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Research Grants & Fellowships

BRITE REU at BU Bioinformatics

No application due date, acceptances made on a rolling basis

Offered by the Boston University Bioinformatics Program, this summer research program is an opportunity for rising juniors or seniors enrolled in a degree program to receive stipends for bioinformatics research at Boston University. This ten-week program also entails programming workshops, career opportunities talks, and social activities in Boston. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside Bioinformatics faculty and graduate student mentors. The application portal was made available on December 1, 2022, application review began in mid-January 2023, and decisions are currently being made on a rolling basis. 

University of Michigan Biophysics Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (REU)

Applications due February 22, 2023

Offered by the University of Michigan Biophysics Department, this project involves ten weeks of summer research on biophysics. Students will be matched to a lab that meets their specific interests and have the opportunity to work alongside leading biophysicists. Accepted students are granted a stipend of $6,000 as well as full coverage of other necessities. The deadline for this application is February 22, 2023 and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

NACDS Foundation Executive Fellowship

Application due December 12th, 2022

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation is offering the opportunity to apply for their executive fellowship. Fellows work with research professionals and healthcare workers to improve healthcare approaches and the outcomes of treatment. The fellowship is a one-year program and will also engage public health issues by working closely with the foundation.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF)

Application Deadline: January 23, 2023

This program is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and entails a 10-week summer research fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students in STEM majors. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct a research project under the mentorship of scientists and engineers at one of the Department’s National Laboratories, with the aim of working toward an equitable and clean energy future. Applications are due by 3 PM ET on January 23, 2022.

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences Targeted Grants

Opens December 1, 2022

The Simons Foundation invites you to submit an application for research that is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics, and computer science projects that show promise in efficacy and purpose. The application is accepted on a rolling basis, and the grant provides funding for up to five years. 

The Saxena Family Foundation STEM Grant

Application Deadline: 1/14/2022

This privately funded, non-profit, and charitable foundation offers those interested in STEM education and women empowerment- particularly in the US and India- the opportunity to apply for a grant on a rolling basis application. The grants range from around $5,000-$50,000. Grants are rewarded for a single year but can be renewed. 

Student Fellowship on Mental Health

November 14, 2022

The theme of the 2023 Disability Studies Learning in Practice Fellowships is Mental Health and Disability Justice: Research, Policy, and Advocacy. The fellowship is particularly looking for projects that link theory and practice in topics concerning mental health and social justice and will award $5,000 to each of the three winning projects. Applications are open to any current Georgetown student and are due by November 14, 2022. Details regarding the fellowship and application can be found in the attached link.

American Society of Clinical Oncology ACRA for Diversity and Inclusion in Breast Cancer Research

Letter of Intent Deadline: November 14, 2022; Application Deadline: January 12, 2023

This award is designed to increase the diversity found in the oncology workforce and research field. The three-year grant totals around $450,000 and is awarded to researchers of racial and/or ethnic groups generally marginalized or excluded in academic medicine and the biomedical field. 

Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Scholarship Program:

This program aims to cultivate leaders with a research background to create ethical leaders. It is a two-year program comprised of a six-week independent research project, a year-long leadership development training course, and a six-week leadership in action project. The application opens December 1st, 2022, and is open to rising sophomores and juniors. More information can be found using the link above. 

AWIS Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award

March 15, 2022

This $2,000 sum is awarded to a female sophomore or junior in college who is studying physics, including space physics and geophysics, or geoscience. The Society of Physics Students is sponsoring this award and is hoping to recognize a hard-working female who has overcome many obstacles to embrace their love of physics.  

Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communication

Deadline: April 3, 2022

Given by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, this award is aimed to reward high-quality science communication. Aiming to propagate a diverse community of science journalists, research scientists, and institutions, this monetary award hopes to improve the communication and approach surrounding future pandemics, human genome editing, and even more!

The Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research

 April 30, 2022, 10:00 pm UTC

The Einstein Foundation aims to recognize devoted individuals and research groups who aim to increase the rigor, integrity, and transparency of research of the natural sciences. There are three divisions of the award, and for each applicant or group, a nomination letter will be required. 

Summer 2022 CUBE Program for Underrepresented Undergraduates

June 5 - 10, 2022

This paid summer internship called CUBE, Collaborative Undergraduate Biostatistics Experience, is funded by the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), Virginia Tech’s College of Science, the Fralin Life Sciences Institute (FLSI), the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE), and the Center for Biostatistics and Health Data Science (CBHDS). Held at Virginia Tech, this 8-week intensive program allows students to delve into the world of biostatistics and participate in related professional development activities. Housing and a stipend will be provided.

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. 

Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications for 2023 open September 1, 2022

Awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA’s Office of Education offers the opportunity for students to apply for academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer. The Hollings program aims to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, improve environmental literacy, recruit and prepare students for public service careers, and even more!

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 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. Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities. Students will be assisting researchers in the forefront of modern science and will earn acknowledgement or co-authorship in articles submitted to professional publications. Over the course of 11 weeks, SURF students contribute to the ongoing research of one of the six NIST facilities.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

January 31, 2022

This program allows scholars to work with accomplished mentors and explore different areas of the public health sector. Including lectures, immersive trips into New York City, and a final project paper, this scholar program presents a great way to immerse yourself in the field of public health and perform meaningful research surrounding its subjects. 

Research opportunity at Jackson laboratories, which focuses on Genomic and Genetic research 

Applications due February 2, 2022

The Jackson Laboratory is committed to genomic and genetic research. This opportunity is open to undergraduate students who are interested in this type of research and seek to pursue their own independent project under the guidance of a mentor. This research program will take place during the summer, culminating in a final presentation to other researchers and students. There are 40 spots open and two locations (Maine and Connecticut).

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance offers Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowship

Applications due February 4, 2022

This undergraduate fellowship offers a $7,000 stipend for 40 hours per week for 12 weeks. The fellowships allow undergraduates to take part in the conservation science teams of these respective fields: Recovery Ecology, Population Sustainability, Community Engagement, Conservation Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Sciences, and Disease Investigations. The application requires the applicant to specify which team they would like to be considered for.

2021-2022 Danone North America Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant

Application due February 14, 2022

Check out this grant that awards two qualified applicants $25,000 to aid research concerning the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt. This is in hopes of better understanding how yogurt helps support and maintain human health and wellness. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

Materials Science & Engineering

Applications due February 20, 2022

Applicants for this program must have the minimum requirement of one year of full-time enrollment and either be a permanent resident or citizen of the United States. If you do satisfy this requirement, however, the program is meant to further your creative expressing and thinking skills in regards to materials science, with topics extending from materials manufacturing to their application in complex systems and devices. All expenses are covered once accepted to the program and it will be held by the University of Missouri.

WSU Laboratory for Atmospheric Research

Applications due February 22, 2022

June 2-August 5, 2022 

All undergraduate students (in expectation to current seniors) are strongly encouraged to apply to this program hosted by Washington State University. No previous experience in engineering or environmental studies is required and the program is meant to provide young scientists with incredible scientific research opportunities to further their passion under the guidance of renowned professors. Under this program, you will participate in a variety of activities, ranging from atmospheric data collection to data analysis and application of your findings into real-world models as well, be it abstract theorization of ideas or engineering new mechanisms to enhance air conditions in laboratories. 

Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Machines Summer Internship 

Applications due February 25, 2022 

June 6-August 8, 2022 

University of California, Merced is opening up an opportunity for undergraduate students with at least two semesters of college experience and students from underprivileged backgrounds are strongly recommended to send in their applications. The program covers all living expenses (in exception of food) with a stipend of $3500. Under this program, students will gain experience in researching the science fields of bioengineering, biochemistry, and biophysics.