The Amgen Scholars Program provides approximately 250 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at some of the nation’s leading educational institutions. Currently, 10 universities host the summer research program. Amgen Scholars will have the opportunity to take part in important university research projects, gain hands-on lab experience and contribute to the advancement of science; interact with and receive guidance from faculty mentors, including some of the nation’s top academic scientists; and attend scientific seminars, workshops and other networking activities. The Program includes a mid-summer, three-day symposium where students will hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. The symposium will be held in California, and will provide students a great opportunity to network with other Amgen Scholars from across the nation.
The University Award for Projects in the Arts is intended to expand students’ opportunities for creative expression and showcase significant accomplishments in the arts. The program funds outstanding undergraduate projects to be carried out in the summer and the academic year. Each student applicant or group of applicants will propose a project of creative work. Eligible projects might include: plays or films; poetry or short stories; costume design; choreography; sculpture; painting; music composition or performance; creative design projects/explorations; or environmental or other installations.
The ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone) is the successor program to the ASM-Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, formerly the Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship program from several years ago. The goal of this program is to “fulfill the later stages of undergraduate professional development” for underrepresented minority students (URM). This program seeks to enhance the presentation skills of students after their research experiences. The ASM Undergraduate Research Capstone Program (UR-Capstone) will focus on enhancing presentations and networking skills, and provide students with resources to transition to disciplinary scientific meetings. Prospective applicants must have conducted research in microbiology prior to applying to the UR-Capstone.
The Beckman Scholars Program at UVA will provide annually one or more $19,300 scholarships to highly talented, research-oriented students who will work in their mentor’s laboratory full time for 10 weeks during the summers of 2017 and 2018, and 10 hours per week during the 2017-2018 academic year. Students work with one of 15 identified faculty mentors. Funded by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, this program is intended to advance the education, research training, and personal development of select students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences.
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students (i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.
The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health has established the CGH -University Scholar Awards to encourage UVA students to design and carry out cross-disciplinary service learning projects in global health. Health issues can be approached from a broad range of disciplines including politics, biology, economics or foreign affairs.
The Civic and Engagement Subcommittee Equity and Environment Fund is available for students/student groups for community-based initiatives or projects that sit at the intersection of equity, justice, and sustainability. Preference will be given to initiatives which :
- Build student, faculty, and staff understanding related to issues of equity, justice, and sustainability through community-engaged activities.
- Establish successful, positive, and sustainable relationships between the university and the broader Charlottesville community.
- Promote a respectful environment at UVA through education and an inclusive dialogue.
- Have observable and measurable benefits to the representation or experiences of historically disadvantaged groups within the Charlottesville and UVA community.
- Uphold values of environmental justice.
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. CGI U 2015 will take place in Miami from March 6-8, 2015. The meeting will bring together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. CGI U is a growing community of young leaders who don't just discuss global challenges - they take real, concrete steps toward solving them. Throughout the year, and as a prerequisite of attending the CGI U meeting, students develop their own Commitments to Action: new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address pressing challenges on campus, in local communities, or around the world. Commitments range from manufacturing wheelchairs for developing countries to establishing campus bike share programs, from creating free vision clinics to developing e-learning applications for mobile phones. Throughout the year, students are also invited to apply to become CGI U Campus Representatives.
This program, at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, provides young people with instruction in the techniques of modern biology while allowing them to become members of a vibrant scientific community. Each year, approximately 25 students from around the world are accepted to the fully subsidized, 10-week summer program to work with senior Laboratory staff members on independent research projects in: Cancer biology; Neuroscience; Plant biology; Cellular and molecular biology; Genetics; and Computational biology.
Purpose: Semester Scholars Award amounts range from $500 – $1,000 and are intended to fund scholarly projects that are conducted during the respective semester. Scholarly projects include research in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences as well as creative projects. Eligibility and Criteria: The College Council Research Grants are available to any student registered and regularly enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Grant proposals will be assessed based on the strength of the research question, the structure and organization of the proposal, and the integration of the project. Please note that there will be non-experts reviewing the proposals and that the proposals should be written for a broad audience. Strength of Research Question Presents innovative and original work Demonstrates both depth and breadth in their understanding of the subject Makes a significant contribution to the field of study Structure and Organization Written in a clear, concise manner Explicitly states the goals of the research and how these goals will be met Integration Incorporates different academic areas within the College Utilizes innovative approaches and perspectives Applies scholarly research in a manner that benefits the larger local or global community In addition, it will be duly noted if the applicant has received additional funding for the same research project. In the spirit of fostering research among all undergraduates, priority will be given to students who have received no previous funding. Faculty Support: Each project proposal must have a written letter of recommendation from a UVA faculty mentor who will serve as an advisor during the completion of the project. A hard copy of the letter of recommendation must be included with the grant application and submitted by the stated deadline. The faculty mentor should provide insight into his or her basis for concluding that the student is capable of completing a high-quality research project.
Columbia Business School is seeking outstanding applications for the 2019 Summer Research Internship program. The highly selective program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and introduces the interns to the world of business research. Under the guidance of Columbia Business School’s leading faculty, interns will take an active role on a research project in one of the following areas: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, decision sciences, operations, and data analytics. This is a multi-disciplinary program and candidates from all majors are encouraged to apply.
