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The National Science Foundation lists 78 chemistry summer research opportunities at universities.
The American Chemical Society list internships at companies.
The listings below are from programs that have contacted Beloit directly looking for participants.

I am writing to let you know about an excellent opportunity for summer employment as a Teaching Assistant or Instructor with the Center for Talented Youth (CTY). Thank you for taking the time to share this information below with your students and colleagues.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Summer 2017 Employment Opportunities

Instructor and Teaching Assistant

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at

Why teach for CTY?

We are currently seeking individuals with expertise in the following Chemistry-related courses:

Additionally, we are seeking individuals with expertise in Physics, Biology, and Environmental Science for the following courses:

We also hire a number of undergraduate and graduate students as Resident Assistants, office staff, and junior administration.  Room and board, as well as a stipend, are included at our residential sites. 

For more information about these positions, site locations, program dates, and access to our online employment application, please see our website,, or contact us via email at or by calling 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


Jessica Stephenson Reaves
Assistant Program Manager, Summer Programs
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

We are pleased to announce our recently funded NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program. Our inaugural summer session (June 4 -August 12, 2017) will provide exciting research opportunities for both undergraduate students as well as faculty/undergraduate team pairs. Each participating student or faculty/student team will be matched with an NIU faculty mentor. Research projects cover a broad range of topics in the chemical and biochemical fields, such as chemical synthesis, energy storage and protein engineering. All participants will receive a $5,000 stipend and free housing is provided for all student participants. Additional details, as well as the online applications, may be found at

Ralph A. Wheeler and James R. Horn
Directors of the Chemistry and Biochemistry REU program
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115

Questions? See our FAQ on our webpage: (or email us at


Science & Engineering Leadership Initiative Research Experience for Undergraduates to Support the Advancement of Students with Disabilities at the University of Delaware

Our REU program is unique in that we are focusing on providing students with disabilities a research and community building experience tailored to fostering success in graduate school and beyond. The REU program is scheduled from June 19, 2017 to August 11, 2017 at the University of Delaware. The application is due March 31, 2017.

More information can be found here:

If you have any questions please contact us at

Prof. Karl S. Booksh and Prof. Sharon Rozovsky
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Delaware


Are you interested in conducting scientific research this summer with a Beloit College faculty member?

We are very pleased to announce nearly 30 science research opportunities at Beloit College for summer 2017!

There are opportunities in astronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, and mathematics.  In addition to conducting a research project with a faculty mentor, you will also participate in activities with other student researchers that aim to strengthen your professional skills as a scientist. Most of the opportunities are 8-week experiences (but some are shorter). Successful applicants will receive a summer stipend and room/board. 

To learn more, please read the descriptions of the available projects.  If you are interested in a project, talk to the faculty mentor for the project to learn more about it.  Then, apply for the project (the link is available at the description website).  Applications are due on March 20th, 2016. Awards will be made within 2-3 weeks of the application due date.

If you have questions, please let Sue Swanson (Geology) or Rachel Bergstrom (Biology) know! Alternatively, contact the faculty member associated with the project that you would like to work on.

The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency will be hiring an intern student for the summer of 2017 to assist in its lake management efforts. Interested students will have an opportunity to not only work on one of Wisconsin’s premier lakes, but also learn the “ins and outs” of local lake management.

The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency is an inter-municipal lake management agency charged with the management of Geneva Lake, a 5,262-acre mesotrophic lake with a 13,000-acre watershed. It is located in south central Walworth County in southeastern Wisconsin and is one of the major recreational destinations for northeastern Illinoisand southern Wisconsin.

Candidates should be familiar with the chemical, physical and biological workings of a lake and its watershed. Some experience with aquatic plant inventory and identification and the use of GPS will be helpful. Some training will be included. Basic word processing and spreadsheet computer skills are needed.

Major projects that the intern will be involved in are; aquatic plant inventories, bacterial public beach monitoring for recreational use and data recording and processing. A review of past plankton data will be included. Candidates must be comfortable working with the public and have good speaking and writing skills.

The position is a full-time summer intern position running from approximately mid-May through the end of August. Exact hours, start and end dates are negotiable. Starting pay is $11.50 per hour depending on experience and skills.
Interested candidates should send, prior to March 17th, a resume, references and a list of completed coursework to:
Theodore W. Peters, Director
Geneva Lake Environmental Agency
350 Constance Blvd.
George Williams Campus of Aurora University
P.O. Box 914
Williams Bay, WI 53191
Office 262-245-4532

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas is seeking applicants for its summer 2017 NSF-REU Program for undergraduates. 

