Opportunities for Undergraduates

There are a number of undergraduate research, internship, and scholarship opportunities shared with the department. This page will be updated whenever new opportunities arise.
Check often for updates. New postings are also sent to the undergraduate concentrator listserv.

ACS International Summer REU
Students spend 10-12 weeks working on frontier chemical and materials science research projects under the guidance of faculty members and graduate student mentors to sharpen scientific skills, develop collaborations with scientists abroad, and experience the life and culture of a foreign country. For the summer of 2015, up to 17 students from the United States will be selected to conduct research in Germany, Italy, Singapore, or the United Kingdom through the program. Click here for more information. Application deadline: January 23, 2015.

West Virginia Univ. Nano REU
The research focus is nanotechnology with applications to early disease detection, biometrics, and energy efficiency.  Applicants should be rising sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduates students majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics.  Underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces from primarily undergraduate institutions in WV and the Appalachian region are especially encouraged to apply.  Participants receive $5,000 stipend + room and board for 10-weeks of research in WVU faculty research labs. Click here for more information. Application deadline: February 13, 2015.

Univ. of New Mexico Undergraduate Pipeline Network
With the mission of preparing and recruiting the next generation of research scientists and clinicians, the program hopes to expose students to the breadth of opportunities that exist within the fields of biomedical and community-based research. The summer research experience will run from May 28 through August 6, 2015. UPN students receive an academic fellowship (stipend) of up to $5000 for the summer. Click here for more information and to apply. Application deadline: February 20, 2015.

Georgia Tech: Summer REU in Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate majors are invited to apply for a ten-week (May 24- July 31, 2015) research program. Program participants will receive a stipend of $5,000, a travel allowance, and housing.  EU students carry out a research project under the direction of a faculty member in School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech"). Projects are available in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, physical, and polymer chemistry with a number of projects involving interdisciplinary research perspectives. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015.

DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: January 31, 2015.

SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program
The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and macular degeneration. Under the guidance of one or more scientific mentors, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: February 2, 2015. 

Amgen Scholars Program
Now approaching its ninth summer, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research. In addition to ten renowned U.S.host institutions, we are excited to announce that U.S. students may now apply to be Amgen Scholars at leading institutions in Japan: Kyoto University, and The University of Tokyo. Click here for more information, a list of participating institutions, and to apply. Application deadline: February 2, 2015.

NNIN REU Program
The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN REU) Program is designed to give undergraduate students an introductory research experience in nanotechnology. This summer a total of approximately 70 students are hosted for a 10 week program, spread across the 14 NNIN facilities. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: February 11, 2015.

University of Pittsburgh Summer Research Fellowship
The Department of Pharmacology and and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh invites your application to our Summer Undergraduate Research Program. Research fellows will perform guided, independent research, attend seminars, and present their data at a scientific forum. This program is an excellent opportunity for talented undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research. Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline: March 1, 2015. 

updated 1/5/15