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Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates

2017 Summer Research Programs for Undergraduates

Summer research opportunity programs are designed to introduce eligible undergraduates 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 and to apply.

At Cornell University

Advancing Cornell Career Experiences for Science Students (ACCESS)

Website: http://weill.cornell.edu/gradschool/summer/

Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF) REU Program

Website: http://www.cnf.cornell.edu/cnf5_reuprogram.html

Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) REU Program

Website: http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/reu/

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

Website: http://www.lepp.cornell.edu/Education/REU/

CLASSE Summer Research Program for Community College Students (SRCCS)

Website: http://www.lepp.cornell.edu/StudentOpportunities/SrccsProgram.html

Food Science Summer Scholars Program

Website: http://foodscience.cornell.edu/academics/fsscholars/index.cfm

Gateways to the Laboratory

Website: http://weill.cornell.edu/mdphd/summerprogram/

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program

Website: http://theleadershipalliance.org/html/programs.htm

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Program (LSAMP)

Website: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/lsamp

Mathematics Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

Website: http://www.math.cornell.edu/Undergraduate/REU/REU.htm

Microbial Friends and Foes Research Experience for Undergraduates

Website: http://reu.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu

Molecular Biology and Genetics Research Experience for Undergraduates

Website: http://mbg.cornell.edu/undergraduate/summer-research-experience

National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center Summer Student Program

Website: http://www.naic.edu/reu_program.html

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

Website: http://www.scholars.pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/

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

Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Material (PARADIM) REU Program and Summer Schools

Website: http://paradim.cornell.edu/education/reu-program/

Plant Genome Research Summer Internship

Website: http://bti.cornell.edu/education/internships/

REU Program in Observation Astronomy

Website: http://astro.cornell.edu/specialprograms/reu/

Shoals Marine Lab in Maine

Website: http://www.shoalsmarinelaboratory.org/student-research-internships

Summer Mathematics Institute (check website for availability)

Website: http://www.math.cornell.edu/~smi/

Travelers Summer Research Program

Website: http://weill.cornell.edu/education/programs/tra_sum_res.html

National programs

American Economic Association Summer Program (Pre-graduate study and research)

Website: https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/committees/aeasp

Graduate Horizons (A four day intensive course for Native American, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian students)

Website: http://www.graduatehorizons.org/

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (for prospective grad students interested in humanities, social sciences, and education)

Website: https://irt.andover.edu/

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)

Website:  http://ralphbuncheinstitute.org/about/