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Summer Research Opportunities

For summer research fellowships at St. Lawrence check out the Summer Fellows program or the Tanner Fellowship program.

Some off campus summer undergraduate research positions can be found at the  National Science Foundation summer research REU award page. More information on program.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Summer REU Program at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Florida State University  This is an exciting area of science, with relevance to such important phenomena as information transmission and storage, sensing technologies, solar energy conversion, photodynamic therapy, photocatalysis, and photosynthesis. Any questions; send an email to reu@chem.fsuThe deadline to receive all application materials is February 8, 2021.  Program runs June 1 - August 6, 2021.

Technical Service and/or Research & Development/Technical Service (Life Sciences) InternshipsInternships - Salem, VA  
Summer Internship Program Overview With Novozymes’ REU we offer real-world projects and providing interns with multiple networking opportunities. Summer Internships will last for 10 weeks, are full time, and will start late May 2021. To be considered for an internship, your application, resume and cover letter must be received by December 31, 2020. 

NNCI Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Nanotechnology 

All NNCI site REU programs have the following common features:

  • ~10 week research experience
  • An individual focused nanotechnology project with training and support 
  • A stipend of approximately $4000-$5000 (varies by site)
  • Meal plans are provided at SOME sites
  • Housing on campus
  • Paid travel or travel allowance
  • Open to undergraduates who have not graduated by June 2021

The NNCI does not offer a network-wide REU program, but many of the NNCI sites conduct their own separate programs and the details for these are listed below. You must apply to each program separately.

The following programs may be available for summer 2021. Click on the site for further information.

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

For current undergraduates that would be interested in future combined MD/Ph.D. programs. Participants in this program carry out independent research under the direction of an established mentor in a clinical or basic science department. Participants conduct full-time, hands-on research in microbiology, microbial genetics, or molecular biology. At the end of the summer students present their findings in a campus-wide poster session. Program lasts for 10 weeks (May 24-July 30, 2021). Application deadline is February 15, 2021. Participants receive a $6,000 stipend plus a $630 supplement for incidental expenses. On-campus housing is provided at no cost to the participants. Travel costs are paid by the program.
Undergraduate Studies
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

University of Delaware
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer REU Program in Marine Science at the University of Delaware. Interns 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. The deadline to apply is Friday February 12, 2021.

REU Program at Northern Illinois University - To be determined at a later date, still looking for funding for 2021 and Covid-19 Pandemic CDC restrictions TBD as it gets closer
Research experience for Undergraduates. The summer internship program runs June 15 - August 17, 2020.
All participants receive a stipend of $5,000.00 (plus free housing is provided for all students). Each individual student or faculty/student team is matched with an NIU faculty mentor. Research opportunities range across a broad variety of research areas such as chemical synthesis, nonomaterials, drug discovery, protein engineering and computer modeling. Application are due by February 2, 2020.

UNT - University of North Texas - Waiting to hear back on the Summer 2021.
This program offers interdisciplinary research experiences at the forefront of the chemical sciences. Although our faculty research groups are grounded in "traditional" areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical), most of their research projects cross boundaries between these areas. A unique aspect of our REU program is that all projects will involve collaboration between two or more research groups, including both experimental and computational researchers, drawing on UNT's world-class resources in both instrumentation and high-performance computing. The ten-week program will begin June 1 - August 6, 2020. 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 by March 6, 2020.

Singh Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania - Summer projects will include the traditional REU-model project, ones in which students work on a research project within a Penn faculty member’s lab, as well as unique project opportunities to work on research originating from the Singh Center research facilities themselves. Student participants will earn a $5500 stipend (before taxes, paid in installments), and will be housed within walking distance of the university with housing provided by the program. In addition, up to $500 in travel costs to Philadelphia may be eligible for reimbursement. Dates: This program runs 10 weeks, June 1 - August 1, 2021.  Application Deadline: February 1, 2021.

Upstate Medical Center
Summer undergraduate research fellowship program. For students interested into careers that combine biomedical research into their chosen profession, providing them an understanding of research across disciplines and fields. Dr. Michael Cosgrove is the Director. Each fellow will be provided a $3,500 stipend for the period plus housing. The program runs June 7 - August 13, 2021.  The deadline for the application is February 1, 2021. Look for our link at:

WPI REU in Chemistry, Summer 2021
WPI’s (Worchester Polytechnic Institute) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting undergraduate students from around the country at a new NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates site. You will participate in projects ranging from membrane biochemistry to bio-inspired materials synthesis all geared toward solving important problems in biology.
PROGRAM SUPPORT—Students will receive a stipend of $6,000, a free WPI dormitory room in housing dedicated to participants in various WPI REU sites, and a travel subsidy. This 10 week program is June 1 - August 6, 2021.  Complete this form to apply for a place in WPI's REU in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Applications will be viewed until all positions are filled. March 1, 2021 we will begin to make offers.

Virginia Tech REU Summer Research for Undergraduates - Because of Pandemic cancelled for Summer 2021.
REU Summer Research for Undergraduates: While participating in research earn $5000 stipend.  Conduct research with science and engineering faculty mentors. Rising juniors and seniors preferred. Applications are being accepted in both science and engineering on the topic of Advanced Macromolecules for Advanced Manufacturing. Program dates are May 26 - August 6, 2020.  Application Review begins February 15, 2020 (apply early). Announcements will be made beginning of April. Please contact the MII office at for more information on the application and current deadline for application acceptance.

Summer REU Biophysics Program at the University of Michigan
The REU Program provides eligible undergraduate students with a truly unique, interdisciplinary research experience at the intersection of chemistry, physics, mathematics and the life sciences. The program lasts 10 weeks from June 1 - August 13, 2021.  Housing is provided and each student receives a stipend of $5,000 (students are expected to cover their own meals and incidentals from this stipend). We will also cover travel expenses up to $500.   
Applications are due February 28, 2021. 

SCI Scholars (The Society of Chemical Industry) - 2021 Summer is still TBD due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. SCI Scholars is open to chemistry and chemical engineering majors who are current sophomore or juniors, US citizens or permanent residents with at least 3.5 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA. Some positions have additional requirements. The internship is 10 - 12 weeks. Selected candidates will receive:$6,000-$10,000+ stipend, depending on the internship, Certificate of recognition, $1,000 professional development stipend, Opportunity to nominate an inspiring high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate and $1,000 to support their curriculum. The application deadline is November 30, 2019. The 2019 SCI Scholars page provides first-hand information on past internship experiences.

University of Minnesota Lando REU is for outstanding national and international undergraduate students. It is designed to encourage students in chemical sciences to learn more about research in chemistry. Summer Internships will receive a $7400.00 stipend. The program dates are June 7 – August 13, 2021. Application Deadline is February 1, 2021

University of Southern California REU – Broad selection of research groups in Alternative Energy, Chemical Physics, Chemical Biology, Drug Discovery, Inorganic, Materials/Polymers, Nanoscience, Organic, Physical and Theoretical. Program includes $5000.00 stipend, housing, student health insurance and travel. Application Deadline online by March 1, 2021