Summer Research Experiencefor Undergraduates (REU) Program in Chemistry
The National Science Foundation will fund ten (10) undergraduate students who have completed at least their freshman year in college but have not yet graduated.
Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, housing and meal plan for 10 weeks, as well as a travel allowance!
REU researchers will gain hands-on experience in a collaborative atmosphere, engage in cutting edge research on a project of your choice, take advantage of a career enhancement program addressing career opportunities and challenges in the emerging interdisciplinary field of green chemistry.
Summer 2017 Program Starts: May 22nd Ends: July 28th
Project Descriptions & Online Application can be found at
Deadline March 3, 2017
For more information contact
Dave Benson, Program Coordinator ~ or Elaine Knight. Program Secretary,
Minorities & Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Summer Museum Attendant Description:

May 27th through July 30th, 2017, 4-6 hours/day

Beloit College Museums seeks 5 - 7 Museum Attendants for summer 2017 to work at both the Wright Museum of Art and Logan Museum of Anthropology and Museum Gift Shop. Museum Attendants are responsible for welcoming visitors to the Museum by giving information regarding the exhibits, the college, and the city of Beloit. Attendants are required to safe guard the Museum, as well alert staff to objects on display, lights, and other museums matters needing attention. Regularly, Attendants are asked to assist with a variety of museum, office, and secretarial duties.

The Opportunity:

Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes of a museum? This is your opportunity to learn the day- to-day operations of Beloit College’s two prestigious museums. As part of being a Museum Attendant, you will have the chance to spend quality time with artifacts that pre-date the arrival of Columbus in the New World and paintings that have helped shape and expose the human psyche. Not only will you serve at the face of the museums to the public but also serve as docent, an educated guide into our shared cultural heritage.

Mission Statements:

The Logan Museum of Anthropology is a teaching museum that engages the Beloit College community in learning about the world’s cultures, anthropology, and museology. Through our collections and programs we foster the integration of knowledge and experience to enrich liberal learning.

As a teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College. Our principal purpose is to provide the college and local community with diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history.

Desired Skills & Experience:

·        Ability to communicate in a concise and effective manner, both verbally and in writing.

·        Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

·        Some knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel, Mail Chimp, Facebook

·        A clean neat appearance, and enthusiasm to work and overall positive attitude

·        Ability to understand and follow written instructions

·        Must have a strong sense of responsibility and dependability

·        A commitment to working at least 10 of the 12 weeks of summer


Interested individuals should apply online (click here) and follow up with Leah Bush, Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Leah Bush
Office Coordinator
The Wright Museum of Art

We are pleased to announce that the NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Interdisciplinary Materials Research at Southern Illinois University is currently accepting applications for the Summer of 2017 (its 12th summer, completing 11 years of operation this Spring). 

Our program is particularly interested in attracting candidates (preferably in their first, second, or third years of college) from groups traditionally under-represented in Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering; as always, all applications are welcome.  Application forms and details about the program are available on-line at:  Review of applications will commence after March 3, 2017. 

Our program will begin May 30, 2016 and will commence for ~9 weeks.  Participating students will work with mentors from the Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering to perform materials research (broadly defined)—with emphases in nanoscience/nanotechnology, energy research, smart materials, biomaterials, materials characterization, computational modeling, friction/tribology, and materials fabrication among other subjects.  In this program, students will work on independent research projects and receive hands-on training in the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation and methods.

Student benefits include a stipend of approximately $4500, $1,000 research expenditure allowance, free college housing, and a travel allowance to facilitate transportation from the student’s home institution or to conferences (up to $750).

If you or anyone else has questions about our REU Program, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.  Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Best regards,

           Boyd Goodson                                                                         Saikat Talapatra

PI, SIUC NSF REU Program                                                 Co-PI, SIUC NSF REU Program

There is summer funding available through the Liberal Arts and Practice Common Grant Application which is due the Monday after spring break, March 13 at 5 p.m.  Students need to fill out this application to access funding for International Education, Weissberg and Venture grants, as well as a wide variety of other scholarships and grants to help make internships, research and other summer learning opportunities possible. 