The internship program is designed for undergraduate students at the end of their sophomore or junior year and first year Masters students. Exceptional students from other classes are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Most of the top interns have gone to leading MS and PhD programs in Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Management, Operations Research, and Data Science. Many have been selected to join CBS as full-time Research Associates or admitted to one of CBS' PhD programs.
All prospective interns must have the following qualifications:
- Enthusiasm for research, intellectual curiosity, and excellent communications skills
- The ability to learn new concepts and tools and apply them to your projects
Skills for Quantitative Projects
- Most Economics, Finance, and Accounting (and economics based management and marketing) projects require:
- Strong background or major in econometrics and statistics
- The ability to run regressions using statistical packages such as STATA or R
- Quantitative projects in Management, Marketing or DRO require:
- Background or major in mathematics, computer science, or engineering
- Strong programming background (C/C++, Python, R, or Matlab, etc.)
- Some projects may require the ability to do text processing using Python or Perl familiarity with basic machine learning algorithms
Skills for Behavioral projects in Management or Marketing
- Interest in behavioral experiments – background or major in Psychology
- Knowledge of SPSS, some projects may require knowledge of Python or R
On-campus housing and a stipend will be provided.
To apply, please fill out the application form at the following website: https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/pre-doctoral-research/summer-research-internship
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application process is highly competitive, only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Community-based research seeks to foster collaborative partnerships between university researchers and the community, share knowledge among key stakeholders, and address social inequities. Community Based Research Awards for Undergraduates will provide opportunities for students to develop research projects that apply their academic skills, experiences, and ideas to real world problems. Student researchers, under the guidance of a faculty advisor and in collaboration with a community organization, will identify a project that addresses a documented public need or issue. Student researchers will design a research project adopt and deploy a research methodology embedded in an academic field(s), and create a research product (paper, presentation, etc.) that benefits the community organization and meets expectations of academic rigor as agreed on by the faculty advisor and student researcher(s).
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. In 2006, its inaugural year, the CLS Program offered intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. In 2013, approximately 600 scholarships were awarded for thirteen languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu. CLS is an overseas, group-based program that takes place each summer. Program sites, dates, and overseas institutional partners may vary from year to year. Information for the most recent program year can be found in the institute profiles under the Languages tab.
The Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science (EP-ADS) Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an 8-week internship that will provide rising seniors with valuable research and professional development experience under the guidance of faculty in the EP-ADS Program at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. This fully-funded internship program is designed to encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of education research to consider careers in academic, policy, or research organizations. Interns will work on research focusing on schools, classrooms, and other youth settings as contexts critical to child and adolescent development. They will also participate in meetings and workshops, and attend a research conference.
Graduate students in social sciences, hard sciences, or in professional areas such as law, business, and medicine have particular needs for their research and study in Germany. DAAD can help you master the German language, complete a research project in Germany, or expand your education with a stay at a German university. Learn more about Graduate Opportunities
Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding 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. Learn more about Undergraduate Opportunities
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer. RISE interns are matched with doctoral students whom they assist and who serve as their mentors. The working language will be English.
Study Scholarships are awarded to highly-qualified graduating seniors or recent graduates of all disciplines to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a Master’s degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. Applicants are requested to have a well-defined study project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Preference will be given to applicants who have been invited by a faculty member at a German university to study at a particular university department.
Study Scholarships for Fine Arts, Architecture, Music, Dance are awarded to highly qualified graduate students in these fields to provide the opportunity to study in Germany, or complete a postgraduate degree course and obtain a degree from a German higher education institution. The guidelines on this page are relevant for applicants in artistic fields.
Davis Projects for Peace encourages students to design their own grassroots projects for peace. 100 projects will be chosen from among the over 90 American colleges and universities currently affiliated with the Davis UWC Scholars Program. Contact Office of Citizen Scholar Development for more information.
Deadline: October 15 for January or spring projects; February 15 for summer or fall projects
Description: The Dee Family Global Scholarship was created to support UVA student participation in innovative student learning through study or research abroad that demonstrates well-constructed plans, partnership with the local community, and the potential for continued inquiry. Preference will be given to Global Studies majors and minors, study or research in a country with “Low Human Development” scores on the , and participants in a semester-length program.
- Be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences
- Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing
- Demonstrate financial need. Information submitted in the scholarship application will be used to assess this eligibility criteria.
- Be approved to participate in the proposed project.
Term: Semester, Summer, January Term
Support: Scholarship awards vary.
Learn More: Visit the scholarship website.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for eligible rising juniors and seniors majoring in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant research areas at federal research facilities.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.
The Double Hoo Research Grant supports pairs of undergraduate and graduate scholars seeking to pursue joint research projects. The award is intended to encourage collaborative interaction between the undergraduate and graduate communities at the University. Proposals from all schools at the University will be considered.
