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Research Grants & Fellowships

Department of Navy HBCU/MI Internship Program

Application Deadline: December 17, 2021

The internship website (linked above) lists the following criteria to be eligible to apply to this ten-week laboratory internship at the US Naval Research Laboratory that allows students to partake in research concerning the Department of Defense. See details about eligibility requirements on the website.

Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics (SURIEA) 2022

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022

This is a 12-week summer undergraduate research program for students interested in the area of Acoustics. It is paid, and it is meant for underrepresented minority students looking to enter into the career field of Acoustics. The program includes the participation of the Acoustical Society of America (Lead) and the American Institute of Physics (AIP).

CUNY VR-REU: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Immersive 3D Visualization

June 6 – July 29, 2022 (8-Weeks, Paid Research)

10 students each summer are provided with an immersive 3D visualization tool and technologies education. Planned research projects include VR for aiding students with learning disabilities, MicroRNA (Ribonucleic Acid) as a regulator for cell lineage plasticity, immersive remote telepresence, indoor robot navigation along with 3D object identification, and sonifying the microbiome. Stipends are included to cover living expenses in New York City. 

Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program


The Air Force Research Laboratory Scholars Program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the STEM field to receive stipend-paid internship opportunities and gain hands-on research experience working with full-time Air Force Research Laboratory scientists and engineers as well as partake in unique research projects. Multiple locations are offered for this internship. Application deadlines are TBD. For more information, click on the link. 

Amgen Scholars Program


The Amgen Scholars Program at the National Institutes of Health is an opportunity for students interested in biomedical research to spend a summer gaining experience working at the NIH alongside some of the world’s leading scientists. Scholars will be partnered with mentors from the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP), where they will be able to learn more about clinical research. Scholars will also be able to partake in other curriculums such as journal clubs and case studies. The 2021 Amgen Scholars Program application is expected to open soon, and exact dates are TBD. More information can be found through the link above. 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The SURF Program is designed to inspire undergraduate students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through a unique research experience that supports the NIST mission. Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, offers a great way to build skills as a young scientist or test inclinations toward research. Students will be assisting researchers in the forefront of modern science and will earn acknowledgement or co-authorship in articles submitted to professional publications.

B1G Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program

The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) seeks to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers by providing undergraduate students with research opportunities at the Big Ten Academic Alliance universities.

Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP)

Since 1996-1997, the Georgetown Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (GUROP) has offered motivated undergraduate students at Georgetown the opportunity to learn the discipline and experience the rewards of scholarly research by working with faculty on their research projects. This research occurs in a large variety of ways and venues, e.g., laboratories, libraries, environment, community, etc.  GUROP would like to widen the scope of the opportunity for more students to participate in an activity so integral to the life of the University.  

The Summer Mentored Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SMURF):

This is for full-time or part-time mentored research. Recipients work closely with a faculty member in their research or do research alongside a faculty member on a closely-related project. Formerly known as GUROP. Visit the link above for more information.

NYU Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

At NYU Grossman School of Medicine, our Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences offers qualified college students who have completed their sophomore or junior year the opportunity to participate in our Summer Undergraduate Research Program, also known as SURP. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences, our research internship program can provide you with an inside glimpse into life beyond your undergraduate studies.

The Lisa J. Raines Fellowship: for full-time independent research in Health & Humanity:

This fellowship funds undergraduate students to conduct independent summer research projects engaging with an intractable “grand challenge” facing our society. In addition to conducting their own projects, Fellows will come together as a cohort to share their research, find exciting cross-disciplinary touch points, and learn from and network with faculty working in the field. Through bridging disciplinary divides and fostering dialogue around a central theme, this Fellowship responds to the need for 21st-century leaders with not only the expertise but also the creativity and multidisciplinary understanding to innovate and effect social change. More information can be found through the link above.

The Kalorama Fellowship: for research in the environmental sciences

This fellowship funds an independent research project for students doing research in humanities and social science disciplines. The research idea must be the student’s own, though students must secure a faculty mentor or supervisor who oversees and supports the research. The research cannot be the same as the mentor’s own research.

(Note: Kalorama grants may be offered part-time for less funding as is appropriate to the project and the student’s summer plans.)

The Zukowski-Kolleng Fellowship: for all biology majors to conduct full-time research:

The Biology Department offers two undergraduate research fellowships. Both Fellowships are open to Biology majors who are currently in their sophomore, junior and senior years and will provide a research award of  $4000, plus $1000 from the mentor.


Past research grants & fellowships

Davis Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 19, 2021

The Davis Fellowship is available to all undergraduates in Georgetown College. In order to support a summer research project, the Fellowship provides between $1,500 and $3,000. There are two types of fellowships offered:

  1. Davis Research Fellowships fund summer lab work, field work, and independent inquiry under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
  2. Davis Experiential Learning Fellowships fund service learning, community-based work, and unpaid internships which are meaningfully connected to a student’s academic interests.

Decisions are announced by mid-April. More information can be found through the link above. 

Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowships

March 20-23, 2021

Every summer, the Endocrine Society offers Summer Research Fellowships for eligible undergraduate students, medical students, and first year graduate students who want to pursue careers in endocrinology. The fellowship consists of a stipend to each award recipient in order to participate in a particular research project under the mentorship of a member of the Endocrine Society for 8 to 12 weeks during the summer. At the end of the fellowship, a few recipients will be granted the opportunity to apply for a travel award to attend the Society’s annual meeting, ENDO 2021, being held on March 20-23, in San Diego, CA. Click the link to learn more.

Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates

Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

The Marion B. Sewer Distinguished Scholarship for Undergraduates is a financial support opportunity for students who are interested in the biochemistry and molecular biology field and would seek to enhance the diversity of science. Students who are underrepresented in their social, education, or economic backgrounds or who express commitment to academic success are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship provides up to $2,000 to be applied to undergraduate tuition costs for one academic year. More information can be found through the link.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Application Deadline: August 25, 2021

REU provides students with a grant, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), to pursue an independent research project. NSF funds independent research ranging from biological sciences to social, behavioral, and economic sciences at different REU sites, including universities, museums, and science institutes. Full research proposals are due August 25, 2021. Learn more about this opportunity to pursue independent research.

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

Application Deadline: September 21, 2021

IRES provides students with a grant in NSF-funded research areas. Full research proposals are due September 21, 2021. There is an international focus in the research proposed for the grant, and the grant allows individuals to choose from two tracks. Click the link to learn more about this opportunity. 

Sigma Xi- The Scientific Research Honor Society Grants in Aid of Research Application and Resources 

Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

Intended for (but not limited to) members of the society, Sigma Xi accepts proposals from individuals seeking financial aid to fund their scientific research efforts. Grants range from $400-$1000. However, research concerning astronomy can be awarded a grant of up to $5000, and research concerning human vision can be awarded up to $2500. See this link for application guidelines:

American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Research (UR) Grants

Proposals due 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021. Submitted proposals will be considered at the May 2022 ACS PRF Committee Meeting. 

Rewarding about 25 individuals with $70,000 over 3 years, the American Chemical Society is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students to fund research exclusively concerning research dealing with the petroleum field. Applicants do not need preliminary results from experimentation to apply. The research proposal must show an engaging opportunity for the undergraduate to gain educational experience.