We also help students find opportunities and write competitive funding proposals. To this end, please let your students know that I will be leading a workshop on summer funding and how they apply for it at the Liberal Arts in Practice Center at 7p.m. Monday, February 13.  We also can make individual appointments

Carol Wickersham
Beloit College
The Liberal Arts in Practice Center

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF Pitt 2017).  Summer research opportunities are available for up to five female or minority undergraduate students majoring in chemistry who are expected to graduate in 2018.  Students selected for the program will receive a stipend of $360 per week for 10 weeks of summer research starting on May 30th.  Students will also be provided free housing at Pennsylvania Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Interested students are encouraged to apply on line at  Applicants are required to send their cover letter, official or unofficial transcript, and a prioritized list of four Chemistry Department research groups in which they are interested.  Two letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Debbie Hunt ( Review of applications for these positions will begin on February 23rd.


The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applications for our Summer 2017 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.  The ten-week program will tentatively begin the last week of May or the first week of June. Also, participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing will be provided.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  As stated in the attached flyer, application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Shawn Adams
UNT Chemistry REU Program Coordinator
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, TX 76203

Tel: 940-565-4372
Fax: 940-565-4318

Undergraduate Scholarships - January 31st:
DAAD invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships to fund 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. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017 (postmark date). Please visit our website for more info or contact Ms. Stefanie Gruber-Sliva at


Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)
For over 30 years, SPUR at MCW has provided over 1,000 students with hands-on research experience and preparation towards graduate studies and other professional, health-related programs. During that time, SPUR has hosted hundreds of students who have since made significant contributions to science and humanity through their current positions as teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, industry professionals, government leaders and clinicians. SPUR hosts roughly 25-30 participants each summer from across the country who gain valuable research experience, refine critical thinking skills, build upon academic and professional networks and are introduced to various disciplines of science. Participation in SPUR is intended for students who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university who intend to pursue scientific-based graduate studies.

Program details include:
Learn more:


The Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN) is currently accepting applications for its Undergraduate Research Program (URP) during the summer of 2017. Students will be given the opportunity to perform cutting edge, transdisciplinary research of immediate relevance to people in urban areas. Students with different research interests in urban water sustainability - social sciences, natural sciences, engineering - will be placed with a team of mentors at institutions in urban areas across the nation. See:

Sustainable Urban Water Transdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates

Engaging Undergraduates in Transitioning Toward Sustainable Urban Water Systems

Students will join the Urban Water Innovation Network community for 9 weeks in summer 2017 to:
Complete an independent, guided research project, working closely with mentor scientists, other students and the broader UWIN team
Attend a 3 day kick-off and a 3 day wrap-up meetings at Colorado State University
Participate in skill building workshops and seminars
Attend a Virtual Forum on Opportunities in Urban Water Research and Management
Give a poster presentation in a final Urban Water Sustainability Research Symposium

The program fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students interact in person and/or virtually, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and seminars in research and urban water sustainability.

 Projects for 2017:
Variation in Vegetation’s Influence on Urban Climate (University of California Riverside, Oregon State University, University of Arizona, UMBC)
Evaluating Options for Management of Urban Flood Hazards (UMBC, University of Arizona, University of Georgia)
Microclimates and Human Activity Patterns Near Urban Surface Water: A Case Study of Tempe Town Lake, Arizona (Arizona State University)
Water Resouces and Heat Emergencies (Arizona State University)
Natural Solutions for Urban Watershed Sustainability (Brooklyn College CUNY)
Visualizing Urban Water Sustainability Indicators within a Video Game for Collecting Water Management Ideas from Gamers (Colorado State University)
Non-Darcian Flow Regimes in the Biscayne Aquifer of Southeast Florida (Florida International University)
Water Affordability Case Studies (Michigan State University)
Transitions to Socially Equitable and Environmentally Just Sustainable Urban Water Systems (Northeastern University)
Characterizing the Urban Energy Water Nexus through Modeling and Data Analysis (Princeton University)
System-of-Systems Analysis of Water Infrastructure Resilience under Climate Change Impacts (Texas A&M University)

Dates: May 31 to August 2, 2017 (9 weeks)
Eligibility:  Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions.
Support: $4,500 stipend, room and board on-campus or in nearby housing, travel allowance up to $900.

The program starts and ends at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO.

To apply: See our website at: Online application only.

Applications must be submitted by February 10, 2017.

