Summer Research Opportunities

    Opportunities are listed by application deadline.

    Summer Cancer Research Institute (SCRI): Application Deadline 1/15/2021

    The SCRI program is an 8-week intensive summer program supported by the National Cancer Institute. Undergraduate and Graduate students interested in pursuing biomedical, clinical & population-based cancer research are welcome to apply.  Applications can be completed at: (a Google account is necessary to access the application).

    The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program (NSURP): Application Deadline 1/15/2021

    The NSURP is a 10-week, full-time program that offers opportunities consisting of laboratory-based, translational, and clinical biomedical research projects. The available positions are located at multip[le Nemours sites in DE, PA, and FL. Program dates are June 1 through August 6, 2021. During the program, Nemours clinical and research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results, while working on active research projects.  Available projects vary each year. Training is provided on human subjects protection, animal welfare, responsible conduct of research, and research ethics.  Program activities include a student-focused seminar series, undergraduate-oriented journal club, and opportunities for shadowing (in-person program only) and engagement in other educational programs.  All students present their research project and findings to the community via poster sessions and oral presentations. Click Here for more information.

    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology (CHOP PCEN): Application Deadline 1/29/2021

    CHOP PCEN program aims to inspire future leaders in pediatric kidney disease research by engaging students in meaningful research and clinical experiences in pediatric nephrology. The program is open to undergraduate, post-graduate, or medical students*. Start and end dates are flexible as academic schedules may vary for each student; however, an 8 week commitment is required. Students will work with a mentor on a research project, and will have opportunities for didactic training and clinical shadowing in nephrology. Students will also attend seminars about research and careers in medicine, and will take one or more courses on epidemiology or data science. Students will receive a $4000 stipend. Please note: Housing is not provided as a part of the program. Click Here for more information.

    Summer Public Health Scholars Program: Application Deadline 1/31/2021

    This is a partnership between Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. The program is 10-weeks and all accepted students will receive housing accommodations on Columbia University’s Morningside campus along with a living stipend. Click Here for more information.

    University of Utah SPUR: Application Deadline 1/31/2021

    The purpose of SPUR is to provide undergraduate students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. The program provides opportunities to gain research experience in a variety of disciplines. Click Here for more information.

    VCU Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP): Application Deadline 2/1/2021

    SAEP is a six-week summer residential program that simulates the first-year of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy professional school instruction. Participants take academically intensive instruction in each of their chosen tracks in addition to non-credit core-coursework in virtual anatomy (head and neck), pharmacology and physiology. SAEP participants attend learning skills and test-taking workshops, mock interviews, professionalism seminars, current health care topics, coaching and community service activities in an interprofessional framework. At the conclusion of the program, participants receive an assessment of their readiness to attend professional school. Click Here for more information.

    VCU Allied Health Career Exploration (AHCE): Application Deadline 2/1/2021

    AHCE is a two-week summer for students interested in any of the nine health career programs offered by the VCU College of Health Professions. Participants meet weekdays for full-day department/degree program admissions information, hands-on and interactive activities within each discipline, workshops on current health care topics, interviewing skills, resume development and more. AHCE participants receive the necessary information to pursue a School of Allied health Professions application process. Click Here for more information.

    Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program (SUMR): Application Deadline 2/1/2021

    The University of Pennsylvania SUMR program is a 12-week summer internship that aims to increase minority representation in graduate school. Click Here for more information.

    NSF Georgia State University College of Engineering and Computing: Application Deadline 2/1/2021

    The program will engage you through hands-on research in engineering labs and lectures. You will work side by side with researchers on their on-going projects. Participants will collaborate on research presentations and research articles for publication. The projects proposed for this REU will challenge students, advance knowledge, and produce valuable scholarship. In addition to their research projects, all REU participants will be mentored to develop their scientific knowledge and skills; research methods, including workplace ethics; and technical writing and oral communication. Click Here for more information.

    Premedical Urban Leaders Summer Enrichment (PULSE) Program: Application Deadline 2/1/2021

    The PULSE Program provides academic, clinical, research and service learning opportunities for undergraduate students with a focus on urban health needs. It is a six week summer program offered from June 1st through July 9th, 2021 and they are currently accepting applications! Click Here for more information.

    Temple Diamond Research Scholars: Application Deadline 2/8/2021

    The Diamond Research Scholars Program provides Temple undergraduates the opportunity to engage in a focused, mentored research or creative arts project during the summer and fall. The program requires that students participate in the all-day Undergraduate Research Institute, devote ten weeks during the summer to develop a research project in their area of interest under the direction of their faculty mentor, and complete the project during the fall semester while registered for an independent study/research course. Click Here for more information.

    Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS): Application Deadline: 2/12/2021

    The SRIMS program at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (MU JCESOM) in WV includes 9-weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and professional networking. Click Here for more information.

    Marine Sciences Summer Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Application Deadline 2/12/2021

    The Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware, is an NSF-Funded program. Students will work with faculty in a research-intensive setting on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology or marine geology. In addition to hands-on research experience, student support includes a $6,400 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance. More information and the application can be found on the website.

    Temple School of Podiatry: Application Deadline 4/23/2021

    Internships at Temple School of Podiatry offer eye-opening and career-steering opportunities for students interested in pursuing health care professions. There is a winter and summer session where students attend workshops, receive shadowing and work with pediatric physicians in the hospital, and so much more! Click Here for more information.

    Temple CST Undergraduate Research Program (URP): Application to open in March

    URP offers summer research opportunities to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students work alongside experienced researchers for hands-on experience in their field of study. Students earn a stipend for their summer researc

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