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Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates

Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates

Summer research opportunity programs are 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 December / January.  Consult the respective websites for details.

At Cornell University

Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS)

Cornell Center for Materials Research

Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source

Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE)

Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) REU Program

Food Science Summer Scholars Program

Gateways to the Laboratory

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Program

Mathematics REU

Microbial Friends and Foes REU

Molecular Biology and Genetics REU

    National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Summer Student Program

    New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Summer Research Scholars 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)

    Plant Genome Research Summer Internship

    REU Program in Observation Astronomy

    Shoals Marine Lab in Maine

    Summer Mathematics Institute 

    Travelers Summer Research Program

    National programs

    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)

    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 

    Ralph Bunche Institute (for prospective grad students in government and political science)