The Engineering Student Council recognizes that current, involved students are SEAS’s best ambassadors. Students have the potential to further the School’s programs and enhance the reputation of the School by forming organizations for engineers, getting involved in the local community, attending conferences, participating in scientific competitions, and more. In recognition of this, the Engineering Student Council (EStud) has created the Student Travel and Activities Fund (TAF) to help support and finance these efforts. These funds are meant to fuel endeavors that further the reputation of the Engineering School or enhance the experiences of engineering students.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support.
Anticipated Type of Award: Fellowship Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 55 awards. Anticipated Funding Amount: Approximately $7.2 million total for all awards Potential Funding per Fellowship: $44,000 per year per fellowship. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years for a total of up to $88,000. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years for a total of up to $132,000, usable over a period of five years. Cost sharing is not required. Learn more.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK. These summer programmes provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three, four, five or six week academic and cultural summer programme. Participants in these programmes will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic programme at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills. There are nine Summer Programmes available for US students in 2015: AIFS Summer Institute at Shakespeare's Globe Durham University Summer Institute King's College London Summer Institute Nottingham Trent University Summer Institute Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute Scotland Summer Institute University of Bristol Summer Institute University of Exeter Summer Institute Wales Summer Institute The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this award before making an application.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Awards are available in all fields of study.
A ten-week research program designed for approximately 20 outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences. Learn more about the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering prpgram.
This award will support a year-long educational engagement related to a topic or issue relevant to promoting health and development and/or to reducing the incidence and/or severity of violence against women and girls. The engagement will include coursework or independent study during the semester preceding the field placement to prepare for research or service work in the chosen community. The field placement must be for at least eight weeks, and it is preferable that this placement occur in a French-speaking developing country (such as Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Guinea, Côte D’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso). During the semester following the field placement, the student will propose additional course work or mentored independent study to build on knowledge and skills gained during the field experience and to work to disseminate findings and consider options for sustained engagement with the host community. The number of recipients will be determined by the funds available and the quality of the applicants; the Board may select one or more or no recipients in any given year.
The University of Virginia's Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards program funds outstanding undergraduate research projects to be carried out in the summer of 2019 and completed during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Health for America is a nonprofit organization creating solutions to improve the lives of people living with chronic disease. It funds the Health for America Fellowship, a year-long venture where young professionals immerse themselves in the healthcare system, find opportunities for impact, and build innovative solutions to America’s most pressing health challenges. Fellows travel across the country to attend medical conferences, study design thinking, and meet with startup founders. They work each day to build a solution that is effective, sustainable, and commercially viable, recording their experiences along the way. Fellows share all of their findings with program partners so that patients may benefit for years to come. Each year, Health for America chooses a specific chronic condition for the Fellows to work on, based on need and the potential to create positive change. The Fellows spend the first few months learning about the condition and talking to people living with, caring for, and treating the disease. As a team, the Fellows then decide on their greatest opportunity for impact and their focus for the rest of the year. Health for America provides resources, support, and guidance, while the Fellows generally determine the pace of the Fellowship. This year’s Fellows spent the first three months immersing themselves in the healthcare system, developing content expertise in heart failure, methodological expertise in design thinking and lean startup methods, and getting a true grasp of opportunities to improve the lives of people living with heart failure and those caring for them. They spent the next several months brainstorming ideas and testing out the validity and impact of each new idea, both among experts and with user feedback. Now, the Fellows are in a solution phase, using continuous feedback to refine their idea into a polished prototype, and moving forward with an implementation plan and business model. The Fellows will be based in Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware.
Hereford Residential College will offer four research grants to Hereford students interested in pursuing a topic or project of academic research. Research projects that speak to at least one of Hereford’s core missions of community outreach, cultural diversity, and environmental sustainability will be especially of interest. The goals of this grant are to enhance undergraduate student interactions with faculty, support students in pursuing individually devised initiatives, and to act to support and further the College’s core missions. Projects must be completed by the end of the academic year and will be presented in a colloquium at Hereford Residential College and/or other undergraduate research forums at the University.
HHMI gives undergraduates an opportunity to spend 10 weeks during the summer doing research as an intern in the lab of a mentor at Janelia Farm, located in Ashburn, Virginia. The scholars are encouraged to attend weekly seminars and other events at Janelia. At the end of the session scholars will present their work at a symposium.
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice. The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to create a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.
The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society (IBES) offers the IBES-Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program. IBES is a leading interdisciplinary institute addressing the grandest environmental challenges facing 21st-century society, located at Brown University in Providence, RI.
This program is open to *rising college juniors and seniors*. It welcomes students with an academic background in Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, from any Physical, Life, or Social Science discipline to apply.
This is a *fully paid* 9-week summer internship program, and includes a competitive stipend, housing, and travel. The program will pair advanced undergraduate interns studying Environmental Science or Studies with an IBES faculty mentor to receive one-on-one training in academic research. Examples of research projects are highlighted here.
Students will work full-time on an individual research project and are expected to complete a research proposal and create a poster for presentation at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium. Students will also participate in weekly activities with other IBES-LA students, which include research seminars, professional development events, GRE preparation, and weekly excursions.
Apply online here.