For more information, contact: 
Aude Lochet
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies 
PO Box AB, 2801 Sharon Turnpike, Millbrook, NY 12545

(845) 677-7600 x 326 
Fax: (845) 677-5976 

A summer immersion experience available for juniors (and exceptional sophomores) in your Molecular Genetics and/or Cell Biology courses whose backgrounds may make them less likely to have considered a PhD or research as a career. These include students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in the sciences, as well as those from economically or educationally disadvantaged families. The program is open to students enrolled at undergraduate-only institutions (such as the ACM Colleges), and the University of Chicago has specifically reached out to our consortium to encourage more of our high achieving students to apply.

With the assistance of a generous NSF grant, the University of Chicago runs a summer immersion experience during which undergraduates conduct independent research under the mentorship of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty, while also learning how to communicate about science with one another. The program offers a generous stipend, lodging, travel to/from Chicago, and a food assistance stipend.

The application is due February 1, 2017, and a copy is attached to this e-mail. An overview of the program can be found here:

Examples of the faculty and research topics involved last year:

Summer Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU)
Program in Chemistry at the University of Kansas

The National Science Foundation will fund ten (10) undergraduate students who have not completed at least their freshman year in college but have not yet graduated. 

REU researchers will gain hands on experience in a collaborative atmosphere, engage in cutting edge research on a project of your choice, take advantage of a career enhancement program addressing career opportunities & challenges in the emerging interdisciplinary field of green chemistry. 

The 2017 Program: Starts – May 22nd       Ends – July 28th       Application Deadline – March 3rd

Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, housing and a meal plan for 10 weeks, as well as a travel allowance!

For more information contact
David Benson, Program Coordinator -
Elaine Knight, Program Secretary –  

Program descriptions and online application can be found at http//   

Minorities & students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!

Michigan State University REU Summer Program seeks sophomores and juniors. Our deadline is the middle of next month, and we still seek quality applicants, especially from students belonging demographic groups historically under-represented in chemical research.

Cross-Disciplinary Training in Sustainable Chemistry and Chemical Processes
REU Summer 2017
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University

Develop a research question associated with sustainable materials or chemical processes.
Conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.
Have the opportunity to participate in professional development activities and to present your work as an oral/poster presentation.
Gain independent research experience and learn about green chemistry.
Stipend of $4,500 plus housing and travel.
Program period: May 19 – July 27, 2017

Who Should Apply?
Junior or seniors studying chemistry or chemical engineering.
Women and students from underrepresented groups.
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Application deadline: February 15, 2017.
Apply at:

Greetings from Harvard Forest!

We are offering an exciting summer program for undergraduate students to collaborate with scientists conducting ecological research. 
Explore Harvard’s 3,700-acre outdoor laboratory & classroom in Petersham, Massachusetts.
May 22 to August 4, 2017

A summer of mentored research in:
Forest Ecosystems & Disturbances
Wildlife Dynamics & Invasive Species
Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
Agricultural Grazing and Plant Communities
Atmospheric Chemistry of Forest Canopies
Community Dynamics & Global Climate Change

Apply online at
The strict deadline for this program is February 3rd, 2017 @ 11:59pm.

11 weeks residential program with $5775 stipend, room & board, full meal plan, and travel.
Applications are currently being accepted on-line
and complete details are listed on our website.


The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply for this opportunity, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.

Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.

The stipend will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work, starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending around the first week of August. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

The application for our 2017 Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program is currently open and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2017.

More information about the program as well as a link to the electronic application can be found here:

Daniel Michele, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
North Campus Research Complex
2800 Plymouth Road, Bldg 26, Room 207S
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region
The University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) is offering the nationally-competitive Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, pending funding from the National Science Foundation. Spend nine weeks in Northern Michigan, developing and implementing a research project. Previous REU students have worked on: carbon and mercury cycling from forests to lakes, aquatic food webs, forest ecosystems, atmospheric changes, and the effects of climate change.

Program Highlights:

Duration: June 20 - August 19, 2017
Who can apply? The program is open to rising juniors and seniors from any college.
Application Deadline: March 1

Learn more about the program or apply online on our website.


