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Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Undergraduate Outreach

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.

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

HST Summer Institute in Biomedical Informatics

Jan 31 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 16 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.

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.


Amgen-UROP Scholars Program

Feb 2 The Amgen-UROP Scholars Program invites undergraduates to participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas for sophomore status (with 4 quarters or 3 semesters of college experience), juniors, and non-graduating seniors who plan to continue undergraduate studies. Participants become fully integrated in MIT's summer research community, interacting with faculty mentors and fellow undergraduates while participating in research seminars and other networking events.

Medical University of South Carolina — Summer Research Program

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stanford University School of Medicine — Students and Trainees

Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars

Feb 3 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)

Feb 28 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 3 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 3 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.

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

HSCI Internship Program (HIP)

Feb 5 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.

Case Western Reserve University, Center for AIDS Research

Minority HIV Research Training Program (MHRTP)

Feb 7 The MHRTP focuses on recruiting and training underrepresented minority research trainees to expand the pool of researchers in the HIV/AIDS field. The program offers research-training opportunities to qualified minority undergraduate students or recent graduates who are members of an underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral research careers. Participants in the MHRTP benefit from early exposure to HIV science, continuous research training and faculty mentoring.

Harvard University — Diversity

Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program (SHURP)

Feb 10 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.

Emory University — Student Development

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.

Penn State College of Medicine — Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program (SURIP)

Feb 10 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.

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.

Massachusetts General Hospital — Education and Training

Summer Research Trainee Program (SRTP)

Feb 14 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).

Marquette University, Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Program

Feb 14 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.

Boston University — Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program

Feb 14 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.

Harvard University, School of Public Health

Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences

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.

Case Western Reserve University — ACES Program

ACES+ Summer Research Program for Science and Engineering (S&E)

Feb 15 This program seeks to attract students to pursue research in science or engineering as a career. It is organized in cooperation with the Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE) and the Summer Program in Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Case Western Reserve University. Each student will be assigned to a faculty mentor with related research interests.

Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical School — Diversity Programs

Diversity Summer Health-Related Research Education Program (DSHREP)

Feb 15 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 15 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.

Kansas State University, Center for Sustainable Energy — Education

REU Summer Academy in Sustainable Bioenergy

Feb 15 Students will be accepted from all science, socioeconomic, agricultural, and engineering majors. Applicants must be American citizens or permanent residents. Preference is given to students who have completed their sophomore or junior year. Outstanding first-year students may be considered. Graduating seniors are not eligible. Research activities in this program under the guidance of faculty mentors, will advance students' state of knowledge in sustainable energy. Students will participate in "hands-on" experiences with processing agricultural biomass, experiencing the physical environment of industrial-scale biomass processing with all its limitations and opportunities. Students will also meet people who actually perform the work to produce renewable energy for the communities where they live.

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.

SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Graduate Studies — Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

Feb 16 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 17 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.

Augusta University — Graduate Studies

Student Training and Research Program (STAR)

Feb 17 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


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.

High School and Undergraduate STEP-UP

Feb 15 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.

Indiana University, Simon Cancer Center — Training Programs

Summer Research Program

Feb 28 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.

Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine

STREAMS - Short-Term Training Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research

Feb 28 STREAMS encourages members of underrepresented minority groups and students with disabilities to choose careers in cardiovascular-related research. As a STREAMS participant, you will spend 80 percent of your time in the program doing laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty mentor. You will also gain valuable experience reading papers from the primary literature, presenting scientific talks, and exploring the social and ethical implications of scientific research.

Des Moines University — Financial Aid

Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars

Mar 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.

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.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center — Prospective Students

Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Mar 1 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.

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.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program — Sites

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program

Mar 1 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.

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

Discover Pharmacology Program

Mar 6 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.

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 18 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.

California Institute of Technology — Student/Faculty Programs

WAVE Fellows

Jan 7 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.

Baylor College of Medicine — Financial Aid

Summer Medical and Research Training Program (SMART)

Jan 10 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.

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.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Janelia Farm Research Campus — Student Programs

Janelia Undergraduate Summer Scholars

Jan 15 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.

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.

The Rockefeller University

Summer Science Research Program (SSRP)

Jan 21 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.


Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Jan 9 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.

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

Summer Training in Academic Research and Scholarship (STARS)

Jan 27 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.

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