Community Fellows are recent college graduates who conduct outreach and legal intake in underserved neighborhoods in New York. They screen immigrant New Yorkers for legal relief, and help them file applications for citizenship, green cards, DACA, Deferred Action for Parents, and more. Community Fellowships are available to students who have or are completing their undergraduate degree; and are committed to immigrant justice. Community Fellows become Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives. They are placed in community-based host organizations throughout New York City, and their work is directly supervised by Immigrant Justice Corps’ staff attorneys.
The Ethics Internship Program is a very important part of the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life's overall program for undergraduate students. Student interns combine their summer experience with preparatory courses and post-internship narrative and analytic reports and discussions. Students have a variety of placements in private (both for-profit and not-for-profit) and governmental contexts in both domestic and international settings. Internships may involve research, service, learning, or a combination of these three elements.
Deadline: March 1
Description: The (IWL) aims to support undergraduate students who have demonstrated exceptional abilities in the acquisition of any world language and culture, as well as great scholarly promise and potential to carry out a research project abroad.
- Be a currently enrolled undergraduate student
- Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing
- Be approved to participate in the proposed project.
Support: Scholarship awards vary.
Learn More: Visit the scholarship website.
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, not-for-profit research institution. The Summer Student Program is designed to help students understand the nature of research science. The emphasis of this program is on methods of discovery and communication of knowledge, not the mastery of established facts. Under the guidance of a mentor, students develop an independent research project, implement their plan, analyze the data, and report their results. At the end of the summer, students present their findings to researchers, peers, and parents. Each year, the program consists of about thirty students from around the United States, from both high school and undergraduate institutions. Their varied interests and backgrounds create a lively, well-rounded atmosphere at the lab. Nestled on the border of Acadia National Park, The Jackson Lab is surrounded with possibilities for outdoor adventure. Between hiking, swimming, biking, and bird watching, lab employees and locals are continuously inspired by the pristine landscape.
The Jefferson Public Citizen (JPC) program is a comprehensive academic public service program that integrates students’ academic, service and research experiences throughout their time at the University. It seeks to inspire students to act as engaged citizens through active community partnerships, research service projects, and scholarly reflection. JPC projects require students to address a documented community need or social problem. JPC groups establish a hypothesis, study best practices, collect data, propose solutions, and, when appropriate, implement them. A JPC project is conducted in collaboration with a community partner(s) and can be done locally, nationally, or internationally. JPC students present their project findings in the new student journal Public, published in collaboration with the Virginia Policy Review, and at the annual UVA Public Service conference.
The John Lewis Fellowship will take place from July 5 - 30, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia. As the American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship, the John Lewis Fellowship offers 30 American and European university students the opportunity to explore race and civil rights, immigration and Native American issues in Atlanta, Georgia. The program honors Congressman John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. Humanity in Action has partnered with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., a major museum and civic institution in Atlanta, to create the fellowship. The John Lewis Fellowship is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided through The Center. Fellows in the John Lewis Fellowship will attend discussions with renowned scholars and activists at The Center, visit historical sites around Atlanta and engage in discussions on a range of political and social issues. They will also draw upon the immense resources of The Center and contribute to its extensive and innovative outreach initiatives. Students from American universities will learn alongside Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland.
The William R. Kenan Endowment Fund of the Academical Village has established an endowment to fund educational outreach programs that further the educational mission of Jefferson’s Academical Village. In accord with the stated purposes of the endowment, the summer grants will support educational opportunities for students to conduct research projects that increase public understanding of the Academical Village. These research projects may include architectural or field internships; development of exhibitions and other educational opportunities to inform and engage the public (of all ages) in the history, evolution, and restoration of this World Heritage site; preparation of materials on historic preservation for publication and public distribution; and other educational outreach initiatives. At the conclusion of the research, award recipients must submit a final product (e.g., a creative project, a curriculum design, etc.) to document the results of the research project in publishable form along with a letter from the faculty sponsor assessing the outcome of the project.
The Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) offers undergraduates interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD the opportunity to work for eight to ten weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at a participating Alliance institution. Through this one-on-one collaboration, students gain theoretical knowledge and practical training in academic research and scientific experimentation.
The Marshall Jevons Fund was established to give small grants of up to $1000 to undergraduate students to support research projects and academic travel in the field of economics. Typical uses of the funds include attending conferences, conducting interviews, and acquiring specialized data.
This NSF-funded program seeks to introduce students to exciting new areas of mathematical biology, to involve them in collaborative research with their peers and faculty mentors, and to increase their interest in mathematical biology. The program consists of three parts - each including a mix of educational and social experiences: a high quality two-week program at MBI designed to introduce students to a variety of areas in mathematical biology; a personalized six-to-eight week research experience (at one of the seven partner universities) that allows students to delve into depth in a particular topic; and a one-week conference at MBI featuring student reports on their projects. Learn more about the Mathematical Biosciences Institute Summer Research Program.
The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology, located in Freiburg, Germany, is offering several summer intern fellowships for undergraduates who wish to gain experience in scientific lab work. Students can join the institute for 3 months between May and September. Interested candidates should apply directly to the group leader they would like to work with, providing CV, letter of motivation and contact details of two teachers who can send the recommendation letter upon request. There is no official application deadline, but it is advisable to contact the group leaders latest in February.
