Month: January 2016

RiSE at Rutgers – Rolling Admissions, Apply Today!

RUTGERS, The State University of New Jersey, invites talented students to apply for our highly successful SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM, RiSE (Researchin Science and Engineering). Please forward to undergraduates who have strong academic credentials, passion for research, and interest in graduate study. They will benefit from:

** CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH in the biological, physical & social/behavioral sciences, math, and engineering. In the BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, students can choose from among 200 labs, including the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

** PARTNERSHIPS with REU programs: Cellular Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Advanced Materials. By applying to RiSE, students can opt to be automatically considered for partner REUs.


** OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: scientific speaking & writing, GRE prep, grad school workshops, career exploration, field trips

** EXCELLENT FUNDING: Generous stipend + housing + travel

** ALUMNI SUCCESS: Awards at national meetings & placement at top graduate schools. Exciting new SUPER Grad (SUmmer Pipeline to Excellence atRutgers) Graduate Fellowship program awards prestigious graduate fellowships to outstanding RiSE alumni.

** GREAT LOCATION: professional & recreational advantages.

** FUN & FRIENDSHIPS: Vibrant multi-cultural community and social program.

Students should apply now. Rolling admissions is in progress and is highly selective.

Questions? or 732.848.6584.




AUGUST 29 – DECEMBER 16, 2016

The Duke University Marine Lab is pleased to offer two semester scholarships for non-Duke undergraduates covering tuition & fees, room & board, books, travel to Beaufort, and full support for participation in a Beaufort Signature Travel Course to Panama during a semester of study, Fall 2016, in Beaufort, North Carolina. Undergraduate scholars will enroll in four Duke courses taught in Beaufort, where there is emphasis on the biology and physiology of marine organisms, marine molecular biology, marine policy, and coastal socio-ecological issues.

25 February, 2016


  • Be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior in college (non-Duke)
  • Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa

Other factors considered in the evaluation process include whether an applicant:

  • identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in marine science;
  • has demonstrated interest in marine science and its impact on society;
  • anticipates pursuing a Ph.D. in marine science;
  • submits a compelling personal statement and strong letters of recommendation

To Apply

Interested students are required to submit:

  • Personal essay: How has your heritage made a difference in your life? How might it resonate in your work in marine science? How will a semester at the Duke Marine Laboratory benefit your career goals?
  • Resume
  • Two academic letters of recommendation (emailed letters are acceptable)
  • Official transcript
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Application

Please submit your personal essay, resume, and application together in one email. Your transcript and letters of recommendation may arrive separately.

Applications should be sent electronically to

or by mail to:

Katie Wood
Program Coordinator
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd.
Beaufort, NC 28516

Announcement of awards will be made by 15 March 2016.

For additional information, contact:

SUNY LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate at Binghamton University

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) program at Binghamton University (National Science Foundation Award 1500455) is seeking applicants for Fall 2016.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Participation in a LSAMP program during undergrad
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discipline with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Acceptance into a STEM graduate program at Binghamton University
  • Desire to pursue a PhD in a STEM discipline

The benefits of becoming a SUNY LSAMP BD Fellow include:

  • $30,000 stipend plus tuition, fees and student health insurance waiver to complete master’s
  • $30,000 stipend plus tuition, fees and insurance waiver in years 3, 4, & 5 if qualified to advance to PhD
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Participation in professional conferences and meetings
  • Links to research and professional opportunities
  • Enriched academic services and support

Binghamton University provides Application Fee Waivers to McNair, EOP, HEOP, SEEK, Project 1000 or LSAMP undergraduate students and GEM Fellowship applicants. There is still time to apply most of Binghamton University’s STEM graduate programs!

For more information about Bridge to the Doctorate at Binghamton please visit You can also search a complete list of academic programsapplication deadlinesadmission requirements, or apply now.

Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) – Apply by Jan. 31st

Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)


Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 – August 12, 2016 (TBD)


CIAN is the Center for Integrated Access Networks, an Engineering Research Center (ERC) funded by NSF that consists of research labs at 10 different universities. CIAN offers a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduate Native American students interested in exploring optics and photonics, as well as hydrology, soil sciences, atmospheric sciences, or environmental sciences. (See a slideshow of the Summer 2014 IOU-NA at the bottom of this page).


IOU_NA_002The Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans (IOU-NA) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program is designed for Native American students interested in participating in hands-on research opportunities in top laboratories in optics and photonics, as well as in hydrology, astronomy, soil sciences, atmospheric sciences, and environmental sciences. Selected students are paired with a research project complementing their interests and goals.

Galveston BegayIMG_4579IOU-NA students will also participate in Native American focused workshops facilitated by University of Arizona’s Native American-serving entities, gain hands-on experience in CIAN’s culturally relevant two-week Native American focused Optics Research Workshop (ORW), attend presentations given by Native American STEM graduate students and faculty, as well as participate in other activities designed to support Native American Undergraduate students.


