Research Opportunities Abound!

Christie Julien – January 5th, 2018

Research is the reason for the season.  There are a number of amazing research opportunities in the life sciences, healthcare , engineering and more that have deadlines coming up soon.  Check out a few of the opportunities below.  Research is an amazing way to see the real world application of your chosen academic discipline. It also allows you to create connections, cement your skills and stalk your passion.  Consider a research experience this summer. 


Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 5TH 12PM

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via writing assignments, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium.


Paid positions are available at:

• Buck Institute for Research on Aging

• Harvard School of Medicine

• Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

• SRF Research Center

• The Scripps Research Institute

• University of California, Berkeley

• University of Oxford


Mountain Lake Biological Station REU - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 20TH

Become a National Science Foundation REU. Join undergraduates from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachians. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior, and physiology under the supervision of resident scientists. REUs are internships that include all station costs, travel, and a $5,500 stipend.


Biomedical Summer Internship Program, Marshall University - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 9TH

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) Graduate Program is offering the Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) for its tenth year!

The SRIMS program includes nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities.

General Guidelines and Eligibility

Each year, applications from undergraduate and underrepresented minority-in-science students who have not graduated by August of the program year are considered. Also, students are required to present their research at the WV Summer Research Symposium the last week of the program and should note this as they commit to the program. A stipend of $3,000 will be provided to each participant for the nine-week experience. Participants will receive free room and board, as well as assistance with travel. Please note that students are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the summer program.


AMGEN Scholars Summer Program - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1ST

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 240 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia's premier educational institutions. Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

Amgen Scholars USA

Amgen Scholars  Worldwide


NIH BP-ENDURE Neuroscience Pipeline Program at Washington University in St. Louis - DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1ST

The NIH-funded BP-ENDURE Neuroscience Pipeline Program at Washington University in St. Louis engages undergraduates from diverse backgrounds in cutting-edge research experiences.  Applications are due by Feb. 1, 2018.  Students will be selected for their demonstrated interest in neuroscience, dedication to go to graduate school in a neuroscience-related field and their academic performance to date. Details about eligibility and the program are available online ( or by contacting Drs. Erik Herzog ( or Diana José-Edwards (


National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates - Various Deadlines

With opportunities from every STEM field including Astronomy, Physics, Math as well as opportunities in Economics, Business and Ethics, the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program has opportunities across the country. Virginia alone has 20 opportunities, several of which are at UVA. 

Check out some of the topics here:

Multi-Scale Systems Bioengineering

Wireless Health

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Blandy Experimental Farm