Training and education are mainstays of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s mission. As early as 1927, John D. Rockefeller, Jr.— who, along with his father, founded the hospital that became Memorial Sloan Kettering — established the first fellowship programs to train doctors, scientists, and nurses. Our commitment to training the next generation of cancer scientists remains strong as ever, and we offer several exciting summer opportunities for high school and college students interested in biomedical sciences.
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The College Council is pleased to introduce the Minerva Award. The Roman goddess Minerva can be found on the seal of the University standing on the lawn in front of the Rotunda. Minerva was chose for the seal because she is the goddess of wisdom and the sponsor of the arts and creativity. It is this spirit of pursuing knowledge and creativity that the College Council hopes to promote with the Minerva Award. Three Minerva Awards of $3,000 will be awarded in order to fund scholarly projects that will be conducted by College students during the summer. Applications for Minerva Award are due mid-February.
The Morven Summer Institute is an innovative summer program hosted on UVA's 3,000-acre Morven Farm, an emerging landscape for interdisciplinary learning at the University, located 20 minutes from UVA Grounds. At the Morven Summer Institute, undergraduate and graduate students with interests in sustainability, design, food systems, and ecology will have the opportunity to escape traditional confines of the classroom while working on projects with real-world applications. Students participating in the 2014 Summer Institute select one 3-credit course from either (or both) of the 10-day summer blocks (Block A: May 19-May 30 and Block B: June 2-June 13). In conjunction with time spent in the classroom at Morven, this interdisciplinary program features guest speakers, field trips, active group discussions, and hands-on projects to ignite creative collaboration among students and faculty. The Morven Summer Institute is a collaborative effort involving faculty from the School of Architecture and the College of Arts and Sciences; the Office of the Vice President for Research; and the Office of Summer and Special Academic Programs. Students from all years, departments, and outside Universities are welcome to join the Morven community for this unique program. The Morven Summer Institute announces that it will offer up to four partial scholarships for the summer of 2014. The Morven Summer Institute (MSI) serves to bring University students out to Morven Farm and into a “living laboratory”—a physical space where they can address questions of sustainability, ecology, and public health by conducting their own research, interacting with their environment, and making both local and global connections. Morven Farm is a 3,000 acre working farm owned by UVa located 15 minutes from Grounds. Through MSI, the farm becomes an extension of the Academical Village, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and enriching students’ education through experiential learning. In the past, students have selected from courses in architecture and social science, such as the Politics of Food and Farmers Market Research, and from environmental science classes in agro-ecology and foodand nutrition. This year, the program is widening its scope, offering not only the Food Politics and Agro-Ecology courses, but also courses in Sustainability and Human Need and Global Health. Students in these classes conduct experiments in the kitchen garden to test the effects of natural pesticides and gardening techniques, and compare land use and production.
The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows is a competitive five-and-a-half week summer leadership program that offers a small, select group of rising college juniors unparalleled opportunities in the nation’s capital and on the famous estate of America’s first president. The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows program invites undergraduate leaders from diverse academic disciplines to immerse themselves in leadership development programming inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington, and today's foremost leaders. This select, small cohort of rising college juniors will engage in dynamic academic workshops, experiential activities, and a capstone project that fully utilizes the rich resources of Washington, D.C., the nation’s newest presidential library, and the famous estate of America’s first president. This five-and-a-half week residential summer fellowship is designed to create the next generation of our nation's top leaders. During this time, you will dig deep into a cause you believe in, interact with like-minded student leaders from across the country, and learn from the top corporate, military, government, and non-profit leaders in the nation. You will experience impactful personal growth, develop a network of professional contacts, present a mission-oriented service project, and become a lifelong member of a connected and engaged community of program alumni. Set against the exciting backdrop of our nation's capital and Mount Vernon, a vast variety of unparalleled cultural and networking opportunities await you.
This program helped undergraduates experience cutting-edge nanoscale research at UVA. Students and Faculty members submitted a joint proposal to support their project. Each selected summer research proposal received up to $3,000. Under faculty advisory, students immersed themselves in the laboratory environment for the summer culminating in a short summary of their work and findings. Most students reported that their summer research influenced their capstone projects and, for several students, will likely influence their graduate work as well. Learn more about the NanoSTAR Undergraduate Summer Research Fund.
The NASA Academy is an intensive summer project for highly motivated and successful undergraduate and graduate students. The academy's purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity so that they learn at an early stage how NASA functions and become acquainted with each other personally and professionally. Support is provided by the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Project and a few commercial sponsors. Each year, the academy selects high-achieving students in a variety of academic disciplines from U.S. universities across the country. The NASA Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge the participants and push them outside their comfort zones. It offers interns an intense learning experience that is either space- or aeronautics-based. All academy students will be immersed in a NASA environment where they will experience the agency from both inside and outside perspectives. Added interaction with NASA collaborators in industry and academia will provide exciting and unforgettable summer experiences to engage and capture students within the NASA family. The Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge you. The academy is a space-themed program of high learning about NASA, its projects and collaborations with aerospace industry and academia, with very little down time, but a busy, exciting summer that you will not forget. The Academies have separate focus areas of leadership: Space/Aerospace, Robotics, Aeronautics, Lunar and Planetary Science, and Propulsion.