2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, North Dakota State University, Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, Fargo, ND

Summer research appointments are available for chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering and related fields, between their junior and senior years, who intend to pursue graduate studies and have an interest in polymers and coatings science.  The NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials is widely recognized as one of the top educational and research departments in its field.  The department offers projects in the following research areas:

Eligibility: To be eligible for the CPM NDSU SURE program the student must be U.S. citizen/permanent resident or student enrolled in US institution, be undergraduate student between Junior and Senior year for the summer of 2017, majoring in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering or a related field, be able to participate in a full-time (40 hours/week) research program in a professor’s research group for 10 weeks in Fargo, ND.

Stipend:         $4,000 for 10 weeks.   
Dates:            May, 30th to August 4th, 2017
Housing:        Reasonably Priced On-Campus Housing is Available.  Students are responsible for costs associated for housing.

To apply, send:

Applications deadline is February 1st, 2017.
Offers may be made as early as March 1st, 2017.

Send application packet to:   
Dr. Andriy Voronov
Dept. 2760, P.O. Box 6050
Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Tel: 701-231-9563       Fax: 701-231-8439

Apply online:

EARN CASH & COLLEGE CREDIT! We are seeking curious and highly motivated students with strong science backgrounds. If selected, these students receive an all-expenses paid opportunity to complete a 6 week summer course in Nuclear and Radiochemistry in either CA or NY. They also earn hours (tuition paid) of undergraduate chemistry credit through either San Jose State University or SUNY-Stony Brook.  Selected students also receive a stipend of $4,000.

Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics and one year of calculus. Applicants must be US citizens.

Further information and an on-line application form can also be found on the web at:

Participants in the 2017 Summer Schools will be encouraged to join a research project during the following summer at a university or federal research institution.

The deadline for applications is February, 1 2017. Please distribute this announcement to your undergraduate students and encourage them to consider this unique opportunity! If you or your students have any questions about the ACS sponsored program, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information below.

J. David Robertson
National Director, ACS Summer Schools in Nuclear and Radiochemistry
Department of Chemistry
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

We are accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, University of Rochester.

Research problems are available across the broad landscape of contemporary chemical research: structure, mechanism, dynamics, synthesis, spectroscopy and theory; inorganic, organic, organometallic, physical, biological, polymer, nuclear and environmental chemistry.  More details can be found at:

Dates: May 31– August 4, 2017
Applications Due: February 14, 2017
See online application at:
(Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.)

A summer program of full-time scientific research, supporting discussion groups, research meetings, as well as social activities.
For information, please contact:
Professor Thomas R. Krugh or Marguerite Weston or

University of Rochester
Department of Chemistry

I am sending this email to you with the invitation for your students to apply two summer internship programs that Franciscan University helps to coordinate, now in their 7th and 3rd consecutive years, respectively:

(1) the AbbVie-Franciscan, Undergraduate, Neglected Disease, Summer Research, Internship Program 2017 - for both experienced and inexperienced research students with an interest in industrial research and outreach for the poor, The application period opens December 21, 2016 and all applications must be initiated on-line at Review of complete application packages will begin on February 3, 2017.

(2) the NIH/NCATS-Franciscan, Undergraduate, Summer Research, Internship Program 2017 - for more experienced research students with an interest in learning about drug discovery at a National Institute. Prospec9ve candidates must apply online both at the NIH SIP site and at the Franciscan site. The online applica9ons will be open from December 20 to March 1. They requires submission of a resume, an unofficial transcript or
list of coursework and grades, a cover leQer describing the applicant's research interests and career goals, and two references. Review of complete applica9on packages will begin on February 3, 2017.

These two internships are designed to give real-world research opportunities to undergraduates. These internship will give your students a chance to experience both the pharmaceutical industry and a national institute in a unique and student community focused educational experience. Eligible students have or will have completed a full year of Organic Chemistry by summer 2017. Preference will be given to Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, and Engineering majors interested in graduate school, industry, and/or the NIH, but the internship is not limited to those students. Please also encourage talented pre-med, pre-health, and pre-professional students who are interested in fully exploring this interface of their interests to also apply.

Because of the small number of schools at which we advertise, the applicant pool is usually small compared to other similar summer internship programs and generally has a pretty high acceptance rate. Between the two programs, we will be looking to send up to fourteen interns for the summer of 2017. We have received wonderful feedback from interns over the years and look forward to another great summer!

Jeffrey J. Rohde, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Pre-Engineering
Franciscan Institute for World Health (FIWH), Co-Director
Franciscan Institute for Science and Health, Co-Director

Several Beloit students have done this program:

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2017 we will again offer three internship programs: RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Germany, RISE professional and RISE worldwide. RISE has established itself as an outstanding opportunity to combine serious research with a rewarding study-abroad experience. All three programs are targeted to students from the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences (geology) and related disciplines.