CSC_5743A stipend of $5,000 is available for successful participation in the full 10-week program. Additionally, travel to and from the university at the start and close of the program will be covered as well as housing on campus (Want to participate but live off-campus? Contact us with questions about off-campus housing.) during the 10-weeks of the program. (Something else holding you back from applying for the opportunity? Please contact us!)


  • Smartphone-Based Ocular Imaging System
  • Investigating Lead and Arsenic Exposure Risks to a Community Area through Analysis of Airborne Particles on Children’s Playground Surface Equipment
  • Changes in DOM Quantity and Quality in a Southern Rockies Forested Catchment
  • Polarized Raman Microscopy of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
  • The Influence of Ordered Nanostructured Carbon Electrodes on Supercapacitor Performance
  • Evidence for Deep Mountain Block Circulation from Stream Chemical Data in Sabino Creek
  • Nutrient Uptake by Plants and their Associated Microbiota Grown in Different Porous Rock Substrate
  • Optimization of Optical Transmission of Gigabit Ethernet Rates


Native American undergraduates, attending a two or four-year college or tribal college, of all levels studying a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) major. Minimum 3.0 GPA required, on a 4.0 scale. US Citizenship or permanent residency is also required.




Summer Program for Undergraduate Research – Life and Biomedical Sciences (SPUR-LABS) – Apply by Frb. 1st!

The UCLA SPUR-LABS summer program provides a rigorous research training experience for undergraduates with interests in a broad range of bioscience disciplines—from molecules to organisms and from basic to translational science. Exceptional research training, integrated with professional development activities, will prepare students to succeed in leading Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. programs. The program aims to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and the elimination of barriers to participation in bioscience research careers and is designed for students participating in honors research programs that foster transition to doctoral programs (such as Maximizing Access to Research Careers–MARC, Initiative for Maximizing Student Development – IMSD, and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – LSAMP).

SPUR-LABS is one of several programs comprising UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).


  • • Hands on research experience mentored by an outstanding UCLA faculty member
  • • Training in a world class research environment that includes medical school and college bioscience programs close together on one campus
  • • Academic and professional development advising
  • • Weekly seminars and workshops on career skills including science writing and presentating
  • • Science writing skills tutor for developing an abstract to submit to national conferences
  • • Individualized guidance on applying to graduate school including GRE preparation
  • • Networking with bioscience students and faculty


  • • Eight week option: June 19–August 13, 2016
  • • Ten week option: June 19–August 26, 2016

All participants will take part in the same activities, including a poster presentation at the end of the eighth week. Participants in the ten week program will have two additional weeks to work in the laboratory and prepare the final research paper.

Application period

The application for Summer 2016 is now openApply before the February 1st deadline.

Research opportunities with UCLA faculty

SPUR-LABS participants will be matched with an appropriate faculty member based on research interests. There are over 400 faculty mentors in the following ten research areas.

  • • Biochemistry, Biophysics, & Structural Biology
  • • Bioinformatics
  • • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • • Gene Regulation
  • • Genetics & Genomics
  • • Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis
  • • Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology
  • • Molecular Pharmacology
  • • Neuroscience
  • • Physics & Biology in Medicine

Stipend and support

  • Stipend: $3,500 (for both eight and ten week option)
  • Room and board: on-campus housing and meal allowance
  • Travel allowance: up to $500 for out of state students; up to $250 for California residents

Eligibility and selection criteria

SPUR-LABS solicits applications from outstanding students whose goal is to pursue a career in bioscience research. The program aims to prepare and inspire a diverse population of undergraduates for graduate study in the biosciences. Students from underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility criteria

  • • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
  • • Prior to beginning the program, completion of at least two years of undergraduate study
  • • Participants may not be UCLA students; UCLA students should consider other summer research opportunities such as CARE SEM or Amgen Scholars
  • • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0
  • • Intention to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a bioscience field and not admitted or enrolled in a graduate program (M.S. or Ph.D.) at the time the program begins

Selection criteria

  • • Academic preparation and achievement
  • • Relevance of research interests, experiences, and goals
  • • Potential for the program to help the applicant achieve his/her career goals
  • • Potential to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and the elimination of barriers to participation in bioscience research careers


Program Directors
Dr. Gregory Payne
Dr. Diana Azurdia

Graduate Programs in Bioscience
Box 951570, 2305 Life Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1570

SPUR-LABS is sponsored by UCLA Graduate programs in Bioscience, in association with UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research and the Undergraduate Research Center-Sciences.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Opportunities

Undergraduates, Post-BS and AAS, MS, and PhD – all majors
Stipend based on academic status, Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible), Full-time and part-time appointments, Professional development activities, Minimum GPA  – 2.5/4.0, U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR)

We welcome you to browse our educational opportunities by selecting the category that best describes you. The following links provide an overview of the different types of programs available through the Science Education Programs at ORNL.