The Summer Cancer Research Fellowship program provides a unique opportunity for eligible sophomores and juniors to engage in innovative, integrative biology approaches to cancer research. Students will be paired with a faculty-mentor from the ICBP Center based on the student's indicated research interests.
Young Explorer Grants offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Committee for Research and Exploration funds hypothesis-based scientific research. Consult the CRE website for more information on the fields of research funded. The Conservation Trust funds innovative and applied approaches to conservation with potential for global application. Consult the CT website for more information on the types of projects funded. The Expeditions Council funds exploration and adventure around the world. Consult the EC website for more information on the types of programs funded.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of the nation’s premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences and, as the lead Federal agency for technology transfer, it provides a strong interface between government, industry and academia. NIST offers Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado. SURF students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with our nation’s top scientists and engineers. The Gaithersburg program is soliciting applications in the areas of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Nanoscale Science and Technology, Chemical Science and Technology, Physics, Materials Science and Engineering/Neutron Research, Building and Fire Research, and Information Technology. The SURF program in Boulder provides opportunities in: Chemical Science and Technology, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics. Learn more about the NIST's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Internship Program (SIP) provides an opportunity to work with some of the leading scientists in the world in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.
The National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. Students pursue either the PhD or the MD/PhD.
NSF funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project where students work with the faculty and other researchers. Learn more about the NSF Research Experience program.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Science & Technology Centers (STCs) are at the forefront of cutting-edge research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations and/or other public/private entities. The NSF -STC Summer Scholars Internship Program "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in a cutting-edge field. There are currently 17 STCs nationally. Each Center has a specific research focus and you are encouraged to visit each of the Center’s websites to discover the uniqueness of their research goals and how your skills, experiences and interests align with their work. Undergraduate and graduate students come to the National Science Foundation for a ten week summer experience to work in an office that aligns with the students' academic interests. NSF currently offers limited summer internships through the following organizations: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) internship program has provided paid internships to thousands of students since 1992. HACU's mission is to promote the development of member colleges and universities; to improve access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and to meet the needs of business, industry and government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise. The Quality Education for Minorities Network (QEM) internship program is designed to enhance the students' ability to: apply their knowledge to a summer internship assignment; increase their understanding of the educational needs of minorities; and instill a sense of responsibility for helping minority students from low-income families through participation in campus projects at their home institutions during the academic year. The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) program offers students of sovereign American Indian and Alaska Native nations the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC. Participating students gain professional experience at work, take for-credit courses at American University focusing on Native American public policy concerns, and enjoy engaging social and cultural extra-curricular activities. As an STC Undergraduate Scholar, your summer research experience will last eight to ten weeks. While varied between sites, your award will generally cover cost of transportation to the STC, stipend, room and board, and participation in STC planned events. Although your research will be conducted at one of the STCs, you will be a part of a unique national scientific community consisting of undergraduates, faculty, and graduate students.
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates. The NSF expects to award 2,000 graduate research fellowships in this cycle.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) manages educational programs, including research placements for undergraduates, for many federal agencies. The ORISE website contains an extensive database of research opportunities at agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Homeland Security.
An innovative new program designed to give undergraduates an early start on the scientific process and solving real world science problems. The program is a 10-week summer internship that awards winning candidates a competitive weekly stipend, furnished housing, and travel assistance to and from ORNL. Participants will be able to conduct hands-on research under the direction of a scientist or engineer at ORNL.
Located in the heart of Paris, the Institut Pasteur is one of the world's leading biomedical research organizations. With 130+ laboratories and 2,500 people on campus, it is a vibrant, international community devoted to basic scientific research primarily in the area of infectious disease. The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides four U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institut Pasteur. The foundation’s goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.
Thanks to a generous grant made possible by The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the UVA Alumni Association, Rare Book School (RBS) invites students at the University of Virginia to apply for a fellowship designed to enhance UVA student research employing special collections, including written, printed, and born-digital materials. The RBS-UVA Fellowship Program provides UVA undergraduate and graduate students with scholarships to attend RBS’s celebrated courses on the history of books and printing—classes that are not available through UVA course offerings. The program introduces Fellows and their faculty sponsors to visiting peers and professionals in a dynamic environment that fosters hands-on collaborative research and interdisciplinary learning. The RBS-UVA Program not only provides Fellows with new tools and methods for engaging with primary source materials, it also publishes the scholarship of its participants (via its highly visited website), thereby providing other students with aspirational models of scholarly work and intellectual achievement. Undergraduate and graduate students attend seminars at RBS that directly inform year-long projects (viz., a Distinguished Major’s thesis, a scholarly article, a dissertation chapter, a conference paper, a public exhibit) that they are undertaking. Once accepted to the program, Fellows: prepare readings for the RBS course to which they have been accepted; attend an RBS course offered during 2012 (most RBS courses are offered at UVA in June and July). During their year in the program, Fellows and their UVA faculty sponsors will continue to participate in the program through:
- visits to RBS and consultation with RBS faculty and staff during the conduct of their research;
- the submission of final projects for the Fellows’ interactive module on the RBS website;
- the program’s annual forum and awards luncheon;
- the completion of a year-end evaluation of the program.