RISE Germany undergrads have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects at top research institutions (e.g. Max-Planck-Institutes) and universities in Germany. Students are paired with German PhD students in a unique mentoring partnership to ensure immediate integration into hands on lab work and built-in social network with an excellent opportunity to develop new technical skills. RISE Germany participants receive a scholarship to cover living expenses. To learn more about RISE Germany, please visit:<> or email:<>

RISE professional is designed for Master's and PhD students and alumni of the RISE program who are matched with a well-known German company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills. Internships can last up to three months. This program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. To learn more about RISE professional, please visit:<> or email:<>.

As a university, consider participating in the RISE worldwide program and host a German undergraduate student in your lab over the summer. For more information, please visit<>.

Online registration and the internship database is now open. The application deadline is January 15 for RISE Germany and January 31 for RISE professional.

Best regards,
Hanni Geist
Information Officer
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
530 Bush Street, Suite 204
San Francisco, CA, 94108 USA
Tel: +1 (415) 986 2021

Wisconsin AHEC summer programs for health professions students -- APPLY NOW
Wisconsin AHEC is pleased to announce our Summer 2017 opportunities for health professions students at any Wisconsin college or university.

1. Community Health Internship Program (CHIP). An 8-week internship ($2,400 stipend) to work full time in a local health department or community agency. 70+ sites are offered June 8 - July 28, 2017. Each intern is hosted by an experienced professional, and participates in additional curriculum and enrichment activities coordinated by AHEC. A wide range of focus areas are available among the internships, offering opportunities for any academic major, all with the common theme of community health. Applications are due Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  CHIP application:  

2. Wisconsin Express. A week-long cultural immersion at a regional community site. 12 sites are offered May 21-26, 2017 and 3 sites are offered over UW-Madison Spring Break (March 19-24, 2017). Small interprofessional groups of college students learn about and discuss the healthcare resources and challenges of the local population. Program fee is $200 for the week (includes 5 nights lodging, meals, curriculum, materials, and special activities). Applications are due Friday, January 6, 2017 for Spring Break and Wednesday, February 15, 2017 for the May program. Wisconsin Express application:

The selection process is competitive and we look forward to receiving another strong group of applications again this year.
--Keri Robbins <>

Several Beloit students have done this program:

I wish to bring to your attention the 2017 CNF & PARADIM REU Programs,

Today's students are very interested in nanotechnology -- and its research activities cut across most of the major scientific disciplines. I encourage you to bring this summer research opportunity to the attention of your students by forwarding this email to them.

We have a 20-year history of providing a high-quality ten-week nanotechnology research experience to undergraduates from a broad spectrum of fields and institutions. The 2017 CNF & PARADIM REU interns will undertake a challenging nanotechnology project using the advanced equipment and process resources available in our laboratories. Our programs provide a high level of support from faculty, mentors, and staff to assure that the students have a successful experience.

The program is most suitable for students who have completed their sophomore or junior years in science or engineering, and who are interested in a science or engineering career. We especially encourage applications from women and minorities, students from smaller non-research institutions, and students with limited or no research experience.

We encourage you to make this opportunity available to your students. REU programs such as ours are critical to students wishing to go to graduate school; we think our programs offer a superior research experience and unparalleled opportunities across the range of nanotechnology disciplines -- chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering.

I refer you to the CNF & PARADIM REU web site at for additional information and the on-line application.

Thank you in advance for your kind attention to this announcement.

We look forward to hearing from your students!

Ms. Melanie-Claire Mallison
CNF REU Program Coordinator
Program Application Coordinator
250 Duffield Hall CNF
Ithaca NY 14853-2700

Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF)
Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Programs
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), CNF and PARADIM

Several Beloit students have done this program:

