Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates
2012 Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates
Summer research opportunity programsare designed to introduce eligible undergraduates – usually rising juniors—to leading scholars at the nation’s top research universities. Participating undergraduates produce graduate level research with faculty guidance over an eight- to- ten week period in the summer. Funding is often provided.
Applications are typically due in early January. Consult the respective websites for details.
At Cornell University:
Cornell Center for Materials Research
Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source
Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE)
Food Science Summer Scholars Program
Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program
**Please note: This program will held be at Weill Cornell Medical College only.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Program
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) Research Experience for Undergraduates
- Website: http://nnin.org/nnin_reu.html
National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Summer Student Program
NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program
NASA Space Grant Summer internships at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Kennedy Space Center
NASA Space Grant summer internships at Cornell (must also be a New York state resident or attend a college/university within New York State)
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident for all three programs.
- Website: http://astrosun2.astro.cornell.edu/specialprograms/spacegrant//undergrad.html
Plant Genome Research Summer Internship
- Website: http://bti.cornell.edu/pgrp
REU Program in Observation Astronomy
Shoals Marine Lab in Maine
Summer Mathematics Institute
- Website: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~smi/
American Economic Association Summer Program(Pre-graduate study and research)
Graduate Horizons(A four day intensive course for Native American, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian students)
Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (for prospective grad students interested in humanities, social sciences, and education)
- Website: http://www.andover.edu/irt
Pathways to Science Use this website to search for programs in STEM, including undergraduate summer research opportunities as well as graduate fellowships and post-doctoral positions
- Website: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/
Ralph Bunche Institute(for prospective grad students in government and political science)