The University of Virginia's Raven Society established the Raven Fellowships in 1984 to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to undertake scholarly, intellectual, and creative projects. The Raven Society endeavors to bring together outstanding students, faculty, administrators, and alumni of the various schools of the University that they may derive the benefits of mutual acquaintance in pursuit of diligent scholarship and intellectual activity beyond the limits of systematic work in the classroom. As such, the Raven Fellowships will be targeted towards innovative research projects that cross disciplines in novel ways. While all applications will be reviewed, special consideration will be given to those projects with a distinctly interdisciplinary focus. The Raven Society will award research fellowships in support of summer or fall independent research projects. Research may be related to a dissertation or thesis, however, it is strongly encouraged that the projects go above and beyond what is for academic credit. Each fellowship will award up to $2500, and each Fellowship recipient will receive the award at the Raven Society's annual banquet. Applications from undergraduate and graduate students will be given equal consideration. You need not be a member of the Raven Society to apply.
The Blandy Experimental Farm of the University of Virginia provides 10 undergraduate research fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science each summer. Participating students will learn to formulate testable hypotheses about important ecological and evolutionary questions.
UVA's Mountain Lake Biological Station's Research Experience for Undergraduates brings students from around the country together for an exciting ten-week summer program of guided, but independent, original research in field biology. The program supports ten positions each summer. Applicants should have course experience in fields such as ecology, behavior, and evolution.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have created the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute to encourage minority students and others with an interest in African-American , African, and African Diasporan Studies to pursue graduate degrees, especially PhDs, in the humanities. The Summer Institute program, which is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, offers a seven-week session for ten rising seniors. The Institute, with the help of renowned scholars, will develop and nurture the students’ interest in the appropriate disciplines, and provide them with the requisite intellectual challenges and orientations needed to pursue humanities careers and to reach their full potential.
ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit Youtube channel to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience. The internship requires a full-time (at least 40 hours per week) commitment onsite at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Some students find it reasonable to take online or evening classes during the course of the internship.
ORNL is the largest science and energy laboratory in the Department of Energy system. Areas of research include materials, neutron sciences, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. Visit Youtube channel to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers a great internship experience. The internship requires a full-time (at least 40 hours per week) commitment onsite at ORNL in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Some students find it reasonable to take online or evening classes during the course of the internship.
Each semester, undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences are awarded research and travel grants of varying dollar amounts. In 2015-16, more than 75 students were able to use these grants to conduct research, to present papers at scholarly conferences, or to travel to various research locations.
Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college graduates, research fellowships provide a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future. Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and MIT, and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science. Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests. As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including full medical and dental insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities, paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge. Full-time commitment, starting Spring/Summer 2015. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) was first established in 1986 by the Graduate Deans of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). The goal of SROP is to introduce domestic underrepresented sophomores and juniors to academic research experiences. Student participants work one-on-one with a faculty mentor giving them an opportunity to experience research and the graduate student experience. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) launched its SROP in 1986, with a total of six minority undergraduate students. After twenty-eight years of hosting this program, UIC has had over one thousand student participants.The success of SROP has been truly phenomenal. The retention, graduation, and post-baccalaureate rates of SROP students are substantially higher than those of the general student population. More than two-thirds of the SROP alumni have gone on to graduate and professional schools -- four times the national average for all baccalaureates in the U.S. UIC's numbers are equally impressive. At last count, 97% of those students who participated in its program have continued their studies or have earned a BA/BS degree, 47% are working toward or have completed a graduate degree, and 21.2% are working toward or have completed a professional degree. Our diverse student body, Research Extensive standing and location in the heart of downtown Chicago provide for an exceptional summer research experience. In the Fall semester, the Graduate College invites undergraduates to apply for participation in SROP. The student may apply to the program already having a research project in mind and a committed faculty mentor or simply by having a research area of interest. In cases where a student has an experienced interest but no mentor, the SROP staff will try to facilitate a match. The SROP Staff and faculty advisory committee are responsible for the selection process, the allocation of funding, and the evaluation of the program. Faculty or students interested in participating in the program should contact program Director, Allen Bryson at (312) 413-2558 or via email.
The Ridley Family of Scholarship Funds is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Sylvia V. Terry Scholarship competition. Named for retired OAAA Dean Sylvia Terry, the scholarship recognizes the scholastic and community achievements of black or African-American students at UVa and provides two years of support at $12,500 annually. Ideal applicants are rising third year students with strong grades, leadership activities, and community service. Because of Dean Terry’s pivotal role in creating the Peer Advisor program, preference will be given to academically strong candidates with significant experience as mentors.