The University of Nebraska’s summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary Minority Health Disparities program aimed at converting cutting edge social and behavioral research into an understanding and reduction of health disparities among minorities.
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Summer 2017 research programs include:
During the Nebraska Summer Research Program, students receive first-hand exposure to research and the experience of graduate school. They work closely with faculty mentors and research teams of graduate students and other summer scholars. Students also have opportunities to participate in meaningful social and professional development activities outside of the laboratory.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Monday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Tuesday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.
Feel free to forward this to your students as well.  If you have any questions about our program don't hesitate to contact me.
Alisha Hanshaw
Director, Graduate Enrollment
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research - Applications are now being accepted
Please share this opportunity with your students looking for a summer research experience:
o   Dates for this summer are June 5 – August 11th, 2017
o   Students are provided with a $5000 stipend and dormitory housing on the Augustana University campus
o   GRE prep course is offered as part of the program
o   Weekly workshops geared towards career preparation and professional development
Any college student majoring in the biological or chemical sciences is eligible to apply for the SPUR and NSF REU programs. Applicants should be in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year at the time of application and should be interested in exploring careers in research and graduate school opportunities. Students who attend institutions that do not have substantial research opportunities and/or students who are underrepresented in the biological sciences (including underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and Veterans or members of the Armed Services) are encouraged to apply. NSF REU participants must be United States citizens.
Link to our website:
Link to the program application:
Connect with us at with any questions.

Tamara Ledeboer
Research Education Programs Specialist | Sanford Research
2301 E. 60th Street North | Sioux Falls, SD 57104 | Route #5031
Phone: (605) 312-6590 | Fax: (605) 312-6071

Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard University
Harvard University is one of ten U.S. institutions that again will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2017.  The Harvard-Amgen program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, affords a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in the laboratories of faculty across the Harvard universe, including the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Medical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. In addition to an engaging, formative research experience, Harvard-Amgen Scholars will live among the 400 undergraduates residents of the Harvard Summer Undergraduate Research Village community in one of the historic Houses along the Charles River. 

The deadline to submit complete applications is Monday, February 1, 2017.  More information about the Harvard-Amgen Scholars Program, including profiles of last years cohort, along with eligibility criteria and instructions to apply may be found here: .  The Amgen Scholars Program website, which includes information about all of the U.S. and international programs available this coming summer may be found here: .  Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at .  With all best wishes for a terrific holiday season, 

Yours truly—
Gregory A. Llacer
Director, Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF)
Director, Harvard College Program for Research in Science and Engineering (PRISE)
Harvard University  |  77 Dunster Street  |  Cambridge, MA  02138  |  617.384-7995  

Many years ago, the students and friends of Harold R. Snyder established an endowment fund in his honor to support undergraduate students with an interest in organic chemistry. Each year we use these funds to host students from other institutions to work with some of our Illinois faculty for a 10-week period over the summer. In addition, this year we are inaugurating a parallel Chemical Biology Scholarship for students with interests in applying organic chemistry principles to the creation and characterization of biological molecules.

We write now to invite you to consult with your colleagues and nominate one student in your department at Beloit College to receive a 2017 Snyder Scholarship or Chemical Biology Scholarship. In exceptional cases, we will accept two nominations. Nominated students will automatically be considered for both scholarships; there is no need to indicate an explicit preference for either one. Only domestic or Canadian students (or international students with a pre-sponsored visa) are eligible for these scholarships.

Each scholarship provides the student with the following:

On the Snyder Scholars webpage at, this information is also provided.

Nominated student must have completed at least two semesters of organic chemistry lecture and two chemistry-related laboratory courses by the time the scholarship begins. This means that in most circumstances, the student will have at least sophomore standing. Furthermore, your nominee should be strongly inclined to pursue graduate studies in organic chemistry or chemical biology. Students with senior standing will not be considered.

The deadline for 2017 Snyder Scholar and Chemical Biology Scholar nominations is January 6, 2017. By this deadline, please have you a faculty member in your department send the following two items to

Within the student’s research statement, the student should state explicitly the names of several Illinois faculty members whose research interests them. A list of our chemistry faculty available to host 2017 Snyder Scholars and Chemical Biology Scholars is given on the accompanying document, along with brief descriptions of their research and a link to each lab’s website.

