

Loyola University Health Sciences, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics


Discover Pharmacology Program

Mar 8
Applications for the fellowship award are open to undergraduate students who intend to pursue a career in research. It seeks motivated students who have finished their sophomore or junior year in college, or those who have recently graduated from college and are exploring research as a career choice. Minority students are especially encouraged to apply.

New York University (NYU), Center for Neural Science


Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Apr 15
The Center for Neural Science hosts a summer research experience program for undergraduates with an interest in neuroscience. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career. Applicants must be undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year and with at least one course completed in the field of neuroscience. Priority will be given to students with minority cultural, racial or ethnic background or with demonstrable financial need or of the first generation to attend college.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center — Prospective Students


Undergraduate Summer Research Program

May 6
The Summer Research Program is designed for undergraduate students who have historically been underrepresented in the biomedical professions (African American, Mainland Puerto Rican, Native American and Mexican American). The program is open to all qualified applicants, but it is preferred that students will have completed the sophomore year of college. Students having completed their bachelor's degree are ineligible.

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