The annual Madison Lane and Rugby Road Charitable Trust Visual Arts Prize is intended to expand students’ opportunities for creative expression and to showcase significant accomplishments in the Arts. The prize will award one outstanding undergraduate or graduate artist $2,500. Each student applicant will submit up to three images of one piece of finished creative work or a URL to a film/video less than 10 minutes in length and a brief description of their work. Eligible media include: drawing, painting, water color, film/ video, photography & sculpture. Only one submission per student will be considered. All work must have been created while enrolled at UVA.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science. If you could please pass the following information along to your students, and post it on your website(s), it would be greatly appreciated. On our website, we have posted flier 1 and flier 2 for your use. The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for the upcoming semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.
The BSOS Summer Research Initiative program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at RWTH Aachen University fosters research partnerships between qualified undergraduates from top US and Canadian universities and research faculty at our university. The program is specifically designed for students who wish to attain hands-on experience in fundamental research at one of the top universities of science and technology worldwide. The program‘s duration is ten weeks. The first two weeks are dedicated to an intensive German language course and an introduction to research and culture. Weeks 3 to 10 are settled around the research internship in one of the departments of RWTH Aachen University. UROP International offers undergraduate students the unique chance to conduct their own research project, thus actively experiencing what research is like at an early stage of their academic career. While pursuing their projects, students are mentored and supervised by the excellent research staff of the host institute at RWTH Aachen University. Besides obtaining research experience, the students participate in German language training and workshops on intercultural and research-related issues. Leisure activities complete their international experience in Germany. Due to the huge success of the UROP International program, RWTH is doubling the number of research placements available. Now 60 students can take part in the program!
These Research Grants are intended to help fund the scholarly projects of students of the College of Arts and Sciences. The College Council, the governing body of the College of Arts and Sciences, sponsors these grants in order to promote a spirit of intellectual curiosity within the College, foster relationships between faculty and students, and best meet the needs of College students. Semester Scholarly Endeavor Fund Semester Scholarly Endeavor Fund award amounts are each $500 and are intended to fund scholarly projects that are conducted during the respective semester. Scholarly projects include research in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences as well as creative projects. The Minerva Award The College Council is proud to introduce the Minerva Award. The Roman Goddess Minerva can be found on the seal of the University standing on the lawn in front of the rotunda. Minerva was chose for the seal because she is the goddess of wisdom and the sponsor of the arts and creativity. It is this spirit of pursuing knowledge and creativity that the College Council hopes to promote with the Minerva Award. Three Minerva Awards of $3,000 will be awarded in order to fund larger scholarly projects that will be conducted by College students over the summer. Applications for Minerva Award are due mid-February.
The UVA Global Internship Summer Travel Grants have been established by the Vice-Provost of Global Affairs to support the work of any undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Virginia who has secured a research-, service-, and/or professionally-oriented internship in an international setting. Students may apply for support to cover the costs of participation associated with internship positions, including travel to and from the location of work, living expenses, and/or placement program fees. Please read webpage for more details.
The Center for Global Health at the University of Virginia will offer the UVA MHIRT Research Training Program: Training Future Leaders to Address Global Rural Health Disparities, with the support of a new Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, The UVA MHIRT Program will provide outstanding students (6 undergraduate and 2 graduate) with the opportunity to participate in an intensive, international, mentored research experience that extends the analysis of global rural health disparities using an interdisciplinary approach to appreciate more completely the complexity of global rural health and disease. The program offers under-represented minority (URM) students intensive, mentored research training and professional development experience which will help students to become more competitive for admission to graduate training and professional schools, and to develop skills essential for future success in conducting independent research. Selected candidates will work with mentors at International partner sites in Uganda, South Africa and St. Kitts and Nevis. Developing human capacity for the conduct of rigorous research which targets factors contributing to rural health disparities in a rich, multi-disciplinary and inter-professional collaboration will help to meet growing needs in public health. Supported by strong and enduring partnerships at UVA and with collaborating international sites, the MHIRT Program intends to promote multiple opportunities for outstanding under-represented minority students to excel in health science careers and make enduring contributions to the field.
The UVA School of Medicine offers summer research opportunities to qualified undergraduates who are considering a possible career in biomedical research. The program targets, but is not limited to, racially and ethnically diverse students in their sophomore, junior and senior college undergraduate years. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor in one of the basic medical science departments at UVA for a one-on-one laboratory research experience, and will also participate in workshops and seminars during the term.
8-week research internship at the University of Virginia. Research tracks available include: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, and nanotechnology. Students will work in labs with faculty and graduate students on research projects chosen by faculty. Students are expected to devote at least 40 hours per week to research and other program activities. Current community college students, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors invited to apply.
The Virginia Space Grant Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program provides one-year, non-renewable support of up to $8,500 for undergraduates enrolled in a Virginia Space Grant University pursuing any field of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics with aerospace relevance. The University of Virginia is a member of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.
The Wallerstein Scholarship was established in 1973 at the University of Virginia by a gift from Ruth C. and Morton L. Wallerstein to foster interest and research in Virginia local government. It provides support to an exceptional individual for a period of one year for the purpose of undertaking research as a graduate student or fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Virginia. Several previous scholarship recipients hold policy-making and management positions in state and local government in Virginia. The annual Scholarship is administered by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) and the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.