I am pleased to announce our NSF sponsored REU program will resume next summer (2017).
Integrated Computa/onal and Experimental (ICE) REU at NCSU
The NCSU Chemistry Department invites rising sophomore-junior students from primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), to engage in
one of many possible independent research topics that combine experimental techniques and computational methods at our department in Raleigh, NC.
Program Details
- 10 week program, approximately May 30 to August 4
- Receive $4,500 and free on-campus housing
- Travel assistance available
- Projects are interdisciplinary and this year will include a computational component
- Take part in a number of training workshops and seminars
- Get trained with state-of-the-art equipment in our NMR, Mass Spec, Laser Facilities and Biological Instrumental Facilities
- Present your research at a campus wide poster symposium
- Gain valuable communication experience
- For more information, contact Profs Elon Ison, Elena Jakubikova or Reza Ghiladi at
Applica/on Deadline March 01, 2017

REU Coordinators
Elon Ison
Elena Jakubikova
Reza Ghiladi

The Chemistry Department, at the University of North Texas, invites applications for our Summer 2017 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.  The ten-week program will tentatively begin the last week of May or the first week of June. Also, participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing will be provided.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located in the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

If you are interested, please submit your application, personal statement, transcripts and two letters of recommendation to us by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  As stated in the attached flyer, application forms and additional information can be found on our webpage:

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Shawn Adams
UNT Chemistry REU Program Coordinator
1155 Union Circle, #305070
Denton, TX 76203
Tel: 940-565-4372
Fax: 940-565-4318

Food Science Summer Research Opportunity
Program Dates: June 5 – August 11
A ten-week undergraduate research program giving students who are interested in food science the opportunity to:
Conduct research under the mentorship of a Cornell, Purdue* or Texas Tech* faculty member
Participate in a field trip to food industries
Discuss topics such as Ethics in Food Science, Applying for Graduate School, Product Development, and Learning from Research
Learn about food science career opportunities
Meet with food science representatives from industry, government and academia
Present research to faculty and peers

All participants in the Summer Scholar Program will receive payment. Payment and housing options vary by campus.
Cornell: scholars receive a stipend of $4,000 with responsibility for finding and paying for housing; or a stipend of $2,500 with on campus housing provided
Purdue and Texas Tech: scholars are paid on an hourly basis equivalent to approximately $4,000 for 40 hours/week over the 10-week period.

Marin Cherry
Program Assistant
M10C Stocking Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research. LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S. The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course. Those mentors are also faculty members at Penn Medicine, The Wharton School, Penn Nursing, Penn Dental and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply. A committee of Penn faculty selects each year’s SUMR scholars from the highly competitive applicant pool.

Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills. Prospective participants do not have to make a commitment in advance to attend graduate school in order to be accepted into the program, but an academic or research career should be something they might consider.

What Do SUMR Scholars Do?
- Work with Penn faculty mentors on one or two health services research projects of the student’s choice
- Gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities and assistance with the graduate school application process, including a GRE prep program
- Attend weekly lunch meetings with Penn faculty to discuss their projects and learn more about the broad range of health services research in which Penn faculty are engaged
- Present a final presentation on mentored health services research project(s) at the SUMR Research Symposium
- Attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting as a group, all expenses paid
- Take part in various extracurricular activities/social functions sponsored by the SUMR program

To Apply
Visit the SUMR website at
Deadline February 1

For More Information
Contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at
SUMR@Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program
Paid Summer Internships in Health Services Research

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017-2018 Whitaker International Program. The Whitaker International Program provides funding for biomedical engineers/bioengineers to conduct a field-relevant activity abroad.  Full details can be found at
The application deadline for the Whitaker Fellows and Scholars Program is January 24, 2017.

Program Overview
The Whitaker International Program is a competitive grant that sends emerging leaders in biomedical engineering (or bioengineering) overseas to increase international collaboration in the field. The Whitaker Program was funded by The Whitaker Foundation (now closed), and is administered by the Institute of International Education.
Whitaker International Program grants are awarded based on an activity/project proposal that is relevant to biomedical engineering. We hope to offer at least 50 Fellow and Scholar grants for the next competition cycle; only the highest-quality applicants are awarded. We encourage all students/junior faculty who are considering a period of study or research abroad to apply.
Awards have included research in heart blood flow, pursuing a Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise, a policy project on investment in biomedical devices, improved prosthetic leg design, and development of affordable oral cancer screening tools. Projects can occur worldwide, and have taken place in the UK, Chile, Denmark, India, South Africa, and Singapore among many other locations.
The Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program has two categories:

Website & Online Application
The online application is now open. The website listed above has all the information pertaining to the program, including eligibility requirements, potential host institutions, and former grantee profiles.  Please note, this year is the final competition cycle for the Whitaker International Program, as all awards will terminate in December, 2018.  
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions about the Whitaker International Program at
Amie Schaefer
Program Officer
Whitaker International Program
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017